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James Fisher Subtech Successfully Executes Subsea IRM Contract for NEO Energy and Secures future Work

16.06.2022
James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech), provider of specialist technical offshore solutions and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) contract for NEO Energy - one of the leading North Sea oil and gas producers - on its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, Global Producer III (GPIII), located in the Balloch field, Central North Sea.

Maersk Drilling secures one-well extension for Maersk Valiant

16.06.2022
TotalEnergies E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional well in Block 58 offshore Suriname to the work scope of the drillship Maersk Valiant.

Bayonet Ocean Vehicles Range Introduced at Undersea Defence Technology

15.06.2022
Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company, was successfully launched at Undersea Defence Technology (UDT) in Rotterdam last week. At the three day show the company introduced its new line of amphibious crawling vehicles the Bayonet 150, 250 and 350.

Teledyne Marine to Host In-Person Technology Workshop on Lake Michigan

15.06.2022
Teledyne Marine is pleased to announce that they will host their first in-person workshop since 2019. This two-day event, branded as their “Teledyne Marine Workshop – Tech on the Lakes”, will take place on September 27-28, 2022 and will be co-hosted by Northwestern Michigan College's Marine Center, located in Traverse City on Lake Michigan.

Aker Solutions and Aker BP Secure New, Future-Oriented Offices in Stavanger

14.06.2022
Aker BP and Aker Solutions have signed a long-term agreement with owner and real estate developer Hinna Park Utvikling (HPU) for modern and energy-efficient office buildings in Stavanger from 2024/2025.

Scantrol will supply AHC for electric C-LARs winches

14.06.2022
Scantrol AS is pleased to announce a new cooperation with C-LARs LLC, a Texas based manufacturing company, for the supply of control systems including Active Heave Compensation (AHC). The contract was signed at OTC Houston in early May.

Esri's Dawn Wright Will Journey to Challenger Deep with Explorer Victor Vescovo

13.06.2022
On or about July 12, a two-person team will descend nearly 36,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean to capture images and data from the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the Earth's ocean. The expedition team will include Victor Vescovo, undersea explorer and founder of the ocean research company Caladan Oceanic, as pilot and Dr. Dawn Wright as mission specialist. The expedition will be led and coordinated by expedition leader Rob McCallum, founder of EYOS Expeditions.

HII Successfully Demonstrates Coordinated Manned and Unmanned Operations

13.06.2022
All-domain defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE:HII) announced today the successful demonstration of capabilities enabling HII-built amphibious warships to launch, operate with and recover HII-built large-diameter unmanned underwater vehicles (LDUUV).

Teledyne Marine Annual Photo Contest Now Open

11.06.2022
Teledyne Marine has announced the return of its annual photo contest. All Teledyne Marine customers and users are encouraged to submit their favorite photos showing any of Teledyne Marine’s products in action, data collected using a Teledyne Marine product, or photos taken using a Teledyne Bowtech camera.

Falcon Best for Japan's Renewables Says Shibuya

10.06.2022
For Japan’s growing offshore renewable sector, Shibuya Diving Industry Ltd (SDI), chose another Saab Seaeye Falcon for their Falcon fleet. “As a diving company, an underwater robotic vehicle is a vital resource for extending our operational capability,” says Shibuya “and found the Falcon was the top choice globally amongst diving companies.”


SMD Enters Into First of a Kind Partnership with Van Oord

10.06.2022
In a bid to reduce downtime and improve efficiencies, world-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has entered into a parts and services framework agreement with marine contractor, Van Oord.

Schlumberger and Subsea 7 Renew Global Subsea Integration Alliance

10.06.2022
Schlumberger and Subsea 7 announced today that they have signed an agreement to renew Subsea Integration Alliance for a further seven years.

ECA Group Opens its Mine Counter Measures Factory in Ostend, Belgium

10.06.2022
ECA Group today opens its brand new factory in Ostend, Belgium, in the presence of Hilde Crevits, Deputy Prime Minister of the Flemish Government and Admiral Hofman, Chief of Defence. This state-of-the-art facility will be dedicated to the production and support of the Mine Warfare Drones of ECA Group, one of the world leaders in Mine Counter Measures solutions.

Pioneering Darlington Subsea Firm Commissions Control Room Following £24million Investment

10.06.2022
Modus, a North East subsea services company, which is pioneering the next generation of subsea robotics, has commissioned its control room in Darlington, the culmination of a £24m investment programme. The company welcomed the Right Honourable Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and Darlington MP Peter Gibson, to officially open the state-of-the-art control centre at its headquarters.

QYSEA's Innovative AI Vision Lock Platform Sets a New Standard for Underwater Drone Explorations

09.06.2022
The development and deployment of compact ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) in recent years have immensely helped users overcome the greater technical difficulties and efficiency issues involving professional small-scale underwater tasks, especially in 4K filming, operational work, and deep-sea inspections. While the ROVs' capacity in shooting, mobility, and power is continuously improving, the ability to accurately and actively lock onto subjects visually underwater remained a challenging bottleneck to breakthrough within the industry. In light of recent breakthroughs and developments, QYSEA Technology has launched an AI-based vision platform allowing its FIFISH Underwater Robots to achieve precise underwater active visual locking capabilities.

Undersea Technology Makes a Splash at UDT 2022

08.06.2022
Exhibitors from around the world have gathered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to showcase the innovative undersea technologies that will support maritime operations in the underwater domain over the coming decade.

FET Delivers Two Additional Work-class ROVs to Oceanica in Brazil

08.06.2022
Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered two work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) sales to Brazilian marine engineering company Oceanica Engenharia e Consultoria Limitada (Oceanica) to support its deepwater intervention operations and strengthen its offering to the energy sector.

South Devon College Pioneers Maritime Autonomy Training With Acquisition of Two HydroSurv USVs

08.06.2022
South Devon College has acquired two Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) that will give marine autonomy students at its new Marine Academy hands-on experience of remote vessel operation. The USVs were unveiled at the Academy’s opening ceremony in Dartmouth in April, a milestone moment in the history of South Devon College, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year.
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