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TechnipFMC Joins Seabed Mineral Extraction Arena

Aug 12, 2021

TechnipFMC, a company best known for its offshore oilfield services and equipment, is looking to diversify its offering and has now joined forces with Loke Marine Minerals (Loke) to develop enabling technologies for the extraction of seabed minerals in Norway.The World Bank, World Economic Forum, and International Energy Agency have recognized marine minerals as one of the potential answers for meeting the growing demand for metals used in electric vehicle batteries…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

Seabed Nodule Harvesting Firm Raises $30M

Aug 15, 2022

TMC, a company gearing up for commercial metallic nodule collection from the seabed, on Monday announced a committed PIPE financing which is expected to result in US$30.4 million of gross proceeds (approximately $30M net proceeds) through the issuance of approximately 38…

Fugro Deploys Mobile Rig for U.S. Offshore Wind Site Work

May 24, 2022

Dutch marine survey services firm Fugro is back on the water for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind off the U.S. east coast, conducting a third year of integrated site characterisation services for the New Jersey-based offshore wind farm developer…

Claxton, Seabed Solutions Team Up to Help Operators Return Seabed to Natural State

May 24, 2022

Acteon's Claxton has signed a collaboration agreement with Norwegian-based supplier Seabed Solutions to 'add value' to decommissioning projects, and assist operators in meeting their obligation to return subsea sites to their natural state.'The partnership simplifies procurement…

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate to Start Seabed Surveys for Offshore Wind

May 13, 2022

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has tasked the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) with conducting surveys in connection with awarding acreage for offshore wind.The NPD has been given the assignment to plan and implement…

TMC, Allseas Complete Initial Deepwater Trials of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle

May 05, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) and Allseas have successfully completed the initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean, TMC said Thursday.To remind, back in March, The Metals Company (TMC), a company…

Acteon's Benthic Set to Launch Next-gen Portable Remotely Operated Drill PROD5

Apr 21, 2022

Benthic, an Acteon geotechnical services and technology firm, is set to launch the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5, also aimed at increasing productivity and cutting costs for the offshore renewable energy industry…

Sonardyne Launches Wireless Seabed UXO Disposal Capability

Feb 15, 2022

Marine technology company, Sonardyne said Tuesday it had launched a secure, wireless underwater initiation capability aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance during offshore energy projects with the…

To Harness the North Sea Winds, We Must Understand its Complicated Seabed Geology

Dec 22, 2021

For any country blessed with easy access to the shallow and windy North Sea, offshore wind will be key to meeting net zero targets. Developing these wind farms is partly a challenge for engineers, but it but also depends on the geology beneath…

Norway: Funding Granted for Deep-sea Mineral Core Sampling Tech

Nov 24, 2021

Adepth Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mineral exploration firm, has received a NOK 11.7 million (about $1,3 million) grant from Innovation Norway, triggering investment in FlexiCore technology and enabling the collection of deep-sea mineral core samples in 2022…

Wilhelmsen, NorSea Acquire Stake in Norwegian Deep-sea Mining Firm

Aug 12, 2021

Global maritime group Wilhelmsen and the Norwegian offshore supply base firm NorSea have together acquired an 18% stake in the Norwegian deep-sea mining company Loke Marine Minerals.'As the energy transition continues to gather pace, we are actively looking at new projects and business areas…

Ocean Infinity's Armada Fleet to Feature Gregg Drilling's Seabed Drills

Apr 14, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has formed a geotechnical drilling services joint venture with Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska.Ocean Infinity said that the JV would provide geotechnical services to offshore…

Environmental Groups Call on Norway to Stop Deep-sea Mining Plans

Apr 12, 2021

Six environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund and Greenpeace, on Monday, called on Norway to stop plans to open ocean areas for deep-sea mining.The government in January launched a process to open areas on its extended continental…

Seabed-to-Shore Data Delivery Operation Completed for Norske Shell

Apr 23, 2020

Sonardyne International Ltd. and XOCEAN have completed a live seabed-to-shore data harvesting mission using an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for A/S Norske Shell, as part of a seabed monitoring campaign at the giant Ormen Lange field offshore Norway…

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