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Innovation and Technology Award Win for Verlume at Subsea Expo Awards

25.02.2022
Intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, Verlume, has won the award for Innovation and Technology at the 2022 Subsea Expo Awards. Organised by the Global Underwater Hub, the Subsea Expo Awards recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the global underwater sector.

Subsea 7 and FLASC Secure Funding for Offshore Energy Storage Technology

25.02.2022
Subsea 7 and technology partner FLASC B.V., are pleased to be awarded a grant from the UK government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for £471,760, to further develop an innovative offshore energy storage system. Funding has been awarded as part of the Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) Competition. The competition recognises the transition to increasing wind generated renewable energy, which presents growing opportunities for storage systems that support a secure, flexible and reliable electrical power supply.

Subsea Expo Hailed a Success as the Underwater Industry gets back to Face to Face Events

24.02.2022
Subsea Expo 2022 has been hailed a major success after more than 4,000 visitors attended and exhibitors reported doing “real” business with strong interest in their products and services. The three-day conference and exhibition, organised by the Global Underwater Hub, is the first major industry event to take place since the restrictions on large indoor events were lifted.

MAATS Tech named Company of the Year at Subsea Expo Awards

24.02.2022
MAATS Tech has been named subsea company of the year and David Bruton, Director Subsea at Crondall Energy, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the industry at the Subsea Expo Awards last night (Wednesday 23rd February).

Ocean Infinity Broadens Remote Fleet Plans with Order of 85m Robotic Vessels From VARD

24.02.2022
Ocean Infinity has contracted VARD for the design and construction of a new series of six multi-purpose offshore vessels, all of which will be operated from shore and will eventually utilise green ammonia as fuel.

EODEX Announces Major International Expansion

24.02.2022
OFFSHORE UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) specialist EODEX Group has announced a major expansion into the US market, with the establishment of EODEX US LLC. The new US subsidiary will be based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Following on from rapid growth of the UK operation and exponential rise in demand for their industry leading deflagration capability, EODEX US LLC will now bring EODEX’s proven world leading environmental UXO disposal solution to the US offshore market.

Subsea Europe Services Wins Six-Figure Funding to Accelerate Autonomous Survey Development

24.02.2022
A new round of funding has strengthened hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH’s commitment to taking autonomous technologies to the next level for marine survey applications. The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart, A.I. and machine learning enabled hydroacoustic systems with diverse survey platforms including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Surface Vessels, and crewed vessels as survey motherships.

Kraken Awarded $4.8 Million Subsea Battery Contract from Defense Industry Customer

23.02.2022
Kraken Robotics, Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce an order for subsea batteries from a US defense industry customer, for integration on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The order is valued at $4.8 million with deliveries occurring in 2022. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot disclose the customer’s name.

OceanTools Launch World’s Most Powerful Dye, Leak & Cement Detection System

22.02.2022
OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s most powerful dye, leak & cement detection system, the D10 DyeTector.

3D at Depth Receives 8th Patent 'Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures'

22.02.2022
3D at Depth, the global leader in subsea LiDAR laser technology, announced that it has received a new patent 11.249.193, "Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures," from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The patent's claims focus predominantly on leak detection and identifying changes to surfaces and volumes on and around underwater assets via the company's patented active optical measurement device.


Subsea Technology & Rentals Reinforces Global Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

22.02.2022
STR’s investment notably includes the acquisition of iXblue’s long baseline (LBL) system; Canopus, making them the first rental company to offer the system for hire. Part of iXblue’s sparse LBL solution, Canopus brings together intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems(INS), and Delph Subsea Positioning Software. It is also a third-party friendly solution able to be easily integrated within existing operational fields.

Ocean Technology Companies Nortek AS, Strategic Robotic Systems, and Blueprint Lab merge to form General Oceans AS

22.02.2022
The three ocean technology companies Nortek AS (Norway), Strategic Robotic Systems (USA), and Blueprint Lab (Australia) have merged to form a common holding company, General Oceans AS. Together, the three companies have almost 200 employees and operate across all major segments of the ocean technology market. Revenues in 2022 are expected to reach $63 million with focus on vehicles, actuators, and sensors.

Subsea Expo to Welcome Delegates as Flagship Industry Event Returns to Aberdeen this Week

21.02.2022
Subsea Expo 2022 is set to welcome more than 3,000 guests this week as the annual conference and exhibition returns to Aberdeen, marking the first major in-person industry event since the pandemic-imposed lockdowns.

Havfram Awarded New Contract in Egypt

21.02.2022
Havfram announced today that it has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Egypt for Saipem. The contract will see Havfram deploy a Laying and Construction Vessel (LCV) offshore Egypt to the Zohr field in 2022.

PaleBlue Provides a ROV Simulator for Aker Solutions

21.02.2022
PaleBlue delivered a modern ROV Engineering Simulator to Aker Solutions. This simulator will help Aker Solutions to simulate the behavior of the underwater robots (ROVs) in a controlled environment, performing accessibility checks for the underwater oil & gas installations.

Fugro’s Geo-Data Supports Future Development of Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms and UK’s Energy Transition

17.02.2022
Ørsted has awarded Fugro a marine geotechnical site investigation contract for its Hornsea Three and Hornsea Four offshore wind farm developments. Located off the East Coast of England in the North Sea, this forms part of the broader Hornsea Project - which includes the two current world’s largest offshore wind farms – Hornsea One and Two.

Modus Successfully Completes the Autonomous Docking of its Hybrid AUV (HAUV)

17.02.2022
MODUS is a subsea services contractor with a specialist division (MODUS AUTONOMY) developing fully automated, low cost, carbon zero inspection and maintenance services using subsea resident hovering AUVs. In a world’s first, Modus completed the successful autonomous docking of one of its fleet of hybrid autonomous underwater vehicles (HAUV) to an Equinor Subsea Docking Station (SDS) as part of an Equinor funded test scope in the North East of England.

Equinor to Extend Drilling Contracts on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

16.02.2022
On behalf of the partnerships Equinor is exercising options worth NOK 8 billion with Archer, KCA Deutag and Odfjell Drilling. The contracts include drilling, completion, intervention services, plugging, maintenance and modifications on 19 of Equinor’s permanent installations, maintaining strong ripple effects.
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