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A Sliding Scale of Residency

Apr 30, 2019

Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway. It’s powered by and connected to, for communications and control, the Snorre B facility and deployed for three-months at a time before being retrieved for maintenance…

Pacific Drilling Goes Digital with Oceaneering

Apr 29, 2019

An industry-first partnership aims to enable better, more reliable connectivity on board offshore drilling rigs, marking a key step for the implementation of new and expanded digital services.Oceaneering International and Pacific Drilling announced…

Unique Group Debuts New Survey USV

Apr 10, 2019

Unique Group, a provider of  services and solutions for the offshore, subsea and life support industries, has designed and developed its first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) called Uni-Cat.With proven hydrographic survey capabilities, the Uni…

DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

Apr 09, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies announced Tuesday it has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil…

Dynautics Launches the Phantom AUV

Apr 02, 2019

UK based marine technology company Dynautics has unveiled a new modular and scalable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called the Dynautics Phantom.The first iteration of the product, which has been sea trialed and shipped to customers, will…

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

Mar 26, 2019

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and inspection company Rovco said it has expanded its international reach after forming a local partnership with Drexel Marine Petroleum Services in Egypt.The deal will see the Bristol-headquartered firm…

ABS: Guidance for Remote Inspection Technologies

Mar 07, 2019

Classification society ABS has published new guidance notes detailing best practices for their use on class surveys and non-class inspections.The Guidance Notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies cover pilot-operated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)…

Kraken Debuts New Synthetic Aperture Sonar

Mar 06, 2019

A new synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) unveiled this week by Kraken Robotics Inc. is designed to provide ultra high definition seabed mapping with superior area coverage rates, according to the developer.'Kraken’s latest development, the AquaPix MINSAS-240 sensor…

Kraken Receives $2.3 Mln from Ocean Infinity

Mar 05, 2019

Kraken Robotics Inc. announced Tuesday it has received $2.3 million from Ocean Infinity from the exercise of 5,760,000 warrants that had been issued in connection with the company’s private placement of units to Ocean Infinity in June 2018.…

DEME Offshore, SABCA Sign Drone Pact

Mar 03, 2019

Two Belgian companies - Aerospace industry supplier SABCA and DEME Offshore - have formed a partnership to use drones for inspection services in the offshore wind energy industry.SABCA, a leading tier 1 aerospace industry supplier and DEME Offshore…

Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Feb 28, 2019

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV…

DOF Bags Three ROV Contracts in Brazil

Feb 25, 2019

Norwegian supply shipping company DOF Subsea has been awarded contracts for three remotely operated (ROV) Support Vessels (RSV) with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).All contracts have a firm duration of three years and can be extended for another two years…

Skandi Olinda Begins Petrobras Job

Feb 20, 2019

The newly delivered Skandi Olinda flexible lay and construction vessel owned by a 50/50 joint venture of TechnipFMC and DOF Subsea has commenced an eight-year charter contract with Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras).'Skandi Olinda has state-of-the-art pipelay and marine technology…

Offshore ROV Market: $330m by 2025

Feb 17, 2019

The global market for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), which are a vital part of underwater activities in offshore, is valued at USD 210 million  in 2018 is expected to reach USD 330 million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2019-2025…

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

Feb 15, 2019

Missions—it’s all a question of missions. The mission decides the payload, battery capacity, size and processing power of an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV. King among these is payload, from which market disruption is just waiting to happen…

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