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Jaia Robotic Secures $1M+ in Seed Funding for Micro-Sized Autonomous Marine Vehicles

Jun 21, 2022

Jaia Robotics, an aquatic robotics company specializing in the development of micro-sized, high-speed, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) said it raised more than $1 million in seed funding.Jaia Robotics was founded in 2020 by Ian Estaphan Owen, CEO, and Jason Webster, CTO. Both Estaphan Owen and Webster had extensive experience in the Blue Tech industry before starting the company with the aim to develop a new micro-sized…

Argeo First to Operate Maritime Robotics' Mariner X Unmanned Surface Vessel

Jun 20, 2022

Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) platform, the Mariner X, is the company's most configurable and optimizable USV platform to date, built to deliver high-quality data acquisition at sea.The first operator of the new Mariner X USV platform is Argeo…

Van Oord, SMD Ink Parts and Services Framework Agreement

Jun 13, 2022

Dutch marine contractor Van Oord and U.K.-based subsea robotics manufacturer SMD have entered into a parts and services framework agreement in a bid to reduce downtime and improve efficiencies.Under the deal, the partners will share 'industry…

Modus Launches Darlington Control Room for Subsea Hybrid AUVs

Jun 10, 2022

UK-based subsea services company Modus has commissioned its control room in Darlington, England, from which it can operate subsea hybrid autonomous underwater vehicles.The subsea robotics company said the launch was the culmination of a £24 million (around $29…

ROV Pilots to Work from Home?

Jun 08, 2022

After working offshore for 15 years, and now with a young family at home, I have been applying a large portion of any free home life to self study and personal development to hopefully prepare myself for a transition back to an onshore career…

Brazil's Oceanica Buys Two FET ROVs for Deepwater Work with Petrobras

Jun 08, 2022

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered two work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) sales to Brazilian marine engineering companyOceanica to support its deepwater intervention operations.The systems were built at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

Saipem's FlatFish Drone to be Deployed for Ultra-deepwater Inspection at Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

May 24, 2022

Italian oilfield services and technology company Saipem will provide its FlatFish subsea drone for Shell's and Petrobras' ultra-deepwater projects in Brazil.Under the contract, Shell and Petrobras will use Saipem's FlatFish subsea drone in two…

EDF, ORCA Hub in 'First' Autonomous ROV Wind Farm Foundation Inspection

May 23, 2022

EDF Renewables has deployed a customized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth offshore wind farm in the UK.The ROV was modified to include cutting…

SWiG's Wireless Acoustic Standard to Improve Comms Between Offshore Vessels & Subsea Vehicles

May 23, 2022

Subsea Wireless Group (SWiG) has launched a new wireless acoustic standard to improve communication between offshore vessels and the vehicles used in underwater inspection, maintenance, and repair.SWiG, an oil and gas industry network with members from all parts of the supply chain…

TMC, Allseas Complete Initial Deepwater Trials of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle

May 05, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) and Allseas have successfully completed the initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean, TMC said Thursday.To remind, back in March, The Metals Company (TMC), a company…

Argeo's SeaRaptor 6000 AUV Completes First Commercial Seabed Survey

May 05, 2022

Argeo, a Norwegian autonomous underwater vehicles provider, said  Thursday it had completed AUV work for Statens Vegvesen (Norwegian Public Roads Administration) on the Bjørnafjorden E36 crossing.'The Bjørnafjorden crossing is the world’s longest floating bridge project…

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…

'Intelligent Muscle' - Saab Seaeye to Showcase 'Pioneering' Electric Manipulator at OTC

Apr 25, 2022

ROV maker Saab Seaeye said Monday it would present its new and extremely powerful and intelligent electric manipulator on Saab Seaeye’s Stand 1406 at the Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, 2 – 5 May 2022.'The pioneering breakthrough is Saab…

"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…

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