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Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ AUV

Jan 12, 2021

Dive Technologies of Quincy, Mass., selected a suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) program.Founded in 2018, Dive Technologies’ rapid development program has included support from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and technology partnerships with organizations including the Center for Marine Autonomy and Robotics at Virginia Tech…

Oceaneering Donates ROVs to Global Ocean

Jan 15, 2021

US-based ocean science nonprofit Global Oceans, has acquired, via a donation from Oceaneering, three deep-sea exploration vehicles rated to6000 meters of operational depth.The donation includes the Magellan 725 ROV, the Ocean Discovery ROV, and the Ocean Explorer 6000 Towed Sonar System…

Chile's Underdeep Solutions Adds Another Falcon ROV

Dec 11, 2020

Chile's Underdeep Solutions has expanded its ROV Fleet with a third Seaeye Falcon ROV, to support its aquaculture workUnderdeep’s latest Falcon is the second 1000m deep-rated version for the company, which specializes in fish farm inspection and support throughout Chile and the region…

Sonardyne's Sensors for Ocean Infinity's Armada USV Fleet

Dec 09, 2020

Ocean Infinity, a U.S. based marine survey firm developing the world's largest fleet of unmanned surface vessels - Armada - has ordered Sonardyne sensors for its robotic vessels.As reported previously, Ocean Infinity in February launched Armada…

Solstad Taps IKM Subsea for ROV Services in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2020

ROV manufacturer and operator IKM Subsea Singapore has won a contract with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad for ROV services at the construction support vessel, the Normand Baltic.The contract will see  IKM Subsea provide the Merlin…

Shell, Ocean Infinity on Uncrewed Seep Hunting Mission

Nov 18, 2020

Oil and gas giant Shell has teamed up with offshore robotic ship operator Ocean Infinity to combine expertise and assets to execute multiclient seep hunter projects.'The combination of Shell’s specialist seep hunting expertise and Ocean Infinity’s ‘Armada’ fleet of robotic ships…

Unmanned Marine Systems, Squared

Nov 09, 2020

Unmanned platforms and underwater vehicles have been providing new ways for ocean scientists to study the ocean in more detail and over longer periods. What happens if one can deploy the other?The advantages of unmanned systems deploying others are multiple…

HMI to Provide Arms for Triumph's ROV Fleet

Nov 04, 2020

Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) said Wednesday that Triumph Subsea Services will be the first to commercialize its all-electric Olympic arms.The U.S. ocean robotics firm said it reached an agreement with Triumph to provide 26 all-electric Olympic…

Rovco, CWind Wrap First Phase of East Anglia ONE Subsea Inspection Works

Nov 04, 2020

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV and hydrographic services has completed the first stage of its long-term contract awarded by CWind for its annual subsea balance of plant (BOP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm in the UK…

Forum to Deliver Trenching ROV for Subsea Cable Project in Asia

Nov 04, 2020

Forum Energy Technologies has won an order to deliver specialist subsea equipment for what it said was a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia.The contract won through Forum’s local representatives, will see the company deploy a…

Unique Subsea Robots to Serve Norwegian Oil Industry from 2022

Oct 27, 2020

Norwegian subsea drone specialist Stinger Technology has entered into a collaboration agreement with the U.S. ocean robotics firm Houston Mechatronics.Houston Mechatronics is currently developing what has been described as one of the subsea…

Oceaneering ROVs for Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. subsea services firm Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions has selected Oceaneering for ROV and support services onboard its four Jones act compliant offshore vessels. Oceaneering will provide eight Millennium Plus ROV systems, personnel, and accompanying…

VIDEO: Purdue Working on Mobile Docking Station for AUVs

Oct 07, 2020

Subsea robots can be great for environmental studies and search-and-rescue missions and, but eventually, they must return to a base to recharge their batteries and upload their data, which is a challenge if your robot is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) exploring deep ocean waters…

Hydramec's LARS for Fugro's Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 02, 2020

Offshore surveyor Fugro has ordered a Hydramec launch and recovery system for its new uncrewed surface vessels recently ordered from Sea-Kit.Fugro, based in the Netherlands, in August ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs)…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

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