ROV Planet Articles

£56m funding boost helps ROVOP bolster ROV fleet by 50% and supports future business growth

20.12.2017
ROVOP Limited, (“Rovop”) an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), is to immediately increase its fleet by 50% to meet ongoing customer demand following a funding boost of £56m.

Have you registered for Subsea Expo?

20.12.2017
The world's largest annual subsea exhibition and conference. Online registration is now open!

Seabed Geosolutions Secures 3D and 4D Ocean Bottom Node Contracts Offshore Trinidad and West Africa

19.12.2017
Seabed Geosolutions has been awarded a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) seismic acquisition project over the greater Angostura field in shallow waters, offshore Trinidad for BHP, and a 4D OBN project for Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company. The combined awards are valued at around US $60 million.

Finalists revealed for 2018 British subsea awards

19.12.2017
Industry body Subsea UK has today (Tuesday 19th December) announced the finalists who are in the running to triumph at its 2018 business awards. Some of the country’s most innovative and successful subsea businesses have made it on to the shortlist for the annual awards which seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way Britain’s £7.5billion subsea sector.

5 reasons you can't miss Oceanology International

19.12.2017
5 Reasons to register for OI London

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Announces Expansion of UUV Payload Options

19.12.2017
The ease of integration of payloads into the Riptide product line of UUVs has been a key value proposition for diverse customers. This flexibility was recently demonstrated by the rapid integration of a new sonar and a WiFi data system.

Save The Date - OCEANS 2018 Charleston

18.12.2017
Mark October 22 - 25 on your calendars now for the OCEANS 2018 Charleston Conference - the leading global OCEANS conference bringing science, technology, and ocean leaders together to help advance the world’s ocean professions. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, South Carolina!

OPITO crowns its Apprentice of the Year 2017

18.12.2017
A former Peterhead Academy student who followed in his family’s footsteps into the oil and gas sector has been named by the global skills for energy body, OPITO, as its Apprentice of the Year 2017.

SP Launches Multi Operation Survey System

18.12.2017
Load cell manufacturer Straightpoint (SP) has teamed up with measurement equipment specialist Tarka-Systems B.V. to add to its extensive range a product that can be left at a jobsite for a period of time and capture data from up to six monitoring devices.

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Norway

18.12.2017
Subsea 7 S.A. announced the award of two contracts from alliance partner Aker BP in the Norwegian North Sea. The contracts are for the Skogul project and the Valhall Flank West project, which collectively are equivalent to a sizeable award.


Rovco Successfully Completes Wave Hub Survey Project

18.12.2017
UK-based Rovco has successfully completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the world’s largest and most technologically advanced offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub.

The Underwater Centre Supports Training On Advanced Submarine Rescue System

18.12.2017
The Underwater Centre, one of the world’s leading providers of subsea testing and training, based on the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe in Fort William, has successfully delivered two bespoke ROV and Hyperbaric System Acquaintance training courses as well as providing 19 days of operational support to JFD, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, as part of their training delivery to one of the world’s largest navies.

Marine robots detect whales in the deep ocean

15.12.2017
A fleet of pioneering marine robots, built and operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and its partners, has successfully detected whales and porpoises and recorded the sounds they make in a survey of the deep ocean off northern Scotland. In the summer of 2017 a fleet of 11 autonomous marine robots was deployed to explore the seas northwest of the Orkney Islands in search of marine mammals and sources of man-made noise pollution. The mission was part of an annual series of marine robot trials co-ordinated by the NOC in partnership with 16 organisations representing UK government, research and industry.

Marine Imaging Technologies Reveals PIXEL, the First Cinema Class ROV for Subsea Documentary and Entertainment Utilization

15.12.2017
Pixel, the First Product in Series of the Cinema Class ROVs, Enables DPs and Storytellers to Capture Cinema-Quality Footage beyond SCUBA Depths by Merging Top Cinema Technologies with Advanced Underwater Filming Techniques

Oceaneering Awarded Survey Services Contract for Maryland Offshore Wind Project

15.12.2017
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has been awarded a contract by US Wind, Inc., a subsidiary of the Toto Holding Group, to conduct high-resolution marine geophysical survey services starting in the second half of 2018 in support of US Wind’s new Maryland Offshore Wind Project.

£7.5billion Subsea Industry Supports 45,000 jobs, Despite Oil & Gas Downturn

14.12.2017
Latest business activity review shows offshore wind now a major source of revenue for the underwater engineering and manufacturing sector

Ashtead teams up with Newton Labs to deliver underwater inspection for Subsea 7

13.12.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has successfully delivered an advanced subsea laser scanning project for Subsea 7 on Chevron’s Captain field located in the UK North Sea. The project saw Ashtead carry out a well inspection utilising Newton Lab’s M210UW and M3200UW subsea laser scanning systems. Ashtead designed and engineered bespoke deployment tools that enabled the scanning systems to accurately capture subsea scans at water depths of 110 meters using divers.

Aquabotix Introduces Integra AUV/ROV for Underwater Missions

11.12.2017
The Integra AUV/ROV builds on Aquabotix’s hybrid technology, and is designed for missions across several sectors, including law enforcement, research, environmental assessment and defense Underwater vehicle is single-person deployable, battery-operated and enables greater cost efficiency for users.
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