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  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Shell Brazil has recently signed a partnership agreement with the British company Innospection and SENAI CIMATEC for the development of a robot for the inspection of cargo tanks in service of ship-platform (FPSOs). This robot called MCCR (MEC Combi Crawler Robot) will be launched from the main deck and will move on the outside of […]

  • 17 May 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    A robot designed to hook onto, and scale up and down, large mooring chains, both at subsea level and in the air – with a non-destructive testing (NDT), ultrasonic imaging system on board that scans for critical defects – has recently undergone field trials. The robot, named RIMCAW (Robotic Inspection of Mooring Chains in Air […]

  • 11 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    The Vortex Companies announced today that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Deep Trekker, a developer and manufacturer of commercial-grade pipe inspection crawlers and other remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Based in Canada, Deep Trekker and Vortex will attack the trenchless rehabilitation and sewer repair market by offering what is considered to be the […]

  • 23 January 2017
    Equipment

    Saudi Aramco’s underwater inspection robot, the Shallow Water Inspection and Monitoring Robot (SWIM-R), was recently field tested at the Ras Tanura West Pier with the help of the Marine Department. SWIM-R capabilities were validated by carrying out multiple inspection tasks on underwater pipelines. The robot performed visual inspection, marine-life cleaning, and ultrasonic thickness readings, as […]

  • 17 November 2017

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is developing the acceptance criteria for the usage of aerial drones for ship survey on board Singapore-registered ships. The acceptance criteria will be ready by first quarter next year, according to the port authority. The move was prompted by increasing usage of drones armed with cameras and ship […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Recently at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, MIT researchers unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the robot […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Equipment

    Norwegian oil company Statoil, and its compatriot Kongsberg Maritime, have signed a deal with Eelume, to develop snake-like swimming robots that should significantly cut costs related to subsea inspection, maintenance and repair operations.  According to a press statement by Statoil, NTNU and Sintef have conducted research on snake robotics for more than 10 years. Eelume is now […]

  • 18 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil have signed an agreement with Eelume, a NTNU spin-off company, to accelerate new technology that could reduce costs related to subsea inspection, maintenance and repair operations. NTNU and Sintef have conducted research on snake robotics for more than 10 years. Eelume is now developing a disruptive solution for underwater inspection and maintenance […]

  • 30 September 2014

    MIT researchers have at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems unveiled an oval-shaped submersible robot, a little smaller than a football, with a flattened panel on one side so that it can slide along an underwater surface to perform ultrasound scans. Originally designed to look for cracks in nuclear reactors’ water tanks, the […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The Oil & Gas Technology Centre has invested in three robotics projects to transform pressure vessel inspection. The projects were selected as part of our first Asset Integrity ‘Call for Ideas’, which launched in 2017. Pressure vessel inspection was identified by the industry as a crucial challenge to maximising economic recovery from the UK continental […]

  • 25 December 2016

    When celebrating a centennial anniversary, it is tempting not to look back. But the National Institute for Shipping and Shipbuilding (NISS) in the Netherlands resisted and instead took a look at the future of the maritime industry. The result is called ‘”Blueprint 2050 – The maritime world beyond the horizon’” that was presented in the form […]

  • 27 April 2020
    Innovation, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The BladeBUG inspect-and-repair robot for offshore wind turbine blades has completed the latest round of testing at Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, the UK. During the trials that took place in early March, the robot walked on blade surfaces, proving the stability of its vacuum adhesion technology and its […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    A consortium of five universities will use up to £36 million of support to advance robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets.

  • 24 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Innovation, IT & Software, Technology

    The team behind the Innovate UK-funded, two-year MIMRee (Multi-Platform Inspection, Maintenance and Repair in Extreme Environments) project has revealed breakthroughs achieved during its first year of running. The MIMRee project has made concrete steps toward reaching its ultimate goal of having an autonomous system capable of planning its own operational missions to offshore wind farms and […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Technology

    Robotic arm systems (underwater manipulators) are being used in the offshore industries, especially in executing subsea intervention operations. Robotic arms can be mounted on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and in some cases on autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). The systems are used for a variety of subsea tasks in different industries including […]

  • 27 October 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development

    Kraken Robotics has through its wholly-owned subsidiary, entered into a strategic partnership with Avitas Systems, a GE Venture. The companies will integrate autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), acoustic and laser sensor technology and artificial intelligence-based navigation software into subsea inspection solutions for the oil and gas, offshore renewable energy, and shipping industries. The announcement was made […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Equipment

    A project by the Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Total, and Taurob, in partnership with Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), will develop and trial a mobile robot for autonomous operational inspection.

  • 30 March 2020
    Technology

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries has contracted Norwegian marine robotics firm Stinger for services related to planning and preparing site testing of an AUV equipped with a robot arm for performing subsea pipeline inspections. The underwater intervention drone is based on a fusion of submarine technologies and industrial robot technologies fostered in-house over many years in Kawasaki […]

  • 4 September 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    iXblue and 2G Robotics have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to offer a new survey skid for inspection-class ROVs. This all-in-one integrated skid should deliver inspection capabilities on small ROVs, enabling survey and inspection on low cost assets. Using 2G Robotics’ ULS-500 Micro laser scanner and OBSERVER still camera, and iXblue’s Rovins Nano Inertial […]

  • 10 December 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    2G Robotics has officially released the Micro Inspection Skid, a new laser survey skid for Inspection Class ROVs developed in partnership with iXblue and Nortek. The Micro Inspection Skid is available for vehicles including the Saab Seaeye Falcon and the Seatronics VALOR. The plug-and-play design comes fully calibrated and only requires mounting and connection to […]

  • 9 November 2017
    Research & Development

    A consortium of five universities, working with 31 industrial and innovation partners, will engage up to £36 million of support to advance robotics and Artificial Intelligence technologies for the inspection, repair, maintenance and certification of offshore energy platforms and assets. The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, a partnership between Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Human Capital, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Technical University of Denmark DTU has inaugurated a laboratory where researchers will complete a modular underwater robot for use on offshore wind farms.