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Good Undersea Vehicles Come in Small Packages

Feb 12, 2020

The holiday season has just passed, and many may have heard the phrase, “good things come in small packages.” Does this hold true for today’s undersea vehicles? Indeed it does. One of the most striking recent trends in the field is the proliferation of compact and affordable, yet highly effective, undersea vehicles. The past decade has seen new remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) produced that are easily carried and deployed by one person…

Subsea Robots in the Splash Zone

Jan 16, 2020

From their base deep within a former World War II U-boat pen, Norwegian outfit, OceanTech, is developing a set of robot tools that cling to offshore structures in order to effect inspection, maintenance and repair, or IMR. Old submarine anchorages are now subsea testing and training sites…

Seatools Wins Taiwan offshore Gig

Jan 13, 2020

Dutch subsea technology company Seatools  has won a contract to design and deliver a piling template hydraulic and instrumentation system to be used on an offshore wind farm in Taiwan.According to Seatools, the order was placed by ”an undisclosed engineering…

Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi

Dec 11, 2019

From its founding in 1969, Oceanology International has evolved into what is arguably the biggest and best gathering for the global subsea technology community. To help celebrate Oi’s 50th, Marine Technology Reporter visits with David Ince, Event Director…

Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'

Dec 11, 2019

A growing battalion of small, compact systems is marching in on the subsea world, in some ways making it a bigger space for more to enter. Elaine Maslin reports.Smaller remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and smaller autonomous underwater vehicles…

DEME Installs MOG Export Cable

Aug 02, 2019

Offshore services provider DEME has completed the installation of a subsea export cable for Belgian grid operator Elia's Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) ahead of schedule.The installation of 85 km of subsea export cable was done using its cable installation vessel 'Living Stone'…

ION, iSEISMIC Join on Seabed Tech

Aug 01, 2019

ION Geophysical and iSEISMIC have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on seabed acquisition technologies.iSEISMIC, an ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition specialist,  plans to utilize the full suite of ION’s next generation…

Enpro Subsea Intros FAM Technology

May 26, 2019

Scottish optimization specialist Enpro Subsea has presented examples of where its Flow Access Module (FAM) technology has been selected by multiple international operators as part of their fast-paced subsea field development strategies.Delivering a paper at OTC in Houston earlier this month…

Pipeshield Bags New EA1 Contract

May 15, 2019

Lowestoft-based Pipeshield International has been awarded the contract by the offshore construction company DeepOcean to supply the 2nd phase scour protection for the East Anglia One (EA1) offshore wind farm.The award follows the successful…

Priestley Joins WFS Technologies

May 13, 2019

Theo Priestley, a technology futurist who focuses on emerging trends and their impact on business and wider society, has joined the team at WFS Technologies.Priestley takes up the role of chief marketing officer at WFS Technologies and is lined…

TechnipFMC Bags Barossa SPS Project

May 09, 2019

US oil major ConocoPhillips has picked TechnipFMC to supply the subsea production system for its Barossa in the Timor Sea, offshore Australia, according to partner Australian oil and gas producer Santos . The contract includes the engineering…

Airborne, Simeros Target New Riser Technology

May 08, 2019

Dutch technology firm Airborne Oil & Gas and Brazilian engineering company SÍMEROS TECHNOLOGIES are working together to deliver the first qualified thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) risers in deepwater Brazil. The two companies announced that…

Nexans to Power Vigdis Boosting Station

May 08, 2019

French cable firm Nexans has been picked to supply a power umbilical for Equinor's Vigdis subsea boosting station in the Norwegian North Sea.New all-electric actuated subsea boosting station, the industry's first all-electric boosting station…

STR, Forssea Agree Exclusive Partnership

May 08, 2019

French subsea firm Forssea Robotics and UK-based Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) have agreed a global exclusive partnership.The moves follows a partnership formed between the two companies in June last year (2018). As part of the new partnership…

BMT Subsea Technology for Equinor

May 08, 2019

Global engineering company BMT announced a partnership with Sonardyne to deliver to Subsea 7 its proven ‘Riser Monitoring System’ (RMS).The subsea integrity monitoring solution has been adopted by the world’s largest spar platform, Aasta Hansteen…

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