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Popoto Modem Announces Version 2.7 of Affordable, Easy-to-use, Multi-application Underwater Acoustic Modem

22.06.2021
Popoto Modem announces Version 2.7 of its acoustic modem, the industry standard for low cost, small scale, JANUS compliant underwater communications and control operations. The upgraded version offers expanded features and improved ease of deployment in both OEM and fully enclosed configurations.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces First International Order for REMUS 300 UUVs

21.06.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that the Royal New Zealand Navy has placed the first international order for four REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Seabed 2030 Announces New Partnership with the UK Hydrographic Office and Teledyne CARIS on the Occasion of World Hydrography Day

21.06.2021
The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project has entered a technical cooperation agreement with the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), a world-leading centre for hydrography specialising in marine geospatial data, and Teledyne CARIS, the leading developer of marine mapping software. The Memorandum of Understanding – announced on the first World Hydrography Day to fall within the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – will see the parties work together to advance the effort associated with producing the definitive map of the seafloor by the year 2030.

Rosen Adds Over 50 Years’ Experience to Aberdeen Consultancy - Doubles Footprint

21.06.2021
ROSEN Group, leading providers of cutting-edge integrity solutions, continues to expand its Aberdeen based integrity consultancy by doubling its footprint in the city and growing its local headcount.

Falcon Eyes Brazilian Pipelines

19.06.2021
Brazilian offshore IRM operator, SISTAC, has added another Falcon to their fleet of Saab Seaeye underwater robotic vehicles.

Europe’s First Maritime Operations and Training Centre for Robotic Vehicles Will Future-proof Training for Civilian and Military Vessel Operations

17.06.2021
Three key players involved in the drive to autonomous ship operations have joined forces to create Europe’s first training and development centre, dedicated to supporting maritime’s digital transition.

Rovco and PanGeo Subsea Join Forces to Offer Innovative 3D O&M and Survey Solutions

17.06.2021
Rovco and PanGeo Subsea announces the formation of a powerful collaboration, designed to combine their respective areas of expertise to capture and provide early insight into changing subsea component and environmental conditions that may lead to wider problems or failures without planned intervention.

Saipem Signs a New Offshore Drilling Contract in the North Sea

17.06.2021
Saipem has been awarded by Wintershall Dea Norge a contract for the drilling campaign of six wells plus options to drill additional wells in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Operations, which are expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021, will be performed by the semi-submersible rig Scarabeo 8, a drilling unit designed to be “zero pollution and zero discharge” and equipped for operations in harsh environments.

SPE Offshore Europe Live Event Postponed to 1-4 February 2022 Virtual Conference to Go Ahead 7-10 September 2021

16.06.2021
The organisers of SPE Offshore Europe 2021 have announced that the show’s face-to-face event is moving to 1-4 February 2022 at P&J Live, Aberdeen and the conference will run virtually from 7-10 September 2021.

C-Innovation Successfully Completes Remote Survey in Guyana from U.S. Headquarters

14.06.2021
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has successfully completed its first remote survey scope in Guyana.


Fugro Minimises In-person Inspections with New Floating Offshore Wind Real-time Monitoring Solution

14.06.2021
A Fugro-led consortium that includes AS Mosley and the University of Strathclyde has designed a mooring line fatigue tracker that safely and cost-effectively monitors offshore floating wind turbines, thanks to innovation funding from the Scottish Government. The consortium won the funding to develop the tracker, which fuses the motion and position measurements of floating hulls with a simulation model to monitor fatigue, in March 2020 through the Floating Offshore Wind Technology Acceleration Competition (FLW TAC), which was run by the Carbon Trust’s Floating Wind Joint Industry Project. Having already demonstrated the technology in a relevant environment, Fugro and partners are now identifying opportunities to work with floating wind developers on pre-commercial projects to trial the solution offshore.

ECA GROUP Extend the Capabilities of the Latvian Navy's Mine Countermeasures Vessels

11.06.2021
ECA GROUP will replace the vessels’ conventional mine detection systems based on a hull sonar with a more compact, mobile and evolutive unmanned system UMIS, consisting of AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) A18-M drones fitted with the latest generation ECA GROUP synthetic aperture sonar UMISAS for detection, and several underwater robots, the Seascan MK2 and K-STER C for mines identification and neutralisation.

Kraken Announces CRADA on Pressure Tolerant Batteries with US Navy

11.06.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc, has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Under the CRADA, the Battery Certification and Integration Branch, Code 636 of NSWC Carderock, will test Kraken’s pressure tolerant lithium-ion batteries. The testing is expected to take four months to complete and is expect to start in calendar Q3 of this year.

Havfram is Awarded African Technip Energies Contract

10.06.2021
Havfram announced today that Technip Energies has awarded Havfram a contract for the pre-installation and subsequent hook-up of the subsea mooring system for a natural gas Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO).Newly founded Technip Energies is providing this facility to BP, for deployment on the maritime border of Mauritania and Senegal as part of the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) project. The GTA project is an innovative development which will provide gas to both the domestic market and the wider market via the inshore LNG hub/terminal.

Acoustics and Drones Specialists RTSYS Acquire Significant Amount of Teledyne Marine Equipment

10.06.2021
Teledyne Marine is proud to announce the supply of ten RDI Pathfinder Doppler Velocity Logs and five BlueView M900-2250-130 imaging sonars to specialist of Acoustics and Drones: RTSYS.

Blueprint Lab Picks Falcon for Manipulator Testing

09.06.2021
Electric robotic manipulator creator, Blueprint Lab, has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon as their lead in-house development platform for being a reliable, proven, and easily deployable vehicle.

Wind-based Electrification will Drive Europe to Net Zero

09.06.2021
Electrification is the most cost-effective way to decarbonise Europe’s economy according to a report from ETIPWind and WindEurope out today. Wind energy will lead the process: the EU sees it being half of Europe’s electricity by 2050. With the right investments in grids and technology, the combined rate of direct and indirect electrification will be 75% of Europe’s energy demand. And with further cost reductions in wind energy, a net-zero energy system will cost no more than our energy system costs today.

Aker Solutions Delivers Johan Sverdrup Platform Jacket on Schedule

08.06.2021
Today Aker Solutions delivers yet another steel substructure for the largest industry project ever in Norway, the Johan Sverdrup field. Previously, the company has delivered three platform jackets for phase 1. With this jacket for phase 2 of the project, four out of a total of five jackets have been built and delivered from Aker Solutions’ yard in Verdal, Norway. All platform substructures have been delivered on time, quality and budget. A key focus during the work has also been to improve execution models and to adapt for new types of jobs. As a result, future platform jackets for oil and gas and for renewable energy production can be delivered at a lower cost and with increased competitiveness.
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