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Kongsberg Develops New LARS for HUGIN AUVs

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which it says will bring "a series of far-reaching operational improvements."Kongsberg has decided to have the new LARS operating from midships, with the release and capture of HUGIN marine robots occurring beneath the sea surface."Launching and recovering AUVs underwater, away from the splash zone, lessens the possibility of their being damaged, while midships deployment averts any likelihood of AUVs being run over by the launch

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Stinger Prepping Kawasaki's SPICE AUV

in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd," Stinger said.The preparation will include the installation of an about 700m pipeline down to an ocean depth of 230 meters. Installation of pipeline and testing are planned to be conducted in the newly established Tau Autonomy Centre (TAC), on the west coast of Norway.According to information on Kawasaki's website, the offshore oil & gas industry is targeted as the initial market, in particular, maintenance work of subsea pipelines laid on the seabed.According to Kawasaki, the system called SPICE, short for Subsea Precise Inspector with Close Eyes,  

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Aker Solutions Bags 20-Year Deal with Chevron in Gulf of Mexico

Norway's Aker Solutions has entered a master agreement to provide umbilicals for Chevron-operated oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico. It has also won its first work under the agreement, to supply 24 kilometers (15 miles) of umbilicals for Chevron’s Anchor project.The scope of the Chevron master agreement includes the delivery of engineering, design, and manufacturing of dynamic and static control umbilicals, dynamic and static power umbilicals, and service and installation support.Under the first order for the Anchor project in the US Gulf of Mexico, the scope includes about 24

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Neptune Energy Taps Stinger for Subsea Drone R&D

operations and reduce risk through the continuous availability of versatile intervention tools," Stinger said."This contract confirms Stinger’s position as a forefront company as a supplier of solutions for autonomous and onshore supported underwater drones in the energy sector," the Norway-based company added.Related:A Road to Residenc

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Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

is planning a move into new larger facility in Rostock, Germany in the fourth quarter of 2020 in order to handle additional battery and thruster production.Pressure Tolerant Thrusters – SeaThrustKraken signed a supply agreement with a supplier of robot cleaners to the aquaculture industry, MPI of Norway.ServicesOceanVisionAn Ocean Supercluster contract for the OceanVision project has been formally signed and includes multiple industry, government and academic partners.This three-year, $20 million project will see the development of new sensor and underwater vehicle technologies as well as services

RENDERING OF NEW VIKING SHIP: This rendering shows what the new Viking expedition ships will look like, including the hangar for launching small vessels. Credit: Viking

NOAA-Viking Public Private Partnership, a Win-win for Research

;One set of cruises becomes Viking’s first foray in the inland North American market, in this case the Great Lakes.  Another set of cruises will head to the Arctic and Antarctica.  Viking is building two new vessels: the Viking Octantis and the Viking Polaris, under construction now in Norway, by Fincantieri’s VARD.In a press release Viking writes that it has created “the thinking person’s expedition.”  Indeed, Viking has partnered with the University of Cambridge’s Scott Polar Research Institute, whose scientists will undertake fieldwork on board.  

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ABB Bags DolWin5 Gig

offshore, there is an onshore converter station located in Emden/Ost in Germany.“This order enables ABB to leverage its expertise in remote, unmanned operations and advanced digital services with the shift to a more diversified energy mix,” said Per Erik Holsten, Managing Director, ABB Norway.“With our intelligent project delivery experience, ABB is uniquely positioned to assure the safety,security and reliability of renewable assets worldwide. We look forward to supporting the delivery ofclean, efficient power for Germany’s energy transition,” Holsten added.The offshore

Armed and ready: an Ecotone Underwater Hyperspectral Imager, or UHI, attached to an ROV (top) and stand-alone. Photo: Courtesy Ecotone

Pipeline IMR: An All-seeing Eye

There are surveys, and then there are surveys. For survey-tech outfit, Ecotone, the business model is offering a faster, digital way to monitor the health of seabed environments and offshore infrastructure. There’s enough to do with Norway set to invest $4.89 billion in pipelines in 2020 to add to thousands of kilometers of pipe worldwide. The Trondheim company’s Underwater Hyperspectral Imager, or UHI camera, uses the unseen colors of the spectrum to ID and archive pipeline anomalies, moving biology or rare coral — no x-rays or acoustic pings.Equinor was so impressed with Ecotone&rsqu

Oi London 2020 will be a meeting point for over 500 exhibitors. Photo from Oi London 2018
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Oi London 2020 Marks 50th Anniversary

professionals, academics and government representatives alike.Emphasizing this vigorous international feel, new pavilions for Massachusetts and Italy are being introduced for Oi London 2020, taking their place alongside returning delegations from companies in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Ireland and the US. The general expansion of key resources is also reflected in an increased prominence for show mainstays including the Future Tech Hub, spotlighting advanced solutions from new-to-market technologists, and the Ocean ICT Zone, which will promote connectivity and data-related innovations

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Hunting Buys Enpro Subsea

further the technology across all of the Group's key regional operating hubs. In addition, Hunting's broad customer base offers significant opportunities to extend Enpro's current market reach,” Hunting said.“Enpro's head office is in Aberdeen, UK, with subsidiaries in Ghana, Norway, and the US. The business currently has a headcount of 40 personnel and it is anticipated that the senior management team will continue with Hunting,” Hunting said.Based on UK GAAP, in the year ended 31 December 2019, Enpro generated revenue of US$14.1m and EBITDA of US$3.4m. At 31 December

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