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Ocean Power Technologies’ PB3 PowerBuoy wave energy pictured with single point mooring integrating power and data transmission connected to a subsea battery solution and AUV charging station. Developed with Modus Seabed Intervention utilizing a Saab Seaeye Sabertooth AUV, the concept has been submitted for U.S. government development and demonstration project funding consideration. (Image: OPT)

New Subsea Resident Vehicle Solution Taking Shape

while enabling secure data transmission to and from shore-based operations located anywhere in the world. The autonomous resident AUV system concept has been jointly submitted for U.S. government development and demonstration project funding consideration.The ongoing electrification of offshore applications finds underwater vehicles increasingly utilized for defense and security surveillance, as well as for seafloor mapping and asset maintenance in oil and gas, as well as science and research. Increasing the length and variety of missions an AUV can undertake can drive down costs and risks,

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OPT Announces PB3 PowerBuoy Contracts

in hydrodynamics, electronics, energy conversion, and computer control systems to extract the natural energy in ocean waves. The result is a leading edge, ocean-tested, proprietary autonomous system that turns wave power into reliable, clean, and environmentally beneficial electricity for offshore applications. The PB3 PowerBuoy can be customized to fit customer needs, including monitoring, surveillance, subsea charging and connectivity for the offshore oil and gas industry, science and research, and telecommunications markets.OPT’s contracts with EGP follow closely on the heels of the company&rsq

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MacArtney Unveils New Connectors

The MacArtney Group has launched its latest connectivity series, TrustLink Metal Shell Connectors, now in stock across the globe.The TrustLink (MS) series includes cutting-edge power and signal connectivity solutions for critical subsea and offshore applications. The TrustLink MS series is manufactured from stainless steel and comes in three shell sizes compatible with industry standards. Suitable for the harshest of marine environments due to their rugged reliability and high-density these compact modular designed connectors are easy to use and designed to fit where limited space is a factor, the

OPT, Acteon Exploring Joint Opportunites

will deliver on all these aspects and offer a step change in our decommissioning planning processes. It also opens potential future applications for intelligent, remotely controlled small field developments.”OPT’s PowerBuoy products are power and communications platforms for remote offshore applications such as topside and subsea surveillance and monitoring during oil field decommissioning activities, autonomous vehicle charging, weather and ocean data collection, and providing power to subsea equipment. The PB3 PowerBuoy supports a suite of mission critical payloads, thereby lowering customers&r

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NRG Systems and ZX Lidars Partner

of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that it will now sell and support ZX Lidars in North America. This will include the ZX 300 for onshore vertical profiling applications and the ZX 300M for near-shore or platform-based offshore applications. Both models capture finance-grade wind measurements from 10 to 200+ meters and are fully IEC classified and accepted by DNV GL as Stage 3 Bankable Lidars.To support the sale of ZX 300 and ZX 300M units, NRG will also offer custom power solutions, validation services, monitoring services

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OPT and Saab Seaeye Partner

. We believe OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy, coupled with Saab’s technologies, creates the premier unmanned system, providing remote charging capabilities for both autonomous and remotely operated vehicles. OPT’s PowerBuoy is a persistent power and communications platform for remote offshore applications such as autonomous vehicle charging, weather and ocean data collection, providing power to subsea equipment, and surveillance and monitoring of offshore operations both above and below the sea surface. The PB3 PowerBuoy supports a suite of mission critical payloads, lowering our customer&rsquo

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Schottel Merges Tidal Units to Sustainable Marine Energy

Schottel, the manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems for ships and offshore applications, has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into Sustainable Marine Energy (SME), including UK subsidiary TidalStream Ltd and Canadian subsidiary Black Rock Tidal Power Inc (BRTP)."Following the successful collaboration between SME, Schottel Hydro and Black Rock Tidal Power to develop and demonstrate the PLAT-I floating tidal energy system, with deployments in Scotland and in Canada, Schottel has made a strategic decision to merge its tidal energy businesses into SME,"

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Eni Deploys OPT's PowerBuoy

will be used to demonstrate subsea battery charging, which eventually may be used to provide a standalone charging station and communications platform that would enable the long-term remote operation of AUVs.OPT’s PB3 PowerBuoy is a persistent power and communication platform for remote offshore applications such as autonomous vehicle charging, meteorological and ocean data collection, subsea equipment powering, and well monitoring for offshore oil and gas operations. The device supports a suite of end user selectable mission critical payloads while extending their range of operation, lowering

(L-R) Phil Middleton, Seatronics Group MD, with Andy Williamson from Underseasense (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Doubles Its Stock of R2 Sonic Multibeam Systems

focusing on delivering the best solution and experience to customers, “We are thrilled to have supported Seatronics significant investment in new Sonic 2024 systems. These systems include the Ultra High Resolution (UHR) option making them state-of-the-art Multibeam EchoSounders (MBES) for offshore applications. We’re committed to continuing to provide Seatronics best-in-class service and technical support, so that together, R2Sonic and Seatronics ensure outstanding surveyors experience.”Seatronics are official representatives for R2 Sonic in the Middle East region working collaboratively

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