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SubConn Double Production Facility

Seeking to fulfil market needs, the MacArtney Group and SubConn Inc. have worked together to find a production solution for the SubConn® connector range.

Riptide earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 North American Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for its Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Technology

Frost and Sullivan has selected Riptide Autonomous Solutions with its North American Strategy and Innovation Leadership Award in the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) market. Frost & Sullivan recognized Riptide as the 2017 North America Product Leader in the UUV market and continues to be impressed by its competitive strategies, latest technology innovations, and overall best practices.

Teledyne Benthos Offers GPS Upgrade for Acoustic Modems/Releases

Teledyne Benthos is pleased to announce the availability of a new GPS option for their feature-rich UTS-9000 series Universal Topside Units used to command their full line of acoustic modems and releases. Via the new 2.0 upgrade, customers can upgrade their existing UTS-9400 units to include this capability, or order it as an option on all new systems. This new feature saves users valuable time and money by allowing them to survey in, and record, precisely where their acoustic releases and/or modems are deployed using only the topside unit and a dunking transducer. This allows for fast and easy detection and recovery using a minimal set of hardware.

Teledyne RD Instruments Launches Next-Generation Doppler Velocity Log

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) announces the launch of its new next-generation Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the Tasman DVL. In 1995, Teledyne RDI designed and manufactured the industry’s first DVL, the Workhorse Navigator. The Navigator remains the gold standard, with thousands of units delivered globally to provide precision, onboard navigation for subsea and surface vehicles.

ITEC 2019 – Project Viking in the Spotlight

ITEC, the international forum for the military and civil security simulation, training and education communities, is pleased to announce that the 2019 event will feature a special show floor exhibition experience and conference panel dedicated to the Swedish Armed Forces and Exercise Viking.

Subsea industry offered chance to fly the flag for UK at Oil & Gas Asia

UK subsea companies are being given the opportunity to present innovative technology to an international audience with Subsea UK at Oil & Gas Asia.

Well inspection at Ridracoli dam

Accurately inspected Ridracoli dam with a 50kg ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) lowered down to a 50m well directly connected and supported by a reinforced umbilical cable designed and produced by NOVACAVI for The Sea Opportunities.

iXblue navigation technology chosen to equip all SailGP catamarans

iXblue’s Quadrans gyrocompasses have been selected to provide extreme high-precision navigation to the six revolutionary F50 catamarans competing in the new SailGP global sports championship. A thrilling new concept in high performance racing, the F50 catamarans are a showcase of cutting-edge technology and awe-inspiring athleticism. They have been designed to produce close, heart-stopping racing as they fly above the water on wave-piercing hydrofoils and at speeds exceeding 50 knots (60 mph).

C-Kore Systems welcomes Diego Baraldi

C-Kore Systems is delighted to announce Diego Baraldi has joined the company to represent C-Kore as Sales Manager – South America.

Oceaneering Secures New Rig Support Contract from Wintershall

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has recently secured a drilling and completion support contract for integrated services with Wintershall Norge AS.

Step Change in Safety announces new co-Chairs and members on its Leadership Team

Step Change in Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of two new co-Chairs and a duo of new members to its Leadership Team.

WFS Technologies tackles subsea challenges with SIoT

Technology to enhance operational effectiveness, while reducing risk and preventing interruption to pipeline production has been developed by Subsea Internet of Things (SIoT) specialists, WFS Technologies.

Sonardyne technology chosen for new Canadian seabed observatory

A major new seabed observatory that will provide critical information about earthquake and tsunami hazards is to be deployed offshore Vancouver, Canada, using long endurance acoustic sensing technology supplied by Sonardyne International Ltd.

Oil & Gas Innovation Centre supports 100th project

The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) has signed its 100th project, taking the total it has invested into innovative oil and gas technology to £6 million over the last five years.

Oceaneering Selected to ‘Digitally’ Transform Pacific Drilling’s Global Fleet

Oceaneering International, Inc., and Pacific Drilling have entered into an industry-first, five-year Digital Services Package agreement to provide Pacific’s customers with better reliability and improved throughput enabling streaming video and real-time data. This will allow the provision of emerging services such as remote ROV piloting, surveying, and automation aboard Pacific Drilling’s high-specification drillship fleet.

Modus continues to expand its fleet of hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Modus has placed an order with Saab Seaeye for the next vehicle in its Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) fleet. The 3,000m rated Saab Sabertooth will be delivered in Q3 2019.

Offshore Innovators Team benefits from TechnipFMC Subsea School

TechnipFMC’s Subsea School was delivered for the first time in Trinidad & Tobago last month to the Offshore Innovators ROV Team. This world-class training was hosted by Subsea Specialist Ltd at the Deepwater Hub in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. Fourteen team members, ranging from ROV Pilot/Technician to ROV Superintendent, were exposed to the manufacturers insight into their subsea technology.

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop Call for Speakers Announced

Teledyne Marine has announced a call for speakers for its joint Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) to be hosted in San Diego, CA; October 6-9, 2019. Teledyne Marine’s 23 industry-leading brands will once again join forces to host an expanded users’ conference in which users from around the globe will converge to explore, learn, and share their vital experience on a broad range of applications and technologies.
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