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MTR100: For USVs and AUVs, is it a Hydrogen Future?

Oct 12, 2022

Hydrogen has been making big headlines in the energy world. It’s one of the potential routes to deliver high density energy to transport and heavy industry – but also to marine applications, as well as a way to move and store renewable energy.  Various uncrewed surface vessel (USV) developers, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) builders and even subsea power delivery system providers are taking a serious look – and even trialing – hydrogen as an option…

Autonomous OBN Seismic Survey Robots Could Enter Commercial Operation in 2024

Nov 22, 2022

Blue Ocean Seismic Services, which is working on autonomous ocean bottom seismic robotic vehicle technology, said on Tuesday that it had finished a series of passive and active seismic trials that proved the quality of seismic data collection…

Zero Emission Hydrogen USV Design Wins CMDC Round 2 Funding

Nov 10, 2022

SEA-KIT International on Thursday announced it has secured funding through Round 2 of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) to design a hydrogen powered, zero emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV).The USV designer and builder…

ADIPEC: Fugro, AD Ports Pen Deal for Remote & Autonomous Tech Use in Middle East

Nov 02, 2022

During the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Dutch firm Fugro and UAE's AD Ports Group signed an agreement that sets out combined goals to utilize remote and autonomous technologies in the region. The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi…

Kongsberg Maritime Nets Delivery Contract for Largest HUGIN AUV

Oct 25, 2022

Norway's maritime tech specialist, Kongsberg Maritime, has secured a delivery contract with an undisclosed partner for a HUGIN Endurance AUV System.HUGIN Endurance is a long-range autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) designed for shore-to-shore operations…

Kraken Wins Subsea Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Oct 14, 2022

Canada-based maritime robotics firm Kraken Robotics has secured an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). 'The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year…

VIDEO: 'Historic Moment' as Seabed Nodules Collected and Lifted to Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser

Oct 12, 2022

The Metals Company (TMC) said Wednesday it had collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean.TMC, the explorer…

Proactive Ship Hull Cleaning: Bellona and Armach Partner Up

Oct 04, 2022

'Biofouling is a global problem, and to solve a global problem we need to collaborate globally. This collaboration aims to accelerate the uptake of proactive hull cleaning, as well as to understand the limits and risks with such solutions, say CEO of Bellona…

Hyprops Nigeria Opts for Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Sep 29, 2022

Hyprops Nigeria Limited has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as the best robotic vehicle resource for increasing its long-term footprint in Nigeria.“Our current customers demand the Falcon as a trusted, easy-to-use resource,” says Hyprops, adding…

HAUV Featuring Adaptive Autonomy Deployed at Nordsee One

Sep 27, 2022

Trials of the state-of-the-art A.IKANBILIS hovering autonomous underwater vehicle (HAUV) conducted by Nordsee One GmbH and supported by manufacturer BeeX Pte Ltd and European partner Subsea Europe Services GmbH at the Nordsee One wind farm in…

Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Wants to Fit Unmanned Underwater Vehicles with Its Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Sep 21, 2022

Infinity Fuel Cell and Hydrogen said Wednesday it was actively exploring new markets for its air-independent non-flow-through hydrogen fuel cells in the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) market.'Infinity has been developing technology for this market with funding from the U…

Cellula Robotics Sells Seafloor Drill Division to Focus on AUVs

Sep 20, 2022

Cellula Robotics has sold its Seafloor Drill Division to an unnamed company, to focus on its autonomous underwater vehicle business.Cellula said that the sale would facilitate its focus on the development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its fuel cell powered…

NOC's Boaty McBoatface Monitors Marine Environment at North Sea Oil Fields

Sep 20, 2022

The UK-based National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has started conducting research with the robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ on end-of-life oil fields off the coast of the Shetland Islands to help monitor and protect the marine environment in…

Equinor Awards Modus 'World's First' Resident Subsea Drone Contract

Sep 20, 2022

Modus, a company specializing in hovering autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), has won a contract with Equinor for the provision of underwater intervention drone missions at their Johan Sverdrup field.The contract, which will run from 2023 to mid-2024…

USVs Eye Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 16, 2022

Use of USVs in offshore wind has started to become a norm; in pre-survey and post-construction, with O&M on its way. How much more could be done?The use of USVs in the offshore industry has come a long way since they first started making an appearance in the 2010s…

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