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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…

Ocean Infinity Acquires Ambrey

Jun 08, 2021

After it in recent months acquired MMT and Abyssal, marine robotics and offshore survey company Ocean Infinity has now acquired maritime services company, Ambrey for an undisclosed fee.UK-based Ambrey offers offshore services including, security…

DNV to Supply Fleet Management Software for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessels

Jun 01, 2021

Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics and deep-sea data acquisition company, has tapped DNV for its ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and additional autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Ocean Infinity, which last year…

Palfinger Equipment for Ocean Infinity's Robotic Vessel Fleet

Apr 15, 2021

Palfinger, an Austrian manufacturer of hydraulic lifting, loading, and handling systems for marine applications, has won a contract to deliver equipment for Ocean Infinity's fleet of robotic vessels to be built by VARD.Ocean Infinity, a U.S…

Ocean Infinity's Armada Fleet to Feature Gregg Drilling's Seabed Drills

Apr 14, 2021

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity has formed a geotechnical drilling services joint venture with Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska.Ocean Infinity said that the JV would provide geotechnical services to offshore…

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