ROV Planet Articles

Fugro USV Project Team Wins Energy Industry Game Changer Award

02.03.2022
Fugro’s Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV) has been awarded the Energy Industry Game Changer Award at the 2021 Energy Club WA Award, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE). The award is presented to an individual or team who have made an outstanding contribution to the energy industry resulting in significant advancement of the industry’s knowledge and capability.

World-Class Speakers Announced for Oceanology International Conference

02.03.2022
Worldwide thought leaders from multiple fields of ocean science and technology will gather at Oceanology International’s (Oi) Technical Conference, running at London’s ExCel centre from 15-17 March 2022. The Technical Conference is the world-leading, high-level marine science and ocean technology conference that runs across the full three days of the show. The show organisers RX Global have worked with industry to source influential, engaging speakers who will showcase the latest advancements in offshore subsea operations and technologies to ensure conference attendees remain in the vanguard of the latest insights and information.

TerraSond to Support Vineyard Wind 1 Project in Massachusetts

01.03.2022
TerraSond Ltd, a product and service line brand in Acteon’s geo-services segment, plans to invest in a new base in Massachusetts as part of its commitment to support the Vineyard Wind 1 project and wider US offshore wind developments. The company, which already has facilities in Alaska and Texas, has been confirmed as a preferred supplier for the subsea balance of plant inspection and survey services for the Vineyard Wind 1 wind farm, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. The wind farm will be situated 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and 35 miles from mainland Massachusetts. It will be the first major commercial-scale offshore wind farm in US waters.

SEA-KIT Expands Production Facility to Meet Growing USV Demand

01.03.2022
SEA-KIT International is expanding its Tollesbury production facility to deliver on a growing Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) orderbook. The news comes as Fugro, world-leading geo-intelligence specialist, snaps up SEA-KIT’s latest 12m X-class build for its growing Blue Essence fleet.

RCMP and SEAMOR Deepest Recovery and Arctic First

01.03.2022
Last month in a tragic workplace accident in Nunavut, Canada, a bulldozer broke through the ice and was submerged to a depth of 160 meters. A highly skilled team of Canadian Police underwater investigators responded with SEAMOR Marine’s Chinook ROV, recovering the victim’s body from inside the bulldozer on the Arctic Ocean floor. It was the Canadian Police’s deepest underwater recovery in history and first operational dive above the Arctic Circle.

Innovation and Technology Award Win for Verlume at Subsea Expo Awards

25.02.2022
Intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, Verlume, has won the award for Innovation and Technology at the 2022 Subsea Expo Awards. Organised by the Global Underwater Hub, the Subsea Expo Awards recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the global underwater sector.

Subsea 7 and FLASC Secure Funding for Offshore Energy Storage Technology

25.02.2022
Subsea 7 and technology partner FLASC B.V., are pleased to be awarded a grant from the UK government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for £471,760, to further develop an innovative offshore energy storage system. Funding has been awarded as part of the Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) Competition. The competition recognises the transition to increasing wind generated renewable energy, which presents growing opportunities for storage systems that support a secure, flexible and reliable electrical power supply.

Subsea Expo Hailed a Success as the Underwater Industry gets back to Face to Face Events

24.02.2022
Subsea Expo 2022 has been hailed a major success after more than 4,000 visitors attended and exhibitors reported doing “real” business with strong interest in their products and services. The three-day conference and exhibition, organised by the Global Underwater Hub, is the first major industry event to take place since the restrictions on large indoor events were lifted.

MAATS Tech named Company of the Year at Subsea Expo Awards

24.02.2022
MAATS Tech has been named subsea company of the year and David Bruton, Director Subsea at Crondall Energy, was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the industry at the Subsea Expo Awards last night (Wednesday 23rd February).

Ocean Infinity Broadens Remote Fleet Plans with Order of 85m Robotic Vessels From VARD

24.02.2022
Ocean Infinity has contracted VARD for the design and construction of a new series of six multi-purpose offshore vessels, all of which will be operated from shore and will eventually utilise green ammonia as fuel.


EODEX Announces Major International Expansion

24.02.2022
OFFSHORE UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) specialist EODEX Group has announced a major expansion into the US market, with the establishment of EODEX US LLC. The new US subsidiary will be based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Following on from rapid growth of the UK operation and exponential rise in demand for their industry leading deflagration capability, EODEX US LLC will now bring EODEX’s proven world leading environmental UXO disposal solution to the US offshore market.

Subsea Europe Services Wins Six-Figure Funding to Accelerate Autonomous Survey Development

24.02.2022
A new round of funding has strengthened hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH’s commitment to taking autonomous technologies to the next level for marine survey applications. The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart, A.I. and machine learning enabled hydroacoustic systems with diverse survey platforms including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Surface Vessels, and crewed vessels as survey motherships.

Kraken Awarded $4.8 Million Subsea Battery Contract from Defense Industry Customer

23.02.2022
Kraken Robotics, Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce an order for subsea batteries from a US defense industry customer, for integration on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The order is valued at $4.8 million with deliveries occurring in 2022. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot disclose the customer’s name.

OceanTools Launch World’s Most Powerful Dye, Leak & Cement Detection System

22.02.2022
OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s most powerful dye, leak & cement detection system, the D10 DyeTector.

3D at Depth Receives 8th Patent 'Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures'

22.02.2022
3D at Depth, the global leader in subsea LiDAR laser technology, announced that it has received a new patent 11.249.193, "Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures," from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The patent's claims focus predominantly on leak detection and identifying changes to surfaces and volumes on and around underwater assets via the company's patented active optical measurement device.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Reinforces Global Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

22.02.2022
STR’s investment notably includes the acquisition of iXblue’s long baseline (LBL) system; Canopus, making them the first rental company to offer the system for hire. Part of iXblue’s sparse LBL solution, Canopus brings together intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems(INS), and Delph Subsea Positioning Software. It is also a third-party friendly solution able to be easily integrated within existing operational fields.

Ocean Technology Companies Nortek AS, Strategic Robotic Systems, and Blueprint Lab merge to form General Oceans AS

22.02.2022
The three ocean technology companies Nortek AS (Norway), Strategic Robotic Systems (USA), and Blueprint Lab (Australia) have merged to form a common holding company, General Oceans AS. Together, the three companies have almost 200 employees and operate across all major segments of the ocean technology market. Revenues in 2022 are expected to reach $63 million with focus on vehicles, actuators, and sensors.

Subsea Expo to Welcome Delegates as Flagship Industry Event Returns to Aberdeen this Week

21.02.2022
Subsea Expo 2022 is set to welcome more than 3,000 guests this week as the annual conference and exhibition returns to Aberdeen, marking the first major in-person industry event since the pandemic-imposed lockdowns.
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