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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)…

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…

Fugro Deploys Uncrewed Surface Vessel in The Netherlands

Nov 10, 2021

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro will dispatch its Blue Essence, an offshore uncrewed surface vessel (USV) with an electric remotely operated vehicle (eROV), on its first project in the Netherlands.During operations, the vessel is controlled…

Greensea, Ocean Infinity Collaborating on ROV Control

Oct 04, 2021

Greensea Systems, the company behind OPENSEA, an open architecture software platform for the marine sector, has signed a deal with Ocean Infinity to supply OPENSEA as the open architecture platform for the Armada Dynamic Payloads Control (DPC)…

SEA-KIT's USV to be Powered by Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Sep 15, 2021

SEA-KIT, a company designing and building Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), has won funding to install a PCB-based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV ‘Maxlimer’ and demonstrate zero-emission maritime operations.SEA…

Fugro Completes USV Remote Inspection for Woodside

Aug 06, 2021

Fugro has used its first operational Blue Essence uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the 12 m Fugro Maali, to complete an entirely remote nearshore inspection of three gas trunklines in the North West of Australia for the Woodside operated North West Shelf Project…

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…

L3 Harris Tapped to Deliver USV for Offshore Oil Spill Response

Jul 01, 2021

An unidentified 'leading integrated oil and gas company' recently took delivery of an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) from  L3Harris Technologies, a USV designed to help out during oil spill response operations.C-Tug 3 is an 11-ft. USV  outfitted with L3Harris' ASView control system…

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