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C-Innovation Expands its Remote Survey Operations into Houma, Louisiana

C-I recently purchased a facility in Houma to support and expand its remote survey operations. This facility will be an addition to the current remote survey operations at its Mandeville, Louisiana facility.

Cellula Robotics and HonuWorx Collaborate to Revolutionize Underwater Technology Landscape

Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce a collaboration with HonuWorx Ltd. to assist in a series of technology demonstrations, marking a significant milestone in the development of Cellula's groundbreaking extra-large uncrewed underwater vehicle, Solus-XR.

Thales’ USV Passes a Significant Milestone in Autonomous Mine Hunting Trials

It has recently been confirmed by the UK Ministry of Defence that the trials were run in December 2022 by the Royal Navy Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT), supported by Thales. Observing and approving the trials off Weymouth Bay were representatives from the UK Naval Authority and Technology Group (NATG) and the Mine Hunting Capability team from the Ministry of Defence.

Robosys and SEA.AI Create Machine Vision-based Maritime Autonomous Surface Collision Avoidance System

Robosys and SEA.AI have joined forces to develop and deliver the world’s first intelligent maritime autonomous surface navigation and collision avoidance system integrating computer-based AI machine vision.

NOR Offshore Rental Awarded Record Contract by DeepOcean for Supply of Tooling for IMR

NOR Offshore Rental (NOR) is happy to announce that it has been awarded a contract by DeepOcean to supply tooling for inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) for a project in the North Sea. The contract is for 400 days with 2 possible extensions for 100 days, per extension.

Air Control Entech Secures DNV Class Approval for Hydromea's EXRAY Underwater Inspection Robot

Air Control Entech (ACE), a leading remote technology specialist headquartered in Scotland, is proud to announce that it has received class approval from DNV for Hydromea's revolutionary EXRAY™ underwater inspection robot for Visual Remote Inspection Technology (RIT). This milestone achievement paves the way for certified inspections of flooded spaces at offshore floating platforms, revolutionizing the inspection process and ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency in the offshore energy industry.

Aker Solutions Awarded First SWIFT Contract by Equinor

Aker Solutions is thrilled to announce the first commercial campaign for the SWIFT™ remotely operated tubing hanger (TH) tool. Equinor’s first, umbilical-less TH installation is a momentous development, as the contract scope for the SWIFT™’s deployment involves 18 tubing hanger installations on the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.

C-Power Ready to Launch Hawaii Ocean Energy Test After Successful In-Harbor Testing

In the turquoise waters of Honolulu, C-Power recently completed an in-water harbor test of the SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system (AOPS) that will soon be deployed for a six-month pilot project at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off the Hawaii coast.

Kystdesign Awarded Record Contract by Omega Subsea Robotics

Kystdesign is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Omega Subsea Robotics AS to supply four state-of-the-art Constructor WROV systems. This accomplishment further solidifies Kystdesign’ s reputation as a trusted and dependable provider of cutting-edge underwater robotics across diverse industries.

Ticking Time Bombs on the Seabed: DFKI Develops Innovative AI Technologies for Autonomous Robots to Recover Munitions

More than one million tons of munitions dumped in the North and Baltic Seas during and after the two world wars posing a threat to both humans and the environment. So far, trained divers had to recover the ammunition. In the future, however, robots will take on this challenging and potentially dangerous task. The technologies required for this are being developed by the Robotics Innovation Center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner in the current CleanSeas project. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, the robotic systems should be able to detect ordnance underwater and prepare its removal autonomously.

ROVOP Appoints Roland Reid as New Training & Competency Manager

ROVOP, a leading supplier of subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to the energy industry, has appointed Roland Reid as its new Training & Competency Manager.

ABS Issues First-Ever Approval in Principle Certificate for Commercial USV

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) certificates to Saildrone, including the first AIP for a 33-foot (10-meter) commercial uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the Saildrone Voyager. Approvals were issued to Saildrone for both the Voyager and (20 meter) Surveyor ocean data collection platforms. The AIP is an important step to class for Saildrone’s vehicles.

Greenlight for Ground-Breaking Autonomous Operations & Maintenance Pilot at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

Pioneering global offshore wind farm owner Northland Power has selected Subsea Europe Services as its partner for a groundbreaking pilot project in Summer 2023 at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm that will place autonomous marine survey and underwater inspection at the heart of its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) programs.

Oceanbotics Launches the SRV-8 MDV Mine Disposal Vehicle

The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) is a new addition to Oceanbotics’ Special Purpose Vehicle Division.This field-tested underwater ROV will detect and eliminate explosive mine threats quickly and efficiently, utilizing ECS Special Projects’ Viper MDS technology for neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The SRV-8 MDV’s ease of use and adaptive software will allow commercial and naval EOD teams to locate and neutralize mine threats quickly.

Saab receives order for Sabertooth

Saab has received an order for the autonomous underwater vehicle Sabertooth from the marine geophysical company PXGEO. The order value is SEK 620 million and deliveries will take place 2023-2025. The order includes more than 20 Sabertooth vehicles, which makes this the largest Sabertooth order to date. These will form part of PXGEO’s MantaRay solution for offshore seismic data acquisition and will be used for deployment and recovery of equipment during ocean bottom surveys.

PXGEO and Saab Unlock the Full Potential of Ocean Bottom Node Seismic with MantaRay

MantaRay™ is the next-generation Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) handling system using Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (HAUV) capable of deploying and recovering nodes significantly faster and with better precision than traditional methods. Its unmatched effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability is unlocking the full potential of OBN seismic.

Phoenix Conducts Multiple Diving Services Operations Simultaneously

Naval Sea Systems Command’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, Director of Ocean Engineering (00C) tasked Phoenix International Holdings Inc. with three simultaneous Diving Services operations in support of repairs to the aircraft carrier – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), guided missile cruiser – USS Normandy (CG-60), and guided missile destroyer – USS McFaul (DDG-74).

Numurus Joins NVIDIA Metropolis to Accelerate Industrial Edge-AI and Robotics Applications

Numurus LLC, a provider of NEPI®, a fully-featured operating system (OS) for industrial edge-AI and robotics applications, today announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications. The program nurtures a rich ecosystem and offers powerful developer tools to supercharge vision AI applications that are designed to make the world’s most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient.

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