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Kraken Receives $1.1 Million Follow On Battery Order from AUV Manufacturer

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce an order for subsea batteries from a manufacturer of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The order is valued at $1.1 million and is a follow on from a $4.8 million order from the same customer earlier this year. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot disclose the customer’s name. Delivery is expected in Q4.

RTsys announces AUVs contract delivery to the Slovenian Navy

RTsys, the French manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and handheld imaging sonar for EOD divers announces the contract signature with the Slovenian Navy for the supply of one COMET-MCM AUV and two NEMOSENS micro-AUVs.

TMC and Allseas Achieve Historic Milestone: Nodules Collected from the Seafloor and Lifted to the Production Vessel Using 4 km Riser During Pilot Trials in the Clarion Clipperton Zone for First Time Since the 1970s

TMC the metals company Inc., an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, today announced that it has successfully collected an initial batch of seafloor polymetallic nodules, and transported them up a 4km-long riser system to the surface, in what represents the first integrated system test conducted in the Clarion Clipperton Zone of the Pacific Ocean since the 1970s.

Maldives Minister Declares Nekton Mission a Success

The Environment Minister of the Maldives says the knowledge acquired by local and international scientists - who have spent the past month mapping and sampling the previously unexplored depths of the world’s lowest-lying nation - will be vital to help policymakers manage and protect the marine environment.

NOAA Awards Contract to Establish Ocean Partnership Office

NOAA Research, through NOAA Ocean Exploration, has awarded a $3.5 million, five-year contract to Integrated Systems Solutions, Inc. (ISS) to establish the National Oceanographic Partnership Program Office to support NOAA and the Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) in their role in jointly co-chairing the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Federal Interagency Working Group (IWG).

Kongsberg to Supply Hugin AUVs Plus HIPAP Equipment to Polish Navy Mine Countermeasure Vessels

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce a contract award with Polish shipbuilder Remontowa Shipbuilding SA (RSB) to supply three shipsets of KONGSBERG HUGIN AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) systems and related HiPAP positioning and communication systems for three newbuild warships for the Polish Navy.

Kongsberg HUGIN Superior successfully integrated with SeeByte’s SeeTrack Multi-domain software

SeeByte, the global leader of smart software solutions for uncrewed maritime systems (UMS) have successfully integrated their multi-domain, command and control software with Kongsberg’s HUGIN Superior Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). The HUGIN Superior AUV System is the most capable commercially available AUV. Rated to 6000 metres it generates a superior data set coupled with the best position solution possible.

Novacavi Cable Prototype Successfully Tested

Prototyping is an important activity in most new product development processes. Whether the aim is to explore new opportunities or refine existing technologies, NOVACAVI can be a valuable partner in defining the right cable solution. With in-depth specialized materials knowledge and versatile manufacturing techniques, NOVACAVI specializes in taking applications from technical requirements to design and from design to prototype.

Australia’s Super-Sized Salmon Farmer Gets a Fifth Falcon

Huon Aquaculture, Australia’s second largest salmon farmer, has purchased another Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle to support its marine and environmental operations. This brings Huon’s Falcon fleet to five. Huon sees the Seaeye Falcon as a vital farming tool for surveying and monitoring their marine leases in South East Tasmania, Australia.

New Energy System Prepares Seven Arctic for the Future

Subsea7 is pleased to announce that the heavy construction / flex-lay vessel Seven Arctic is to be equipped with a new energy-saving system. The new energy-saving and storage system will hybridise the vessel which currently has a total installed power of 27 MW and DP3 classification and is suitable for worldwide operations in water depths up to 3,000 metres.

Nauticus Robotics Announces Additional Contract Award with U.S. Defense Innovation Unit for an Autonomous Amphibious Robot

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous ocean robots and associated services, announced today that it has been awarded a second multi-million dollar contract by the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for the development of an amphibious unmanned system also utilizing the Company’s autonomous command and control software platform, ToolKITT. This development follows Nauticus’ previous DIU award announcement on February 15, 2022, where ToolKITT is being utilized aboard the U.S. Navy’s Defender Mission Specialist remotely operated vehicle systems to advance the subsea vehicle with more autonomous behaviors. DIU is a Department of Defense organization that contracts with commercial companies to solve national security problems.

Ultra Awarded MADOC Next Generation Sonobuoy Contract

Ultra Sonobuoy Systems (Ultra) has been selected as a qualified vendor for a Multiple Award Delivery Order Contract (MADOC). This contract will provide a vehicle for Ultra to supply the U.S. Navy (USN) with next-generation sonobuoys for the next five years. The USN Navy purchases roughly $300 million a year in sonobuoys. Ultra is the world’s leader in providing more than 200,000 sonobuoys to the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and other navies around the world.

Victor Vescovo Completes the First Ever Human Descents of the Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu and Japan Ultra-deep Ocean Trenches

Caladan Oceanic completes a two-month expedition with the Japanese marine science community including extensive exploration of the underwater Great East Japan Earthquake epicenter area. Victor Vescovo and scientists also completed the first ever human descents of the Ryukyu, Ogasawara, Izu and Japan ultra-deep ocean trenches.

Bellona and Armach Launch Collaboration

"Biofouling is a global problem, and to solve a global problem we need to collaborate globally. This collaboration aims to accelerate the uptake of proactive hull cleaning, as well as to understand the limits and risks with such solutions", say CEO of Bellona, Hallstein Havåg and VP Growth and Strategy at Armach Robotics, Rob Howard.

Tritech Is Latest Company to Join General Oceans AS

Tritech International Limited has been announced as the latest company to become part of General Oceans AS: an umbrella company specialising in underwater technology and headquartered in London. The deal has been in the make for some months and will see Tritech joining Nortek, Reach Robotics and Strategic Robotic Systems as part of the common holding company General Oceans AS.

VIDEO: RTS Cube SDM system monitors subsea installation progress in real time

Installation of subsea structures is a complex operation, therefore accurate monitoring throughout the campaign is essential for a successful result. For this, RTS presents the Cube SDM system.

Phoenix International Wins SUPSALV Contract

Phoenix International Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce the award of a $112,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for worldwide undersea deep ocean search and recovery operations and engineering and technical support to the U.S. Navy Director of Ocean Engineering, Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV). Work will be performed worldwide and is expected to be completed in September 2027.

Falcon is Winning Strategy for Hyprops Nigeria

Hyprops Nigeria Limited has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as the best robotic vehicle resource for increasing their long-term footprint in Nigeria.

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