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Ocean Infinity and Gregg Drilling Announce Joint Venture

Marine robotics company Ocean Infinity and geotechnical drilling experts Gregg Drilling, a subsidiary of Alaska Native Corporation Sealaska, have formed a Joint Venture (JV) to provide geotechnical services to offshore markets in traditional and renewable energy field developments and cables.

IKM Subsea Secures 200 Mill NOK Contract with Nexans Norway AS

Nexans Norway and IKM Subsea have signed an agreement for ROV services on CLV Nexans Skagerrak, CLV Nexans Aurora and 3rd party vessel support. The contract value including options is 200 million NOK and duration term is firm for 3 years + 2 yearly options.

Taiwan Wind Farms Choose Cougar

Especially suited for the offshore wind energy market, the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT Compact robotic vehicle has been chosen for Taiwan’s huge offshore wind farm development.

OI Connect: How to Add Some Extra Oomph to Your Pipeline

n the news recently we can see that DLM has announced a new partnership with Dunlop as an official global distributor of the 18" Dunlop Tyre, commonly utilised by the Cable Laying Industry. Elsewhere, Kongsberg Maritime has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels and Subsea 7 recently announced the award of a sizeable contract. The scope of work includes engineering, project management and procurement.

Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Sonar & Pressure Tolerant Batteries

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. (“Dive”) recently completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (DIVE-LD). The DIVE-LD is also powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries.

New Cowes Weather Station Goes Live

Environmental monitoring stations deliver tide and weather data for harbour users Cowes Harbour Commission (CHC) and OceanWise Ltd. have completed a Stakeholder Benefit project to install two environmental monitoring stations on the River Medina to provide harbour users with tide and weather data allowing commercial and leisure vessels to make timely safety related navigational decisions.

Surveys Underway for Erebus Floating Wind Project

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total and Simply Blue Energy, has begun its 2021 Celtic Sea offshore survey campaign. GEOxyz has started geophysical survey work at the Erebus floating wind site, which is 45km south-west of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Offshore surveys are due to last until mid-June.

Fugro Wins Marine Site Characterisation Contract for World’s first Energy Island Hub

Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea. The contract is part of Energinet’s preliminary studies to build the world’s first ‘hub and spoke’ energy scheme: an energy island 80 km off the Danish coast that will act as a transmission centre for hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.

Ashtead Technology signs collaboration agreement with Zetechtics

Integrated subsea technology and services provider Ashtead Technology has signed a deal with Zetechtics to offer customers a range of new ROV tooling technologies.

Magseis Fairfield Awarded OBN Survey in Gulf of Mexico

Magseis Fairfield has been awarded an Ocean Bottom Node survey in the Gulf of Mexico for a Multi-Client company. The duration of the survey is approximately four (4) months and will be executed in 2021 using our ZXPLR deepwater ocean bottom node technology.

New Camera Technology Brings Savings and Improved Performance

A new combined Stills-Laser-Video camera is taking the marine science market by storm. C-tecnics have used new technology to bring huge savings for customers looking for a camera offering multi-functions required in aquatic and benthic studies. The system offers real time video and stills photography with built in lasers for scaling marine creatures.

The 2021 edition of UDT will now take place on 14-16 December

The event, previously scheduled for June, has been delayed due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. We are confident the new timeline will allow us to welcome international attendees to the show.

Drafinsub performs Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance on Lake Garda

New Project: Commercial diving on Garda lake. Acque Bresciane has again commissioned Drafinsub for the maintenance and the securing of Garda Lake pipeline. Raffaella Saturation System was utilised for this new project. The operations begun in March. Commercial divers will work underwater, up to the depth of 186 m. The specialized divers will continue the operations started 2 years ago.

Fugro Wins repeat Geo-data Solutions Contract with State of Texas

Fugro has been awarded its second-consecutive Geo-data solutions contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to support the state’s Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap).

Kraken Robotics Enters into Letter Of Intent to Acquire PanGeo Subsea

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated April 8, 2021 in connection with the proposed acquisition of PanGeo Subsea Inc.

Saudi Group Acquires Enshore Subsea

Al Gihaz Contracting, part of Saudi-based Al Gihaz Holding, has completed the acquisition of assets, intellectual property and the management systems of subsea trenching company Enshore Subsea.

Marine Institute of Ireland Awards Grants for Advanced Ocean Tech Research

Marine Institute of Ireland, in collaboration with PLOCAN, has awarded €240,000 in funding for two PhD scholarships that will seek to address challenges related to ocean observing systems and advanced ocean technology development.

DeepOcean Charters Volstad’s Volantis Vessel

Norwegian vessel owner and operator Volstad Maritime has secured a contract with subsea services provider DeepOcean for the Volantis vessel. Under the contract, the subsea construction vessel Volantis will continue the work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region throughout 2021, with options for 2022 attached.

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