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Boskalis Acquires Inter-array Cabling Contract for Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 Offshore Wind Farms

11.11.2021
Boskalis announces that it has been awarded an inter-array cable installation contract by Ørsted for the German Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms. The contract includes the transport, installation and burial of a combined total of 106 inter-array cables.

Houston University's Falcon in Pipeline Leak Solution

09.11.2021
A breakthrough in leak risk detection at oil pipe flanges comes from research by the University of Houston using a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot as a development platform. Called SmartTouch, the solution involves integrating innovative robotic manipulator controls into the Falcon that provide multiple stress wave sensors for touch-based inspection of bolted joints, along with the latest structural health monitoring and inspection technologies. Video cameras and scanning sonars are also integrated into the system.

Fugro Wins Two Energinet site Investigation Contracts for Denmark’s Energy Island

08.11.2021
Fugro has secured two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project. A global first, this purpose-built artificial island will be situated 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform the preliminary geotechnical site investigation for the Energy Island and the adjacent offshore wind farm zone. The resulting Geo-data will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.

DEME Offshore Lands Project for Construction of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm

08.11.2021
DEME Offshore US LLC, the world’s leading offshore wind farm contractor, today announced that it has secured a +$1.1 Billion Balance of Plant (BoP) contract for the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in a Consortium with Prysmian. The contract, with a total value amounting to +$1.9 Billion, has been awarded by Dominion Energy Virginia, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., to a consortium made up of DEME Group and Prysmian.

Argeo Chooses Kongsberg Maritime-supported Eelume Autonomous Underwater Inspection Solution

08.11.2021
Argeo AS, a survey and inspection company focused on subsea data acquisition and visualisation, has selected Eelume’s autonomous ‘snake robot’ to assist in their operations in the first commercial contract to be signed for this innovative technology. Eelume’s advanced robotic solutions have been developed with the assistance of Kongsberg Maritime, who remain a majority shareholder in the venture.

Sonardyne and Wavefront Demonstrate Obstacle Avoidance Capability on UK’s Test XLUUV

04.11.2021
Underwater obstacle avoidance technology from maritime defence technology companies, Sonardyne and Wavefront, has been successfully demonstrated on board an extra-large, uncrewed, underwater vehicle (XLUUV) built and operated by Plymouth-based MSubs Ltd.

Registration Opens for Oceanology International 2022

04.11.2021
Registration has just opened for Oceanology International 2022 (15 - 17 March 2022), marking the first time since 2018 that the Oi ocean technology community can come together and do business face to face.

HullWiper teams up World Subsea Services to Bring Hull Cleaning Operations to Sri Lanka

02.11.2021
In-water hull cleaning specialist HullWiper Ltd has formed a partnership with leading underwater and related services company World Subsea Services Pvt Ltd to bring sustainable and affordable hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

ROVOP Marks 10th Anniversary with £25m in Contract Wins

29.10.2021
ROVOP, a leading independent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) specialist, is on a strong growth trajectory after securing contracts valued at £25m in the last six months. The Aberdeen headquartered global business, which is marking its tenth anniversary this year, has won a diverse spread of work across offshore energy sectors in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

FoundOcean Acquired by New Player in Offshore Energy Industry: Venterra Group

28.10.2021
Scottish firm FoundOcean has announced today that it has joined Venterra Group – a new wind energy services company, bringing together the expertise of three trusted names in offshore energy.


Saipem and TechnipFMC Announce SURF Commercial Agreement to Unlock New Opportunities

28.10.2021
Saipem and TechnipFMC today announced the two companies have entered into a global commercial agreement that will allow them to identify projects worldwide that could be jointly executed for the benefit of clients.

£1.7bn Swansea Renewable Tidal Lagoon to Create Thousands of Jobs

27.10.2021
Swansea’s renewable tidal lagoon ‘Blue Eden’ will create thousands of jobs during and after construction, placing Wales at the forefront of renewable energy innovation.

Greensea Signs Contract with Ocean Infinity

27.10.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, entered into a contract with Ocean Infinity to provide OPENSEA as the open architecture platform that the Armada Dynamic Payloads Control (DPC) will be built upon. During the contract, Greensea and Ocean Infinity will collaborate on creating advanced capabilities for robotic control and supervision for the Armada fleet’s payload. The DPC will provide a framework for supervising and controlling an ROV system, including the deck gear and launch and recovery system, by operators located at any of Ocean Infinity’s remote control centers. Through the OPENSEA API and OPENSEA SDK interfaces, Greensea, Ocean Infinity, or any partner can easily plug into the Armada DPC to add functionality to the fleet through the open architecture interfaces provided by OPENSEA.

U-Boat Worx Unveils New High-speed Submersible the Super Sub

25.10.2021
Dutch submersible manufacturer, U-Boat Worx, reveals the fastest addition yet to its already impressive fleet of models - the Super Sub. Distinguished by a long tail and advanced wing design, the Super Sub is the most hydrodynamic sub on the market. A best-in class propulsion system with four powerful thrusters delivers a total of 60 kW allowing for steep 30-degree climbs and dives. The result is the smoothest and most exhilarating underwater experience, capable of diving to depths of 300 meters, all while maintaining an almost 360-degree view.

Mini DVL Makes a Big Impression on Small ROVs

22.10.2021
QYSEA and Water Linked, two of the undoubtedly most exciting underwater technology companies at the moment, have partnered up to equip QYSEA’s Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) with cutting edge underwater positioning sensors. The Water Linked A50 Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the world’s smallest DVL, will be the standard fit for QYSEA’s FIFISH V6 EXPERT, PRO V6 PLUS and PRO W6 ROVs moving forward; an addition that is welcomed by a market demanding increased vehiclecapabilities.

Tritech Announces Updated USBL Tracking System

21.10.2021
Tritech International Limited, a Moog Inc. company, has announced the release of the new MicronNav 200 UltraShort Base Line (USBL) system. The MicronNav 200 is the latest generation of USBL tracking systems from Tritech and is designed for small underwater vehicles and diver supporting applications.

Fugro Wins 2-year Contract for Remote Positioning Services off Indian West Coast

20.10.2021
OCS Services Pvt. Ltd (OCS), one of India’s leading marine service providers, has awarded Fugro a 2-year contract to support its asset integrity and corrosion management operations off the west coast of India.

EOMAP Opens New Office in Dubai

20.10.2021
From the new office based in the United Arab Emirates, EOMAP will serve industry partners and authorities in the Middle East, North Africa and India. Rahul Sidharth, Director of the Dubai office, will promote the full range of aquatic mapping and monitoring products by the German company.
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