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Kraken President & CEO Karl Kenny (Photo: Eric Haun)

Kraken Receives $2.3 Mln from Ocean Infinity

are showing in our strategic direction. We recently completed factory acceptance tests (FAT) at our German facility on the first battery units for Ocean Infinity. We expect initial battery shipments in March for integration into Ocean Infinity’s autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).”Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s President & CEO said, “We were pleased to witness the successful FAT of the first batch of Kraken’s new batteries for our Hugin AUVs. These new batteries will provide significantly longer endurance missions, reduced number of launch and recoveries and

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Ocean Infinity Searches for Lost S.Korean Ship

go deeper and collect higher quality data for the search.  They are equipped with a side scan sonar, a multi-beam echo-sounder, a sub-bottom profiler, an HD camera, a conductivity / temperature / depth sensor, a self-compensating magnetometer, a synthetic aperture sonar and a turbidity sensor.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said: “The team and equipment are set to execute the Stellar Daisy search plan and we are pleased that our ship begins her journey today to the search area, in one of the most remote areas of the South Atlantic.  We are working closely with the Government

Island Pride (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity to Conduct AUV Surveys for Petrobras

Ocean Infinity will then be interpreted and reported upon by Cepemais. The Brazilian project, which follows recent work for Woodside on the Scarborough Field offshore Western Australia, reconfirms the merits of Ocean Infinity's offering to the offshore oil and gas sector, according to CEO Oliver Plunkett.“Working on a project of this scale is a clear endorsement of our technology and highlights how the oil and gas industry recognizes that through the deployment of multiple AUVs, we can deliver the highest quality data, safely, quickly and more cost effectively than ever before,”

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Ocean Infinity Joins Search for Lost Bulker

ore from Brazil to China when it was lost in the South Atlantic Ocean, approximately 2,500 nautical miles due east of Uruguay.Ocean Infinity said it expects to commence search operations in January 2019 using its high-tech fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The company's CEO, Oliver Plunkett, said, “For the sake of all involved we sincerely hope that we can find Stellar Daisy and be able to collect as much evidence about her loss as we can. As always with deep sea search there can be no guarantee of success as neither the precise location nor the specific circumstances of

HUGIN AUV (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Ocean Infinity Orders Five HUGIN AUVs

color photographs.“The HUGIN AUV is at the heart our strategy and this further order, which takes our fleet to 15 in total, reflects our clients’ appetite for high quality, highly efficient and highly cost effective outcomes which legacy technologies simply cannot deliver,” said Oliver Plunkett, Chief Executive Office of Ocean Infinity Ltd.“It has been extremely satisfying to receive the markets’ continued positive response to our technology driven business,” Plunkett said.Thomas Nygaard, Vice President Marine Robotics, Kongsberg Maritime, said, “The capabilities

Kraken Scoops $9 Mln Deep-Sea Battery Contract

alternative to oil compensated batteries currently used for subsea battery applications. Given the success of this relationship to date, Kraken expects to exercise its right to acquire the additional 55.1 percent ownership interest in Kraken Power at some point prior to the end of Q4 2018.”Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity President & CEO, said, “At Ocean Infinity, we own and operate the world’s most technologically advanced seabed data acquisition assets, capable of operating to extreme depths of up to 6,000 meters. In our drive to add value for our clients we are constantly striving

Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Rear Adm. John Okon (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Ocean Infinity, NMOC Partner for R&D

. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), based at the Space Center in Stennis, Miss. During the next five years the collaboration will focus on combining and expanding technologies relating to a broad range of deepwater platforms and sensors focused on undersea data gathering and analysis.Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity, commented, “We are very focused on being at the forefront of technology and this agreement to work and share knowledge with the U.S. Navy’s experts in underwater data is an important part of maintaining our position as a world leader. The team at Ocean Infinity

