ROV Planet Articles

Base Selected for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have today announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne.

JW Fishers’ Metal Detectors: Zero Visibility Search Capabilities

JW Fishers’ signature underwear metal detector is the Pulse 8X. It has provided operators with the right tool for the job for over 25 years and is still the leading underwater metal detector in use worldwide by law enforcement, military, fire and rescue departments, public safety dive teams, commercial divers, and wreck hunters. The recent addition of the SAR-1 underwater metal detector has proven to be an outstanding compliment to the Pulse 8X when zero-visibility conditions make the SAR-1’s vibration feature and ultra-bright LED display a necessity. The SAR-1 boasts much of the P8X’s technology, but it is contained in a wireless, “snareless”, vibrating casing that is second to none when mission requirements dictate safe and efficient operations in the most unforgiving conditions.

Belgian Navy Renew SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4 Licenses for Another Year

SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, are pleased to announce the renewal of their latest SeeTrack v4 licenses to the Belgian Navy for their fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles and Belgian-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school, EGUERMIN.

USS Nevada located by SEARCH and Ocean Infinity

SEARCH, Inc. (SEARCH), the largest underwater and terrestrial archaeology firm in the United States, and Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company, are pleased to announce the discovery of USS Nevada (BB-36), one of the U.S. Navy’s longest serving battleships, and viewed as the epitome of American resilience and perseverance.

Welaptega Asset-based Mooring Inspection Results in Cost Savings for Premier Oil

Leading underwater inspection provider, Welaptega, has successfully completed a mooring inspection campaign for Premier Oil in the Central North Sea.

New Remote 3D scanning Service Boosts Business for North-east Firm

Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists, Viewport3 have experienced record uptake of a new service offering following its acceleration to market to help with challenges the industry is currently facing.

New Hammerhead XT Extra Torque, Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Pan & Tilt Released

Arctic Rays, LLC has released a high torque version of their miniature Hammerhead pan and tilt for use on multiple platforms, including ROVs, HOVs, ASVs, landers and fixed platforms. In addition, the standard 316 SS unit can be supplied in 6061 Aluminum for weight critical applications. The original Hammerhead and the new Hammerhead XT are both available as single axis rotators.

ECA Group has been Awarded a Significant Export Contract to Modernize Robots Dedicated to Naval Mine Warfare.

This contract, worth around € 20 million will last over 48 months and will allow to modernize the mine clearance capacities of the customer, a Navy, in order to improve their performance against sea mines. The evolution of the mine threat in maritime areas is a current and growing concern for many countries.

Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean.

Greensea Systems, Inc., an industry-leading marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its international presence to meet increasing customer demand for its trusted open architecture navigation, control, autonomy, and human-machine interface technology.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore UK

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) for the Blythe and Vulcan Satellites field development, located in the UK sector of the southern North Sea.

Falcon Offshore West Africa

A leading service provider in the West African offshore energy sector, Nigeria-based Geocadinal Integrated Services, has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon, fully fitted for survey work.

2G Robotics Launches RECON Payloads for Modular AUVs

2G Robotics has officially launched a line of payloads for use on light, modular Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). 2G’s RECON line of products include the RECON CS, a 4K stills camera and LED lightbar payload, and the RECON LS, a payload featuring the ULS-500 Micro laser scanner and Micro OBSERVER stills camera.

Logan Industries Builds ROV A-frame for TechnipFMC for Use in Gulf of Mexico

Logan Industries (Logan), a hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company, has delivered a custom A-frame to TechnipFMC for one of their new state-of-the-art ROVs, which will deploy later this year.

Oceaneering Successfully Completes Integrated Rig Services Campaign Offshore South America, Achieves Remotely Operated Survey Milestone

Oceaneering International (Oceaneering) announces that its Remotely Operated Survey (ROS) group has successfully completed an Integrated Rig Services campaign for a major operator offshore South America and recorded a milestone 150,000 hours of ROS operations with 99% uptime with no client operations or vessel downtime.

Subsea Learning Tool Allows Pupils to Dive into Underwater Homeschooling Experience

A free underwater engineering educational resource for primary school pupils is being extended for learning at home while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New ROV-Concept from Depro AS, as Gives Massive Cost Reduction for Operators

A number of ROV operations are expensive due to high cost of equipment and complex operation setup. Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have developed a new, compact and, flexible ROV concept which is easy to use and quick to mobilize. The ROV concept named BLUEROC is a cost saving system for the operator. Several customers have mentioned up to 75% in savings.

Rovco Signs Multi-Million Pound Subsea Contract with CWind

Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV and hydrographic services coupled with artificial intelligence-based technology, has been awarded a long-term contract by CWind for subsea work on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 23

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 23: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV/USV Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - ARGOS: Forssea Releases New Smart Light Intervention Class ROV - The BP Future Subsea Oilfield Panel Discussion at Underwater Intervention 2020 - Finish of the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge from La Gomera to Antigua - Automation, Autonomy, and Subsea Warfare - Jotun Hull Skating Solutions: A Clean Break from Foul Practices - Gaps M5: A New Cost-Effective and Export-Free USBL System from Ultra-Shallow Water to Medium Water Depths - Research Data in Real Time: Short Measuring Intervals for Submersible Robots - New Drone Makes a Buzz and a Splash - Olis Robotics Partners with Aleron Subsea to Deliver Machine Learning and Teleoperation Solutions - The STEM Challenge: Inspiring the Next Generation of Subsea Talent - Harbour Inspection and ROV Pilot Training in Barcelona with QSTAR - Interview: OTAQ Group's OceanSENSE Ensures No Leaks.

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