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TAQA, Fugro in Europe's "First" Uncrewed Offshore Integrity Inspection

Jan 30, 2023

Oil and gas firm TAQA has partnered with the Dutch offshore survey company Fugro for a pilot project using uncrewed surface vessels for underwater inspections.According to TAQA, its Dutch subsidiary TAQA Netherlands is 'the first oil and gas operator in Europe to successfully complete an offshore integrity inspections campaign using an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) and electrical remotely operated vehicle (ROV)…

Sea Machines Launches Its First Turnkey USV

Apr 17, 2024

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has unveiled its first turnkey unmanned surface vessel (USV) dubbed Selkie.The first model, SELKIE 7, is a 7-meter USV powered by the company's flagship SM300 Autonomous Command and Control system.As the first turnkey autonomous vessel released by Sea Machines…

Sulmara on Offshore Survey Job at Bayou Bend CCS Scheme in Texas

Apr 09, 2024

Subsea specialist Sulmara has delivered offshore geophysical survey for Bayou Bend carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the United States, being developed by joint venture owned by Chevron, Talos Energy and Equinor.Bayou Bend CCS joint…

Gondan Cuts First Steel for New USV for Major Industry Alliance

Mar 18, 2024

Spain-based Gondan Shipbuilders has started the construction of an advanced remotely operated unmanned surface vehicle (USV) for a company made up of DeepOcean, Solstad and Østensjø Rederi alliance called USV A/S.The project focuses on improving subsea operations…

Vard Delivers Ammonia-Ready Armada Vessel to Ocean Infinity

Jan 25, 2024

U.S. marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has taken delivery of the eighth and final ammonia-ready robotic vessel in the Armada series from the Norwegian shipbuilder Vard.Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam delivered the last 78-meter vessel in the series…

Ocean Power Technologies Secures $1.6M Order for WAM-V 16 USVs

Oct 24, 2023

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. said Tuesday it had received an additional volume order from Sulmara, an offshore services firm, of WAM-V 16 uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) 'making this the largest single order of WAM-Vs to date.''The order…

Maxwell Marine's Anchoring Solutions for Ørsted-bound Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 12, 2023

Anchoring solutions specialist Maxwell Marine has won a contract  to design and supply a technical anchoring system for the first uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which will be used for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns in the offshore wind farm industry…

Unmanned Surface Vessel Set to Transform Subsea IMR & Offshore Survey Work

Oct 10, 2023

Subsea services company DeepOcean and the Norwegian oil and gas company Aker BP have agreed to 'pioneer' the use of an unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work.The first USV is planned to be ready for offshore operations from 2025…

WINDEA Offshore and Subsea Europe Services in Offshore Wind Services Partnership

Sep 12, 2023

Offshore wind service provider WINDEA Offshore and marine data acquisition specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH have recently entered a strategic sales partnership. With this agreement, the two partners intend to provide the European offshore…

DeepOcean Charters Innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel for Subsea Inspection, Survey Work

Aug 01, 2023

Offshore and subsea services provider DeepOcean will charter a newbuild unmanned surface vessel (USV) for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) and survey work in the offshore renewables and oil and gas industries. DeepOcean is chartering…

Astilleros Gondán to Build Low-emission Unmanned Surface Vessel for USV AS

Jul 18, 2023

USV AS has contracted Astilleros Gondán shipyard to build an unmanned surface vessel (USV), capable of significantly reducing emissions and operating expenses compared to conventional vessels utilised for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) work…

Fugro's Pegasus Becomes First Registered Over-The-Horizon USV in UAE

Apr 13, 2023

Fugro's Blue Essence-series uncrewed surface vessel (USV), the Fugro Pegasus, has received full navigation licensing from the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, the Dutch offshore survey firm said Thursday.This is the first registration of an over-the-horizon USV in the country…

Argeo to Use Uncrewed Vessel for Stromar Offshore Wind Farm Survey

Mar 20, 2023

Norwegian offshore survey company Argeo has signed a survey contract with Stromar, a consortium of Ørsted, Renantis, and BlueFloat Energy looking to build a floating wind farm offshore Scotland. Stromar has awarded Argeo a contract to conduct a geophysical survey in the project’s development area…

Fugro's USV with eROV Wins UK Maritime Agency Approval

Feb 20, 2023

Fugro’s Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV), has received approval from the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to operate as the first USV with an electrical remotely operated vehicle (eROV) in UK waters.The MCA is the government…

VIDEO: Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 Robotic Vessel Reaches Norway

Jan 05, 2023

Ocean Infinity's Armada 7801 has reached Norway after a long journey from Vietnam, where its hull was built last year at the Vard Vung Tau shipyard.'Our first new ship has arrived in Norway, having set sail on its maiden voyage from Vietnam in November…

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