Aker Solutions has been awarded a large  framework agreement from Petrobras to provide subsea lifecycle services for Petrobras-operated oil and gas fields offshore Brazil. The agreement has a fixed period of three years and includes an option to extend the contract for two additional years.
Subsea & Survey
Kraken Robotics Inc. announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD). Under the CRADA, the Battery Certification and Integration Branch, Code 636 of NSWC Carderock, will test Kraken’s pressure tolerant lithium-ion batteries. The testing is expected to take four months to complete and is expected to start in calendar Q3 of this year.
Global subsea equipment rental company Seatronics, an Acteon company, and hydrographic equipment provider Subsea Europe Services GmbH (SES) have signed a reseller agreement to share capabilities, mutually expand their rental and sales portfolios, and optimize access and logistics for in-demand marine and subsea equipment rental.
Kraken Robotics Inc. has joined the LifeMoor project, an industry collaboration focused on improving the lifetime estimate of subsea mooring chains.
Brazil newly created rental and services company, WAMS, adds iXblue DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to its existing pool of equipment.