Maritime Mine Threat Experts Visit Saab Seaeye

9th February 2016

  With threats from underwater mines and waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever present, an international group of defense and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s U.K. facility. The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used …

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BAE gets £201m for fresh design work on new nuclear submarines

9th February 2016

A replacement for Britain’s ageing Vanguard-class nuclear missile submarines has come a step closer after the Ministry of Defence awarded £201m to BAE Systems to develop the so-called “Successor” vessels. The funding will allow the FTSE 100-listed arms business to develop the design of the new submarines, including the layout and systems, and build early …

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Valeport launches new fastCTD Profiler

4th February 2016

Valeport’s new fastCTD Profiler which has already received a very positive reaction, is now available to order for delivery this month. The fastCTD Profiler is an evolution of Valeport’s miniCTD and the new Fast Profiler has been designed to deliver the highest quality CTD casts at rapid drop rates. A conductivity cell designed for optimum …

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LOUIS DREYFUS TRAVOCEAN ORDER TWO SAAB SEAEYE LEOPARDS

1st February 2016

Specialist submarine cable installation company, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean, has ordered two Saab Seaeye Leopards for touchdown monitoring and support. Long established experts in laying and protecting submarine cable, Louis Dreyfus TravOcean provide turnkey installations worldwide and are specialists in the design and construction of trenching equipment. The pioneering Leopard work vehicle, with its eleven thrusters …

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Seatronics to Achieve Valeport Calibration Facility Reaccreditation

28th January 2016

      UK-based Seatronics is the first company to sign up to enhanced accreditation as a supplier of third party calibrations to the ROV and survey communities, globally. The enhanced accreditation is provided by manufacturer of oceanographic, hydrographic and hydrometric instrumentation Valeport. Seatronics has established calibration facilities in Aberdeen, Singapore and Houston. The original …

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C-Innovation Chooses Kongsberg AUVs

28th January 2016

  C-Innovation (C-I), USA, has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Maritime to acquire four new Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV). The order adds significant AUV capabilities to C-I’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) fleet. The Kongsberg Maritime AUV delivery includes two HUGIN AUVs and two MUNIN AUVs. The HUGINs are depth rated to 4,500m and equipped with …

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Rolls Royce to deliver launch and recovery systems to Norway’s DOF Subsea

28th January 2016

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by Norwegian firm DOF Subsea to supply two launch and recovery systems (LARS). The delivery marks Rolls Royce’s 100th and 101st LARS, which will be incorporated on to DOF Subsea-built remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) construction support vessel, Skandi Neptune. DOF Subsea group asset manager Ingve Osberg said: “DOF …

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Sonistics list participants for APSC 16

28th January 2016

Sonistics has today updated the list of nations expected to participate in APSC 16 LIST OF PARTICIPATING NATIONS

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Rolls-Royce marks LARS sales milestone

27th January 2016

JANUARY 26, 2016 — Rolls-Royce is to supply two Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) to DOF Subsea for installation aboard its 104.2 m ROV construction support vessel Skandi Neptune. They will be the 100th and 101st LARS supplied by the company. The systems allow the deployment and recovery of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to a …

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APSC Industry Reception announced

19th January 2016

Interested companies are now invited to register to participate in the Asia Pacific Submarine Conference 2016 Industry Reception. Details here: ASIA PACIFIC SUBMARINE CONFERENCE 2016    

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