ROV Planet Articles

Major Contract Win For OTAQ With Unique Maritime Group

22.10.2020
World class marine technology company, OTAQ Offshore, has today announced a significant contract award and exclusive supply agreement with Unique Group to supply a number of seabed landers.

Oceaneering ROVs for Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

21.10.2020
Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions announced that it has selected Oceaneering International Inc for ROV and Support services onboard its four US Flagged Jones act compliant vessels.

MacArtney Completes LARS Delivery for Fifth Ocean Research Vessel to Asia Pacific Operations

21.10.2020
MacArtney has successfully completed its order of a launch and recovery (LARS) system for end-user Taiwan National University, marking the fifth Ocean Research Vessel (ORV) in the Asia Pacific region to date.

Reach Subsea ASA has been awarded a contract for use of the Olympic Challenger in a project in the Gulf of Mexico

20.10.2020
The contract, which does not include ROVs, is set to commence in November with a firm period lasting through 1Q2021 and with options to extend towards the summer of 2021. With this contract, Reach has covered its remaining commitment on the Olympic Challenger.

IMCA Publishes New Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems

20.10.2020
In April 2019 the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) Marine Division Management Committee set up a workgroup to focus on developing a code of practice for offshore pipelines and umbilical installation systems. Bringing together world-leading pipelaying contractors, Allseas, Subsea 7, McDermott, Saipem and TechnipFMC, the workgroup came together to share knowledge and best practice in order to establish a standard for the industry. This has resulted in the publication of the new ‘Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems’ (IMCA M 253).

Keeling Curve--World`s Longest-Running Carbon Dioxide Measurement--Receives Continuation Funding from Eric and Wendy Schmidt

20.10.2020
$1.45M Grants to Support Keeling Curve, Ocean pH Programs, Key Indicators of Global Warming The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement–the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change–will receive $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today. In addition, the couple’s Schmidt Ocean Institute awarded a separate $450,000 grant to the university to support complementary ocean acidification measurements in the Atlantic and Pacific.

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant EPCI Contract for the Equinor Breidablikk Pipelay and Subsea Installation

19.10.2020
TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract by Equinor for the Breidablikk Pipelay, including option for the Subsea Installation scope located in the area close to the Grane Field, North Sea.

Inauguration of permanent Saipem exhibition dedicated to marine technologies in the Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico

18.10.2020
A permanent exhibition in a 75 sqm space dedicated to Saipem’s marine technologies was inaugurated as part of the grand opening of the new Trieste headquarters of the Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico. Inside the exhibition, through the experimental teaching promoted by the Science Centre, young visitors will be able to discover in an interactive and engaging way how it is possible to produce energy from such an extreme and challenging environment as the sea.

ThayerMahan Teams Up with USA Environmental to Remove Unexploded Ordnance

17.10.2020
Groton-based ThayerMahan, Inc., announced today that it has executed a cooperative partnering agreement with USA Environmental, Inc., a market leader in identification, removal and disposal of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and discarded military munitions (DMM). Partnering with USA Environmental represents an important addition to ThayerMahan's expanding ability to search, detect, remove and dispose of these hazardous explosive items from the seabed.

Equinor collaborates with Microsoft on Northern Lights carbon capture and storage value chain

15.10.2020
Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to explore ways to support the Northern Lights carbon capture and storage (CCS) project as a technology partner. Microsoft will explore using the project to enable the transportation and storage of captured CO2 . Equinor is developing the project together with Shell and Total as equal partners.

Enpro Subsea enables safe removal of ‘attic’ oil from Brent Bravo’s concrete cells

15.10.2020
Hunting Energy Services, Subsea Technologies division supporting DeepOcean has successfully completed another campaign in the North Sea using Enpro Subsea’s proven Field Decommissioning (F-Decom) system. The recent campaign on Shell UK Limited (Shell) Brent Bravo concrete structure was completed with no safety incidents, ahead of schedule and within budget.

Aberdeen Science Centre Set to Officially Reopen to the Public in November

14.10.2020
Aberdeen Science Centre is set to unveil its transformational new look on Wednesday, 4th November, when it will officially reopen to the public.

Saginaw Bay’s Marine Ecosystem Revival

14.10.2020
Saginaw Bay’s warm waters serve as nursery grounds for many fish species and support the fisheries of both Saginaw Bay and the main basin of Lake Huron. Historically, inner Saginaw Bay contained rock reefs that provided critical habitats, spawning grounds, and juvenile areas for many native fish species. This includes Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Suckers during the spring and Lake Whitefish, Cisco, Lake Trout, and Burbot in the fall.

Oceaneering Awarded BOP Tethering Services Contract from Petrobras in Brazil

13.10.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) is proud to announce that the company has been awarded a BOP tethering services contract offshore Brazil from Petrobras. The contract duration is one-year with the option to extend for an additional year.

C-Innovation selects Sonardyne technology spread for its Brazilian fleet

13.10.2020
Integrated marine services company C-Innovation (C-I) has chosen a suite of Sonardyne’s underwater positioning and navigation systems to support its operations offshore Brazil.

Hydromea launches its most advanced wireless underwater modem LUMA X

12.10.2020
Hydromea is launching its new patent-pending subsea wireless communication modem LUMA X. The LUMA X can beam data at up to 10 Mbit/s with a 120 degree cone. With that, the LUMA X enables real-time streaming of HD-quality video and 4K images wirelessly through water – allowing the operators of autonomous underwater vehicles to monitor its interventions from the comfort of its control rooms onshore.

Chief Executive of National Oceanography Centre receives CBE

12.10.2020
The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Prof Ed Hill, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 list, published today, in recognition of his services to ocean and environmental sciences.

Boskalis secures multiple dredging contracts in Germany

12.10.2020
Boskalis recently secured three contracts for coastal protection and port maintenance activities in Germany. These dredging contracts carry a combined value of EUR 45 million for Boskalis and will all commence in the coming months.
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