Multiconsult and Argeo Join Forces on Marine Survey Methods and Technology

Multiconsult and Argeo have entered into a strategic cooperation to significantly improve the quality of marine surveys and increase construction insight of the seabed conditions for large coastal development projects and offshore structures. The two parties have also invested in a Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV). The objective for the cooperation is to deliver a digital 3D model that can follow the life cycle of any ocean space project. This applies from early-stage development, through operation to decommissioning and removal, and will result in a significant cost and environmental impact reduction. The largest benefits will be for the construction of... (read more)
2021-01-15 11:46:11

New Autonomous Guard Vessel Concept Design to Revolutionize Offshore Wind Industry

The concept design of an Autonomous Guard Vessel (AGV) revealed earlier this month could well revolutionize the offshore industry. The futuristic-looking design has been created by a consortium of maritime companies looking to support the offshore industry by exploiting technology available today. The novel design is smaller and lighter than most current guard vessels used to protect offshore operations and boasts sustainable solutions while exploiting the benefits of autonomous shipping. In addition, the AGV is set to operate more efficiently as well as require lower operating costs due to no crew being required. This clean and lean concept to replace conventional... (read more)
2020-07-13 09:50:39

Ashtead Technology Forms Partner Agreement with Caribbean-based Reliance Subsea Services

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a partnership with Trinidad and Tobago-based Reliance Subsea Services Limited. The US arm of the Scotland-headquartered business will provide subsea survey and ROV equipment through Reliance across the CARICOM region to support offshore drilling, field development, IRM and decommissioning projects. Allan Pirie, CEO at Ashtead Technology, said: “The appointment of Reliance Subsea as our business partner is an important milestone for us, as they have strong connections within the CARICOM market and a compelling record of assisting international service providers in the region. We are looking forward to combining our... (read more)
2020-06-02 08:48:02

Chartwell Marine Launches Scanwell Shallow Draft Survey Vessel

In response to calls from the scientific community, ports and industrial surveyors, Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design, has announced the launch of its Scanwell shallow draft survey vessel providing unparalleled standards of versatility and safety in one and half metre waters. The Scanwell range is available in multiple hull sizes – 10m, 12m, 15m and 19m – enabling use in a wide variety of applications, such as offshore energy, port infrastructure and scientific expeditions. There are already two vessels on order, the company says, the first of which has been recently delivered, a 10m survey vessel and... (read more)
2020-02-26 08:34:48

Unique Group Signs Agreement with iXblue to Acquire Five DriX Units

Subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has signed an agreement to acquire five Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) DriX units from French company iXblue, marking an investment in the Group’s global portfolio of survey products. With an aim to continually introduce latest cutting-edge technology for offshore survey operations, Unique Group’s new addition is designed for a wide range of tasks such as geophysical and hydrographic surveys, touchdown monitoring of pipelines, subsea positioning, and ROV/AUV tracking.  DriX, with its long endurance, increased hydrodynamics and flexible sensor payload, can significantly improve the efficiency of offshore operations and act as a true force... (read more)
2019-10-10 11:12:53

3D at Depth Expands Underwater Survey Services

3D at Depth, a leading expert in subsea laser Lidar (SL) technology and 3D data visualisation solutions, recently announced the expansion of several global office locations and the launch of a new portfolio of services designed to support cohesive workflow efficiencies for offshore oil field design through decommissioning.  The new line includes:  terrestrial dimensional control to support subsea data collection workflows; subsea tooling design solutions; remote sensing, and real-time Lidar data collection. These new services will compliment 3D at Depth's existing portfolio of solutions and deliver additional 3D insight to measure, map, analyze and manage more efficiently.  Over the past... (read more)
2019-01-08 08:44:01

3D at Depth Reaches Milestone in Offshore Lidar Metrologies

3D at Depth, a global provider of advanced subsea Lidar (SL) systems and survey support services, has completed its 300th subsea Lidar spool metrology. The subsea Lidar measurement, conducted offshore within the Mediterranean Sea, covered eight long spool metrologies with lengths greater than 90m and was completed in 24 hours. The project delivered considerable savings overall for the EPIC installation contractor and provided valuable 3D data for the oil and gas major (end user). 3D at Depth is the world’s leading expert in subsea Lidar technology and first introduced subsea Lidar metrologies for the offshore market 3.5 years ago in the... (read more)
2018-02-01 10:27:35

Optimistic Outlook for Hydrographic Market

Hydro International Business Survey 2018
How is the hydrographic profession doing as a business? In the run-up to the start of 2018, 'Hydro International' decided to turn its sounder on and listen to the voices of the professionals. What do they think of the market position? What are the commonly felt challenges? And where do the opportunities lie in the near future? Does the sector have plans to expand, and are there investment initiatives? This article proudly presents the outcomes of the survey, and the outlook is optimistic. In preparation for the Hydro International Business Guide 2018, a business survey was conducted to see how the hydrographic business... (read more)
2018-01-11 01:14:46

Moving UXO Classification to the Cloud

Geosoft is partnering with Acorn Science and Innovation to create a cloud-based technology solution for unexploded ordnance (UXO) classification projects. The three-year project, funded by the US Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), will deliver a cloud prototype for classifying buried metal as either UXO or non-hazardous clutter based on the analysis of electromagnetic induction (EMI) data. UXO classification requires several players working in different locations, currently on personal computers. This includes field technicians, data processors, data analysts, government project managers and geophysicists, and regulators. Data collected using advanced electromagnetic (EM) sensors in the field are sent... (read more)
2017-10-04 11:32:03

Acta Marine Names DP2 Walk to Work Construction Support Vessel

The construction of Acta Marine’s new built Ulstein SX195 vessel is progressing well and on schedule at Crist shipyard in Poland. Acta Marine announces that the vessel will sail under the name Acta Auriga. Upon delivery the Acta Auriga will join Acta Orion, her semi-sister vessel, and as such form the second vessel in the Acta fleet dedicated for walk to work, offshore logistics and accommodation services for a variety of clients in the offshore renewable industry. The vessel is named after the constellation Auriga, Auriga means ‘the charioteer’ in Latin. The charioteer plays a crucial role in logistics and... (read more)
2017-09-13 09:40:20
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