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Global Underwater Hub Appoints Industry Heavy-hitter as First Chair

The £13million UK and Scottish Government-backed, Global Underwater Hub (GUH) has appointed its first chair. Andrew Hodgson will take up the role as Subsea UK transitions into a new strategically-focused organisation that that will transform the UK’s £8bn underwater industry into one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the country, generating £45bn in revenues by 2035. This will accelerate the drive to net-zero and create high value sustainable jobs and exports. The GUH will harness opportunities in a rapidly-growing global market, create a step-change in the growth and internationalisation of UK underwater expertise, technologies, services and skills and drive innovation to accelerate the energy transition.

Webtool Announces HCV220 Heavy-Duty Cable Cutter

Hydraulic cutting tools and systems specialist, Webtool, has released a new heavy-duty cutter, the Webtool HCV220. Designed to cut cable, umbilical and risers in severe working conditions, the cutter can be deployed subsea mounted on an ROV, and as a deck-mounted cutter for planned production cutting.

Valeport Joins Ocean Infinity’s Armada

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Ocean Infinity to provide sound velocity and bathymetric data for their pioneering Armada Fleet, the world’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of ocean-going, robotic vessels.

Pliant Energy Systems Awarded $4.4M Contract from US Office of Naval Research

Pliant Energy Systems has won a $4.4M award (with Option) from the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to mature their unique marine robotics platform.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and Marine Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Connecting the Oceans with the Popoto Modem, ISURUS ROV Opens Operating Windows for Renewables Projects, Ploughing Ahead: 50 Years of Subsea Excellence from SMD, OCEAN 2020 Open Cooperation for European Maritime Awareness, Deep Trekker Treks into Tech, Global ROV Contractor Plans for Future Expansion, RTSYS the Rising Company, ARCS: Canada’s First AUV, Power In and Data Out: How C-Power’s SeaRAY AOPS Starts the Future of the Ocean Economy Today, 80 Years of Habia Cable: From Submarines to ROVs, iAtlantic Project: A Scientific Research Mission to Explore the Deep Sea Around Cabo Verde, The Marine Robotics Workforce of the Future

Ocean Business is Back with an Unmissable FREE Training & Demo Programme

Get hands on with the world’s leading ocean technology suppliers Ocean Business 2021, taking place from 12-14 October at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, will once again bring the ocean technology community together with an exhibition of 300 companies from around the world. The show will be packed with live product demonstrations, giving visitors the opportunity to see equipment in action and ‘test drive’ products before they purchase.

Visiting Ships and Waterborne Demos Announced for DSEI 2021

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will host five Royal Navy and international visiting ships when it takes place 14-17 September at London ExCeL. The vessels will provide an exclusive showcase of maritime technology and capability for visitors to explore.

Forum Energy Technologies to Build Life-support Pods for Greek Navy

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has delivered two of its emergency life support store (ELSS) pods to the Hellenic Navy. The contract, which marks FET’s first supply to Greece’s naval force, will see the business manufacture the two pods at its facility in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.

Underwater Cable for Floating Energy Archipelago

NOVACAVI has specially developed a hybrid underwater cable with optical fiber for the first sea-scale prototype of floating energy archipelago, an innovative idea for a sustainable use of marine renewable energy of CNR-INM (Institute for Marine Engineering).

New US-Europe Partnership Set to Advance USV Applications for Defence and Marine Survey Applications

Marine technology specialist Subsea Europe Services and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) innovator MARTAC have signed an extensive partnership agreement for cooperation on the delivery of unmanned and autonomous marine survey platforms. The partnership unites Florida-headquartered MARTAC’s extensive USV portfolio for defence, commercial and scientific applications with Subsea Europe Services’ hydroacoustic sensors, platforms and solutions expertise, which is available through its established European rental pool, sales and support channels.

Unique Group and AMCS Sign Agreement to Develop USV Coxswain Course

Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMC Search (AMCS), the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College to jointly develop a maritime industry accredited Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Coxswain’s course.

Leonardo Stands Ready for Second OCEAN2020 Demonstration

The second OCEAN2020 demonstration is due to take place in the Baltic Sea in the end of August. The exercise, which will be coordinated by Saab, will focus upon how naval forces can detect and identify high-speed surface threats and unknown submerged activity. OCEAN2020 is the largest European funded defence research project for maritime surveillance and sees Leonardo coordinating a team of 43 partners from 15 countries. The Baltic Sea demo will involve 13 unmanned systems, four naval units – a Swedish Support Ship, Lithuanian Patrol Vessel, Polish Mine Hunter and a German Research Vessel - a satellite and two command centres.

DOF Subsea Secures Contract Awards in the APAC region

DOF Subsea is pleased to announce multiple contract awards in the Asia Pacific region providing significant utilisation for resources and vessels in Q3 and Q4 2021 and securing solid backlog into the first half of 2022.

Acteon Supports Siemens Gamesa with Cable Survey for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Pilot Project

Acteon, a marine energy and infrastructure services company, recently supported Siemens Gamesa, an industry-leading offshore wind turbine manufacturer and operations and maintenance provider, with a cable survey for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project. The scope of work provides an example of Acteon’s ongoing partnership with Siemens Gamesa and its growing balance of plant subsea services, which cover turbine foundation ROV inspection and surveys of export and array cables, and the seabed around each turbine foundation.

OTAQ Offshore Releases the OceanSENSE 4 Leak Detector

Designed to detect all fluorescing trace dyes used in subsea leak detection from a single 6000m rated Titanium housing, the OceanSENSE 4 utilises the same core technology as the industry standard OTAQ OceanSENSE subsea leak and cement returns detection system.

Greensea Enters into Contract with Ocean Power Technologies

Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, recently contracted with Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) to provide development and engineering services. During the three-year contract, Greensea will support OPT to develop and launch the next generation of their PowerBuoy®-based Maritime Domain Awareness Solution (MDAS) on the OPENSEA platform and will work closely with OPT’s other software partner, Fathom5.

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime Enters into a Partnership

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime have entered a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the global initiative to produce the complete map of the ocean floor. Under the terms of the MOU, the two parties will work together to advance understanding of ocean bathymetry. The effort complements the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

C-Kore Systems welcomes Ian Griffiths

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce Ian Griffiths has joined the company to represent C-Kore as their Sales Manager in the US.

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