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PHOTO: Fraunhofer-IOSB Tests New AUV at PLOCAN

March 28, 2016

Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Germany has tested the DeDaVe, a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), at the PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) test site. A team of technicians from Germany carried out the work at PLOCAN’s land-based facilities and in its test site off the coast… Continue Reading »

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NRG Releases New Well Management Software

March 26, 2016

NRG, the well management company, has launched a well planning and decommissioning management application which, reportedly, allows well project teams to compile, evaluate and share data more effectively. According to the company, WEii (pronounced WE2) is a modular application to share a common data source and encourage collaborative working, enabling teams to work efficiently to… Continue Reading »

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DNV GL Leads Project to Boost Meshed HVDC Offshore Grids

March 23, 2016

A new project has been launched with aim to investigate the benefits of the meshed offshore transmission grid connecting offshore wind farms to land. Lead by DNV GL, the project, ‘PROgress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks’ (PROMOTioN), planned to last the next four years, is currently the biggest energy project in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research… Continue Reading »

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Kongsberg Maritime UK Adds MUNIN AUV

March 20, 2016

UK division of Kongsberg Maritime, has expanded its subsea Aberdeen-based rental pool, with the addition of its new MUNIN autonomous underwater vehicle. MUNIN is designed to collect high resolution payload data, geo-referenced by a survey grade positioning system. In order to enhance the existing portfolio of Kongsberg Maritime’s rental equipment a marine robotics lab was… Continue Reading »

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OceanServer Bags Eight AUV Orders

March 19, 2016

OceanServer Technology has received eight new Iver3 AUV orders for delivery to a variety of survey, research, military and water quality organizations. Research related vehicles will be delivered to Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory and other undisclosed customers, OceanServer informed. YSI/Xylem has placed two new orders for water quality requirements and Phoenix International has purchased a single system. Three… Continue Reading »

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Boeing Presents Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Echo Voyager

March 16, 2016

Boeing has introduced Echo Voyager, its latest unmanned, undersea vehicle (UUV), which can, reportedly, operate autonomously for months at a time thanks to a hybrid rechargeable power system and modular payload bay. The 51-foot-long vehicle is not only autonomous while underway, but it can also be launched and recovered without the support ships that normally… Continue Reading »

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Hydroid Introduces New Generation REMUS 100 AUV

March 16, 2016

Hydroid, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, announced the release of the New Generation REMUS 100 AUV. Reportedly, the New Generation REMUS 100 AUV was created over a period of two years, and is designed based on feedback from the world’s largest AUV user community. “The New Generation REMUS 100 AUV has impressive capabilities not previously seen… Continue Reading »

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Engineers Work on New Anchor System for Floating Wind Farms

March 14, 2016

A team of researchers that includes two engineers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working with Vryhof Anchors on developing a new mooring system for floating offshore wind turbines. Reportedly, the system uses an integrated network of anchors and lines to hold dozens or even hundreds of turbines in place in the ocean in… Continue Reading »

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ABB Converter Station for Kriegers Flak Combined Grid

March 12, 2016

ABB has received an order, worth around $140 million, from transmission system operators Energinet.dk in Denmark and 50Hertz Transmission in Germany to design, supply and install an HVDC converter station in Bentwisch, Northern Germany. The HVDC Light “back-to-back” converter station, the first of its kind in Europe, will allow the connection of the asynchronous AC… Continue Reading »

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Siemens Transformers for Nemo Subsea Link

March 9, 2016

Siemens is to supply eight converter transformers for the Nemo Link project, a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system connecting Belgium and Great Britain. The customer is Nemo Link, a joint venture between National Grid Nemo Link Limited, a subsidiary company of the UK’s National Grid Plc, and the Belgian Elia Group. The HVDC link… Continue Reading »

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