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Bibby OffshoreBibby Offshore has been recognized at the 2014 Northern Star Business Awards winning in the categories Commitment to People Development and Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector.

University of Victoria (UVic) University of Victoria (UVic) mechanical engineer Alison Proctor and her department’s 3.5-metre long, Bluefin Robotics AUV, and supported by a Parks Canada research vessel and crew, may have made one of the oldest archeological finds in Canada.

EDF EnergyTidal Energy Ltd, the developer of DeltaStream, Wales’ first full-scale tidal power generator, has announced an important deal with EDF Energy, marking a significant milestone in the commercial development of tidal power in the UK.

As seen in CNBC commentary

By Travis Briggs, CEO of ROBO-STOX

Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

Moore's Law is the steam engine of the 21st century. Just as the steam engine made way for machines to replace muscle, serving as the catalyst for the Industrial Revolution, today the exponential increase in technology is leading to an evolution in robotics well beyond its original auto-manufacturing applications.

DOF Subsea UKDOF Subsea UK has utilised Sparrows’ 50T tensioner system during the recovery and installation of flexible risers / flowlines in the Dumbarton Field, approximately 220km north east of Aberdeen.

Deep Trekker DTG2 Worker ROV has successfully retrieved a 30ft intake pipe, resulting in 20,000 dollars of savings for one British Colombia based company. 

Aquaculture Net InspectionWhen a crane operator accidentally reeled in a pinched cable holding a 30ft intake pipe, the cable snapped, dropping both the pipe and the rigging block of the crane into 230 feet of open water. The loss of the pipe itself, along with the added down-time and delays involved to retrieve the pipe could have cost the company approximately $20,000 to their project without the help of the Deep Trekker DTG2 Worker ROV.          The project by West Coast FishCulture a division of AgriMarine Technologies Inc. (ATI) in British Colombia, Canada was to install a new enclosure tank system ATI is developing for rearing fish in the aquaculture industry. The design places a 3’ by 30’ intake pipe under the rearing tank to bring up the cooler water from greater depths to circulate throughout the enclosure. This cooler water can hold more oxygen than the warmer, ambient water surrounding the tank which improves the health of the fish by providing a better oxygenated environment.  Want to know more about the DTG2? Email us with your request.  

As seen in Times of Malta

A Maltese underwater exploration vessel, U-Boat Navigator, has been used to explore the wreck of the Britannic, the sister ship of the Titanic, which sank during the First World War after hitting a mine off Greece.

U-Boat Navigator, equipped with the C-Explorer 5 submersible, ROV (Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle) and other cutting edge equipment, served as a base vessel for the 10 day mission during which high quality underwater video footage was shot for an upcoming documentary. 

Parkmead GroupAberdeen oil and gas explorer Parkmead Group announced a new discovery.  It said it had found a new gas field in the Netherlands which it expects will feed into existing production infrastructure in the area.


As a 365-pound remotely operated vehicle was being deployed from the deck of the Nancy Foster, a group of curious onlookers showed up from the deep blue.

“Oh, look, dolphins,” Ensign Felicia Drummond exclaimed in delight to Jeff Shoup, commanding officer of the NOAA coastal research ship.

Eight Atlantic spotted dolphins were swimming around the bright yellow, alien-looking creature that had just entered their water playground in the Dry Tortugas, the most remote part of the Florida Keys.

Total Total has announced a host of new cost cutting measures.

The confirmation follows last week’s speculation that Europe’s second-biggest oil company would have to shred its budget to counter production shortfalls.


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