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Oceaneering Selected to ‘Digitally’ Transform Pacific Drilling’s Global Fleet

Oceaneering International, Inc., and Pacific Drilling have entered into an industry-first, five-year Digital Services Package agreement to provide Pacific’s customers with better reliability and improved throughput enabling streaming video and real-time data. This will allow the provision of emerging services such as remote ROV piloting, surveying, and automation aboard Pacific Drilling’s high-specification drillship fleet.

Modus continues to expand its fleet of hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Modus has placed an order with Saab Seaeye for the next vehicle in its Hybrid Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) fleet. The 3,000m rated Saab Sabertooth will be delivered in Q3 2019.

Offshore Innovators Team benefits from TechnipFMC Subsea School

TechnipFMC’s Subsea School was delivered for the first time in Trinidad & Tobago last month to the Offshore Innovators ROV Team. This world-class training was hosted by Subsea Specialist Ltd at the Deepwater Hub in Chaguaramas, Trinidad. Fourteen team members, ranging from ROV Pilot/Technician to ROV Superintendent, were exposed to the manufacturers insight into their subsea technology.

Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop Call for Speakers Announced

Teledyne Marine has announced a call for speakers for its joint Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) to be hosted in San Diego, CA; October 6-9, 2019. Teledyne Marine’s 23 industry-leading brands will once again join forces to host an expanded users’ conference in which users from around the globe will converge to explore, learn, and share their vital experience on a broad range of applications and technologies.

Queen’s Award for C-Kore Systems

Following the success of winning the Innovation & Technology Award at Subsea UK’s awards ceremony in Aberdeen in February, C-Kore are celebrating again, having been honoured with a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, in the Innovation category.

Ashtead Technology acquires Aqua-Tech Solutions in Gulf of Mexico

Ashtead Technology has announced it has acquired Louisiana based subsea equipment rental and cutting services specialist, Aqua-Tech Solutions, as part of the company’s international growth plans in the USA.

Archer Knight to Create 10 Jobs After £500,000 Equity Raise

Archer Knight (Holdings) Limited (AKHL) has announced successful completion of a £500,000 equity raise. Assisted by M&A and financing experts Gneiss Energy Limited, AKHL secured the funds from 22 industry investors throughout the global subsea hubs. The Aberdeen based firm will use the capital to help grow its overall service offering and launch their market intelligence software platforms and applications throughout the subsea energy sector.

Valeport launches new Environmental range

•new Hyperion Turbidity – the first turbidity sensor combining Nephelometer and OBS readings in such a compact size •new SWiFTplus Fluorometer – the combined power of SWiFT technology and a fluorometer

Teledyne RD Instruments Launches Next-Generation Long-Range Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

Building upon the 20-year success of its industry standard Workhorse Long Ranger Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) announces the launch of its next-generation long-range ADCP, the Pinnacle 45.

Oceaneering Takes Delivery of the Ocean Evolution

Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is pleased to announce that the company has taken delivery of the advanced subsea construction support vessel, Ocean Evolution.

Fugro’s Best-In-Class ROV System is Key Component of Republic of Korea’s New Submarine Rescue Vessel

Fugro has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to supply an advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system as part of a new submarine rescue vessel for the Republic of Korea Navy. The system will enhance the operational capabilities of the auxiliary submarine rescue vessel - ASR-II - which is being provided by South Korean shipbuilder, Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).

EIVA launches a complete software solution for ROV steering

NaviSuite Mobula is a new software product from EIVA, which offers advanced steering capabilities to ROV owners at a cost matching most budgets.

2019 Keynote speakers announced for UDT, AOC EW Europe and ITEC

The three events are co-located in Stockholm, Sweden, taking place between 13-16 May, 2019

Forum launches new simulator training for next generation electric vehicles

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched the latest version of its VMAX simulator to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).

Hydro Group secures Japanese business partner

International underwater connectivity manufacturer Hydro Group has established a new partnership with Japanese electrical and optical products company Riken Dengu Seizo Co., Ltd.

New managing director at the helm for engineering business SengS

A leading north-east engineering solutions specialist, SengS, has unveiled a highly respected industry figure as managing director.

Acteon adds significant geotechnical and geophysical survey capabilities with Benthic acquisition

Subsea services group Acteon has agreed to acquire offshore marine geotechnical and geophysical survey company Benthic. Headquartered in Houston, USA, Benthic adds leading deepwater and ultra-deepwater surveying capabilities to Acteon through its proprietary portable remotely operated drill (PROD) technology. Benthic’s latest generation PROD system can conduct in-situ penetration testing and collect samples and cores in extremely challenging conditions, including seabed slopes greater than 20° and water depths exceeding 3000 m.

Marine Technology Summer Camp for Undergrads! Co-sponsored with MTS

The Marine Center at Northwestern Michigan College is partnering with the Marine Technology Society to offer an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students! Students will have a hands-on experience designed to offer student time on research vessels, data collection with ROVs, sonar, sensors,, and buoys while learning about the multiple applications of these technologies! No experience is required.
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