ROV Planet Articles

Vroon Offshore Services wins new contract with Total E&P Nederland B.V.

01.04.2019
Vroon Offshore Services has secured a contract with Total E&P in the Southern North Sea. Under the new contract, Vroon’s specialist subsea-support, walk-to-work unit, the VOS Start will deliver offshore logistical support to a planned maintenance campaign in the Dutch sector of the Southern North Sea.

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Saudi Arabia

01.04.2019
Subsea 7 today announced the award of two contracts from Saudi Aramco for Conventional projects in shallow water offshore Saudi Arabia.

SMD’s Quasar WROV Reaches 5760m Subsea

01.04.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that a deep-sea Quasar Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (WROV) has successfully completed sea trials. The 6000m rated WROV, complemented with an electric drive dual-purpose winch and Launch and Recovery System (LARS), reached the seabed at 5760m during the trials. The complete turnkey solution was recently delivered to Shanghai Salvage and has undergone extensive testing at various depths. The system was supplied with interchangeable winch drums which can be changed out on deck to achieve operational service at depths up to 3000m or 6000m when required.

Deep sea polymetallic nodule fields are unusual mosaic habitats

29.03.2019
Mineral deposits, in the form of potato-sized nodules, which cover wide areas of the world’s sea floor, are extremely important in structuring communities of deep-sea animals according to research published this week by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Subsea International Support Sidus Solutions at Ocean Business 2019

27.03.2019
Subsea International Ltd, the Aberdeen based technology and systems developer, will be supporting Sidus Solutions LLC the US subsea positioner, camera, light and lasers OEM at Ocean Business 2019 held at the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton between 09 -11 April 2019.

Aleron Group acquires subsea motors specialist to dive into new markets

27.03.2019
Aberdeenshire-based subsea firm Aleron Group has acquired electrical drive engineering specialist IMPAQ Ltd. to support its expansion strategy into new technology and markets including military, defence and nuclear industries. Following the deal, the Group has been awarded its first contract in the academic sector.

AutoNaut launches new 3.5 metre Communications Hub USV

27.03.2019
AutoNaut is excited to launch its new 3.5 Comms Hub product at Ocean Business 2019. The 3.5m Comms Hub is specifically designed for deployment as a long-duration surface gateway. Flexibility in sensor fit enables tasks including data harvesting, precision positioning and communications from and to sub-sea assets. Onward relay can be via satellite for over-the-horizon missions. Payload versatility means that secondary sensors can also be fitted.

Sonardyne’s PIES to monitor disruptive US Gulf current

27.03.2019
Oceanographic equipment developed by underwater technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. will be used as part of a major US$2 million scientific study of disruptive ocean currents in the US Gulf of Mexico.

ROVCO expands into Egypt with a new partner

26.03.2019
Rovco has expanded its international reach after forming a local partnership with Drexel Marine Petroleum Services in Egypt.

Launching the new Accession Class USV at Ocean Business 2019

26.03.2019
The all-new modular Accession Class USV from USS will be unveiled at Ocean Business 2019.


SMD Deliver QTrencher 500 Compact, High Power Trenching System

26.03.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. are pleased to announce completion of the first QTrencher 500 compact, high power trenching system developed for submarine cable installation and maintenance specialists, SubCom.

MacArtney provide Active Heave Compensated MERMAC winch solution to Alcatel Submarine Networks for planned subsea offshore operations

23.03.2019
MacArtney’s MERMAC R40 AHC Winch, aboard the ASN Ile de Class vessel, will be facilitating the effective laying of seismic cables on the seabed of the Johan Castberg oilfield in the Barents Sea for Equinor’s new Permanent Reservoir Monitoring system.

iXblue announces expansion of high-technology capabilities in Australia

22.03.2019
Navigation, positioning and imaging firm iXblue has announced the expansion of its local capabilities in Australia. In 2019, it will focus on developing the company’s local expertise in Inertial Navigation Systems for both defence and civil markets.

Will you be attending the Deep Sea Mining Summit?

20.03.2019
Join us at the 9th Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit 2019 in London, UK on 29-30 April.

Deloitte comment on Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Business Outlook 2019 Report

20.03.2019
Graham Hollis, senior partner for Deloitte’s Aberdeen office, commented on Oil & Gas UK’s flagship report into industry performance, Business Outlook 2019.

Offshore Survey 2019 Announces Keynote Speakers

20.03.2019
Offshore Survey, which takes place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019, is delighted to confirm two high profile speakers to deliver keynote presentations on each day of the conference.

BIRNS Announces New Technical Sales Manager

20.03.2019
BIRNS, Inc. is pleased to announce that Bruce Meredith has joined its sales team as Technical Sales Manager. In his new role, Meredith will be responsible for leading the company’s sales team, overseeing its global distributor and dealer networks, and managing accounts for advanced deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies and high performance marine and nuclear lighting systems sales.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Launch its Australian Office

18.03.2019
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), is delighted to announce the launch of its Australian Office and hosted its official office opening day in Perth, Western Australia on Tuesday 12th March 2019.
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