2024 NATO SMERWG Sponsors Announced

11th April 2024

Sonistics is proud to announce the four companies who will be sponsoring the 2024 NATO SMERWG meeting.  READ MORE

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JFD demonstrates excellence in Submarine Rescue operations during Rescuex West 24 exercise, underlining commitment to assured availability, safety and training

11th April 2024

JFD Limited, part of James Fisher & Sons PLC, has once again showcased its leadership in submarine rescue by successfully completing the mobilisation of critical components of the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS) during the Rescuex West 24 exercise. Following a seamless transition into the Third In Service Support (3ISS) contract, which commenced after signing in December 2022, …

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Oceaneering Successfully Completes AUV Demonstration for US Navy and DIU

11th April 2024

(Image credit: Oceaneering)   Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced that its Subsea Robotics segment recently completed a successful one-week Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) demonstration for the US Navy and Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) at Oceaneering’s subsea autonomy testing facility in Norway. During the week, Oceaneering demonstrated its portfolio of capabilities to design, engineer, operate, and …

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Owner of largest fleet of Seaeye Falcon ROVs buys five new units

29th March 2024

Aberdeen-based Underwater Contracting (UCO), owner of the largest fleet of Saab UK’s Seaeye Falcon remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has purchased five new units for a total of 38 Falcon systems. Source: Underwater Contracting UCO said it had expanded its fleet in response to major new multi-year contract wins across all sectors which will see it …

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Forum Energy, SAFEEN form ROV thrusters MoU

14th March 2024

Forum Energy Technologies has executed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with underwater inspections provider SAFEEN Survey & Subsea Services to collaborate on the development of electric thrusters for ROVs.   The MoU, signed at this year’s Oceanology International, coincides with the launch of FET’s updated 300Vdc and 600Vdc range of direct current thrusters.   Forum …

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Oceaneering (OII) Finishes Its First ROV Piloting in Brazil

11th March 2024

    Oceaneering International, Inc. OII and Petrobras PBR completed a pioneering project in remote underwater vehicle (ROV) operations. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in subsea technology and safety for Brazil’s offshore industry. Secure Offshore Connectivity for Remote Piloting The project involved piloting an ROV from an onshore remote operation center in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro.  …

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Babcock awarded contract to refit UK nuclear submarine

4th March 2024

  1 March 2024 – Babcock International Group PLC (“Babcock” or “the Group”) and the UK’s Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) have agreed a full cost recovery contract worth an estimated £560 million to undertake the planned deep maintenance and life extension programme for HMS Victorious, one of the UK’s Vanguard Class nuclear submarines. The multi-year …

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LATEST SAMAP AGENDA PUBLISHED NOW!

20th February 2024

  The agenda for the 2024 SAMAP Symposium is filling up fast.  Please send in your abstracts to guarantee a slot. All information here        

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BMT Unveils 48-meter SOV Design

7th February 2024

  Naval architecture and marine engineering firm BMT unveiled its new design for a 48-meter service operation vessel (SOV). BMT said the mid-sized vessel sits in between crew transfer vessels (CTV) and typical SOVs, providing a more cost-effective solution to achieving operational requirements as operators in the offshore market look for ways to reduce their …

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SAMAP 24 – AMSTERDAM

30th January 2024

Submit your abstracts and presentations NOW! SAMAP 2024 – Call for Papers Guidelines for Abstracts 2024  

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