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Deep Trekker Acquired by Halma Plc

Deep Trekker are excited to announce that they are joining the world-class technology group, Halma. Halma’s group of nearly 50 companies provide innovative products and services that help solve many of the key problems facing the world today. Being a part of a larger family of companies, Deep Trekker will be able to continue their accelerated growth and technological innovation on a global scale.

New ROV for Bre­men Deep-Sea Re­search and En­vir­on­mental Ob­ser­va­tion

MARUM - Cen­ter for Mar­ine En­vir­on­mental Sci­ences at the Uni­versity of Bre­men is get­ting a new ROV. The new sys­tem has a higher per­form­ance than ROV MARUM-QUEST. This means that the diving ro­bot can be used, for ex­ample, to trans­port ob­ser­vat­or­ies to the ocean floor and con­duct in­vest­ig­a­tions at a wa­ter depth of 5,000 meters.

Ultra and Sparton DLS, LLC Joint Venture (ERAPSCO) Awarded $11.6M for U.S. Navy Production Contract of New Advanced Sonobuoys

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton DLS, LLC announce the award of a contract valued at $11.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, against the $222 million competitive Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract for the manufacture of next-generation sonobuoys for the United States Navy. The new buoy type, the AN/SSQ-125A (Q-125A) which was recently officially qualified, was developed by ERAPSCO after 24 months of effort. The Q-125A will provide advanced active sonar capabilities to the U.S. Navy fleet of anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft and will further the U.S. Navy’s ability to counter stealthy modern submarines from our foreign adversaries.

Fugro Provides Sustainable Site Investigations to BP's First UK Offshore Wind Farm Development

bp and EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG have awarded Fugro a geotechnical site investigation contract for their new offshore wind farms, Morgan and Mona, located in the Irish Sea. This marks bp’s entry into the UK’s offshore wind power sector and, when complete, Morgan and Mona will have a combined generating capacity of 3 GW, sufficient to power the equivalent of 3.4 million UK households with clean electricity.

DE&S Awards Contract to Atlas Elektronik to Provide Mine-Hunting Systems to Royal Navy

Building on ambitions outlined in the Integrated Review, the three sets of Medium Autonomous Underwater Vessel (MAUV) systems will help to ensure Royal Navy personnel can combat the rapidly evolving threat of naval mines. The new technology will also help maintain the freedom of movement for UK ships and submarines when defending the UK at sea.

Atlas Elektronik UK Awarded Contract to Deliver Mine Hunting AUVs to the Royal Navy

The £32m contract, includes delivery of 3 MHC AUV Systems comprising 9 vehicles in total along with a comprehensive training and support package to run for 3 years from delivery. The MHC AUV System combines the ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH medium-sized SeaCat® AUV, fitted with the latest AEUK high resolution Vision Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) and the Seebyte Neptune and Military software for advanced planning and analysis.

Boxfish Research Announces New Reseller Agreement with DK M-Tech

Boxfish Research, a New Zealand manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), today announced an authorised reseller agreement with DK M-Tech, a market-leading provider of specialised marine equipment in South Korea. This new business partnership introduces Boxfish Research’s innovative ROV systems to the Korean market and enhances DK M-Tech’s capacity to improve Korea’s maritime safety and marine environment.

EVENT: Floating Offshore Wind

With a government target of 1GW by 2030 and the ambition to hit 15 – 20 GW by 2040, The case has been made that floating wind is crucial to the delivery of the UK’s net zero future. RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables present Floating Offshore Wind 2022 as the meeting place for the entire industry to share best practice, operational efficiencies, lessons learned, technical challenges and innovations.

New Oil and Gas Discovery by the North Sea Troll and Fram Area

Equinor, which is the operator of production licence 293 B, has discovered oil and gas close to the Troll and Fram area. Based on preliminary estimates the size of the discovery is between 4 and 8 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, or 25-50 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

DLM Receive Order for Wheel De-trenching Grapnels Used for Subsea Cable Repair

Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM), of Southampton, UK has received a landmark order for two wheel de-trenching grapnels, which will be deployed from subsea cable repair vessels in France. The products will be delivered to a long-standing DLM customer in May.

NEMO’s Caribbean debut

Following the first of many NEMO submersible deliveries to the tropical seas of the Caribbean, we seized our earliest opportunity to explore the region’s gin-clear waters viewed through U-Boat Worx’s signature acrylic sphere.

The Metals Company and Allseas Announce Successful North Sea Drive Test of Pilot Nodule Collector Vehicle

Following earlier harbor wet-testing, the Allseas-designed pilot nodule collector vehicle was deployed from the Hidden Gem and lowered to the seafloor in open sea conditions. A range of critical drive functions were successfully tested, confirming the collector’s capability to manoeuvre forwards and backwards at various speeds and in different directions, as well as to lower and raise the nodule collector heads.

Aqueos Corporation Moves Into Boston Office Facility

Aqueos Corporation recently announced they would be moving into their new Boston, MA, office facility. The move was made so Aqueos could better serve the growing needs of renewable energy developers working in the US Northeast and to better support their existing customers in the region.

EVENT: OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads

OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is the event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our OCEANS. Industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field.

DOF Subsea Achieves 99% Recycle/Repurpose Rate on Latest Decommissioning Project

A decommissioning project carried out by DOF Subsea, on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, to project manage and provide Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) services at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the Central North Sea, has achieved a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials.

Ørsted Acquires Majority Stake in Scottish Floating Wind Development Project

Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, has acquired a majority stake in the 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind development project on the Scottish coast, entering a joint venture (JV) partnership with Simply Blue Group, a leading Irish blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, wave energy and low-impact aquaculture. Ørsted will own an 80% stake in the project as Simply Blue Group’s newest JV partner on the project, alongside minority JV partner, Subsea 7.

N-Sea Strengthens Offshore Subsea Services with Multipurpose Support Vessel Geosea

N-Sea Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the Dutch flagged vessel Geosea, a multipurpose support vessel, for an undisclosed sum. The vessel has been under management by N-Sea on a long-term vessel agreement with DOF Subsea Rederi AS for the last few years and has worked since then for the Royal Dutch Navy, on a long-term charter.

Saildrone Founder & CEO Richard Jenkins Recognized with Michelson Award for Innovation

Founder and CEO Richard Jenkins has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Albert A. Michelson Award by the Navy League of the United States. Jenkins and the Saildrone team have made waves in the defense community in recent months, demonstrating that turnkey maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions are a force multiplier, enabling rapid and effective response from high-value manned assets.
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