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WHOI Installs Hyperbaric Pressure System

A system having capacity to handle pressure testing at deeper waters than the deepest ocean point known, Mariana Trench Image by WHOI and Optime

The Massachusetts based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) installed its newest 1380bar (20 000psi) hyperbaric pressure system supplied from Optime Subsea as part of a new test building and pit on WHOI’s premises.  The hyperbaric testing system hasbeen delivered by Optime Subsea with an inner

Cathx Ocean Launches "Fast Fly" at OI18

Photo: Cathx Ocean

Cathx Ocean, designer and manufacture advanced subsea imaging and precision measurement systems for machine learning, launched Fast Fly, its latest range of advanced imaging systems for fast vehicle operations. These include fast model, the next generation laser profilers for dense color point cloud

N-Sea Perfoming UXO Clearance for ScottishPower Renewables Campaign

N-Sea Commercial Director Gary Thirkettle (Photo: N-Sea)

UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea is part-way through a multimillion dollar unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance campaign for ScottishPower Renewables. The contract for unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance works commenced in December 2017 and includes UXO inspection, identification and

Next Generation AutoNaut USV Unveiled

(Photo: AutoNaut)

The new generation of 5-meter AutoNaut unmanned surface vehicle (USV) boasts several new and upgraded features.   The latest wave foil technology enables speeds of 1-3 knots to be consistently maintained, with no need for fuel and for long endurance missions. The vessel has been ruggedized throughout

L3 OceanServer Unveils Iver PW AUV

L3 OceanServer’s Iver Precision Workhorse autonomous undersea vehicle with low-drag side scan and bathymetry transducers. Photo courtesy of L3 OceanServer.

L3 OceanServer announced its new Iver Precision Workhorse (Iver PW) autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The new Iver PW is the first in a family of highly capable commercial AUVs to address a wide variety of customer missions, including survey research and mapping, sub-surface security, and environmental monitoring.

Hydroid Introduces New High Speed, Low Cost Micro AUV

REMUS M3V (Photo: Hydroid Inc.)

Marine robotics manufacturer Hydroid Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced the release of the new REMUS M3V compact, one-man portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).   Low cost and ready to use right out of the box, this micro AUV supports numerous applications including search and survey; intelligence,

SMD Delivers Atom Mk1 ROV Systems to JFD

(Photo: SMD)

 Subsea design and manufacturing specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has delivered two 1,000-meter Atom Mk1 work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems to JFD Ltd, an underwater capability provider serving the commercial and defense markets.   The Atom systems, both equipped with ultra-compact

Forum Energy Technologies Launches Electric ROV Range

Photo: Forum Technologies

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has launched its new electric remotely operated vehicle (EROV) range.   Designed and manufactured in-house at Forum’s Kirkbymoorside Yorkshire facility, the XLe Spirit is the company’s first of a new generation of electric ROVs.   The vehicle is the smallest in the

An Industry in Change

(Credit: ASV Global)

“What can we do differently?” The resonating question that over the last decade has reshaped a historically slow-moving industry into the fast-paced, innovation driven, entrepreneurial community we see today. By removing monopolies and making space for new concepts, we have seen smaller start-ups fast become leaders in their field.

Simulation Meets Automation to Enhance ROV Training and Analysis

Manipulator control using Dex-OS software integrated to VMAX ROV simulator during engineering analysis (Photo: BluHaptics)

Forum Subsea Technologies and BluHaptics, Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications.   The VMAX Software is a 3D ROV simulation product, which is used for training and evaluation of

ROV Sales for Forum Subsea Announced

Forum Majore ROV (Photo: Forum Subsea Technology)

Forum Subsea Technologies a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a strong start to the year with three recent sales awards in Russia and Norway.   The deals will see the firm supplying four of its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to academia and the aquaculture industry. These

Riptide Autonomous Presents at Oceanology 2018

Riptide Autonomous Solutions will be attending Oceanology International 2018 in London.   During this global event, Riptide will be highlighting ongoing developments in the unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) sector. Starting with a “micro” UUV Riptide has expanded its offerings to include multiple sizes and diverse payload configurations.

WiSub’s Universal AUV Connector

WiSub CEO Mark Bokenfohr (Photo: WiSub)

WiSub has the solution to repower AUVs and transmit data under water. Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) are increasingly used in the oil and gas industry, especially for subsea field monitoring. One of the limiting factors in its use has been the need to recover it to the surface after relatively short periods of time.

Bibby Offshore: BP North Sea Projects completed

Howard Woodcock, chief executive at Bibby Offshore Photo Bibby PR

 Bibby Offshore has completed a contract worth more than £2million for BP in the North Sea.  The project, completed in December 2017, utilised Bibby Offshore’s diving support vessel Bibby Topaz to carry out inspection, repair and maintenance operations in the Rhum gas field, approximately 380 kilometres north-east of Aberdeen.

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