ROV Planet Articles

TechnipFMC Announces Separation into Two Industry-Leading, Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

11.01.2021
TechnipFMC today announced the resumption of activities toward its planned separation into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: TechnipFMC, a fully integrated technology and services provider; and Technip Energies, a leading engineering and technology player. The separation would enhance TechnipFMC’s and Technip Energies’ focus on their respective strategies and provide both improved flexibility and growth opportunities, with each company uniquely positioned to capitalize on the energy transition.

Fugro Partners on ‘4S’ Global Satellite Observation Seafloor Mapping Innovation

11.01.2021
Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite derived seafloor mapping. The 3-year project, named ‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite), will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated earth observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry. Fugro will lead the project’s business and integration actions, and their hydrographers and Geo-data specialists will evaluate the solution via several use cases around the globe

Fugro to Provide first Topographic lidar Base Map for Island Nation of Palau

08.01.2021
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to perform high-resolution topographic lidar base mapping for the Republic of Palau.

Robert Gordon's College Pupils Triumph in Techfest's STEM in the Installation Challenge 2020

08.01.2021
Pupils from Robert Gordon’s College have taken first prize at TechFest’s digital adaptation of its STEM in the Installation project, thanks to their problem solving and teamwork.

Contract Awarded to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC to Build two new Oceanographic Ships for NOAA

08.01.2021
NOAA’s effort to recapitalize its aging fleet of research ships took a major step forward today with the U.S. Navy’s award of a $178,082,877 contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC, Houma, Louisiana, for the detailed design and construction of two new oceanographic ships for the agency. NOAA is acquiring the vessels through an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command, a leader in building, providing and procuring large research ships for the nation's research fleet.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands Its Aberdeen Team

07.01.2021
Following the continued growth of Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) operations, STR is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McLay as Sales Manager for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.

Boskalis Bolsters Market Position in Subsea Services through Acquisition Rever Offshore

05.01.2021
Boskalis announces the acquisition of all the shares of Rever Offshore’s subsea services business (‘Rever’). Rever, formally known as Bibby Offshore, offers a broad range of solutions in the area of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance.

Ashtead Technology Appoints Experienced CFO and Expands Management Team

05.01.2021
Ashtead Technology has appointed a chief financial officer (CFO) and five managers for newly created roles across its international team. The appointments underline the integrated subsea technology and services company’s strategic growth plans to cement its leading position in the global offshore energy market and build on its recent success in new and emerging markets, including in offshore wind and decommissioning.

Results From N-SEA and SMD Tests Prove Revolutionary New Cable Technology

21.12.2020
World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has partnered with Dutch subsea contractor N-SEA to successfully prove ground-breaking new subsea technology that could change the future of cable construction.


Aleron Group establish new Partnership Agreement with Ripen Marine Contractors

18.12.2020
Aleron Group are pleased to announce their newly established partnership with global marine engineering services company, Ripen Marine Contractors (RMC). Based in Nigeria and TRACE certified, RMC offer a range of service offerings to the Oil & Gas, Defence, Education and Maritime industries.

Oceaneering Awarded Contract to Provide Industry-First 20,000 psi-rated Subsea Hydraulic Connection Hardware

18.12.2020
Oceaneering International (Oceaneering) has been awarded a contract from OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company, for the supply of the first-ever 20,000 psi-rated subsea hydraulic junction plates and associated connection hardware.

Oceaneering Wins Connector Supply Contract from TechnipFMC

16.12.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that the company has been awarded a connector supply contract from TechnipFMC to provide 2-inch M5 Connectors and Chemical Throttle Valves (CTV) for the Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai tieback project located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM).

Giant iceberg mission led by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

16.12.2020
A research mission to determine the impact of the giant A-68a iceberg on one of the world’s most important ecosystems gets underway next month. A team of scientists, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), will set sail on the National Oceanography Centre’s (NOC) ship bound for the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia.

Government’s 10 Point Energy Plan must have the Supply Chain at its Heart

14.12.2020
Its bold, it’s ambitious and it’s also been warmly received by most stakeholders including industry and even environmental groups. The UK Government’s 10 point plan covers clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies in its quest to create jobs and achieve net-zero by 2050.

Rovco Takes Home 9 Industry and Tech Awards in 2020

12.12.2020
Rovco, a pioneer in offshore robotics and hydrographic survey has been awarded 9 prestigious industry and tech awards this year for their innovations and business growth. 8 of these were received in the past 2 weeks culminating with the “Totally Killing It Award” from TechSPARK and the Innovation and Technology award from Business Leader.

“Oi Connect really Delivered for the Ocean Science and Technology Community,” Says Society President

11.12.2020
Oceanology International 2020, held this year as a virtual event from 1st to 4th December on the custom-built, AI-driven Oi Connect events and meetings platform, completed its inaugural session to acclaim from the ocean science and technology communities.

New Partnership Between Schmidt Ocean Institute and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO to Support Ocean Decade

11.12.2020
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO), the United Nations body responsible for championing global ocean science and services, announced today a new partnership to work together with philanthropic non-profit, Schmidt Ocean Institute to advance the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
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