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Saab Seaeye Progresses Vehicle Residency

Feb 14, 2019

Saab Seaeye said it has shown that underwater e-robotic vehicles can dock at remote deepwater sub-resident docking stations for data transfer, assignment instructions and battery charging.The underwater robotics company said its Sabertooth hybrid…

Teledyne Gavia Unveils 6000m Rated AUV

Feb 05, 2019

Teledyne Gavia announced Tueasday that it will formally introduce its new 6,000 meter rated autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in April.The newly designed SeaRaptor AUV is slated to make its official debut at the Ocean Business trade exhibition in the U…

OPT and Saab Seaeye Partner

Feb 01, 2019

Ocean energy solutions provider Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. electric underwater robotic systems manufacturer Saab Seaeye Ltd, have entered a nonexclusive agreement to jointly develop and market solutions for autonomous underwater vehicle…

Imaging the Future

Jan 31, 2019

Once upon a time, visual inspection of subsea infrastructure meant divers taking still cameras down to the seafloor, hoping that the camera casing wouldn’t flood, or that the film wouldn’t be over exposed or destroyed during development. Even…

SMD Shanghai Delivers Quantum MkIII WROV

Jan 30, 2019

Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) Shanghai has completed the manufacture and commissioning of a Quantum MkIII work-class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) at itsLingang facility.This is the first WROV to be built at their facility since its opening in 2018…

Saipem to Advance Shell's FlatFish Technology

Jan 09, 2019

Italian oil and gas contractor Saipem said it will work with Shell to further enhance key features of the oil major’s proprietary subsea autonomous vehicle, FlatFish.Since March 2018, Saipem has been the sole developer of FlatFish technology for Shell…

iXblue Partners with Forssea

Jan 07, 2019

iXblue, a designer and manufacturer of advanced navigation, imagery and subsea positioning solutions, said it has joined forces with Forssea, a robotics startup that develops autonomous docking underwater technologies, to bring more agile and cost-effective subsea operations…

Forum Unveils New eROV

Jan 07, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies' recently launched XLe Spirit is the first observation-class electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to utilize Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class vehicles…

Modus Completes Vashishta Trenching

Dec 10, 2018

Modus Seabed Intervention Limited said it has trenched to specification the ONGC Vashishta pipelines and umbilical offshore India for McDermott International.The work scope included the trenching and surveying of two 18-kilometer pipelines with outside diameters of up to 579 millimeters…

Rovco Awarded Funding for 3D Visualization Project

Dec 10, 2018

Remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) and hydrographic survey company Rovco predicts its integrated technology that utilizes advanced 3D computer vision and artificial intelligence (AI) systems with ROV platforms could transform the way…

Kongsberg Unveils HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV

Dec 05, 2018

A new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) system rolled out today by Norwegian-based Kongsberg Maritime offers significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.The new HUGIN SUPERIOR AUV system builds upon the existing HUGIN…

Seatools Unveils New Deepwater Excavator

Dec 05, 2018

Subsea technology company Seatools has introduced the Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deepwater excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for better accuracy…

Petrus: Brazil's Local IMR Specialists

Dec 05, 2018

Specialized offshore services provider Petrus Group was founded in Macaé, on the North Coast of Rio de Janeiro, the acknowledged oil capital of Brazil in 2009, during the oil boom caused by the early pre-salt discoveries. The company has since grown steadily in Brazil…

Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

Dec 04, 2018

Swire Seabed said it completed autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems for Equinor in October 2018 utilizing Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Troll A…

Forum Taps Gaut as CEO

Dec 03, 2018

Houston based Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. announced Monday that C. Christopher Gaut will return to the role of Chief Executive Officer to replace outgoing CEO Prady Iyyanki. Gaut will continue to serve as Chairman of the BoardGaut, a seasoned oil and gas industry executive…

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