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SMD delivers Atom Mk1 ROV systems to JFD Ltd

World leading subsea design and manufacturing specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has announced the successful delivery of two 1000m Atom Mk1 work class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, a leading underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defence markets.

Forum Energy Technologies launches new XLe Spirit at Oceanology

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced the launch of its new electric remotely operated vehicle (EROV) range.


iXblue, a global company that provides innovative solutions devoted to navigation, positioning and underwater imaging for the Offshore Energies and Ocean Science markets, is proud to announce the launch of its new global subsea positioning system. It comprises iXblue new intelligent transponder, Canopus, the next generation of Ramses transceiver, and upgraded existing iXblue products with a new telemetry function, as well as a comprehensive supervision software suite for efficient subsea operations.

Ashtead boosts rental fleet with £2.8m investment

Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has invested £2.8m in new technology over the past month in response to anticipated market demand.

ATLAS MARIDAN to offer Rental Services for AUV’s

During Oceanology International 2018 in London, ATLAS MARIDAN ApS. of Rungsted Kyst (Denmark), a subsidiary of the German naval systems supplier ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, officially announced its upcoming Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Rental Service. The opportunity to rent ATLAS ELEKTRONIK’s latest unmanned underwater technology shall support customers within the offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, UxO and naval markets.

Announcing the Next Generation Coda Octopus UIS 4G Rapid Deployment Underwater Inspection System

Coda Octopus announces the release of its fourth generation (4G) Underwater Inspection System(UIS4G). The UIS is a rapid deployment system used in over 30 ports in the U.S. and by a growing number of naval forces worldwide for a variety of underwater tasks including rapid real-time inspection of piers and harbors, change detection analysis, and search and recovery. Due to its ease of use, the UIS has enabled law enforcement personnel to readily utilize and interpret the data generated by the system in real time without needing specialist hydrographic surveyors.

EOMAP appointed as Satellite Derived Bathymetry provider for European Bathymetric Data Portal

EOMAP announces that it has successfully provided current high-resolution Satellite Derived Bathymetry for the European EMODnet Bathymetry. EMODnet Bathymetry is a consortium of 41 European hydrographic offices and oceanographic institutions, research centres and commercial data providers.

New Working Relationship To Highlight Digital Mapping

International Geomatics has announced a key working relationship to drive forward ambitious growth plans. The Group, which was established in late 2017, operates under the founding differentiator of enhanced delivery of digital data to clients. Now, it has teamed up with fellow industry newcomer GreySellsGlobal Ltd. to offer the digital mapping portal product, ‘marineGRIDD.’

VMAX and BluHaptics – simulation meets automation to enhance ROV training and analysis

Forum Subsea Technologies and , Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to BluHaptics be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications.

ROV sales for Forum in Russia and Norway

Aberdeen, UK – March 8th, 2018 - Forum Subsea Technologies a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a strong start to the year with three recent sales awards in Russia and Norway. The deals will see the firm supplying four of its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to academia and the aquaculture industry.

UK team reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

A group of north east-based subsea engineers has become the only UK team to reach the final of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE and receive an equal share of a $1 million milestone prize for developing new approaches to map the ocean floor.

SCS Supplies Robust Underwater Lights for SMD’s Latest Plough

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) has supplied multiple market leading underwater LEDs to Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (Newcastle, England) for a new build pipeline plough.

New insights into biodiversity hotspots could help protect them from potential deep-sea mining

New insights into animal patterns around extinct submarine volcanoes could inform measures used to protect marine ecosystems from human activities, such as trawling and deep-sea mining. These insights have been published today in Nature Scientific Reports, and show that the structure of marine life communities depends on depth and small-scale features on the sea floor.

SCS Ltd. Signs Distributor Agreement With Xeos Technologies Inc.

Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (SCS) is proud to announce the securing of exclusive distribution rights for Scotland of Canadian based Xeos Technologies Inc.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Presents at Oceanology International

Riptide Autonomous Solutions will be attending Oceanology International 2018 in London. During this global event, Riptide will be highlighting their ongoing developments in the unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) sector. Starting with a “micro” UUV Riptide has expanded its offerings to include multiple sizes and diverse payload configurations.

Oceaneering has secured a 3-year frame agreement with Van Oord to provide ROV and trenching support services.

Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") (NYSE:OII) announced that it secured a three-year frame agreement with Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V. ("Van Oord"), an international dredging, marine engineering and offshore contractor. The new agreement relates to Remotely Operated Vehicle ("ROV") and trenching support services.

Oceaneering Acquires Ecosse Subsea Limited

Expands Service Line Capabilities to the Growing Renewable Energy Market

France to make waves at Oceanology 2018

The French pavilion organised by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will play host to 21 exhibitors at Oceanology International 2018 in London on stands J200, K200 and K300, in partnership with Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Pôle Mer Méditerranée.
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