FarSounder Argos 3D Forward Looking Navigation Sonars have been included in the navigation control system for two Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) built in Türkiye.
Subsea & Survey
Aker Solutions has been awarded with a sizeable contract by TotalEnergies to provide the subsea production system, tools and all related EPCI interfaces for the Lapa South West field Construction, in the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil. The development concept is a subsea tie-back to the Cidade de Caraguatatuba FPSO, using existing facilities and infrastructure.
Kraken Robotics Inc. provides an update on its SeaVision® 3D underwater laser scanning technology and related service activities. Kraken’s SeaVision inspection technology is primarily used in assisting the offshore energy sector to acquire higher quality subsea asset integrity information, more quickly at a lower cost than competing solutions.
Helix Robotics Solutions, the Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. has entered into a three-year charter agreement with two years of options for the DP2 offshore support vessel Glomar Wave for work on a range of opportunities in both the offshore Renewables and Oil & Gas sectors.
ASI Group have deployed a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot into crocodile-infested waters in East Africa. The crocodiles have been preventing manual inspection of remote inland underwater structures supporting East Africa’s power generation.
TOPODRONE, a Swiss based designer and manufacturer of high-precision surveying equipment, has synchronized airborne photogrammetry, and LiDAR and bathymetric surveying methods which was used to study a floating solar farm. The synchronization was performed upon a request from the Israeli drone service provider ERELIS to conduct a pilot project of reservoir surveying with a UAV for ETZ HADEKEL Ltd. in Northern Israel. The surface of the reservoir is covered by solar panels, which made it difficult to carry out work using standard methods of surveying from a boat.
James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech), provider of specialist technical marine support to the renewables, oil and gas, civil works and salvage markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract with EDF to undertake diving works at its Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station based in Suffolk, England. The delivery of subsea inspection and maintenance services from a locally based facility will support the continued safe and efficient operation of EDF’s critical energy infrastructure.