ROV Planet Articles

Kraken Announces Partnership Agreement with Greensea Systems

08.04.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) (“Kraken” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Partnership Agreement with Greensea Systems, Inc., creator of OPENSEA, an open architecture robotic platform.

Oceaneering Secures Seabed Clearing Contract for Scottish Wind Farm

08.04.2020
Oceaneering International Services Ltd (OISL), a subsidiary of Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering), has been awarded a contract from Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East Wind Farm project in the Moray Firth, Scotland.

Hywind Tampen approved by Norwegian authorities

08.04.2020
The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved the plans for development and operation of the Hywind Tampen wind farm. The Snorre and Gullfaks platforms will be the first platforms in the world to receive power from a floating offshore wind farm.

UK’s Underwater Engineering Industry Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

08.04.2020
JFD Global to bring revolutionary respiratory ventilator to market The UK’s underwater engineering industry is exploring ways in which it can transfer its expertise to help support the national effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Industry body, Subsea UK, says that underwater engineering companies have the relevant products and manufacturing expertise, particularly in breathing apparatus and life support equipment, valves, and control systems, to answer the call for help from the UK and Scottish Governments. Indeed, one of Subsea UK’s members, JFD Global, has already stepped up to develop and bring to market a revolutionary respiratory ventilator.

JW Fishers’ ROVs; From Search and Recovery to Water Intake Inspection

07.04.2020
Since the late 1980’s, JW Fishers’ Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) have been critical tools used across the globe for various missions from the routine to the extraordinary. JWF’s SeaOtter and SeaLion ROV Systems are often used to locate drowning victims with attached sonar systems, to search a ship lost at sea, or to conduct inspections on submerged tanks, dams, and water intake pipes. JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. has been providing operators with top of the line ROV systems for over thirty years and continues to outperform the competition.

SMD Supply Deep Dig-It Trenching Tractor to Van Oord

07.04.2020
Marine contractor Van Oord is due to complete final tests of its new Deep Dig-It trenching machine, designed and engineered in collaboration with world leading sub-sea technology experts Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD).

Fugro Wins NOAA Contract for Shoreline Mapping Services

07.04.2020
Fugro has signed a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide shoreline mapping services in support of the agency’s Coastal Mapping Program. Issued through NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), this multi-year contract is NGS’s second consecutive award to Fugro for services such as the provision of aerial imagery, topobathymetric lidar, and shoreline feature compilation. NGS uses these data to update NOAA nautical charts, define US territorial limits, support coastal management activities and perform inundation modelling.

Oil discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico

06.04.2020
Equinor and co-venturers Progress Resources USA Ltd and Repsol E&P USA Inc. have encountered oil in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Ultra Electronics Installs the First S2150 Hull Mount Sonar on Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland.

06.04.2020
HMS Portland becomes the first ship to be fitted with Ultra’s next generation Hull Mounted Sonar Type 2150 as part of a wider refit to the Royal Navy’s frigates.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Germany

03.04.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by innogy Kaskasi GmbH for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm project, located approximately 35km north west of Heligoland in the German sector of the North Sea.


The Future of ROV Cable Solutions - Meet our New ROV Sales Manager Matthieu Scheffers

03.04.2020
ROVs are at the cutting edge of technology and DeRegt is thrilled to be expanding further into this field, through the addition of Matthieu Scheffers to our team.

Impact Subsea Expands Portfolio With Full Ocean Depth Altimeter

03.04.2020
Depth rated to 11,000 meters, the ISA500-11K provides the highest levels of stability, accuracy and range, setting a new standard for deep water altimeters.

SEAMOR Marine Hires Simon Douthwaite as Sales & Marketing Manager

03.04.2020
SEAMOR Marine announces Simon Douthwaite as its new Sales & Marketing Manager. A scuba instructor and deep technical diver, Simon brings sales and marketing expertise from a career in finance that spans four continents.

iXblue announces series of live interactive webinars to introduce its new products and solutions

03.04.2020
Make sure to stay up to date with iXblue’s latest innovations by attending the company’s iXlives webinars. Each webinar will last about 20 minutes, including a Q&A session where you will be able to ask questions directly to iXblue’s experts.

Rovco builds New Senior Executive Team

03.04.2020
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV, hydrographic and artificial intelligence-based technology services, today announced a number of key executive team hires and internal appointments. The news marks the continued expansion of the company during a period of sustained growth, as the number of employees reaches nearly 50.

IMCA Actively Participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group

02.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic

Schmidt Ocean Institute Offers Online Educational Science Content for Students

02.04.2020
New #SchoolsOutScience identifies homeschooling resources; online content ranges from robotics and engineering games, interactive science lesson plans and livestream of neverbefore-seen footage of the deep ocean. As millions of school age children transition their education to home classrooms in the wake of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Schmidt Ocean Institute has assembled a wealth of free online science resources for parents and teachers.

SEAMOR Marine Debuts Innovative ROV with 3km Capacity for Panama Hydroelectric Project

02.04.2020
This month SEAMOR Marine’s latest innovation, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with 3-kilometer capacity, arrived in western Panama, where one of the country’s hydroelectric generation companies has begun using it for tunnel inspections of two hydroelectric projects on the Old Chiriqui River. The ROV 3-kilometer fiber optic tether and reel system expands the reach of SEAMOR’s previous systems by one kilometer.
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