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Nauticus Robotics Initiates International Expansion with Operating Bases in Norway and the United Kingdom

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of ocean robots, autonomy software, and services to the marine industries, today announced the initiation of its operations in Norway and the United Kingdom, beginning the Company’s international expansion strategy for 2023 and beyond.

Fugro Awarded a Contract for Brunei's Deepwater Gas Field Development

Fugro has received a sizeable contract for the Kelidang Cluster gas field development project from Petronas Carigali (PC) Brunei. Fugro will perform various site characterisation surveys to support the front-end engineering design for offshore production facilities and the pipelines to prospective buyers onshore. Geotechnical and geophysical data will be acquired using amongst others autonomous underwater vehicles and a seafloor geotechnical drill. The majority of the work will be executed during 2023 in different phases.

Deepsea Solutions AS has Acquired Shares in C-Tecnics Ltd in Aberdeen

Deepsea Solutions AS are thrilled to announce that they have acquired shares in C-Tecnics Ltd in Aberdeen. Scott Younger has now taken over the role as Managing Director. Magnus Lindberg and Aslak Tunheim has joined the company as Directors.

Major Collaboration Fosters Autonomy and Machine Learning Innovation in Ocean Robotics

The two largest software companies in ocean robotics, Greensea Systems, Inc. creator of the open architecture platform OPENSEA®, and SeeByte, with their mission-level autonomy system Neptune and embedded Automatic Target Recognition (ATR), have continued their collaboration to provide a comprehensive solution for ocean robotics operators, from vehicle platform to operation center.

New Funding Call to Develop New Robotic and Automation Solutions in UK Manufacturing

The Made Smarter Innovation Challenge, delivered by Innovate UK, has launched a new £6 million late-stage robotics and automation industrialisation funding call for collaborative research and development. Projects can seek grant funding for project values up to £4 million.

Introducing SubmergeDeep®: Extreme Pressure Hydraulic and Pressure Compensation Fluids and Dielectric Coolants for Underwater Applications

Engineered Fluids, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new SubmergeDeep® family of revolutionary extreme pressure dielectric fluids specifically designed for use in Remote Operated Vehicles, underwater exploration, and submersible vehicles.

Boskalis Takes on its Hundredth Offshore Windfarm Project

Boskalis has acquired the contract to construct a large offshore windfarm off the United States coastline. The Boskalis project scope includes the transportation and installation of the wind turbine foundations and power cables for which two crane vessels, several transport and cable-laying vessels will be deployed. The contract marks a special milestone for Boskalis as this is the 100th offshore windfarm project that Boskalis has worked on over the past decade.

EVENT: Global Offshore Wind - 14-15 June | ExCeL London | #RUKGOW23

The largest dedicated UK offshore wind event is returning to London. This must-attend conference and exhibition will be a display of the latest innovations, technologies and inspiring collaborations within the offshore wind industry to date. Don’t miss 4,000+ attendees, 100+ hours of content, 100+ expert speakers and so much more!

Seaeye Falcon Thrives in Crocodile-infested Waters

ASI Group have deployed a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot into crocodile-infested waters in East Africa. The crocodiles have been preventing manual inspection of remote inland underwater structures supporting East Africa’s power generation.

National Subsea Centre Officially Open in Aberdeen

The National Subsea Centre (NSC), a centre of excellence for subsea research and technology development, has been officially opened today in Dyce, Aberdeen by Michael Matheson, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport and UK Government Minister for Scotland, Malcolm Offord.

FET Delivers Trio of ROVs to OceanPact in Brazil

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered three of its 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to Brazil-based OceanPact.

Grandeur Subserv Ltd Acquires Gaps M5 USBL System for Shallow Water Nearshore Operations

Grandeur Subserv Ltd, a company specializing in underwater and environmental engineering services, recently acquired Exail Gaps M5 USBL system for shallow water geophysical surveys on the Nigerian coast. Looking for an agnostic acoustic positioning system compatible with third-party transponders and capable of accurately tracking any asset in very shallow water, the Gaps M5 USBL system was particularly recommended.

TMI-Orion Dynamics collaborate with OceanTools to sell their EMA-5 Electric Manipulator Arm

OceanTools Ltd, Aberdeen Scotland, announce the signing of a Collaboration Agreement with TMI-Orion Dynamics, headquartered in Montpellier France, for OceanTools to sell their EMA-5 Electric Manipulator Arm. Furthermore, OceanTools will assist with the manufacture of the arm in their state-of-the-art CNC machine shop and electronics workshops.

SEA-KIT Triples Production and Expands R&D with New Facility

SEA-KIT International’s brand-new production facility for its larger XL-Class Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is now operational, with the first 18m hull being fitted out ready for delivery this summer to world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, Fugro.

Asso.subsea to Install the Export Cable for the Ostwind 3 Project

Asso.subsea, a specialized global contractor in the submarine cable industry, has been awarded by Hellenic Cables, one of the largest European cable manufacturers, of the transportation, installation and protection for the 220 kV export submarine cable system that will connect the Windanker offshore wind farm with the German extra-high voltage transmission grid.

Oi Americas to Host Product Launches and New Technologies

Oceanology International Americas has opened its registration and the organisers of the largest ocean technology trade show & conference in the US are delighted to welcome back all ocean professionals who are involved in exploring, protecting and sustainably operating in the world’s oceans and waterways. Event Director David Ince commented: “With registration now open we welcome back the ocean technology, science and engineering communities to San Diego, in a vibrant face-to-face business environment, with a focus on creating new relationships, discovering the latest technologies and, accessing the latest thinking in the conferences. The trade show and conference will cement Oi Americas position as one of the Worlds must-visit events for ocean professionals, thought leaders and organisations”.

Allspeeds Supplies Webtool HCV330 Cable Cutter to Ashtead Technology

Leading hydraulic tool maker, Allspeeds Limited, has supplied a Webtool HCV330 hydraulic cutter to Ashtead Technology, an international subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist. The largest Webtool cutter manufactured so far, the HCV 330 is designed to cut large diameter umbilicals and subsea power cables up to 330mm. It will complement Ashtead Technology’s existing fleet of high-performing subsea cutting technology solutions for the offshore energy sector.

Countdown to Ocean Business 2023 as Registration Opens

Registration is now open for Ocean Business 2023, the global technology and science exhibition for marine industries. The three-day event, which runs from April 18-20 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, is open to all visitors for free by registering online at With more than 300 manufacturers and service providers already booked for the sold-out exhibition, this year’s Ocean Business promises to attract record crowds from around the world, offering unrivalled networking opportunities.
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