ROV Planet Articles

TerraSond Completes First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

23.10.2019
TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA, that can support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind. The wind farm is scheduled to deliver energy in the mid-2020s and has the potential to power up to 680,000 homes. The project is TerraSond’s first with Mayflower Wind.

Korean Offshore Wind Farm Market

23.10.2019
Fugro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) in a move that opens up the South Korean offshore wind farm market.

Aker Solutions Targets Growth in Low Carbon and Renewable Energy

23.10.2019
Aker Solutions aims to generate about half of its revenue from renewable or distinct low carbon solutions by 2030, according to the company's 20/25/30 strategy.

Ocean Industry CEOs to Convene at WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Paris

23.10.2019
The WOC Ocean Executive Forum will assemble a unique, cross-sectoral panel of Senior Executives at the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) - Paris, 20-22 November - in a high-level plenary discussion to advance industry leadership, collaboration and action for sustainable development.

Seabed Geosolutions has secured a letter of award to provide a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in 2000 m of water in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

22.10.2019
The 410 km2 survey, which has a contract value of over USD 50 million, will be performed for a prominent energy company using Seabed Geosolutions’ proprietary Manta® OBN technology and remotely operated vehicles. The four-component (4C) project will begin in the second quarter of 2020 and will take around 4 months to complete.

Registration is now open for the 2019 UK Glider Community Workshop, hosted at the NOC in Southampton on 14–15 November

18.10.2019
The workshop will take place on Friday 15 November, and will be preceded by a networking reception and dinner on the evening of Thursday 14 November at The Dancing Man Brewery. The event will provide an opportunity for the UK research community to come together to discuss the latest technology developments and scientific discoveries related to ocean gliders.

Wings Travel Management expands footprint in US

18.10.2019
London-headquartered Wings Travel Management (www.wings.travel), global specialists in managing complex travel and people logistics to the energy and marine sectors, is expanding its footprint in the United States with the acquisition of the energy and corporate travel business of Lafayette-based Associated Travel in Louisiana, for an undisclosed sum. The agreement takes effect on 1st November 2019 and is a key strategic milestone for Wings as it gives the company a presence in a second major US energy sector hub, complementing Wings’ existing operation in Houston.

SSVC to launch subsea MiPlayer at Pacific 2019

18.10.2019
SSVC Media Innovation will be demonstrating its new subsea version of MiPlayer at Pacific 2019. Already in use with the UK Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and UK Border Force, the MiPlayer platform offers access via WiFi to media streaming of recreational and training content in remote locations where internet connectivity is poor or absent. The subsea platform has been specially adapted to provide an on-demand service updated via USB or external connectivity, meaning that for the first time users are able to access downloaded recreational media and training materials while submerged.

Transmark Subsea acquires WiSub, enables wireless underwater drone docking

18.10.2019
Connectivity in the underwater environment is the mission for Norwegian companies Transmark Subsea and WiSub; their combined forces deliver unprecedented automation capabilities to the blue growth sector internationally. Both companies have been key equipment and service providers to underwater intervention drone (UID™) docking stations since 2018. This convergence of mature cable and connector manufacturing and design with innovative wireless underwater power and data transfer systems ensures reliable delivery of turnkey docking solutions. These systems support subsea automation, especially for enabling underwater drones to remain persistently resident at the underwater work site but operated safely from shore.

INSITE programme launches major industry-science collaboration

16.10.2019
The INSITE Programme has launched a major collaboration between offshore industries and researchers, designed to give marine scientists access to valuable industry-acquired ecological data.


Japan and Scotland invest £21million into research and development for the Blue Economy

15.10.2019
A joint initiative between Japan and Scotland, formed two years ago, will see almost £21million invested into underwater technology projects to promote economic growth opportunities in the Blue Economy.

Impact Subsea Expands Operations With New Office

15.10.2019
Impact Subsea has announced the expansion of operations with the opening of a new office in Aberdeenshire, UK.

iXblue Users Conference - London - Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

14.10.2019
iXblue Annual Users Conference will bring together over 150 key players in the maritime market such as hydrographic offices, universities, institutes, port authorities, survey and dredging companies, as well as offshore construction contractors.

Kent VanHorn Promoted to Vice President for Global Submarine Rescue

13.10.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Kent VanHorn has been promoted to Vice President for Global Submarine Rescue.

Fugro completes deepwater AUV surveys for Shell in US Gulf of Mexico

13.10.2019
Fugro has completed several high-resolution geophysical surveys in the US Gulf of Mexico for Shell International Exploration and Production Company. The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental, engineering, geological and archaeological hazards ahead of planned drilling activities.

Forum’s latest ROV successfully completes sea trials

13.10.2019
Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has successfully completed sea trials in Norway.

REV Ocean to explore and sample biodiversity down to 6000 meters – with submersible ROV from Kystdesign

12.10.2019
REV Ocean is excited to announce the purchase of the Supporter 6000 ROV from Kystdesign AS in Aksdal, Norway. The state of the art submersible will be one of the most important tools used to achieve the core scientific goals of the REV Ocean research vessel.

Tekmar Group makes third acquisition with Pipeshield International ltd

11.10.2019
Tekmar Group plc, a market-leading technology provider of subsea protection systems is pleased to announce that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Pipeshield® International ltd ("Pipeshield® ") from its founder Steven Howlett.
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