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OSIL Reports Export Milestone

for environmental monitoring in all marine situations, from shallow coastal waters to full ocean depth, but specialize in instrumented MetOcean data buoys, unique single or multi- parameter monitoring platforms, water column sampling equipment and seabed sampling equipment (complete with launch and recovery systems (LARS)).OSIL is also an authority in the field of salinity measurement, operating the IAPSO Standard Seawater Service, supplying industry-standard Guildline salinometers, and producing a range of other calibration and nutrient standards.(Photo: OSIL

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Fugro Orders Two SEA-KIT USVs

the carbon footprint of commercial offshore operations.”The first of the 12-meter SEA-KIT X class USVs is expected to be delivered to Fugro in Perth, Australia, in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will feature remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) launch-and-recovery systems and station-keeping capabilities. The vessel will be used to conduct completely uncrewed ROV pipeline inspections in up to 400 meters water depth on Australia’s North West Shelf.The second USV, which will have a similar fit-out, is scheduled for delivery to Fugro in Aberdeen in the first

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Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

by products and service.Underwater Vehicle PlatformsKATFISH towed underwater vehicleIn 2019, Kraken completed several customer demonstrations at sea in both the U.S. and Canada. Several military and commercial companies are in various stages of evaluating KATFISH along with our Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems (ALARS). The company said it feels confident in its ability to deliver significant growth from this platform in 2020 and 2021 based on the current status within the sales cycle with several of the customers.In October 2019, an unnamed international navy officially notified Kraken that it was

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Next Gen LARS for Fugro's New L3-ASV

RC Dock Europe, part of RC Dock USA Inc., delivered two fully automated launch and recovery systems (LARS) for Fugro’s new Autonomous Surface Vessels. (ASV)Designed to be used in rough offshore conditions and operated from a moving support vessel, both LAR systems are fully automated and of a “open” design making it suitable to receive ASV’s with different types of  keel mounted payloads up to a weight of 6 Tons.A patented lock and release system consists of a series of special designed magnets which are activated by sensors and controlled by RC Dock’s inhouse

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OSIL Giant Piston Corer for CSIRO

sample than traditional gravity coring systems owing to the unique integral piston, which reduces internal friction and prevents plugging.Piston Corers are one of the most important basic tools used in the study of marine sediments, and OSIL offers customisable systems (including Launch and Recovery Systems and Winches) from 4m to 60m in length. Ocean Scientific International Ltd. have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in designing, planning and installing customized coring systems, and can pair the system with a variety of different handling systems to suit the existing vessel layout,

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Kraken Bids on International Mine Hunting Upgrade Program

of the customer’s mine-hunting equipment. Kraken was one of four companies whose offers were received and evaluated and all four bidders have been notified of the result.  Under the program, Kraken will deliver the KATFISH towed synthetic aperture sonar as well as autonomous launch and recovery systems (ALARS) to the customer. The total contract value is expected to be approximately C$35-$40 million, with the majority of that received over a 2 year equipment acquisition phase. Kraken currently expects product margins on this contract to be in line with its historical averages.Final contract

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Subsea Innovation Workshop Humming

Launch and recovery systems (LARS) specialist Subsea Innovation, part of Tekmar Group, said its workshop is currently busy with five systems in progress and soon to be dispatched.In the previous 12 months the company has delivered a range of new and refurbished systems, it said.The projects were carried out by Subsea Innovation’s teams of engineers and technicians in Darlington, UK. The 40,000 square-foot facility offers three work bays, each 42 meters in length and up to 24 meters in width, sized for larger equipment and overhead craneage up to 50 metric tons.Within Subsea Innovation’s

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Kraken Sets Up Unmanned Vehicles Facility

Vehicles Facility (UMVF) is located at the Center for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), a marine technologies innovation hub.Kraken said its Handling Systems Group has already moved into the new location and will continue to build the firm’s Tentacle Winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems there. The facility will also be used to field test and support Kraken’s various underwater robotic platforms, including the KATFISH high speed towed synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) system and the THUNDERFISH autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). Kraken has also installed a dockside remote

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Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering

systems meet ABS class requirements for a special well stimulation and well intervention notation.The vessel is equipped with two Oceaneering work class ROV systems. One 220-horsepower Millennium Plus and one 250-horsepower NEXXUS systems are on board, each with active heave compensated launch and recovery systems installed in a custom indoor hanger for port and starboard launch. Integrated survey and communication systems round out permanently installed equipment that provide positioning and data services for all operations

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