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L- R: Tony Laing of NSRI, David Rennie of Scottish Enterprise and Neil Gordon of Subsea UK. (Photo: Subsea UK)

Japan, Scotland Invest in Subsea Technology

Japan to support. It is particularly welcome to see the focus on the blue economy agenda. While our experience and focus in subsea has been based around oil and gas, these project awards clearly demonstrate that our subsea sector, one of our key global strengths, has the potential to help deliver technology solutions in a range of sectors beyond oil and gas. These projects will create significant value for the Scottish economy, and we are delighted to support them.&rdquo

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Rovco Nets $12.8 Mln in 12 Months

its time-saving and automation technology to the global oil and gas industry, showcasing its machine learning and computer vision systems to several oil majors.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said, “We have dedicated and invested a huge amount of time and effort into developing innovative technology solutions for our clients. The majority of the projects have been for offshore wind farms, where we have significant delivery experience. We have also secured some major oil and gas trials and are looking to expand further in this arena. We believe, that as it develops further, our technology can fundamental

Dr. Mark Abbott, President & Director, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). Photo: Greg Trauthwein

MTR100: #5 Dr. Mark Abbott, WHOI

. This was on full display in July 2019 when some of the brightest minds in vehicle autonomy spent two days at WHOI’s Center for Marine Robotics at the 5th Annual Marine Robotics Entrepreneurs Forum.A common theme for the day was the need to increase the volume and scale of ocean-specific technology solutions. “The challenge (we have) is how to bring these exquisite solutions to scale, to get the numbers in the thousands, or the hundreds of thousands,” said Abbott. “We need to move from these hand-made solutions to build out the size and scale” to increase the numbers and

Sonardyne’s Compatt 6+ in action, subsea (Photo: Sonardyne)

Neptune Adopts Sonardyne’s All-in-one Platform

and range updates and real-time INS-aided LBL SLAM (simultaneous localisation and mapping) calibration. This new Sonardyne equipment will continue to allow Neptune to remain at the forefront of technology and demonstrates Neptune’s commitment to supply its clients with the latest subsea technology solutions.Graeme Buchanan, Sales Manager with Sonardyne Asia Pte. in Singapore, says, “Markets often need time to understand the reasons behind the introduction a generational change in a technology platform. But in the case of Fusion 2 and 6+, our customers have been very quick to appreciate

The Aptara TOTEX-lite subsea system features lightweight, modular subsea technologies that are designed to reduce lead times for equipment delivery as well as total cost of ownership for the full life of the field. (Image: BHGE)

BHGE Opens Subsea Center of Excellence

subsea development. The CoE is the home of the Aptara Design Center, dedicated to the design and development of the Aptara Totex-lite subsea system, the cornerstone of Subsea Connect. This new family of products has been designed for the life of field and features a range of lightweight, modular technology solutions re-engineered to cut the total cost of ownership in half and be more responsive to changes over the life of field.The new campus will benefit from advanced manufacturing tools and processes, designed to improve efficiency and productivity, including:Virtual reality tools and training opportunities

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Aleron Acquires IMPAQ

and technology development from its existing base in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. All testing will be conducted at the Group headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland.“John Rodgers will continue to play an important role in the company, spearheading the development of new electrical drive technology solutions,” McConnell said.“We also have ambitious plans to grow the number of IMPAQ-Technologies personnel by the end of the year.&rdquo

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EOM Offshore Acquires Ocean Tech Services

."With a focus on the growing US offshore renewable energy industry, here in Massachusetts and along both coasts of the US, [Stephen O’Malley] and the team at Ocean Tech provide the expertise and knowledge that we need to grow EOM into the next phase of our evolution as a premier marine technology solutions company," said Dr. David Aubrey, CEO EOM Offshore Inc."Since acquiring EOM from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2018, we have been seeking a partner that can provide the service delivery portion of our patented technologies for environmental data collection solutions

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VA Offshore Wind: A Strong Foundation

.5 million, accounting for almost half of the $41 million total.To get started, the Consortium has three priority R&D topics:• Wind plant technology advancement;• Wind resource and physical site characterization; and,• Installation, operations and maintenance, and supply chain technology solutions.This is all new work, really upcoming work.  The Consortium held the first meeting of its Board of Directors in October 2018 at which it approved its R&D roadmap, which, importantly, will be updated and kept current, a site to keep on a checklist.  (The Consortium is advertising

“We are moving autonomous technologies into vehicles that have always been "remotely operated" or even manned to realize more efficiency and capability.  We are really blurring the lines between "ROV" and "AUV" and minimizing the technical difference between manned and unmanned. ”
Ben Kinnaman, CEO, Greensea Systems, Inc."

Subsea: The Future of Unmanned Vehicles

dream and the market is buying, but, the old model of technology adoption where we just buy a new sensor and strap it on to an existing system is not going to work,” Kinnaman said. “To realize this potential and fulfill what the market is expecting requires the industry to figure out technology solutions for making these systems truly efficient and effective in the hands of the operator.  Full integration and task efficiency is the only real path forward for these systems. We have to address how to deliver a system that does what the operator intends it to do, easily.”AUVs&ldquo

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CGG and TGS Partner for Greater Castberg Survey

;Greater Castberg will expand the great TGS data coverage in the Barents Sea, said Kristian Johansen, CEO, “TGS. The survey sits in the right place of the Barents Sea, and production licenses will start producing from this area in 2022.”Johansen added, “The area calls for high-technology solutions, and a tailor-made solution for this area is created in close collaboration with the clients and within the JV.”The survey will be acquired and processed with the latest developments of CGG’s TopSeis acquisition and imaging technology.“Our unique TopSeis solution combines

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