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RRS Sir David Attenborough Starts Sea Trials

voyage.”The ship’s development has attracted wide attention since online voters rallied for Boaty McBoatface in a campaign to name the state-of-the-art research vessel in 2016. An NERC panel opted instead to name the ship after the famed BBC naturalist.Operated by BAS, the Rolls-Royce-designed RRS Sir David Attenborough is the largest civilian ship to be built in the U.K. in three decades, designed to transform U.K. research in the polar regions. Built to carry out oceanographic and other scientific work in both the Antarctic and Arctic as well as transporting

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(bottom left to right) Simon Miller, Brian Allen and Martin Young - Image Credit: Rovco

New Senior Exec Team for ROV Specialist Rovco

and the renewable sectors to the role, including as Managing Director, Group Business Operations at Global Marine Group.Simon Miller joins the team as General Manager of Rovco Scotland. Simon brings over 25 years of experience in Operations, Senior Projects, Sales and Business Development from Rolls Royce Commercial Marine and Oceaneering International Inc.Brian Allen, CEO at Rovco commented "The announcements today are a further milestone in Rovco’s development as we become the premier provider of artificial intelligence-based technology and robotic services. We now have a strong executive

The latest Kongsberg AUV, HUGIN Superior is its most advanced, with significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities.  Photo: Kongsberg

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

data, which can be subsequently made available to use in diverse applications and products. The company continues to excel with new developments, having unveiled two advanced USVs and a new generation of its HUGIN AUV, between December 2018 and July 2019.Kongsberg Maritime completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine on April 1, 2019 and today covers a fleet of more than 30,000 vessels.The TechThe latest Kongsberg AUV, HUGIN Superior is its most advanced, with significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities. KONGSBERG’s new Sounder USV is a uniquely versatile

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New UK Center for Maritime Innovation

giving an understanding of commercial opportunities aligned to a shared roadmap. This will underpin government initiatives and investment and support the wider prosperity agenda linked to innovation.Eight maritime companies (Babcock, BAE Systems, BMT Group, Cammell Laird, Lloyd’s Register, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce and Shell),supported by the Society of Maritime Industries, and four universities (Newcastle, Southampton, Strathclyde and UCL) have been working to develop MarRI-UK since 2013. Led by Patrick Carnie of Babcock Marine and Technology and Professor Alex Duffy of the University of Strathclyde

Seacor Marine Acquires Three Cosco PSVs

transactions. In our core areas of U.S.-flag lift boats, aluminum hull fast support vessels, and now, foreign-flag, mid-size deep water platform supply vessels, we will have one of the most modern and commercially viable fleets in the industry for many years to come.”The PSVs acquired are Rolls Royce UT771CDL design of 3,800 tons deadweight capacity with dynamic position class 2 and firefighting class 1 notations. They can accommodate a subsequent upgrade to a battery hybrid power solution. They will be registered in the Marshall Islands and be named the M/V Seacor   Alps, Seacor  

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New Research Vessel Ordered for Belgium

performing advanced marine research and education at sea – today and in the coming years. This will include research within the fields of geology and sedimentology, fisheries, biology, chemistry, oceanography (including meteorology). In addition, the vessel will be part of hydrography campaigns.Rolls-Royce said it has been awarded a contract by the shipbuilder to deliver ship design and equipment systems for the vessel, which is to replace the current RV Belgica.The vessel will be a UT 844 WP design from Rolls-Royce. In addition to ship design, Rolls-Royce will supply the main propulsion system

The 10,000-metric-ton hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough glides into the water (Photo: BAS)

RRS Sir David Attenborough Launched

, who pressed the launch button together with British Antarctic Survey Director Professor Dame Jane Francis.Once in the River Mersey, the hull was towed to the shipyard’s wet basin where the ship will undergo the next stages of construction before entering operation in 2019.The 129-meter Rolls-Royce designed vessel was commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (part of U.K. Research and Innovation) to be operated by the British Antarctic Survey, and is the largest civilian ship to be built in the U.K. in three decades.The £200 million research ship is part of a government

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Houlder Joins Sir David Attenborough Celebrations

class design in particular, Houlder worked with the British Antarctic Survey and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) initially through the vessel’s concept design and technical specification. The company went on to provide technical support to the procurement process that selected Rolls Royce and Cammell Laird as designer and constructor respectively. Since then, Houlder has provided shipyard supervision and client representation services through its technical support contract. Providing third-party assurance during construction is a role Houlder often undertakes to provide design

Tech for Breakfast: The Future of ASVs

; Harry Karl, Manager, ASV Global                                                           Tom Perrine, AUSTAL USA  Davis Sanford, Rolls Royce Marine North America   The breakfast is free of charge for members, and will delve into shipping, military, exploration, scientific data collection and the endless tasks associated with the next generation of autonomous surface vehicles.   The November Technology Innovation Breakfast

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