ROV Planet Articles

AutoNaut USV Maps North Sea Soundscape During Lockdown

13.07.2020
AutoNaut has played a vital role in enabling The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) to seize upon the quiet of lockdown to map the underwater soundscape of the Belgian section of the North Sea.

Thurn Group 1st to Order New 3rd Generation Ellipse-D in UK

10.07.2020
THURN Group (Norwich, UK) is excited to announce the purchase of a third generation SBG Ellipse-D inertial navigation system (INS). The INS will be placed with THURN’s Marine Robotics and Autonomy Product Development team, based in the Acle office on the edge of the Norfolk Broads. The SBG system will be a key component in the further development of THURN’s range of rotocopter-drone and USV-carried integrated survey systems for nearshore, port, river and lake applications.

Teledyne Marine Incorporates Corporate Giving Campaign into 2020 Photo Contest

10.07.2020
Teledyne Marine announces the return of its annual photo contest. This year, in light of the challenges and continued uncertainty that many are facing, Teledyne has combined this popular contest with a corporate giving campaign. For each qualified photo contest entry, Teledyne Marine will donate funds to Save the Children, which is an organization working to ensure the health, safety and psychological well-being of children around the globe.

Xodus Appoints Renewables VP to Head up New Boston Base

09.07.2020
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a US renewables vice president to head up a new office in Boston as the company looks to grow its offshore wind services across North America.

Fugro Rams Up Site Characterisation Programme for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind in US

09.07.2020
Fugro has mobilised two additional vessels off the coast of New Jersey to support their ongoing site characterisation work for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC (Shell) and EDF Renewables North America.

Historic Milestone For Industry Standard OTAQ OceanSENSE 30th March 2020

09.07.2020
OceanSENSE, the industry standard subsea leak and cement returns detection system, has reached a historic milestone with over 50,000 offshore days achieved! OceanSENSE passed the 50,000 days mark on a recent offshore project with global subsea leader Oceaneering International.

Innovair Triumphs Over COVID-19 Challenges with Business Gateway Support

09.07.2020
An Aberdeenshire company, that specialises in the development and operation of robotic systems for the energy and construction industries, is set for growth after securing £135,000 financial support during COVID-19 following Business Gateway support.

Modus Complete Deep Water AUV Survey in Mediterranean

09.07.2020
UK based subsea service company performs seabed surveys at new deep water well site in the Mediterranean on behalf of M-Surveys, part of the Maritech Group using Hybrid AUV technology.

Oceaneering wins connector supply contract for offshore Western Australia project

09.07.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) announced that it has won a contract to provide a number of monobore diverless connectors for an offshore Western Australia project.

IMCA Continues to Call on Governments to Recognise Offshore Energy Sector Workers and Seafarers as Key Workers

08.07.2020
Ahead of a Summit on 9 July shipowners and port operators are encouraging vessel masters to sound their ship’s whistle on 8 July at 12.00hrs.

Deepsea Atlantic Drilling Rig Returning to Johan Sverdrup

07.07.2020
Equinor and its partners have signed a letter of intent with Odfjell Drilling for the Deepsea Atlantic rig to drill 12 wells during phase 2 of the Johan Sverdrup field development, following its work on phase 1.

Saipem awarded a contract for the Búzios pre-salt field in Brazil worth approximately 325 million USD

07.07.2020
Saipem has been awarded a contract by Petrobras for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system to serve the Búzios pre-salt project, in water depths from 1537 to 2190 meters, offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Kraken Provides Positive Update on $40 Million Royal Danish Navy Mine Hunting Upgrade Program

06.07.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company, is very pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has received notification that the complaint process regarding the Royal Danish Navy’s mine hunting upgrade program has been finalized.

Awarding Framework Contract for Engineering and Installation Services on Statfjord

06.07.2020
Equinor has, on behalf of the licence partners, awarded Apply a framework agreement for engineering and installation services on the North Sea Statfjord field. According to the agreement the parties will collaborate in new ways while carrying out the work on Statfjord safely and efficiently.

Fugro’s Subsea Engineering Solutions Key to Ireland’s Corrib Gas Field Integrity

02.07.2020
Fugro has used the survey vessel Edda Sun to deliver an inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project for Corrib, Ireland’s biggest natural gas field, on behalf of Vermilion Exploration and Production Ireland Limited (Vermilion). The project included deepwater pipeline surveys, inspection of subsea structures, and maintenance tasks using Fugro’s FCV3000 remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and the Edda Sun is now returning to the North Sea to continue its 2020 IRM programme.

SeaFlo Launches CPD Engineering Training to Support Sector Recovery and Expedite Knowledge Transfer

02.07.2020
Aberdeen headquartered SeaFlo Consultancy Ltd has invested more than £250,000 to develop a new dynamic marine and subsea training capability supported by state-of-the-art mobile simulators.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

02.07.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract for work in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract will be recorded in backlog in the second quarter.

Fishers' ROV Minimizes Risk to Commercial Divers

02.07.2020
The principle task for any organization that puts its people in harm’s way is to find better and safer ways to increase productivity while minimizing the risk to operators. Commercial diving is a dangerous maritime job. Unlike recreational scuba diving, this career does not typically involve beautiful coral reef deposits or calm, clear waters. Instead, much of commercial diving revolves around daily risks, including exposure to toxic chemicals, working with power tools and other equipment in low-visibility conditions, and experiencing equipment malfunctions. This is risky work for even the most experienced divers.
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