ROV Planet Articles

Ultra secures UK Sonobuoy Test Facility Upgrade contract with QinetiQ

23.09.2020
Ultra is pleased to announce it has secured a contract from QinetiQ to support them in replacing the entire Sonobuoy Test Facility (STF) system at the British Underwater Test & Evaluation Centre, MOD BUTEC.

ECA GROUP reaches another milestone with regard to the unmanned vehicles mine warfare programme of the Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy

23.09.2020
ECA Robotics, a French subsidiary of ECA GROUP, has recently signed a contract worth several hundred million euros. This contract comprises the outsourcing to its Belgian subsidiary ECA Robotics Belgium of the manufacturing and delivery of unmanned vehicles dedicated to underwater mine countermeasures as part of the renewal of the mine countermeasures capacity.

Riptide™ UUV-12 launches BAE Systems into medium unmanned undersea vehicle market

23.09.2020
The 12” diameter vehicle is the company’s entry into the medium UUV market – joining three small UUV variants – and marks the first new vehicle since last year’s acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions.

Prototype for an innovative floating solar power plant system

22.09.2020
NOVACAVI team has been recently asked to develop and manufacture a prototype of a rugged and reliable custom-engineered cable solution for an innovative floating solar electricity system for marine environment installed in Oslo fjord, Norway.

iXblue navigation technology boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship Project

22.09.2020
iXblue navigation technology has Une image contenant eau, extérieur, bateau, navire Description générée automatiquementbeen selected by marine research organization ProMare, to provide highly accurate navigation capability to one of the world's first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic: the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS).

Significant contract for Grovfjord Mek. Verksted

22.09.2020
Grovfjord Mek. Verksted will build an Armada of large, cutting-edge robot ships for Ocean Infinity, the world leading marine robotics company. The fleet of ultra low emission marine robots will be deployed from shorelines across the globe.

Fugro CEO Mark Heine participates in high-level UN Ocean Stewardship meeting

22.09.2020
Fugro CEO Mark Heine joined a select and diverse group of global business leaders and top United Nations (UN) and government decision makers yesterday for the first Ocean Stewardship Annual Review meeting. Convened online by the UN Global Compact and organised to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the meeting comprised CEO roundtable sessions to identify critical actions for the ocean in support of the Decade of Action and its related 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Dr. Edie Widder to Receive Inaugural Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration from the MTS and SUT

22.09.2020
The Marine Technology Society and The Society for Underwater Technology are proud to announce that Dr. Edie Widder is the inaugural recipient of the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration. Dr. Widder is an MTS member, MacArthur Fellow, a deep-sea explorer, and conservationist who combines expertise in oceanographic research and technological innovation with a commitment to reversing the worldwide trend of marine ecosystem degradation.

Film-Ocean expands its fleet of ROV with further investment

21.09.2020
UK ROV services company, Film-Ocean Ltd, continues to expand its ROV fleet with the addition of a further Quasar 150HP Workclass ROV system. This significant investment is part of Film-Ocean's fleet expansion strategy, which has seen four ROV systems added to the fleet over the past 12 months.

Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. And H.Henriksen AS Announce Strategic Partnership

21.09.2020
Maritime Tactical Systems, Inc. and H. Henriksen AS are pleased to announce they have entered into a global strategic partnership, combining MARTAC’s industry leading innovative maritime unmanned surface vehicle with H.Henriksen AS’s world class Maritime Unmanned Systems launch and recovery products and systems.


Valeport launches next generation of sensors for subsea survey and ROV/AUV operations

18.09.2020
Valeport, a leading manufacturer of oceanographic and hydrographic instrumentation has further expanded its portfolio’s capability with the launch of two new sensors for ROVs/AUVs and subsea survey.

Bob Gillespie appointed new Managing Director of Ocean Installer (UK) Ltd.

18.09.2020
Ocean Installer is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Gillespie as the new Managing Director of Ocean Installer (UK) Ltd. Gillespie will lead the company’s UK office based in Aberdeen, where he’ll be responsible for growing our market share along with successfully and safely delivering projects. Ocean Installer is confident Bob has the right attributes for this vital role in a critical region.

REV Ocean has ambitious ocean mapping plans with the Seabed 2030 Project

18.09.2020
REV Ocean signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project, to work together to advance understanding of the ocean floor and support the United Nation’s Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

Ultra USSI Wins $24M Contract to Design and Manufacturer ER-DIFAR* for the U.S. Navy

17.09.2020
Ultra Electronics USSI, located in Columbia City, Indiana, has been awarded a cost-plus, fixed-fee (CPFF) contract with base and exercised options valued at $24,128,769 by the Office of Naval Research. The contract contains provisions to design, manufacture, test, inspect, package and deliver Extended Range - Directional Frequency Analysis and Recording (ER-DIFAR) system with an expected completion by July 2024.

bp and Microsoft form strategic partnership to drive digital energy ‎innovation

16.09.2020
bp and Microsoft Corp. ‎announced that they have agreed to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation ‎in energy systems and advance the net zero carbon goals of both companies. This includes a co-‎innovation effort focused on digital solutions, the continued use of Microsoft Azure as a cloud-based ‎solution for bp infrastructure and bp supplying renewable energy to help Microsoft meet its 2025 ‎renewable energy goals.‎

Fugro awarded ONGC 3-year contract for integrated survey services fourth time in a row

15.09.2020
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) in India has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract to provide integrated survey services for the fourth consecutive time.

maxon and ANYbotics enter into a strategic partnership

15.09.2020
Drive specialist maxon, renowned for its Mars motors, is joining forces with the robotics startup ANYbotics and will in future supply the drive systems of the autonomous ANYmal inspection robot. The robot will soon be marketed in large quantities. This cooperation will also benefit maxon, since ANYbotics provides important robotics know-how and is currently the most successful young company in this field.

bp and Equinor Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Offshore Wind Energy in US

10.09.2020
bp and Equinor today announced the formation of a new strategic partnership to develop offshore wind projects in the US. This includes the development of existing offshore wind leases on the US East coast and jointly pursuing further opportunities for offshore wind in the US.
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