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Kraken Closes Acquisition of Brazilian Underwater Robotics Company

Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired 13 Robotics Ltda of Brazil (“13R”). The 13R team, with offices in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Brazil, consists of software developers and engineers who have significant experience in underwater robotics and autonomous systems for the energy markets. Since inception in 2013, 13R have completed projects for a number of global energy companies, with a focus on autonomous underwater inspection in offshore oil and gas as well as renewable energy.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Commercial Release of REMUS 300 UUV

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today the commercial release of its REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet) and has endurance options up to 30 hours.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Ultra-deepwater Exploration Contract in Gabon

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from PC Gabon Upstream S.A. (PCGUSA), a subsidiary of PETRONAS, for the provision of a deepwater drillship rig. The 7th generation drillship Maersk Viking will be employed to drill an ultra-deepwater exploration well at approximately 2,100 m water depth in Block F13 offshore Gabon. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500®.

Oceaneering Rotator Unveils New Topside Chemical Throttle Valve

Oceaneering International’s Rotator business has launched a new high-performance Topside Chemical Throttle Valve (T-CTV) for multiple industries including oil and gas, chemical processing, wastewater treatment, medical, and pharmaceutical. The T-CTV leverages existing field-proven technology to address operational requirements for efficient topside chemical dosing.

Fugro’s Vulnerability Assessment Informs Port of San Francisco’s Safe and Sustainable Future

Fugro has completed a geotechnical site characterisation, earthquake hazard and geotechnical vulnerability assessment for the Port of San Francisco’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar Waterfront Resilience Program.

Cybernetix and Notilo Plus Sign a Strategic Partnership for the Deployment of Underwater Drone Technologies

Cybernetix, a world leader in advanced surveillance and robotics solutions, and Notilo Plus, an innovative autonomous subsea drones company have joined forces to bring safer, smarter and cost-effective subsea inspection solutions to the offshore energy industry.

AAE Technologies Looks forward with a Fresh New Look

AAE Technologies, an award-winning manufacturer of specialist subsea equipment, has refreshed its brand and website as it looks to accelerate business growth in the UK and overseas.

C-Researcher 3 Submarine Wins Red Dot Product Design Award

Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx is delighted to announce that their new “C-Researcher 3” submersible has won a Red Dot Product Design Award.

Oceanica Orders Multiple Seatronics VALOR Systems

Acteon’s marine technology specialists Seatronics has received a purchase order from Oceanica for multiple VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems worth over $1 million.

Seatronics Hires Outreach Offshore to Build ‘Mini LARS’ Systems

Outreach Offshore has been commissioned by Seatronics to design and build three bespoke ‘Mini LARS’ systems.

Nicola Offshore and Cyprus Subsea Sign Partnership Deal

Offshore hydrographic survey specialist Nicola Offshore has joined forces with ocean monitoring expert Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services to boost the acquisition of marine data.

Ocean Infinity and Gregg Drilling Announce Joint Venture

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity and geotechnical drilling experts Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska, have formed a Joint Venture (JV) to provide geotechnical services to offshore markets in traditional and renewable energy field developments and cables.

IKM Subsea Secures 200 Mill NOK Contract with Nexans Norway AS

Nexans Norway and IKM Subsea have signed an agreement for ROV services on CLV Nexans Skagerrak, CLV Nexans Aurora and 3rd party vessel support. The contract value including options is 200 million NOK and duration term is firm for 3 years + 2 yearly options.

Taiwan Wind Farms Choose Cougar

Especially suited for the offshore wind energy market, the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT Compact robotic vehicle has been chosen for Taiwan’s huge offshore wind farm development.

OI Connect: How to Add Some Extra Oomph to Your Pipeline

n the news recently we can see that DLM has announced a new partnership with Dunlop as an official global distributor of the 18" Dunlop Tyre, commonly utilised by the Cable Laying Industry. Elsewhere, Kongsberg Maritime has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels and Subsea 7 recently announced the award of a sizeable contract. The scope of work includes engineering, project management and procurement.

Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Sonar & Pressure Tolerant Batteries

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. (“Dive”) recently completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (DIVE-LD). The DIVE-LD is also powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries.

New Cowes Weather Station Goes Live

Environmental monitoring stations deliver tide and weather data for harbour users Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and OceanWise Ltd. have completed a Stakeholder Benefit project to install two environmental monitoring stations on the River Medina to provide harbour users with tide and weather data allowing commercial and leisure vessels to make timely safety related navigational decisions.

Surveys Underway for Erebus Floating Wind Project

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total and Simply Blue Energy, has begun its 2021 Celtic Sea offshore survey campaign. GEOxyz has started geophysical survey work at the Erebus floating wind site, which is 45km south-west of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Offshore surveys are due to last until mid-June.
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