ROV Planet Articles

SubC Imaging Releases New Live Video Streaming Service for Offshore

06.11.2020
SubC Imaging, a global leader in subsea cameras and solutions, announced the release of their new Offshore Real-Time Video Streaming Solution.

NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute chooses DriX USV to help build the next generation ocean exploration system

05.11.2020
The Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) recently signed a purchase contract to acquire a DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) from high-tech company iXblue. Signed over the summer, this contract consists of one DriX USV along with a novel custom-designed Universal Deployment System able to launch and recover the USV as well as other AUVs. The autonomous solution is expected to be put to sea by mid-2021.

HMI to Provide 26 All-Electric Olympic Arms to Triumph Subsea Services

05.11.2020
Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) is pleased to announce an agreement to provide 26 all-electric Olympic Arms to Triumph Subsea Services for their growing fleet of work class ROVs. This landmark agreement represents the industry’s first commercialization of this groundbreaking technology.

Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Pressure Tolerant Batteries

04.11.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. recently completed successful sea trials of a Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LD-AUV) which was powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries. Kraken expects further contracts with Dive for additional batteries in 2020 and beyond.

Film-Ocean drives forward its inspection and asset integrity strategy with the appointment of an Inspection Manager

04.11.2020
Film-Ocean Ltd, a leading ROV specialist company, continues with its delivery of providing excellent inspection and integrity support to its clients with the appointment of George Gair as Inspection Manager.

CWind and Rovco Complete ROV Project at East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm

04.11.2020
Rovco, a leading provider of ROV and hydrographic services combining industry-leading expertise with innovative, cutting edge technology, has successfully completed the first stage of their long-term contract awarded by CWind for their annual subsea balance of plant (BoP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

Working Together for a Net Zero Future Announced as Theme for SPE Offshore Europe 2021

04.11.2020
Working together to deliver a decarbonised, net zero future will form the theme and direction for SPE Offshore Europe 2021 being held in Aberdeen, Scotland, 7-10 September 2021

Chris Johnston Joins Acteon as InterMoor Group Managing Director

04.11.2020
Today, Acteon Group Ltd, a global provider of industry-leading products and services for the marine and subsea renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors, announced that Chris Johnston will be joining InterMoor as group managing director of its global moorings and anchors business. He will be based in Houston, USA.

Forum’s XT500 Trenching System to Support Major Cable Maintenance Project in Asia

04.11.2020
Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order to supply specialist subsea equipment for a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia.

Subsea UK to Postpone Subsea Expo in Light of Current COVID Restrictions

04.11.2020
The world’s largest underwater engineering event - Subsea Expo - which was shaping up to be the sector’s first post-pandemic, large scale physical event, is to be postponed due to the current coronavirus-imposed restrictions.


Get It Made offers manufacturing grant for innovative subsea start-ups

02.11.2020
CNC machining specialist and manufacturing partner, Get It Made has announced a brand new initiative aimed at innovative start-ups in the subsea industry who could be eligible to receive a manufacturing grant of £2500.

Stinger Technology Appoints Hege Kverneland to its Board of Directors.

02.11.2020
Earlier this year Hege retired from National Oilwell Varco where she held the position of Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Kverneland joined NOV through the acquisition of Hitec in 1999. Starting in 2001, Ms. Kverneland worked as the Company’s Corporate R&D manager until she was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2009.

Subsea Sector can Unlock Growth in Burgeoning Aquaculture Sector

01.11.2020
Advice and information on how the subsea sector can benefit from opportunities in Scotland’s fast-growing aquaculture industry will be the focus of a webinar organised by Subsea UK this week.

Strohm receives circa 25M Euro funding to support energy transition and renewables growth

30.10.2020
Strohm, the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP), has received a circa EUR 25 million Convertible Loan from its shareholders as it strengthens its position for low carbon energy transition activities and renewables.

M&E Deploys Autonomous Survey Vessel on Reef Survey

30.10.2020
Morgan & Eklund, Inc (M&E), a sister company of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc., is a hydrographic survey company specializing in coastal nearshore mapping of ports, harbors, and infrastructure. M&E today announced the successful completion of a multibeam and side-scan sonar survey to map and monitor an artificial reef offshore Fort Pierce along the Treasure Coast of eastern Florida. A post-construction survey was completed entirely using a SeaRobotics (SR) “Surveyor Class” autonomous surface vessel (ASV). The objective of the survey was to verify seafloor conditions and accurate placement of artificial reefs.

Oil Discoveries Offshore Newfoundland, Canada

29.10.2020
Equinor (60%), and its partner BP Canada (40%), have made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.

New $53 Million Grant to Create a World-Wide Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

29.10.2020
On October 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health. Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), University of Washington, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Princeton University will use this grant to build and deploy 500 robotic ocean-monitoring floats around the globe.

Tritech Announces New DMD

28.10.2020
Tritech International Limited, a Moog Inc. company, has announced the release of the Diver Mounted Display system (DMD): the next generation of diver assisting sensors.
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