ROV Planet Articles

Hydromea Successfully Trials its Wireless ROV System at TotalEnergies Offshore Site in the North Sea

07.02.2022
Hydromea successfully trialed EXRAY, its wireless underwater ROV system, within a full ballast water tank on one of TotalEnergies’ North Sea floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels during November 2021. EXRAY was deployed to collect visual inspection data, validating system performance including wireless navigation and wireless communication.

Jan De Nul Orders a Seagoing Unmanned Survey Vessel for Marine and Offshore Construction

07.02.2022
Jan De Nul Group has ordered Maritime Robotic's well-proven and hybrid Mariner Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) as the first step towards unmanned and autonomous offshore survey operations. Named Beluga 01, this vessel will sail under the Luxembourg flag and be deployed for worldwide hydrographical and environmental surveys on marine and offshore construction projects. Jan De Nul is herewith the first dredging contractor to deploy an unmanned survey vehicle in marine and offshore conditions.

Anduril Industries Acquire Dive Technologies

04.02.2022
Defense technology company Anduril Industries today announced it has acquired Boston-based start-up Dive Technologies, a pioneer in autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). This acquisition expands Anduril’s suite of autonomous systems, extends its unmanned capabilities to the undersea domain, and significantly accelerates the company’s strategic growth.

Offshore Innovators Celebrate 5-year Anniversary with Historic Subsea Robotics Training in Georgetown.

04.02.2022
Offshore Innovators (Guyana) Inc. (OIG), the first indigenous provider of specialized Subsea Personnel, is celebrating its 5-year anniversary of operations in Guyana. OIG commemorated the occasion by facilitating the first-ever Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Induction training to be held in Guyana, for eleven (11) local recruits, at the Pegasus Hotel this January.

FIFISH V6 EXPERT: Small ROV Makes a Big Splash

02.02.2022
FIFISH V6 EXPERT, first debuted in late 2021, is a professional-class underwater robot and productivity solution. Equipped with all-new multi-attachable tooling capabilities, V6 EXPERT is the latest iteration of the award-winning V6 series by underwater robotics company QYSEA Technology.

Fugro Targets Reduced Carbon Footprint in Canada with Remote Technologies

02.02.2022
Fugro is building a remote operations centre (ROC) in the company’s St. John’s office, located in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The ultra-modern communications hub is scheduled for completion in Q4 2022 and will complement Fugro’s global network of ROCs, which make it possible to complete offshore operations onshore via remote and autonomous technologies. For Fugro’s clients in eastern Canada, this will mean safer, more efficient and more sustainable delivery of marine Geo-data and related services.

World’s Deepest Diving Three-Person Acrylic Submersible is Ready for Launch

02.02.2022
REV Ocean’s advanced, three-person submersible is nearing official launch, with sea trials scheduled for February and March 2022. While we wait for the REV Ocean research vessel to be delivered, the new sub will be used to champion ocean solutions with our partners and network. Keeping with tradition for naming submersibles, REV Ocean is sponsoring a public naming competition until March 1st, 2022.

Van Oord Deploys iXblue LBL Subsea Positioning Solution for Offshore Wind Farm Piles Installation

01.02.2022
Global marine contractor Van Oord recently deployed iXblue new LBL subsea positioning solution to conduct the installation of 190 offshore wind farm piles in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc (France). Already used on major Oil&Gas and Renewables projects, iXblue Canopus transponders, Ramses transceivers and Delph Subsea Positioning Software have been used by Van Oord to conduct metrology operations. Those aimed to ensure the laid-out piles had been positioned as per the requested specifications.

Ocean Infinity Expands Robotics Fleet with 6 Additional Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

31.01.2022
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that Ocean Infinity signed an order for 6 HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) rated to 3000 metres depth. The vehicles are equipped with a geophysical sensor suite and the latest generation KONGSBERG batteries.

MSM Ocean and Sonardyne Partner on Tsunami Early Warning System

31.01.2022
Metocean and environmental data measurement specialist MSM Ocean and marine technology company Sonardyne have agreed to team-up on the supply of a complete solution for warning coastal communities of a tsunami.


Teledyne Marine Announces Sale of Three Gavia AUVs to Terradepth

31.01.2022
A global leader in the manufacture of Unmanned Maritime Systems, Teledyne Marine – Vehicles announces that Terradepth, a disruptor in maritime data collection and management space, has greatly expanded its survey operations capabilities by acquiring three Teledyne Marine Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to support the rollout of its Ocean Data as a Service and Absolute Ocean data platform.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Visits Stennis Space Center

27.01.2022
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler visited Navy commands at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, January 20.

EC-OG Reinforces Leading Position in Energy Transition with Name Change to Verlume

26.01.2022
EC-OG, an intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, has changed its name to Verlume to prepare for large-scale growth at pace and emphasise its position as a clean technology leader, having delivered energy transition projects since 2013. As part of a strategic evolution, the brand refresh highlights the company’s capability to deliver decarbonisation through intelligent energy management in a range of energy sectors including underwater, offshore and onshore.

DOE Announces $25 Million for Cutting-Edge Wave Energy Research

26.01.2022
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $25 million in funding to support increased research, development, and demonstration of technologies that harness wave power to create electricity. The funding supports eight projects that will make up the first round of open-water testing at the PacWave South test site off the Oregon coast. These awards will strengthen wave energy technologies to accelerate their commercial viability and deploy them at scale to help decarbonize the grid and reach President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Ashtead Technology signs reseller agreement with NORBIT Subsea

26.01.2022
International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a multi-year reseller agreement with Norway-based NORBIT Subsea, a provider of tailored and innovative technology solutions to the global maritime sector.

Subsea 7 Awarded Project Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

26.01.2022
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a substantial1 project for subsea installation services related to Beacon Offshore Energy LLC’s Shenandoah Development, located offshore Gulf of Mexico in water depths up to 6,300 feet.

iXblue Demonstrates Collaborative Uncrewed Surface & Subsea Vehicles Capabilities to TotalEnergies

25.01.2022
Continuing to enable the use of emerging breakthrough technology, TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.

Asso Group Expands its Fleet with the Offshore Construction Vessel “SBM Installer”

24.01.2022
The Asso Group is excited to announce the acquisition of the DP-3 DSV-CSV “SBM Installer”, following a purchase agreement with SBM Offshore. The vessel was taken over today by the Asso Group in Algeciras, Spain, and was renamed “Athena”, hoisting the Greek flag. Over the next days she will be re-classed with ABS and join the Group’s expanding fleet for primary use as a Trenching Support Vessel to sustain the Group’s heavy project backlog in the coming years.
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