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PHOTO: Ocean Infinity's First 78-meter Robotic Ship Hits the Water

May 09, 2022

Ocean Infinity, a seabed survey and ocean research company based in the United States, has released the first photographs of their Armada 78m remotely operated ship taking to the water, and shared them with Offshore Engineer.More than two years ago, in February 2020, Ocean Infinity first announced its plans to build the world's largest fleet of unmanned surface vehicles (USV). Then in November 2020…

"World's First" - Fugro Personnel Certified to Operate Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Apr 25, 2022

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro said that its personnel from its Middle East office has completed 'the world's first' Maritime Autonomous Surface Systems (MASS) professional certified training delivered by SeaBot XR at the training academy CEbotiX…

Van Oord Orders Autonomous Offshore Vessel from Demcon

Mar 16, 2022

Dutch marine services and dredging contractor Van Oord has ordered an unmanned, autonomous offshore vessel from Demcon unmanned systems, a company that develops and builds unmanned, autonomously vessel platforms for survey and inspection activities in inland…

Deployable from USV: Kongsberg Launches New AUV at Oceanology International

Mar 15, 2022

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime is presenting its HUGIN Edge medium-size autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) at this week's Oceanology International event which started Tuesday in London.According to the company, based in Norway, the HUGIN Edge offers 'exceptional durability and reliability…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches New Multibeam Echosounder for USVs

Mar 15, 2022

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new multibeam echosounder - EM 712 USV - for use with Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).The latest addition to  Kongsberg's EM 712 range of shallow- to medium-water multibeam echosounders for seabed mapping applications…

Fugro Orders First-of-Its-Kind XL Class USV for North Sea Operations

Jan 20, 2022

Dutch geodata firm Fugro has ordered an uncrewed surface vessel of SEA-KIT XL Class for future North Sea operations. According to USV maker SEA-KIT, the 18-meter USV, to be named Blue Eclipse, will be the first of its kind, and will be constructed…

Malaysia's HGIS Uses Ocean Alpha USV for Shell Pipeline Survey

Jan 13, 2022

Malaysian geo-solutions provider HGIS has used their first uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 5.5 m M40P developed by OceanAlpha, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of a subsea pipeline in TALI Field for their project with Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP)…

SEA-KIT to Expand Fleet with New 12m USV

Dec 09, 2021

Uncrewed surface vessel specialist SEA-KIT International has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.  This build, the sixth X-class to be constructed at the company’s Essex base, will pave…

SEA-KIT's USV Equipped with Innovative Connectivity Solution by Inmarsat

Nov 24, 2021

Maritime and offshore mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat has installed a new connectivity solution on SEA-KIT's uncrewed surface vessel (USV) Maxlimer using virtualized networks that the company says will establish higher standards for over-the-horizon uncrewed vessel control…

OPT Buys Autonomous Surface Vehicle Maker MAR

Nov 16, 2021

Wave energy solutions provider Ocean Power Technologies has acquired Marine Advanced Robotics, Inc. ('MAR'), a California-based developer and manufacturer of autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). 'This acquisition immediately provides OPT with an established…

Sonardyne Launches New Navigation System for Unmanned Offshore Vehicles

Sep 07, 2021

Marine technology company Sonardyne has launched what it described as 'a range-topping model' of its hybrid, underwater, and surface vehicle navigation platform, SPRINT-Nav Mini.According to Sonardyne, the new Navigator version extends the capability of the Guidance model introduced last year…

Industry-First: SEA-KIT's USV Gets LR Certificate

Jul 08, 2021

UK-based unmanned surface vessel developer SEA-KIT has said it has been awarded the first-ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate by Lloyd’s Register for its USV built for Fugro.'SEA-KIT has worked closely with Lloyd’s Register since…

Norway: IMR to Use Kongsberg USVs, AUVs for Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

Mar 18, 2021

Norwegian maritime technology and equipment specialist Kongsberg Maritime will supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface…

HydroSurv, Sonardyne in 'Transformative' USV Tech Collab for Offshore Industry

Feb 23, 2021

Uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) specialist HydroSurv Unmanned Survey has teamed up with marine technology specialist Sonardyne to develop and demonstrate what the companies say will be transformative seabed-to-shore sensing and data acquisition technologies for offshore operations…

Reach Subsea Working on Unmanned Surface Vehicles for ROV Ops Support

Jan 18, 2021

Norway-based offshore services company Reach Subsea is working to develop Unmanned Surface Vehicles dedicated to survey, inspection, and light repair projects.'For the past 18 months, Reach Subsea ASA (Reach) has been developing new and future-proof…

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