ROV Planet Articles

New ROV-Concept from Depro AS, as Gives Massive Cost Reduction for Operators

04.05.2020
A number of ROV operations are expensive due to high cost of equipment and complex operation setup. Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have developed a new, compact and, flexible ROV concept which is easy to use and quick to mobilize. The ROV concept named BLUEROC is a cost saving system for the operator. Several customers have mentioned up to 75% in savings.

Rovco Signs Multi-Million Pound Subsea Contract with CWind

04.05.2020
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, has been awarded a long-term contract by CWind for subsea work on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 23

30.04.2020
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 23: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV/USV Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - ARGOS: Forssea Releases New Smart Light Intervention Class ROV - The BP Future Subsea Oilfield Panel Discussion at Underwater Intervention 2020 - Finish of the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera to Antigua - Automation, Autonomy, and Subsea Warfare - Jotun Hull Skating Solutions: A Clean Break from Foul Practices - Gaps M5: A New Cost-Effective and Export-Free USBL System from Ultra-Shallow Water to Medium Water Depths - Research Data in Real Time: Short Measuring Intervals for Submersible Robots - New Drone Makes a Buzz and a Splash - Olis Robotics Partners with Aleron Subsea to Deliver Machine Learning and Teleoperation Solutions - The STEM Challenge: Inspiring the Next Generation of Subsea Talent - Harbour Inspection and ROV Pilot Training in Barcelona with QSTAR - Interview: OTAQ Group's OceanSENSE Ensures No Leaks.

SMi Group are pleased to announce the 4th annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology conference

30.04.2020
SMi Group are pleased to announce the return of Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology (UMST), taking place in London on 25th-26th November 2020, for its fourth successful year.

Cygnus 1 IS Gauge Certified to IECEX – Accepted Internationally

29.04.2020
Cygnus Instruments is proud to announce that the Cygnus 1 IS Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge now has IECEx Zone 0 Certification.

IMCA Supports Call to Recognise all Seafarers

29.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting the call to action to recognise the significant efforts being made by seafarers and offshore workers globally during these challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fugro maps Arctic Ocean for Norway’s MAREANO Seabed Mapping Programme

29.04.2020
The Norwegian Hydrographic Service has awarded Fugro another hydrographic survey contract as part of the MAREANO seabed mapping programme, financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Environment. Fugro has already completed 10 surveys for the programme since 2006 and acquired over 140 000 km2 of data. This latest survey will collect high-resolution, high-density multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom data to produce seamless datasets for the Norwegian mapping programme. The fieldwork will run from June to late October this year.

Olis Robotics Partners with Aleron Subsea Partner in a New Distribution Agreement to Deliver Machine Learning and Teleoperation Solutions to the ROV Manipulator Controller Market

29.04.2020
Partnership accelerates commercial traction to retrofit existing ROV systems with advanced software products as an operating expense cost saving product with minimal capital expenditure.

Double SNS Campaign Win for Rever Offshore

28.04.2020
Rever Offshore, a leading subsea project delivery and execution provider to the offshore energy industry, has announced a major contract win, based in the Southern North Sea.

VideoRay and Sonardyne Demonstrate Benefits from Combining Latest ROVs with Micro-Ranger 2 USBL Technology

28.04.2020
VideoRay LLC and Sonardyne International Ltd. have been working together to demonstrate enhanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations through integration with positioning systems.


Archer Knight launches new software platform to ‘cut through the noise’ of subsea activity.

27.04.2020
Aberdeen-based Archer Knight has launched a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to make it easier for subsea companies to win more business.

Fugro wins ROV and survey support contract with Global Marine Group

27.04.2020
Fugro has secured a long-term contract for two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a full survey positioning package on Global Marine Group’s (GMG’s) newly chartered vessel, the Normand Clipper. GMG are in the process of upgrading the Normand Clipper in preparation for projects this summer and both the ROV systems and the survey package will be installed ready for future operations from Fugro’s remote operations centre (ROC) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

IMCA Appoints DP Specialist to Technical Team

24.04.2020
Mark de Barr has joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as Technical Adviser – Marine specialising in Dynamic Positioning (DP) and vessel assurance.

U-Boat Worx Introduces “Charter-A-Sub” Service

24.04.2020
U-Boat Worx introduces a unique opportunity for people to safely experience undersea exploration first-hand, without the need to own a submersible.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Netherlands

23.04.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project, located between 18-36km off the Dutch coast in the North Sea.

Two New Hires, Thirty Years of Experience, and One New Hull Crawler

23.04.2020
Greensea expands workforce and technology in Plymouth, MA. – Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open software architecture for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team in their Plymouth, Massachusetts office to support their hull robotics program. James Truman, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the development of Greensea’s latest technology, a hull crawling robot with precise hull-relative navigation and autonomy capabilities. Assisting James on the hull robotics program is Sam Fladung, Robotics Engineer.

Change to Exploration in Equinor

22.04.2020
Equinor is making a planned change to the leadership of Exploration.

MacArtney Puts First All-Electric eLARS into Production

22.04.2020
Manufacturing has now begun and the first eLARS system, expected to come out of production in summer 2020, is well underway.
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