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Ultra USSI Wins $24M Contract to Design and Manufacturer ER-DIFAR* for the U.S. Navy

17.09.2020
Ultra Electronics USSI, located in Columbia City, Indiana, has been awarded a cost-plus, fixed-fee (CPFF) contract with base and exercised options valued at $24,128,769 by the Office of Naval Research. The contract contains provisions to design, manufacture, test, inspect, package and deliver Extended Range - Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording (ER-DIFAR) system with an expected completion by July 2024.

bp and Microsoft form strategic partnership to drive digital energy ‎innovation

16.09.2020
bp and Microsoft Corp. ‎announced that they have agreed to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation ‎in energy systems and advance the net zero carbon goals of both companies. This includes a co-‎innovation effort focused on digital solutions, the continued use of Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based ‎solution for bp infrastructure and bp supplying renewable energy to help Microsoft meet its 2025 ‎renewable energy goals.‎

Fugro awarded ONGC 3-year contract for integrated survey services fourth time in a row

15.09.2020
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in India has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract to provide integrated survey services for the fourth consecutive time.

maxon and ANYbotics enter into a strategic partnership

15.09.2020
Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics and will in future supply the drive systems of the autonomous ANYmal inspection robot. The robot will soon be marketed in large quantities. This cooperation will also benefit maxon, since ANYbotics provides important robotics know-how and is currently the most successful young company in this field.

bp and Equinor Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Energy in US

10.09.2020
bp and Equinor today announced the formation of a new strategic partnership to develop offshore wind projects in the US. This includes the development of existing offshore wind leases on the US East coast and jointly pursuing further opportunities for offshore wind in the US.

Government of Canada Expresses Support for Kraken’s Defence Export Sales

10.09.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is very pleased to acknowledge the support and recognition of the Government of Canada regarding its recent mine countermeasures system contract bookings with important NATO allies Denmark and Poland.

Applied Acoustics Launches Pyxis Integrated Inertial USBL System

10.09.2020
Applied Acoustic Engineering (AAE) has announced the launch of their next generation USBL system, Pyxis USBL. Taking its name from the constellation Pyxis Nautica - the mariner’s compass - Pyxis USBL takes the best of AAE’s subsea acoustic tracking technology with a highly advanced inertial navigation system (INS) from one of the most respected names in the industry, to create a state of the art, inertially aided Ultra Short Baseline system capable of accurate subsea tracking with survey grade performance.

Australian Scientists Discover New Corals on most Comprehensive Deep Sea Study of Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Marine Parks

09.09.2020
For the first time, scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, discovered five undescribed species consisting of black corals and sponges, and recorded Australia’s first observation of an extremely rare fish.

Equinor Teams up for Offshore Wind Growth in Japan

09.09.2020
Equinor, Jera and J-Power partner up and enter a joint bid agreement prior to Japan’s upcoming Round 1 offshore wind auction.

Kraken to Supply Minehunting Systems to Polish Navy

08.09.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that on September 1st, it signed a contract to supply minehunting systems to the Polish Navy.


Kraken Signs $36 Million Danish Navy Contract

08.09.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is very pleased to announce that today it has signed a contract with Danish Ministry of Defence, Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO) to supply mine-hunting sonar equipment to the Royal Danish Navy.

EvoLogics 20th anniversary: presenting the new PingGuin AUV

08.09.2020
This summer EvoLogics GmbH from Berlin, Germany, celebrated the company’s 20th anniversary! On-time for the occasion, team EvoLogics is happy to present the PingGuin, an autonomous underwater vehicle with low-drag bionic design. The vehicle was developed as part of the MUM (“Modifiable Underwater Mothership”) collaborative R&D project and was first demonstrated in Kiel, Germany, in June 2020.

Fugro’s Major Upgrade to LADS Technology Improves Hydrographic Data Collection in Australia and Pacific Region

08.09.2020
Fugro has successfully trialled a major upgrade to their Fugro LADS airborne lidar bathymetry (ALB) system. The enhanced LADS HD+ technology was developed in Fugro’s laser laboratory in Adelaide, Australia, and is a sophisticated hydrographic mapping system that accurately measures water depth over both the marine and coastal zone environments.

Gastech Virtual Summit Opens Today, World Energy Leaders to Meet Virtually

07.09.2020
Ministers from Singapore and Canada to deliver Keynote Addresses at prestigious event. Gastech Virtual Summit, the world’s convening event for the Gas, LNG and Energy industry opens today. The event is set to deliver exclusive critical insights from Ministers, policy makers, business leaders, disrupters and innovators.

J&S Subsea in Control Following Management Buyout

07.09.2020
The Aberdeen based subsea controls engineering division of SEA, a subsidiary of the independent technology group Cohort plc, has undergone a management buyout as it looks to grow its core business in the North Sea European energy sector.

Saipem Hosts Special Visit at Base for EuroScience Open Forum in Trieste

07.09.2020
Saipem has opened its doors at the Saipem base in Trieste on the first day of the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), a biennial, pan-European, general science conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation, which was taking place in Trieste, Italy from 2-6 September 2020, and of which Saipem is one of the main sponsors.

Two new appointments at underwater technology company

04.09.2020
UNDERWATER technology company OTAQ Group has announced the appointment of two key figures as it continues its drive to grow turnover to £50m by 2025.

Forssea announces the appointment of Benoît David as full-time Sales Director

04.09.2020
Forssea announces the appointment of Benoît David as full-time Sales Director. Benoît has 18 years of international sales experience within the subsea service and offshore construction markets.
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