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Groupe Gorgé completes the acquisition of iXblue; paving the way to bringing ECA Group and iXblue together

29.09.2022
Groupe Gorgé announced today having reached a major milestone with the acquisition of iXblue. This operation, that will bring ECA Group and iXblue together, will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics. The two companies will benefit from a global workforce of 1,500 people and will achieve an annual turnover of €250 million. Together, iXblue and ECA Group will provide customers with a unique offer ranging from components to complex systems to support critical missions in severe environments.

Alcatel Submarine Networks’ Fleet Upgraded to Latest Technology with iXblue’s Oceano HD15 Cable Lay Acoustic Releases

19.07.2022
It has already been 20 years since Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), a leader in the manufacturing and installation of underwater optical systems, has chosen iXblue to equip its fleet of 6 cable ships, managed by Louis-Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA). With two releasers per ship, ASN owns as many as 23 iXblue Oceano acoustic releases, to help deploy equipment underwater, whether in shallow waters or on the continental shelf. Their main advantages are their reliability, extreme resistance to corrosion and ease of use.

Seaforth Geosurveys Adds iXblue Gaps M5 USBL to its Pool of Survey Equipment

20.06.2022
Seaforth Geosurveys, a leading Canadian marine survey company, recently acquired iXblue new Gaps M5 USBL system to support data acquisition for marine geophysical survey projects, including one in the Canadian Arctic as well as multiple other projects such as support of sidescan sonar operations during lost and abandoned fishing gear (Ghost Gear) identification and retrieval efforts.

iXblue Completes Remotely Operated Survey of Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Using its DriX USV

05.05.2022
iXblue recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located 20km off the West coast of France – was remotely conducted by the iXblue teams of surveyors from their Remote Control Center in La Ciotat, South-east of France.

NOAA NEFSC and iXblue Successfully Complete a Trial of the SeapiX-R 3D Volume Sonar at the Block Island Windfarm

23.03.2022
NOAA NEFSC has tested iXblue’s SeapiX 3D volume sonar in the Block Island windfarm off the coast of Rhode Island, the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. The objective of the evaluation was to observe and monitor the pelagic ecosystem often overshadowed by the demersal and benthic communities in the windfarm areas.

iXblue Ramps Up DriX USV Production Following Strong Commercial Success

16.03.2022
As the maritime industry makes its transition towards more efficient and environmental-friendly autonomous operations, iXblue, a key player in maritime autonomy, has been ramping up its production of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) to meet the industry growing need for efficient and sea-proven autonomous platforms.

Ashtead Technology Strengthens its Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

15.03.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in iXblue subsea positioning systems.

ECA Group and iXblue to Create New European High-Tech Champion

14.03.2022
ECA Group and iXblue have entered an exclusive negotiations period to bring the two French companies together. Carried out by Group Gorgé, this operation will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of maritime, inertial navigation, space and photonics.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Reinforces Global Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

22.02.2022
STR’s investment notably includes the acquisition of iXblue’s long baseline (LBL) system; Canopus, making them the first rental company to offer the system for hire. Part of iXblue’s sparse LBL solution, Canopus brings together intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems(INS), and Delph Subsea Positioning Software. It is also a third-party friendly solution able to be easily integrated within existing operational fields.

Van Oord Deploys iXblue LBL Subsea Positioning Solution for Offshore Wind Farm Piles Installation

01.02.2022
Global marine contractor Van Oord recently deployed iXblue new LBL subsea positioning solution to conduct the installation of 190 offshore wind farm piles in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc (France). Already used on major Oil&Gas and Renewables projects, iXblue Canopus transponders, Ramses transceivers and Delph Subsea Positioning Software have been used by Van Oord to conduct metrology operations. Those aimed to ensure the laid-out piles had been positioned as per the requested specifications.


iXblue Demonstrates Collaborative Uncrewed Surface & Subsea Vehicles Capabilities to TotalEnergies

25.01.2022
Continuing to enable the use of emerging breakthrough technology, TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.

iXblue Delivers the Synthetic Aperture Sonar Dedicated to Ifremer's New 6000m-rated AUV

18.01.2022
Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Ocean Science, has received its new synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) from iXblue. It will equip the institute’s new 6000m-rated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) dedicated to deep sea exploration.

Ashtead Technology Bolsters Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

13.12.2021
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in iXblue subsea navigation systems. The investment includes the addition of further Rovins and Rovins Nano inertial navigation systems as well as Octans attitude and heading reference systems which are now available to rent throughout the company’s nine international technology and service hubs.

The Polish Navy Acquires iXblue DriX USV to Advance its Hydrographic Operations

07.12.2021
The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy has purchased iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) through the company’s local partner THESTA. The USV will be advancing the Polish Navy hydrographic capabilities.

British Antarctic Survey Selects DriX USV to Enhance its Scientific Capabilities

23.11.2021
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a world-leading centre for polar science and operations, adds iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to its advanced robotic survey means. Deployed from polar research stations and from the British polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, the DriX USV will help BAS conduct multi-disciplinary sciences such as surveying the impact of ocean currents on melting ice flow or mapping the seabed in the polar regions.

iXblue Launches new ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Scope

12.10.2021
iXblue, a global leader in the field of maritime autonomy, announces the launch of its first Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV): FlipiX. Designed to be operated autonomously from iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) or from a light vessel, FlipiX enhances autonomous survey capabilities and allows to conduct multi-sensor operations in a single run, ultimately offering unmatched operational efficiency.

UTEC Operates New iXblue Subsea Positioning Technology on Challenging Ultra-deep Water Construction Project

07.10.2021
Survey provider UTEC, the lead brand for Acteon’s geo-services segment, has successfully deployed iXblue new subsea positioning technology on a world-class ultra-deep water field development project in Africa, with depths below 2,000m. iXblue sparse LBL solution, brings together Canopus intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems, and Delph Subsea Positioning Software, to provide more informative positioning and spool piece metrology at multiple drill centers throughout the project execution.

Bureau Veritas delivers Approval in Principle to DriX - an innovative USV

29.09.2021
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to iXblue, a global high-tech company and a pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, for its innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) named DriX. This AiP addresses the safety requirementsof the marine drone, which operates under the novel concept of remotely supervised autonomy.
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