ROV Planet Articles

New Generation of Combat Submarine Not Susceptible to Modern Weapons or Cyber Attacks

The ability to carry out a mission with a combat submarine on the other side of the world within 24 hours has now become a reality with the NEYK N3 built by Ocean Submarine. The world’s most manoeuvrable submarine features state-of-the-art-technology that allows it to complete missions even when faced with cyber-attacks.

Rovco Charters Glomar Worker for Offshore Wind Projects

Rovco has further bolstered its fleet to support its growth in offshore wind. The leading provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions has signed a charter party agreement with Glomar Offshore for the Glomar Worker dynamic positioning (DP) vessel.

OFG Completes the Acquisition of NCS and P-Cable

Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (OFG) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of NCS SubSea, which provides ultra-high resolution 3D seismic data to the oil and gas and new energy markets via their market-leading P-Cable system. With the addition of P-Cable technology, OFG now provides the broadest range of marine geophysical data technology and services available in the offshore market today, offering the widest range of sensor solutions from surface, AUV and ROV platforms, combined with unique multiphysics processing, integration, and interpretation capabilities.

Greensea Systems Acquires C-2 Innovations Product Line of Seafloor Crawling Robots and Creates New Company Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

Marine robotics technology specialist Greensea Systems Inc. (Greensea) today announces the launch of Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company created to develop, manufacture, and distribute a line of amphibious robots recently acquired from C-2 Innovations Inc.

European VIPs Line Up for UDT 2022 Conference

Defence leaders from European government and military forces will lead discussions at UDT 2022, when the undersea defence community reunites in Rotterdam on 7-9 June.

Cellula Completes CRD100 Seafloor Drill Maintenance and Upgrade Program

Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed the mid-life maintenance and upgrade to Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co., Ltd. (Fukada)’s Unicorn-1 Seafloor Drill, based on Cellula’s CRD100 Seafloor Drill. The upgrades, including improvements for increased automation and a new user interface, incorporates many lessons learnt from the last six years of offshore work, resulting in greater operational efficiency, functionality and lifespan of the drill.

Saipem and Havfram to Evaluate a Potential Cooperation in the Offshore Wind Business

Saipem SpA, Havfram Holding AS and HVAS Invest Kappa AS (a holding company controlled by HitecVision) have signed a non-binding agreement to evaluate a potential collaboration in the development and construction of offshore windfarms.

Kraken Awarded $1.6 Million for AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar Systems

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce new contracts valued at more than $1.6 million for its AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Deliveries will occur in 2022. Due to confidentiality reasons the customers cannot be named.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA Conference

The US is now committed to delivering a hybrid fleet that will be necessary for the Navy to meet emerging security concerns and compete and win in an era of great power competition by expanding and developing a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

HII Uses Movie Release to Celebrate Its Workforce

With HII-built aircraft carriers featured prominently in the movie release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the nation’s largest shipbuilder recognized the release as an opportunity to celebrate its workforce, their contribution to national security and the company’s growing technologies business. In Virginia, where HII is the state’s largest industrial employer, the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division invited shipbuilders to get an early screening of the movie.

New Long-term Contract for Edda Freya

DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi extend the long standing Relationship around the state-of-the-art Edda Freya vessel. Edda Freya is an advanced, hybrid-powered construction vessel suited for operations worldwide, designed by Salt Ship Design with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore constructions and advanced maintenance and repair operations. She was built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Edda Freya is one of three Østensjø Rederi- vessels on contract with DeepOcean.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major contract by Petrobras for the development of the Búzios 8 field located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at 2,000 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Gas and Condensate Discoveries to be Developed in the Norwegian Sea

Equinor and Halten East partners Vår Energi, Spirit Energy and Petoro have decided to invest about NOK 9 billion in the development of the area neighbouring to the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea. The area consists of six gas and condensate discoveries and option on another three prospects. The partnership today submits the plan for development and operation to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

NOVACAVI Obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 Approval for Cables

NOVACAVI proudly obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 homologation for cables suitable onboard naval units enriching its wide range of special defence cables with: NOVANAV miniaturized and flexible cables for electrical and electronic interconnection according to NAV-80-6145-0003-14-01B000.

Fugro and Underwater Survey Technology 21 Extend Successful Collaboration in Offshore Wind Marine Site Characterisation

Fugro has extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) following strong demand for combined geophysical, geotechnical and metocean data services, launched 2019, to support South Korea’s ambitious expansion of wind power assets.

Saipem Subsea Drone for Inspection of Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

Saipem has been awarded a contract by Shell and Petrobras for the utilisation of its FlatFish subsea drone in two pilot projects encompassing the inspection campaigns of two ultra-deepwater fields offshore Brazil, operated respectively by the two energy companies. These two projects with Shell and Petrobras are pilots and fall within the framework of the research and development programme of ANP, the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels. The target is to qualify the drone to execute unmanned, vessel-free inspections to support the monitoring and maintenance campaigns of the subsea infrastructures.

Blue Robotics Announces the T500 Thruster

Torrance based Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the T500 Thruster. The T500 Thruster is an underwater thruster that produces 16 kgf (35.5 lb) of thrust and can be used on remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), unmanned surface vessels (USV), unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), and human-carrying vehicles like kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

New Video: RTS NEMO Subsea Navigator

RTS Introduces NEMO. NEMO is a highly accurate Inertial Navigation System with Integrated Doppler, delivered in a compact design, ready to use in your underwater vehicle. Today, hydroacoustic position reference systems are very common. But these systems are reliant on good weather conditions to provide stable position data and can therefore have a lack of control in rough weather.
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