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Equinor to install wireless underwater intervention drone

Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a subsea service contract using a wireless underwater intervention drone and a ROV. The 10-year contract, with five 2-year options for additional extension is worth an estimated EUR 40 million.

Watch: World ROV market on the increase again

The market for work-class ROVs is on the increase again as the oil and gas industry is now exiting a cyclical downturn and entering a period of recovery, according to Westwood energy consultancy. Cost efficiency remains critical and drives the need for modern systems that can maximise uptime.

New AI-driven monitoring system to enhance subsea operations

UK-based University of Aberdeen, WFS Technologies, and OGIC launched a joint technology project to design and construct the world’s first ExtremeEdge OLM (On-line Monitoring) system for offshore subsea and platform structures. The cooperation seeks to deliver the first generation of real time fatigue monitoring system driven by AI.

USCG to use ROVs to respond in oil leak in Straits of Mackinac

The Unified Command has announced that the American Transmission Company will use sonar scanning technology and a remotely operated underwater vehicle to assess damage to the affected utility cables in the Straits of Mackinac. ATC contracted with Durocher Marine and T&T Subsea to provide tugs, a barge, and an ROV to assess the damage to the utility cables.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle explores underwater volcanic eruption

A research team consisting from the University of Tasmania and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution used the autonomous underwater vehicle ‘Sentry’ and the remotely operated vehicle ‘Jason’, in order to explore erupted materials from the Havre volcano during a 2015 expedition.

Bourbon joins Hronn project

BOURBON has entered MoU with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, KONGSBERG.

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