ROV Planet Articles

ROV Issues Impact IOG's Southwark Drilling Operations

29.12.2021
The first Southwark development well was expected to spud by the weekend of 18-19 December, following the repair of the Noble Hans Deul rig. Having initially anticipated a minor delay, owing to repeated technical issues with the underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), it has not yet been possible to safely spud the well.

ROVOP’s Growth Trajectory to Continue into 2022

27.12.2021
ROVOP, a leading remotely operated vehicle specialist (ROV), is predicting a continuing growth trajectory in 2022. This comes after a strong year which, since the previously reported £25m of contract wins, has seen the business secure a further £5m of awards in the last six weeks, predominantly in the renewables sector. This reflects the continuing increase in ROVOP’s global operations and business activity across all sectors.

DARPA Selects Performers to Build, Test Manta Ray Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

27.12.2021
DARPA has awarded Phase 2 contracts to continue the Manta Ray program that began in 2020. The effort seeks to demonstrate innovative technologies allowing payload-capable autonomous unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to operate on long-duration, long-range missions in ocean environments. The two prime contractors, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation and Martin Defense Group, are each developing unique full-scale demonstration vehicles.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

25.12.2021
We wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2022! We are rebranding our magazine to Ocean Robotics Planet!

Fugro’s New Environmental Lander Technology Deployed in the Red Sea

21.12.2021
Fugro has deployed two new autonomous environmental landers off the coast of Saudi Arabia to collect oceanographic data in deep and remote areas of the Red Sea. The yearlong effort is being performed in collaboration with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to better understand the local ecosystem and support Saudi Vision 2030, the country’s social and economic framework for a sustainable future.

InterMoor Secures Key Decommissioning Project in Thailand

20.12.2021
InterMoor, the lead brand for Acteon’s Moorings and Anchors segment is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a key contract with Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production, Ltd. (Chevron) for the disconnection and removal of Single Point Mooring (SPM) Buoy 1 and 2 in the Gulf of Thailand.

Cyprus Subsea Becomes the International Distributor of SubC Imaging

20.12.2021
We are pleased to announce that Cyprus Subsea has become an international distributor for SubC Imaging. Cyprus Subsea is entitled to distributing SubC Imaging products, services, and support in Cyprus, Greece, and Israel.

Nauticus Robotics Become a Publicly Traded Company Via Merger with CleanTech Acquisition Corp.

20.12.2021
Nauticus Robotics, Inc., a Houston-based developer of cloud-based surface and subsea robots, software, and associated services, and CleanTech Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: CLAQ), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, today announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Nauticus becoming a publicly listed company.

C-Kore Celebrates Successful Umbilical Monitoring Campaign with Vår Energi in Norway

20.12.2021
C-Kore Systems successfully completed an umbilical monitoring campaign for Vår Energi on their Balder Future project in Norway. The C-Kore Cable Monitor units were used to test the insulation resistance and continuity of the umbilical electrical lines during installation. With their automated test routine, the C-Kore units quickly and repeatedly tested and data-logged measurements of cable integrity, reducing the testing time required.

Ocean Winds and Shell awarded 400 MW in Massachusetts’ Offshore Wind Energy Procurement

20.12.2021
Mayflower Wind, the developer of the offshore wind project in joint venture (50:50) between Shell New Energies and Ocean Winds, announced it was awarded a 400 MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its three biggest utilities as part of Massachusetts’ 83C III offshore wind energy procurement. Combined with its 804MW PPA from 83C II, Mayflower Wind will now provide more than 1200 MW of clean energy to electricity customers throughout Massachusetts and represents a first phase of its federal lease area.


Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Norway

18.12.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable1 contract by Aker BP for the Hanz field development located in the North Sea. The project involves a subsea tie-back of approximately 15 kilometres to the Ivar Aasen platform. The contract scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) of the gas lift and production pipelines, and associated subsea infrastructure, using vessels from Subsea 7’s fleet. The production pipeline is a pipe-in-pipe design.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Australia

18.12.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a large1 contract to Subsea Integration Alliance2 by Woodside, as Operator for and on behalf of the Scarborough Joint Venture3, for the Scarborough project, located approximately 380km offshore North West Australia.

James Fisher Subtech Safely Completes 21-day Air Diving and ROV Inspection, Repair and Maintenance Project

18.12.2021
James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech), provider of specialist technical marine support to the renewables, oil and gas, civil works and salvage markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has successfully completed a challenging subsea inspection, repair and maintenance project for Ithaca Energy on its Floating Production Facility, the FPF-1, situated approximately 280 Kilometres East-Southeast of Aberdeen

Oceaneering and BP Conduct First ROV Remote Piloting Operation Offshore West of Shetland

17.12.2021
Oceaneering International, Inc. has successfully conducted the first onshore remote piloting of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the U.K. sector for bp. The operations were conducted from Oceaneering’s Onshore Remote Operations Center (OROC) in Stavanger, Norway.

World’s First Offshore Hydrogen Storage Concept Developed by Tractebel and Partners

17.12.2021
Tractebel and partner companies have developed the world's first offshore infrastructure and processing facilities concept for the storage of hydrogen in offshore caverns. The design study, unveiled by Tractebel Overdick GmbH’s offshore experts, outlines an innovative solution for large-scale hydrogen storage on the high seas: a scalable offshore platform for the compression and storage of up to 1.2 million m³ of hydrogen. Underground salt caverns will be used as storage and buffer for the hydrogen produced offshore, before the gas is transported via the pipeline network to the onshore grid and finally to consumers and customers.

AKOFS Offshore and IKM Subsea Brazil Awarded Long-term Contract in Brazil

16.12.2021
AKOFS Offshore (AKOFS) has been awarded a three-year contract with Petrobras to perform a broad scope of subsea services in Brazil. IKM Subsea Brazil will be responsible for the ROV services and Grupo Bravante will be responsible for marine services of the vessel Skandi Santos, a state of art Subsea Equipment Support Vessel (SESV) designed and equipped for subsea equipment installation, intervention and recovery. She will perform services in Buzios Field located within the region of pre-salt Santos Basin situated approximately 200km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at water depths ranging from 1,600m to 2,100m.

Key Appointments for Oceanology International - London Excel, March 15-17th 2022

16.12.2021
Oceanology International (Oi) is just three months away, starting on March 15th at Excel in London. Exhibitors are already keen to take part in this world leading event where industry, academia and government share knowledge and connect with the world’s marine science and ocean technology communities.

DNV Ocean’s Future to 2050: Rapid Growth of Offshore Wind will Trigger an Unprecedented Race for Ocean Space

16.12.2021
The exponential growth of offshore wind power will be the main driver of a nine-fold increase in demand for ocean space by the middle of the century, according to DNV’s Ocean’s Future to 2050. The report forecasts that by midcentury, offshore wind will require ocean space which is the equivalent to the landmass of Italy. The growth will be particularly pronounced in regions with long coastlines and presently have low penetration of offshore wind. Demand for ocean space is set to grow 50-fold in the Indian Subcontinent and 30-fold in North America.
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