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Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Contract Extension with Total in Suriname

Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence in end-May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 20m, including integrated services provided.

SeeByte’s ATR Supports Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy Onboard Kraken Robotics’ KATFISH™

SeeByte, the global leader in developing smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc (“Kraken”), a world leader in Synthetic Aperture Sonar or SAS, a revolutionary underwater imaging technology. to integrate their Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) System onto the Kraken KATFISH™ Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS).

bp and EnBW Launch ScotWind Supplier Portal to Support Offshore Wind Growth

bp and EnBW today launched a bespoke online portal for the Scottish engineering and supply sector, as the companies aim to expand their partnership’s offshore wind portfolio by taking part in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

Contract Awards to DOF Subsea in the Atlantic Region

DOF Subsea has been awarded multiple contracts for execution in the North Sea, including a number of turnkey subsea projects within our core service lines – Inspection, Maintenance & Repair (IMR), Construction and Decommissioning.

Helix Robotics Solutions has completed its second campaign on the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

Helix Robotics Solutions has completed its second campaign of the trenching of the inter array cables on the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland.

Van Oord Acquires Second Autonomous Survey Vessel

Van Oord is always on the lookout for innovative digital solutions that create value for our clients and take marine engineering to the next level. After a successful deployment of its first unmanned (autonomous) survey vessel last year, Van Oord ordered a second vessel.

CGG Awarded Equinor OBN Imaging Contract in Brazil

CGG has been awarded a major contract by Equinor for the seismic imaging of its Bacalhau 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey covering 409 sq km currently being acquired in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin. Final products for the fully imaged dataset are expected to be delivered within ten months after the survey is scheduled to complete in May 2021.

Turkey’s First Indigenous Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) ULAQ Completes Sea Trials

Developed by the Turkish companies Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence, Turkey’s first armed unmanned surface vessel ULAQ prototype has completed sea trials.

UDS has been Awarded a Subsea Decommissioning Project in Thailand

Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has been awarded an Subsea Decommissioning project in Thailand. The project will commence Sept 2021. UDS will use its internal assets. the Diving Support Construction Vessels Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, to perform the scope. The project will run well into 2022 with extensions.

Construction Contracts Worth £60 million Awarded for Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project

Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded two new contracts for the construction of the South Breakwater and Crown Wall, with a total value of £60 million.

iXlive Webinar - Transitioning to Remote Hydrography: Challenges and Opportunities

Join us for our #iXlive webinar dedicated to #remote #Hydrography! Hydrography as we know it is brutally changing. The current pandemic made it very difficult to simply put to sea Research Vessels, the blue economy is booming, as is the need to keep surveyors out of harm’s way and grant easier and less expensive access to data and assets to most.

Subsea 7’s Nano Engineered Sensor Platform Wins OTC Spotlight on New Technology® Award

Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry, and Xodus Group, an autonomous subsidiary of Subsea 7, are to be recognised at the 2021 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston with a Spotlight on New Technology® Award for Subsea 7 Nano Engineered Sensor Platform (Subsea 7 NESP).

Fugro Finishes First Phase on Alcatel Submarine Networks’ Transpacific BiFrost Cable System

Fugro has completed the first phase of its marine site characterisation project for Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to support the BiFrost Cable System, a new undersea fibre-optic cable system that will connect the west coast of North America, Guam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.

Equinor and Vårgrønn Team up for Floating Wind at Utsira Nord

Equinor and Vårgrønn have signed a collaboration agreement to jointly apply for offshore wind acreage in Norway for the Utsira Nord area.

Ocean Infinity Acquires Abyssal

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is excited to announce that it has acquired software engineering specialists, Abyssal

ROV Contract Win in Brazil

SM Continental (SMC) has won a contract to provide ROV services to oil giant Petrobras in Brazil. The two-year contract, which started in April 2021, is worth $5 million.

Mariscope Launches its New ROV Flunder

Along with the launching of the brand´s new thrusters, the new Flunder model is launched worldwide, a powerful and fast Observation Class/Light Work Class category ROV.

Go-Ahead for Marine Technology Cooperation

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy is providing 12 million euros as part of the Maritime Research Program for the development of a novel autonomous submersible robotics system that will enable autonomous monitoring of underwater installations in the deep sea with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.
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