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iXblue Launches new ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Scope

12.10.2021
iXblue, a global leader in the field of maritime autonomy, announces the launch of its first Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV): FlipiX. Designed to be operated autonomously from iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) or from a light vessel, FlipiX enhances autonomous survey capabilities and allows to conduct multi-sensor operations in a single run, ultimately offering unmatched operational efficiency.

ECA GROUP Launches the R7 - a Perfect Balance of Power and Portability

12.10.2021
The R7, the latest addition to ECA GROUP's family of ROVs, combines the compactness and ease of deployment of mini-ROVs with the performance, speed and payload carrying capacity of professional observation-class ROVs.

Seatronics Announces Global Distribution Agreement with RTSYS

12.10.2021
Seatronics, the lead brand within Acteon’s electronics and tooling segment, has today announced a global distribution agreement with French manufacturer RTSYS for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) product lines. Both parties are at Ocean Business 2021 in Southampton this week to perform a live demonstration of the Comet-300 AUV.

Valeport Launches New Marine Sensing and Monitoring Instruments at Ocean Business

12.10.2021
Ocean Business 21 is the launch venue for Valeport’s new Bathy2, an exciting evolution in the collection of bathymetric data, which will be shown for the first time ahead of its formal release in Q1/Q2 2022. Also making their debut on the manufacturer of environmental sensors stand, are four innovative instruments designed with ease of use at their core, where a much improved user experience is now available alongside the highest quality, precise data.

Ocean Infinity Acquires Red Rock AS

12.10.2021
Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is excited to announce that it has acquired Red Rock, a technology company with solutions that will enable autonomous port operations; a key enabler for future uncrewed shipping.

FiberHome Awards IKM Ocean Design a Detailed Design Contract for Installation of Submarine Communication Cables in the Philippines.

11.10.2021
FiberHome Phils.,Inc. has awarded IKM Ocean Design AS a detailed design contract for cable routing, installation and protection engineering of around 650km submarine communication cables in the Philippines, which is focusing on the need to expand and upgrade the telecommunication services and the establishment of new submarine cable systems in the Philippines.

Saipem selects Fugro’s InclinoCam® for Precise Pile Positioning Contract Offshore Senegal

11.10.2021
Fugro has been awarded by Saipem a monitoring contract to support the construction of a liquid natural gas (LNG) jetty for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field offshore Senegal/Mauritania.

DOF Subsea and Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. form Strategic Alliance for Global AUV Services

11.10.2021
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) and DOF Subsea AS (DOF) have entered into a strategic alliance for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services to the global offshore industry.

European Commission Relies on Elwave’s Biomimicry to Revolutionise Underwater Robotics

08.10.2021
Founded in 2018, ELWAVE is growing fast and has caught the eye of industrialists and public authorities. Nine months after its first fundraising in December 2020, ELWAVE received a large grant of €1.7 million from the European Commission in September 2021, dedicated to maritime innovation.

Last Chance to Register for Ocean Business 2021

08.10.2021
The hands-on ocean technology event opens next week, 12-14 October. Don’t miss out on registering for the biggest ocean technology event of the year. Ocean Business opens its doors once again next week from 12-14 October 2021, at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.


Transmark Subsea and Boxfish Research to Launch ARV-i at Ocean Business 21

08.10.2021
In October, an entirely new class of underwater observation vehicle, the ARV-i, will be launched at Ocean Business 21. New Zealand-based Boxfish Research and Norwegian partner Transmark Subsea developed the autonomous underwater resident vehicle in a joint venture. The innovative technology enables continuous monitoring of underwater assets with application to a range of offshore industries, including energy, oil and gas, wind farms and aquaculture.

COSLPromoter to Drill for Statfjord Subsea Fields

08.10.2021
Equinor has awarded COSL Offshore Management AS a contract to drill four wells on Statfjord Øst with the COSLPromoter rig from the spring of 2023. In addition, the rig has options for drilling five wells for Statfjord satellites afterwards.

UTEC Operates New iXblue Subsea Positioning Technology on Challenging Ultra-deep Water Construction Project

07.10.2021
Survey provider UTEC, the lead brand for Acteon’s geo-services segment, has successfully deployed iXblue new subsea positioning technology on a world-class ultra-deep water field development project in Africa, with depths below 2,000m. iXblue sparse LBL solution, brings together Canopus intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems, and Delph Subsea Positioning Software, to provide more informative positioning and spool piece metrology at multiple drill centers throughout the project execution.

New Tool for Ovality and Wall Thickness Inspection in Tight Areas

07.10.2021
TSC Subsea, a global specialist in developing advanced subsea inspection solutions for challenging situations, has designed yet another new remotely deployed tool. The ART vCaliper is designed specifically to inspect ovality and wall thickness in constricted locations.

The Royal Netherlands Navy Acquires 7 SEMA ASW Training Targets from RTsys

07.10.2021
The Royal Netherlands Navy acquired 7 SEMA ASW training targets from RTsys, at the very beginning of 2021. The first two targets have been delivered in September, and after training with our ASW dedicated team, the Royal Netherlands Navy have just communicated about their successful experience in the following article:

Rovtech Solutions Ltd and Deepsea Solutions AS, have formed a Memorandum of Understanding to Formalise their Newest Business Venture

06.10.2021
Deepsea Solutions AS, located just outside Stavanger in Norway, specialise in the sale, service and design of ROVs, ROV components, and subsea solutions. Deepsea Solutions works towards the whole subsea segment in Scandinavia and offers a broad range of standard and bespoke engineered products for subsea projects. They have a long record with developing ROV Solutions and optimizing tooling for the industry.

New Representative Agreement with Huntington Ingalls Industries, Unmanned Systems

06.10.2021
Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services, C.S.C.S. Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an independent sales representative agreement with Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), to represent their Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to commercial customers in Cyprus, France, Spain, Portugal, Albania, Montenegro, Malta and Norway. In addition to the promotion of Seaglider equipment sales, Cyprus Subsea is authorized to provide after-sale services including mission planning, launch/recovery, piloting, maintenance, training, data management, analysis and reporting.

MTS and SUT Announce Winners of the 2021 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration

06.10.2021
The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) are proud to announce that the 2021 Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration has been won jointly by Commander Victor Vescovo, USN, Retired and Patrick Lahey for the 2019 Five Deeps Expedition and further dives of scientific or historical interest in subsequent years.
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