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WITT Energy Awarded £350k MoD Contract

28.06.2021
WITT Limited, the South West of England based renewable energy tech company, has secured a £350k contract with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop energy harvesting technology for the subsea environment. DASA is a cross-Government organisation and part of the Ministry of Defence; it finds and funds innovation to support UK defence and security.

AWS Wave Energy Converter Takes Shape in Glasgow Ahead of Testing

27.06.2021
Last week AWS Ocean Energy achieved a critical milestone in the construction of its 16kW Archimedes Waveswing wave energy converter when the two major sub-assemblies were joined together and the Waveswing finally took shape. Final hook-up of the internal systems is now under way at Malin Marine in Glasgow and AWS expects to start commissioning and dry-testing early in July, before deployment at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Orkney later this year.

The Rise of Underwater Robotics in Focus at Subsea UK Event

25.06.2021
Call for speakers now open for Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in October Subsea UK's annual Underwater Robotics conference will return this October with a live-streamed event demonstrating the latest advances in underwater robotic technology and exploring the opportunities and challenges of an autonomous future.

University of Guyana to Establish World-Class Subsea Centre of Excellence in Partnership with COAST Foundation

25.06.2021
The University of Guyana, on Thursday, 17 June 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Oceanography Aquaculture and Subsea Technology (COAST) Foundation to collaborate on the establishment of a Subsea Centre of Excellence training facility. This would now allow the University to deliver world-class programmes designed to prepare students for careers in Subsea Operations and Engineering.

Ashtead Technology Enters into a Global Partnership with Hydromea

24.06.2021
International subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a global rental partnership with Switzerland-based Hydromea, the innovative subsea wireless access provider.

Registration Open for Offshore Energy 2021

24.06.2021
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2021 is now live! The event, to be held on 26 & 27 October in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, will attract thousands of offshore professionals and hundreds of exhibiting companies.

1000th Turbine Installed in UK Waters

23.06.2021
Leading renewable energy firm Ørsted has today confirmed that their 1000th offshore wind turbine has been installed in UK waters. As part of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm installation, the 16th turbine to be erected at site symbolises the world leader in offshore wind’s millennial milestone.

iXblue demonstrates future hydrographic capabilities with DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel during IHO 100th anniversary

23.06.2021
Invited by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to demonstrate the most modern hydro-oceanographic technologies during the celebrations marking the 100 years of existence of the international organization, iXblue demonstrated its DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel, in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Dr. Mathias Jonas, IHO Secretary-General, Mr. Laurent Kerléguer, Director General of the French Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (Shom), and Amb. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.

The European Marine Board launches policy brief for sustained ocean observation

23.06.2021
The European Marine Board (EMB) has launched its policy briefing: Sustaining in situ Ocean Observations in the Age of the Digital Ocean which highlights the critical needs and benefits of a fit-for-purpose business and funding model for systematic, sustained ocean observations on National, European and Global levels.

Instrument Manufacturer Expands Undeterred by the Pandemic

22.06.2021
Leading oceanographic and hydrographic instrument manufacturer, Valeport, has continued to innovate and expand by launching a new company dedicated to providing highly accurate, innovative instruments to the Water industry. The new company, Valeport Water Ltd, will leverage the expertise and manufacturing capabilities of its sister company, Valeport.


Hydro Group Completes Final investment Phase with Hi-speed Braider Handling Cables up to 100mm Diameter

22.06.2021
Following the installation and commissioning of their new extrusion line, Hydro Group has invested further in the cable manufacturing arm of the business, with the procurement of a new 48 carrier horizontal braider. This is the final phase of a circa £1 million investment programme which has seen major facility improvements to align with the company’s current project commitments.

Engineering Apprentice Forges Pathway to Energy Career with SengS

22.06.2021
SengS is currently supporting Callum Turnbull through his graduate apprenticeship at Robert Gordon University (RGU). The Ellon-based firm, part of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group, provides engineering, testing, control and hydraulic systems, and tooling to the oil and gas, aerospace and defence industries, among others.

Cygnus Mini ROV Success in Collaboration with DeepTrekker

22.06.2021
The Cygnus Mini ROV Mountable thickness gauge has been specially designed to be mounted onto small observation ROVs with or without a manipulator facility. And most recently, Cygnus worked with the renowned Canadian ROV & crawler specialist-manufacturer “Deep Trekker” - to achieve full integration with their unique and polyvalent ROVs.

Scott Olson Joins INSPIRE Environmental, Connecting Cutting-edge Marine Science Capabilities with Innovation in Engineering

22.06.2021
INSPIRE Environmental (Newport, Rhode Island) has hired Scott Olson as Senior Field and Innovation Manager to enhance and expand the company’s underwater engineering capabilities. Bringing more than three decades of experience in project management, systems engineering, and field operations, as well as a lifelong passion for marine exploration, Olson will play a lead role in cementing INSPIRE’s place as the nation’s leading provider of seafloor habitat monitoring for the emerging offshore energy industry.

Popoto Modem Announces Version 2.7 of Affordable, Easy-to-use, Multi-application Underwater Acoustic Modem

22.06.2021
Popoto Modem announces Version 2.7 of its acoustic modem, the industry standard for low cost, small scale, JANUS compliant underwater communications and control operations. The upgraded version offers expanded features and improved ease of deployment in both OEM and fully enclosed configurations.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces First International Order for REMUS 300 UUVs

21.06.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Seabed 2030 Announces New Partnership with the UK Hydrographic Office and Teledyne CARIS on the Occasion of World Hydrography Day

21.06.2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has entered a technical cooperation agreement with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), a world-leading centre for hydrography specialising in marine geospatial data, and Teledyne CARIS, the leading developer of marine mapping software. The Memorandum of Understanding – announced on the first World Hydrography Day to fall within the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – will see the parties work together to advance the effort associated with producing the definitive map of the seafloor by the year 2030.

Rosen Adds Over 50 Years’ Experience to Aberdeen Consultancy - Doubles Footprint

21.06.2021
ROSEN Group, leading providers of cutting-edge integrity solutions, continues to expand its Aberdeen based integrity consultancy by doubling its footprint in the city and growing its local headcount.
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