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Acteon Realigns to Accelerate Offshore Renewables Growth

27.04.2022
Today, Acteon announces a new structure to further accelerate its growth in offshore renewables. Three new client-facing service divisions, Data and Robotics, Engineering, Moorings and Foundations, and Energy Services, represent a further milestone in the implementation of the strategy Acteon unveiled in 2021 to deliver services with demonstrable commercial and environmental benefits that help to enable the energy transition.

Nauticus Robotics to Launch Nauticus Fleet, Pioneering Untethered Robot Teaming for Offshore Industry

26.04.2022
Nauticus Robotics Inc., a Houston-area developer of subsea and surface robotic services using autonomy software, announced today the initial production run of Nauticus Fleet, a robotic navy of 20 Hydronaut - Aquanaut pairs. These tandem pairs will be deployed in multiple offshore industries serving applications ranging from subsea maintenance and intervention to data collection activities. These first sets of robots will be delivered in Q4 2022, with the remainder being fulfilled by the end of 2024.

Meet the Robot That Can Help the Offshore Wind Industry Solve Critical Maintenance Issues

26.04.2022
In a first of its kind demonstration, a six-legged robot has shown how it can inspect wind turbine bolts autonomously, eliminating the need for technicians to loosen and retighten thousands of bolts per wind turbine as part of routine maintenance.

Saab Seaeye: Intelligent Muscle at OTC

25.04.2022
A new extremely powerful and intelligent electric manipulator can be seen on Saab Seaeye’s Stand 1406 at the Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, 2 – 5 May 2022. The pioneering breakthrough is Saab Seaeye’s new eM1-7 seven-function all-electric work-class manipulator.

C-Innovation Brings Remote Survey Operations to Gulf of Mexico

22.04.2022
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has announced that C-Survey (C-S), an internal division of C-I, has brought its remote survey operations to the Gulf of Mexico for the first time. C-I is one of the first companies in the world to harness new and innovative remote survey technology successfully. Remote survey enables C-S to be fully operational 24/7 without personnel being onboard a vessel, eliminating associated travel time and expenses, offshore health and safety exposure, and the need for COVID-19 related measures.

N-Sea Successfully Completes Environmental Baseline Survey for RWE Sweden

22.04.2022
RWE Renewables is currently developing the 1600MW Offshore Wind Farm (OWF) Södra Midsjöbanken located in the southern Baltic Sea. N-Sea, along with their partner Ocean Ecology, were contracted for late season provision of vessel, equipment, and personnel to perform a geophysical site survey and environmental baseline survey, as well as full data processing, sample analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

RTsys Announces AUVs Contract Award with the Slovenian Navy

21.04.2022
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.

Ready for launch: Acteon’s fully-loaded PROD5 with next-generation drilling package

21.04.2022
Benthic, a product and service line brand within Acteon’s Geo-services segment, is launching the next generation of its portable, remotely operated drill: PROD5. To increase productivity and cut costs for the offshore renewable energy industry, PROD5 has radical new functionality, including nearly double the tool load of previous systems and a drill enhancement package (DEP). First deployment is expected in Q3 2022.

Havfram Wins Offshore Wind Contract

21.04.2022
Havfram, an international subsea and offshore wind contractor, is pleased to announce the award of a contract on the Yunlin Offshore Windfarm which is being developed offshore Taiwan. The contract, with Yunneng Wind Power Co., Ltd, will see Havfram provide Project Management and Owners Engineer Services within the foundation installation package for the development.

Blueprint Lab Awarded Defence Innovation Hub Investment

21.04.2022
The federal government has announced a $19 million investment in protecting Australian Defence Force members. Blueprint Lab has been awarded $1.04 million to develop remote operation systems for underwater expeditions as part of this investment. These cutting-edge remote operations will protect ADF members in the field.


3D Reconstruction of Underwater Infrastructures Using Photogrammetry

21.04.2022
Subsea Tech now integrates the HYDRO300 3D photogrammetry sensor on its Tortuga and Mini TORTUGA ROVs. After an integration of the ORUS on the Tortuga last year, Subsea Tech has now acquired the HYDRO 300, the new compact system from IVM Technologies.

Hydramec & Scantrol Provide Equipment for Endurance

20.04.2022
Hydramec and Scantrol are honoured to have worked together once again to supply bespoke subsea winches to facilitate the Endurance22 expedition. Hydramec provided the expedition with two 25000m winches with 3.5mm fibre optic cable. The fibre optic cable would be tethered to the autonomous unmanned vehicle (AUV) to gather real-time data during the ship's survey. Without this type of cable, the crew would have had to bring the AUV back to the vessel to see the images.

Impact Subsea Launches seaView V3

15.04.2022
Impact Subsea has launched the third generation of seaView software to support their range of Altimeters, Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, Depth Sensors and Sonars. seaView V3 provides a cutting-edge user interface for the setup and operation of Impact Subsea sensors. The launch of seaView V3 is accompanied by the release of a third generation of sensor firmware.

Further Survey on Hollandse Kust West Beta (HKWb) Routes for TenneT TSO

14.04.2022
Marine geoscience and offshore construction support service provider NextGeo has been carrying out various works as part of its contract with TenneT TSO B.V. for UXO survey services in support of the vast offshore wind energy programme promoted by the Dutch Government in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.

Reach Subsea Signs Contract with Kongsberg Maritime to Build Reach Remote USVs

14.04.2022
Reach Subsea ASA, a provider of subsea services globally, has signed a landmark contract with Kongsberg Maritime AS, part of the Kongsberg Group, for the construction of the first two in a series of Reach Remote unmanned offshore surface vessels (USVs), which will serve as mobile power banks, data centres and communication modules for underwater ROVs (remotely operated vessels). Both the USVs and ROVs will be operated from an onshore control centre.

NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute Takes Delivery of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle

14.04.2022
The University of New Hampshire’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (UNH CCOM), as a member of the Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA Ocean Exploration, has taken delivery of an iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) and its Universal Deployment System. The autonomous solution will help expand the footprint and efficiency of the OECI’s ocean exploration operations.

Prysmian Group Extends ROV Contract with Modus

14.04.2022
Modus, a leading subsea services contractor and Prysmian Group, a leading cable solutions company are set to continue working together with the extension of their contract. Modus are currently supplying Prysmian Group with an ROV and operators to support the laying of power cables across Europe and America.

C-Innovation Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

14.04.2022
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has marked its 15-year anniversary of providing its customers with the most advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems and industry-leading ROV services.
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