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Oceaneering Secures Contract with U.S. Navy for Submarine Rescue Systems

30.09.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) segment has secured a contract with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to operate and maintain the U.S. Navy's submarine rescue systems. The contract duration is one year, with four one-year extension options, with a potential value of $119 million.

C-Innovation Acquires Caltex Oil Tools to Expand Capabilities

29.09.2020
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has acquired the controlling interest in Caltex Oil Tools, a solution-focused company providing equipment rentals, services and customized engineering capabilities to the offshore industry.

The Breidablikk field ready for development

29.09.2020
Equinor and partners Petoro, Vår Energi and ConocoPhillips Skandinavia have decided to develop the Breidablikk field in the North Sea. Today the partnership will submit the plan for development and operation to the Minister of Petroleum and Energy, in addition to awarding contracts for subsea facilities and upgrading of the Grane platform.

Royal Research Ships resume scientific operations

29.09.2020
The Royal Research Ships James Cook and Discovery are resuming scientific research expeditions following the suspension of the marine facilities programme earlier in the year due to Covid-19.

Alpha opens new Global Wind Organisation (GWO) accredited training centre in Houston

29.09.2020
Alpha has opened a new training centre in Houston after achieving accreditation from the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) to deliver its Basic Safety Training (BST). The base makes the company one of only seven providers accredited to supply the globally recognised GWO training courses in the United States.

Oceans of Opportunity to be explored at Subsea Expo 2021

28.09.2020
The theme for Subsea Expo in 2021 will be Oceans of Opportunity – harnessing the Blue Economy.

iXblue builds capacity for simultaneous operations on either side of the Tasman

28.09.2020
iXblue is excited to announce the award of two significant hydrographic charting projects this month. The projects were awarded by the Australian Government Department of Defence and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) under their respective annual survey and charting programs. Despite the challenges posed by the COVID19 pandemic this year, iXblue will be exercising new in-house capabilities to undertake both major projects simultaneously.

Kongsberg Maritime supply four HUGIN AUV survey systems to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., India

25.09.2020
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce the sale of four HUGIN AUV systems to the Indian Defence Public Sector shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), located in Kolkata, India. This sale has been conducted in collaboration with Kongsberg Maritime India, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime.

Valeport gets on board with the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project

25.09.2020
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship which is set to self-navigate across the Atlantic autonomously in Spring 2021, will be fitted with the new Valeport uvSVX and a Valeport Altimeter to provide vital precise underwater depth data which will help protect the vessel and the onboard technology on its epic journey.

Commercialisation of technology will be key to green recovery

24.09.2020
Strathclyde University has endorsed a methodology developed by NSRI (National Subsea Research Institute) to accelerate the commercialisaton of technology in support of the green recovery.

Vallourec, FORSSEA Robotics and iXblue join forces to facilitate the inspection of subsea pipelines using drones and digital technology

24.09.2020
Vallourec, a world leader in premium tubular solutions, is working with FORSSEA Robotics, a startup specializing in smart robotics and visual positioning, and iXblue, a company recognized for its expertise in inertial navigation, subsea positioning and autonomous technologies – to develop a pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers, removing the need for surface vessels.

Saab Seaeye Leopards Join Ocean Infinity Robot Fleet

24.09.2020
Ocean Infinity have selected the Saab Seaeye Leopard to complement its pioneering 'Armada' fleet of unmanned surface robot vessels.

OTAQ Expands Chile Office To Accommodate Growth

23.09.2020
World class underwater company, OTAQ Group, has today announced (insert date) their Chile division has acquired a larger office space following a number of project wins, also resulting in the creation of several new positions.

Ultra secures UK Sonobuoy Test Facility Upgrade contract with QinetiQ

23.09.2020
Ultra is pleased to announce it has secured a contract from QinetiQ to support them in replacing the entire Sonobuoy Test Facility (STF) system at the British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre, MOD BUTEC.

ECA GROUP reaches another milestone with regard to the unmanned vehicles mine warfare programme of the Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy

23.09.2020
ECA Robotics, a French subsidiary of ECA GROUP, has recently signed a contract worth several hundred million euros. This contract comprises the outsourcing to its Belgian subsidiary ECA Robotics Belgium of the manufacturing and delivery of unmanned vehicles dedicated to underwater mine countermeasures as part of the renewal of the mine countermeasures capacity.

Riptide™ UUV-12 launches BAE Systems into medium unmanned undersea vehicle market

23.09.2020
The 12” diameter vehicle is the company’s entry into the medium UUV market – joining three small UUV variants – and marks the first new vehicle since last year’s acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions.

Prototype for an innovative floating solar power plant system

22.09.2020
NOVACAVI team has been recently asked to develop and manufacture a prototype of a rugged and reliable custom-engineered cable solution for an innovative floating solar electricity system for marine environment installed in Oslo fjord, Norway.

iXblue navigation technology boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

22.09.2020
iXblue navigation technology has Une image contenant eau, extérieur, bateau, navire Description générée automatiquementbeen selected by marine research organization ProMare, to provide highly accurate navigation capability to one of the world's first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic: the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS).
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