Hot sub time machine: A photo tour of the HMAS Ovens submarine

23rd February 2015

The Oberon-class submarine HMAS Ovens was built for the Royal Australian Navy and served for 26 years. Now she sits beside the Western Australian Maritime Museum. Here’s a full photo tour. When you think of major submarine bases (if you think of major submarine bases), you might think of New London, Kings Bay, Pearl Harbor, …

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World Preview of Latest Generation Underwater Robot at Subsea Expo

18th February 2015

Forum Energy Technologies unveiled the XLX-C ROV – a highly capable work-class vehicle that is more compact than the highly successful XLX model but with similar capabilities. This new ROV has been two years in development and represents a multi-million pound investment by Forum. Subsea 7 will be the first to use the XLX-C, having …

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Sonardyne and Forum Subsea Rentals Close Major Deal at Subsea Expo

18th February 2015

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR), a global provider of rental equipment to the offshore and marine industry, is to substantially increase its stock holding of Sonardyne 6G Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning technology. The order for an undisclosed sum was confirmed on the opening day of Subsea Expo 2015. The …

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Mini ROV Manufacturer Deep Trekker Announces New Vectored Thruster Model, DTX2

18th February 2015

  At Underwater Intervention in New Orleans last week, Deep Trekker Inc. ishowcased for the first time a brand new Remotely Operated Vehicle, the Deep Trekker DTX2. This new ROV represents the first in a new line of subsea vehicles to complement the companies existing portable ROV line, the DTG2. The Deep Trekker DTX2 is …

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SMD to Supply KT Submarine with QT1000

18th February 2015

SMD are delighted to announce a contract award with KT Submarine for a QT1000 high powered cable installation and maintenance ROV. The relationship between SMD and KT Submarine began in 1998, with the supply of a standard cable plough. This was followed by the supply of an MD3XT Plough in 2012; the latest generation 500kW …

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Royal Australian Navy’s newest Collins class submarine, HMAS Waller

18th February 2015
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Australia may not build their submarines in Adelaide

18th February 2015

Australia’s Defence Force Chief has found no urgent security need to build submarines in the country. Amid the ongoing push for Adelaide to produce Australia’s next fleet of submarines, defence chief Mark Binskin believes there was no need to build the subs in Australia since he wants to ensure the fleet will get the “capability” …

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VALEPORT RELEASES NEW SOFTWARE WITH BONUS UTILITIES

17th February 2015

Valeport’s latest operating software, Datalog X2 has just been released and is now available for free download via the website. This new version of software from Valeport is designed to interface, configure and download data from both legacy and new products and also includes bonus utilities. The added benefit of this latest generation of software …

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BAE division’s work on finding submarines could take off – See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150203/NEWS02/15020

4th February 2015

NASHUA — An $8.9 million contract is small potatoes to a company the size of BAE, but when the contract is to develop technology for use in unmanned aircraft, aka drones, the sky’s the limit. The Navy recently announced an $8,934,898 award to the locally based Information and Electronic Systems division of BAE for development …

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FUGRO’S SUBSEA SERVICES IN THE SPOTLIGHT WITH NEW SUBSEA INGENUITY INITIATIVE

4th February 2015

The importance of having a variety of capabilities in subsea services is the focus of a new campaign by Dutch geo-services company Fugro. Every two weeks throughout the remainder of 2015, Fugro Subsea will spotlight a different challenge faced by companies that develop, install and operate seabed assets such as wind turbine foundations, pipelines and …

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