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Uncrewed Vessel Tech: Argeo Argus Launched for Offshore Energy Sector

Jun 16, 2022

Argeo launched its first uncrewed, remotely supervised survey and inspection vehicle dubbed Argeo Argus. The Argus USV (Uncrewed Surface Vehicle) will conduct mapping and inspection services using robotics and autonomous ocean space technology for offshore and energy projects in water depths from 2 to 200 meters.Did you know: The name 'Argus' comes from Greek mythology, 'a giant with a hundred eyes…

Fugro to Expand USV Fleet with 'Next-gen' Blue Prism Unit

Jul 12, 2022

Dutch offshore surveys services company Fugro has signed a contract with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects for the naval design of Blue Prism, Fugro’s next generation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs).Engineered for operations in both coastal and offshore environments…

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…

iXblue's USV Used for Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Bathymetric Survey

May 05, 2022

French autonomous robotics company iXblue has recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located…

"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…

Offshore Power Bank: Reach Subsea Orders 'Reach Remote' USVs

Apr 13, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime for the construction of the first two in a series of Reach Remote unmanned offshore surface vessels (USVs).These units will serve as mobile power banks…

OSM to Supervise Construction of Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels in Norway

Mar 18, 2022

Maritime and offshore service provider OSM Maritime Group will act as Ocean Infinity's newbuild site supervision partner, for six robotic offshore vessels being built for Ocean Infinity in Norway, for its Armada Fleet.Four vessels will have a length of 21 meters and tow vessels of 36 meters…

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…

Ocean Infinity Orders Six 85m Robotic Offshore Vessels from VARD

Feb 24, 2022

U.S.-based seabed survey and ocean exploration firm Ocean Infinity has hired VARD to design and build a new series of six multi-purpose offshore vessels that will all be operated from shore and will eventually run on green ammonia.This order of six…

Subsea Europe Services Attracts 'Six-figure' Support for Autonomous Survey Tech

Feb 23, 2022

Hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Services said Wednesday it had secured six-figure funding to accelerate autonomous survey development.'The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart…

Ireland's First: XOCEAN Deploys Uncrewed Vessel for Survey in Irish Waters

Feb 03, 2022

XOCEAN last week launched an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) in Ireland to carry out an environmental survey of the seabed in collaboration with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). Launched off County Louth coast, off the Mid-East Region of Ireland…

Jan De Nul Group Orders USV for Offshore Surveys

Feb 02, 2022

Marine dredging and installation services contractor Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic's Mariner Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, after the Beluga whale…

iXblue, TotalEnergies Test Collaborative USV and AUV Use Off France

Jan 25, 2022

French oil major TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.According to iXblue, successful trials were recently conducted off the coast of La Ciotat in the south of France…

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)…

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