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ROBOTICS: Meet Your New Offshore Robotic Co-workers; Charles, Eddie, ANYMal & Spot

Aug 03, 2021

Within the last 12 months, a series of significant steps have been made in the world of offshore robotics; a number of legged and tracked robots made their first steps onto and around offshore facilities in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway and the US. For operators, it’s a big leap to have these things on facilities. For technology developers, it’s a big step towards future potential adoption offshore…

Market Report: The Work Class ROV Market

Aug 02, 2021

Demand for work-class ROVs (WROV) has traditionally been determined by the state of the global offshore oil & gas industry. This is likely to remain the case in the short to medium-term. However, there’s a new kid on the block – offshore wind…

DOF Subsea Orders Two Work-class ROVs from Forum Energy Technologies

Jul 28, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea has ordered two 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from Forum Energy Technologies (FET).Forum Energy Technologies will build the ROVs at its UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

T7's Tanjung Offshore Bags ROV Deal with Pioneer Pegasus

Jul 26, 2021

Malaysia-based energy industry services firm T7 Global has won a contract for the provision of mini-ROV subsea services for Pioneer Pegasus.T7's subsidiary Tanjung Offshore Services seacured the contract for remotely operated vehicle services earlier this month…

An Overview of the Work Class ROV Market

Jul 25, 2021

Demand for work-class ROVs (WROV) has traditionally been determined by the state of the global offshore oil & gas industry. This is likely to remain the case in the short to medium-term. However, there’s a new kid on the block – offshore wind…

Kawasaki Picks Sonardyne Tech for Its SPICE AUV

Jul 22, 2021

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries has ordered from Sonardyne a suite of subsea navigation, positioning, and communications technologies to navigate, track and control its first commercial SPICE autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).The SPICE  AUV…

Equinor, Ardyne Extend Offshore Well Decommissioning Tech Partnership

Jul 14, 2021

Norwegian energy company Equinor has agreed on a second joint industry project (JIP) with UK/Norway-based fishing, milling, and casing recovery provider Ardyne to further develop Ardyne's TITAN RS technology.Ardyne said the JIP would aim 'to…

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…

Argeo Buys Two SeaRaptor AUVs

Jun 07, 2021

Norwegian subsea offshore service company Argeo has procured two Teledyne Gavia SeaRaptor 6,000-meter-rated autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), Teledyne Marine Vehicles, a business of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced.The two SeaRaptor…

Reygar Launches Autopilot System for USVs

May 27, 2021

Maritime monitoring and control systems provider Reygar has launched an integrated autopilot and mission planning system for unmanned survey vessels (USVs). The system, called V-PILOT, uses an embedded vessel controller and a shore-side user interface to connect to existing GPS…

MSC Launches 'MiniSpector' ROV

May 18, 2021

Egypt-based company MSC has introduced a mini ROV aimed at lowering subsea inspection and 3D metrology costs for the global energy industry.According to MSC, the new ROV called the MiniSpector, can be launched from a platform, reducing the need for additional vessels and equipment…

Modus Orders Unique Subsea Pipeline Inspection AUV from Kawasaki

May 18, 2021

UK-based subsea services company Modus Subsea Services has ordered two SPICE AUV systems from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI). Kawasaki has developed the AUV equipped with a robotic arm in response to the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in offshore oil and gas fields…

BOSS' Ocean Bottom Seismic Robotic Vehicle Prototype Passes Sea Trials

May 11, 2021

Blue Ocean Seismic Services (BOSS), the company developing autonomous subsea vehicles for seismic survey applications, said Tuesday it had completed sea trials navigating a test prototype version of its underwater vehicle autonomously underwater…

3D at Depth Acquires Hybrid AUV/ROV

May 04, 2021

Subsea laser LiDAR (SL) technology and 3D data visualization solutions specialist 3D at Depth Inc. has acquired Saab Sabertooth Hybrid AUV / ROV. The company said that the multi-million-dollar investment will complement 3D at Depth's SL Subsea…

Equinor Hires Fugro for Deepwater Survey Work off Canada

Apr 28, 2021

Equinor has selected Fugro to perform a deepwater site investigation in Canada’s Flemish Pass, 500 kilometers off the coast of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in approximately 1200-meter water depths.The field campaign will run from July until August and entails a seabed survey…

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