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ECA Group - 5 & 7 functions Electric Manipulator Arms NO OIL, NO LEAKS!

29.01.2018
ECA Group, specialising in robotics & integrated systems, introduces its ARM 5E & 7E range.

OFG supports successful project combining AUV and USV mothership to survey the ocean’s depths

29.01.2018
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) works with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE GEBCO-NF Alumni Team to advance the state of the art in autonomous seafloor survey through operations support, expertise, and OFG’s HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Chercheur. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed the Technology Readiness Tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE using a combined Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system. The goal of the XPRIZE challenge is to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.

Sonardyne deep tracking technology selected for German research vessel upgrade

29.01.2018
Ocean science company, Sonardyne International Ltd., has announced that its deep water acoustic tracking technology, Ranger 2, has been installed on one of the most modern vessels in the German research fleet, the Maria S. Merian. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), which this year is hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.

Trelleborg Exhibits Buoyancy Materials at Underwater Intervention

29.01.2018
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of buoyancy materials at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 6-8 on stand 747. In addition, Will Ricci is set to present as a materials expert with regard to buoyancy as a critical component of unmanned subsea vehicle design.

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2018 - The ROV Track

26.01.2018
Underwater Intervention is again in the wonderful town of New Orleans February 6-8, 2018. This year’s ROV Track is one of the best ever with heavy-hitters of the industry presenting some of their latest innovations. Some of the highlights include:

OEG Offshore Deliver £1.8 million GBP of Module Contracts to Subsea Markets

25.01.2018
OEG Offshore (OEG) – which specialises in the design, build and rental of specialist A60 cabins and cargo-carrying units for the offshore oil and gas market, has delivered several high value ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) module contracts worth £1.8 million GBP ($2.5 million USD) for TechnipFMC, Saipem and other leading subsea contractors.

Smart Torque Tool Advances an All Electric Future

22.01.2018
A breakthrough in electric torque tool technology is set to further advance the capability of electric underwater robotic vehicles. A new lightweight electric torque tool is being launched globally in a collaboration agreement between Saab Seaeye, the world leader in electric underwater e-robotic systems, and Australia-based Total Marine Technology (TMT).

Phoenix Performs Thruster Change-out and ABS In-water Survey for U.S. Missile Defense Agency

22.01.2018
The Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) a floating, self-propelled missile tracking system operated by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency consists of an X-band radar array mounted on a 50,000 ton twin-hull semi-submersible. SBX-1 uses four azimuthing thrusters for propulsion and positioning and the requirement to change-out the forward-starboard thruster waterborne fell to Phoenix International. Working closely with thruster OEM Wärtsilä Defense, the Phoenix team of divers and technicians installed a unique underwater hydraulic trolley system to allow the 25-ton thruster to be moved outboard of the thruster well once separation from the steering pipe was complete. This innovation was required because the semi-sub deck overhang coupled with a shallow Pearl Harbor repair berth precluded a direct yard-and-stay procedure. The Phoenix team was able to remove the existing thruster and, reversing this process, install a rebuilt thruster all within the tight timeline stipulated by the ultimate client. As the thruster work commenced, our client asked if Phoenix could also prepare SBX-1 for and perform an ABS in-water survey (IWS) in parallel with the thruster change-out. Our Pearl City location and Hawaii based team allowed us to answer in the affirmative and we went to work immediately performing waterborne hull cleaning, shell-plate thickness gauging, sea-chest blanking, and visual inspection with an ABS surveyor in attendance. During the inspection our divers discovered fishing net inside the aft-port thruster. They subsequently removed the rope guard, cut away all netting, inspected the thruster seals and re-installed the rope guard. All pre-inspection, inspection and repair work was conducted while the thruster change-out was in-process.

Deepocean awarded contract for ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 Project

22.01.2018
DeepOcean 1 UK Limited, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has been awarded a significant contract for performing ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

Underwater Intervention Announces The Blueprint Laboratory as the feature of the UI 2018 Underwater Technology Showcase.

20.01.2018
Underwater Intervention (UI2018) has announced The Blueprint Lab as the feature of this year’s Underwater Technology Showcase. Based in Sydney Australia, The Blueprint Lab develops miniature sub-sea robotics to push the boundaries in remote underwater intervention. Still in their infancy, The Blueprint Lab brings a fresh view of the industry and will be conducting live demos to showcase the capability of their technology and presentations to share their insights into the future of remote intervention.


Fugro Undertakes Marine and Land Surveys for Strategic UAE Hail and Ghasha Gas Development

19.01.2018
Fugro has commenced a programme of geophysical and geotechnical surveys for Artelia, Abu Dhabi as part of the Hail and Ghasha development, a landmark project by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Imenco wins contract for world’s largest offshore wind farm

19.01.2018
Imenco Corrosion Technology AS have been awarded a contract to deliver equipment for corrosion protection of the world’s largest offshore wind farm; Hornsea Project One off the coast of UK.

Oceangate and Subc Imaging to Capture First Ever 4k Images of the Titanic Shipwreck

19.01.2018
OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and SubC Imaging, a global leader in intelligent underwater imaging equipment, have formed a strategic alliance to capture the first 4K images of the RMS Titanic shipwreck and debris field. SubC Imaging cameras and lights will be installed on OceanGate's Cyclops2, the first manned submersible to survey the Titanic since 2005.

Mark Grabowski Joins Teledyne Marine OneTeam in Houston, TX

17.01.2018
(Houston, TX – January 17, 2018) Teledyne Marine is pleased to announce that Mark Grabowski has joined the Teledyne Marine OneTeam of professionals as sales manager in the Gulf of Mexico region for our Imaging and Instruments product lines. Mark brings with him a wealth of relevant experience, having supervised and implemented a broad scope of technical marine projects for the oil and gas industry over the past 18 years.

Newton and iXBlue Demonstrate System Integration

17.01.2018
iXBlue, one of the leading suppliers of IMU systems to the world and Newton Labs, the world’s largest and oldest manufacturer of underwater laser scanners announced today demonstrations and tests of advanced integration technology between their systems to supply the highest possible resolution of laser scanning coupled with an IMU in ROV/AUV service. Performed at Newton’s facility in Seattle, the combination of the two advanced systems and coupled with the advanced integration technology developed between the two companies; this test demonstrates the highest possible resolution in subsea laser scans.

Subsea Expo to explore overseas opportunities for UK companies

17.01.2018
With UK subsea exports valued at almost £4 billion, Subsea UK is encouraging British firms to target international expansion to sustain long term growth.

Contract for improved recovery on Johan Sverdrup

17.01.2018
Statoil awards a contract to Alcatel Submarine Networks for Permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) on the Johan Sverdrup field. The seismic technology – a potential digital enabler for the field – will be a key contributor to delivering on Johan Sverdrup’s 70 percent recovery ambition.

Announcing the New Echoscope4G® Surface for Shallow Water Applications

17.01.2018
The Echoscope Surface Coda Octopus is delighted to announce the release of the Echoscope4G® Surface. The Echoscope4G® Surface is the first product in our new 4th generation real-time 3D sonar line-up, and is a major step forward for our technology offering a package which is 50% lighter, 40% smaller with a 30% lower power requirement.
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