ROV Planet Articles

It's your last chance to book a stand at OI China's new venue in Qingdao

23.09.2017
Space is running out at OI China's new venue in Qingdao where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the international marine technology and ocean science communities.

Subsea UK highlights huge opportunities in offshore wind

23.09.2017
Subsea UK has highlighted the huge opportunity for subsea companies to step-up and play their part in helping to meet the world’s renewable energy targets at an event in Aberdeen yesterday (Wednesday 20th September).

M2 Subsea unveils purpose-built test tank in Aberdeenshire

21.09.2017
M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The indoor fresh water tank, which can hold 73,600 litres of water, has been created for the primary purpose of testing ROVs and ancillary equipment. The facility will allow the company to be in total control from the planning to completion of asset testing, ensuring the quality and rapid turnaround of results before they are deployed for both domestic and international projects. The tank is commercially available for subsea manufacturers and service providers to rent, along with or without M2 Subsea’s ROV fleet. The facility has already been successfully used by Acteon Group for product testing.

SBG Systems to Launch the “SBG +Services”, a Full Set of Technical Services around its Inertial Sensors.

20.09.2017
SBG Systems, leading manufacturer of inertial navigation systems, adds to its catalog a full set of technical services called the “SBG +Services”. Dedicated to Surveyors as well as Integrators, these services increase productivity by enhancing utilization efficiency and bringing clever solutions to daily project challenges.

Phoenix welcomes new largo, MD General Manager

20.09.2017
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Matthew Long has joined the company as General Manager (GM) of our Largo, MD headquarters office. Matthew will oversee all aspects of Phoenix’s government and commercial deep ocean search and recovery service lines, as well as the company’s Engineering and R&D work.

Phoenix Welcomes New Quality Management System and Improvement Lead

19.09.2017
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that John Torgersen has joined the company as our new Quality Management Systems (QMS) Lead overseeing elements in all aspects required to achieve and maintain registration and certification in Commercial and Military quality standards and certification programs. The initial focus for John in this position will be spearheading the effort to transition Phoenix from our current ISO 9001:2008 certification to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard

Oceanscan invests in R2Sonic Multibeam and I2NS from Applanix

19.09.2017
Swathe Services announce that Oceanscan have recently made a significant investment for an R2Sonic 2022 digital wideband multibeam system with integrated I2NS (POS MV Wavemaster) INS. The Sonic 2022 is portable, the compact form factor making it ideal for integration into AUV, ROV, or small boat operations with a range up to 400m of water.

Matt Corbin joins Sparrows Group as director of European operations

18.09.2017
Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors.

The Underwater Centre sees Increase in Bespoke ROV Training Outside Oil & Gas Sector

18.09.2017
Well-known for offering bespoke training in commercial diving and ROV operations to a range of clients worldwide, The Underwater Centre has recently noticed a real expansion in their client base for ROV training to companies outside the oil and gas sector.

Ashtead Technology puts spotlight on latest subsea technology

18.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, put the spotlight on the latest subsea technology yesterday at its annual Technology Showcase event. Hosted at the company’s purpose built facility in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, the event welcomed more than 140 industry peers to highlight the latest tools, products and services from leading subsea manufacturers.


Subsea Expo: World's Largest Annual Subsea Exhibition and Conference (7 - 9 February 2018)

15.09.2017
Attracting over 5,000 delegates and hosting in excess of 150 exhibitors, Subsea Expo is the world's largest subsea-focused exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

Xodus wins two ESIA contracts in Senegal

15.09.2017
Xodus Group has been awarded two Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) contracts for projects in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore and Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) blocks in Senegal, West Africa.

Ashtead Technology signs five-year collaboration agreement with TSC (part of Eddyfi Technologies)

15.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology has signed a five-year global collaboration agreement with Technical Software Consultants Limited (TSC), part of Eddyfi Technologies, for its Alternating Current Field Measurement (ACFM®) instruments.

Ashtead appoints regional director to drive growth

12.09.2017
Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Brett Lestrange as UK regional director. Bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Lestrange will lead Ashtead’s UK sales and technical team to drive growth and support the company as it continues to innovate against a low oil price environment.

New realities for the North Sea

12.09.2017
North Sea oil and gas production is undergoing a period of renewal as it adapts to the new realities of a changing world – with BP at the forefront of the transformation in one of its ‘crown jewel’ heartlands Innovation will be key, BP chief executive Bob Dudley told industry leaders at the biennial Offshore Europe conference in Aberdeen.

Subsea 7 Awards Letter of Intent for New Reel-Lay Vessel

11.09.2017
Subsea 7 S.A. announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Royal IHC in the Netherlands for the construction of a new reel-lay vessel and associated pipe lay equipment. The cost, excluding capitalised interest, is expected to be below USD 300 million with an early 2020 delivery. The firm contract with Royal IHC is expected to be awarded before the end of 2017, subject to certain conditions and final Board approval.

Shelf Subsea completed the purchase of the Singapore-based ROV fleet from Bibby Offshore.

10.09.2017
The systems are one Atom and three Quasar work class ROVs plus one Lynx eyeball ROV. These, coupled with Shelf's existing Panther XTP zone rated ROV will give us a handy fleet of capable and diverse ROV’s.

The International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association Launches

08.09.2017
(Washington, DC): Filling a needed niche in the oceans science and technology space, a new international industry association launched today to provide programs, services, and a unified voice on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies to companies that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans.
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