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Ocean Infinity to Charter Island Pride

meters and free deck space of 880m2. It is equipped with deep water crane and two work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV).“Given our success in the market and our clear path to future growth we felt it was important to expand by partnering for the long term,” said Ocean Infinity CEO, Oliver Plunkett.MV Island PrideType: MPSV – DP IIDesign: UT 737 CDShipyard: STX OSV BrevikYear built: 2014Class: DNV +1A1, SF, E0, Supply Vessel Basic, DK(+), HL(+), LFL*, DYNPOS AUTR, CLEAN DESIGN, OILREC, ICE-C, NAUT OSV(A) HELDK, COMF-V(3), SPSLOA.: 103.3 mWidth: 21 mDW: 4,200TAccommodation: 90Crane:

Ocean Infinity’s AUVs being prepared to autonomously map the ocean floor, aboard Seabed Constructor (Photo: Ocean Infinity)

Ocean Infinity Donates Data to Seabed Mapping Project

Indian Ocean search for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.“Our deep water search for MH370 demonstrated the most rapid collection of high-resolution sonar data in history, and we are thrilled on World Hydrography Day to announce our donation to such a pioneering initiative,” said Oliver Plunkett, CEO of Ocean Infinity.The AUVs were transported to the search area by the research vessel, Seabed Constructor, and each houses industry-leading technology including a multibeam echosounder, sub-bottom profiler, HD camera and a wide array of sensors. “We are very proud to be supporting

Ocean Infinity Invest $2.3 Mln in Kraken

, as we focus our combined energies serving a broader range of customers with industry-leading solutions. Ocean Infinity has clearly demonstrated their ability to apply their considerable resources and expertise to not only enter but also transform the ocean survey and exploration industry.”Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s President and CEO, said, “At Ocean Infinity, we work diligently to understand our customers’ needs and invest in innovation to ensure success. Our relationship with Kraken represents a powerful opportunity to develop important new sensor, system and data analytics

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Ocean Infinity to Deploy AUVs for Scarborough Survey

Peninsula.The deepwater geophysical survey project set to commence in mid-June 2018 will see Ocean Infinity deploy multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) simultaneously from the 115-meter vessel Seabed Constructor to collect the data required for Woodside’s route engineering design.Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said, “We have worked closely with Woodside in developing a robust solution which meets their demand for high quality data delivered in a time critical, innovative and cost-effective way.&rdquo

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MH370 Search Comes to a Close

by the previous search team over a period of 2.5 years (the previous search was called off in January 2017 after scouring 120,000 km2). “I would firstly like to extend the thoughts of everyone at Ocean Infinity to the families of those who have lost loved ones on MH370,” said Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO. “Part of our motivation for renewing the search was to try to provide some answers to those affected. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we end our current search without having achieved that aim.”“Whilst clearly the outcome so far is extremely

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Ocean Infinity Buys Its 9th HUGIN AUV

configured for traditional surveys with the EM2040 multibeam echosounder facing down, Ocean Infinity said.   “This is an exciting addition to our fleet which means there is now almost no place beneath the oceans we cannot investigate, survey and explore,” said Ocean Infinity CEO, Oliver Plunkett.   The AUV is scheduled to be delivered to Ocean Infinity in December of 2018 and put to work on a scientific research projected scheduled for the beginning of 2019.    As part of its search for MH370, Ocean Infinity is currently using eight HUGIN AUVs equipped with side scan

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Search Resumes for Malaysian Flight MH370

think that would be the end for decades - this is like the final effort, if you like," he said.   The Seabed Constructor could complete the search within three or four weeks, covering up to 60,000 sq km in 90 days, or four times faster than earlier efforts, Ocean Infinity Chief Executive Oliver Plunkett told Reuters this month.     (Reporting by Tom Westbrook, A. Ananthalakshmi and Joseph Sipalan; Editing by Nick Macfie

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Malaysia to Pay up to $70 Mln if MH370 is Found

the plane.   “As we speak, the vessel, Seabed Constructor, is on her way to the search area, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions in the South Indian ocean,” Liow told a news conference.   The search will begin on Jan. 17, said Ocean Infinity Chief Executive Oliver Plunkett, who attended the signing event.   Ocean Infinity will be paid $20 million if the plane is found within 5,000 sq km, $30 million if it is found within 10,000 square km and $50 million if it is found within an area of 25,000 square km. Beyond that area, Ocean Infinity will receive $70

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