ROV Planet Articles

Ashtead Technology Strengthens its Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

15.03.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in iXblue subsea positioning systems.

Subsea 7 Awarded Substantial Contract

15.03.2022
Subsea 7 announced today the award of a substantial1 contract that will be recorded in the backlog of our Subsea and Conventional business unit in the first quarter of 2022.

Tritech Announces New Micron Gemini Imaging Sonar

14.03.2022
Tritech International has announced the release of the Micron Gemini at this year’s Oceanology International conference and exhibition in London. This latest addition to the Micron and Gemini product families is currently the smallest multibeam sonar on the market and offers an extremely cost effective, powerful real time imaging sonar in the body of the Gemini 720im.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council (CNR)

14.03.2022
Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond. Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today the donation of its 82.9-meter research vessel, Falkor, to the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), expanding the science agency’s fleet of research vessels and continuing Falkor’s legacy of conducting ocean science. The ship will be renamed to Gaia Blu.

ECA Group and iXblue to Create New European High-Tech Champion

14.03.2022
ECA Group and iXblue have entered an exclusive negotiations period to bring the two French companies together. Carried out by Group Gorgé, this operation will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of maritime, inertial navigation, space and photonics.

Breakthrough Robotics at Oceanology International

10.03.2022
Highlighted at Oceanology International in March is Saab Seaeye’s new eco-responsible all-electric work-class robot, eWROV. With the performance of a 250hp hydraulic work vehicle, eWROV is easier to operate, more precise, acoustically quieter, more reliable and needs less maintenance than hydraulic equivalents.

James Fisher Charters Multipurpose Service Vessel

10.03.2022
James Fisher, a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialised engineering services, has signed a charter agreement with Go Marine Group for the exclusive use of the Multi-purpose Service Vessel, Go Electra, adding much needed security for customers amid cost and supply chain crunches in the industry.

New Four-Strong Seaglider Fleet Ready for Action

10.03.2022
Cyprus Subsea Consulting Services Limited has established a fleet of four Seaglider AUVs to unlock new long-duration subsea survey and monitoring capabilities for research and commercial organisations. Featuring four M1 Seagliders acquired in February 2022, the new privately-owned fleet is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is ready for operation now.

Outland Sells ROV With Multiple Tritech Sensors to Survey Company

10.03.2022
An ROV equipped with multiple Tritech sensors has been sold by Outland Technology to the geographic survey company Emas Energy Services (Thailand) Ltd. The Outland 2500 ROV was equipped with the following Tritech sensors:

Endurance is Found

09.03.2022
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to confirm that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which has not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.


Superior Subsea Video with the OceanTools C6 Colour Zoom Camera

09.03.2022
OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, continue to expand their industry leading product portfolio with the introduction of the high performance C6 Colour Zoom Camera. The beautifully engineered OceanTools C6 has been designed to produce superior video imagery at resolutions up to 1080p. The camera has a wide range of subsea applications including the main navigation camera on ROV systems, military /defence projects as well as scientific research.

Advanced Robotic Floats Deployed as Part of Global Argo Programme

09.03.2022
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully deployed the first of the UK’s new fleet of Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo profiling floats as part of the international Argo programme.

First Truly Proactive In-Water Cleaning Solution for Ships’ Hulls Launched

08.03.2022
Marine software pioneer GREENSEA SYSTEMS INC. (Greensea) has launched spin-off company Armach Robotics (Armach), that capitalises on Greensea’s digital expertise to offer a subscription model robotic hull cleaning system using autonomy, intelligence and data fusion.

QYSEA Unlocks 5G Wireless Long-distance Control for its ROV Users

08.03.2022
A unique and promising industry breakthrough combining underwater robotics with 5G wireless controlling capabilities, has been achieved in the world of ROV operations. Through QYSEA Technology’s innovative Edgebox Computing System, along with a 4G/5G communications network, users of the FIFISH Underwater Robot -ranging from the consumer-grade FIFISH V6 series to the industrial-class PRO V6 and PRO W6 models- can achieve a seamless operation of their ROVs from remote and distant locations.

Phoenix and Supsalv Perform Salvage of F-35C Aircraft in South China Sea

08.03.2022
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), located and recovered a downed U.S. Navy F-35C Lightning II aircraft in the South China Sea from a depth of 12,400 feet. Working aboard the offshore construction vessel Picasso, Phoenix and SUPSALV deployed the U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “Trondheim” to locate the aircraft. The Phoenix and SUPSALV team then used the U.S. Navy’s Remotely Operated Vehicle “CURV 21” to attach specialized rigging and lift lines to the aircraft. The aircraft was lifted to the surface and hoisted aboard Picasso.

Innovations That Power Your Operations Headline Sonardyne’s Theme for Oi2022

07.03.2022
Marine technology company Sonardyne will use next week’s Oceanology International exhibition and conference in London to present the first of its new products and services for 2022 targeted at answering operational challenges across energy, defence and science.

Change in the Subsea 7 Executive Management Team

07.03.2022
Subsea 7 today announced that Marcelo Xavier will join its Executive Management Team as Executive Vice President Strategy and Sustainability, effective 1 April 2022.

Subsea 7 Awarded Krafla FEED Contract in Norway

04.03.2022
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract by Equinor for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the marine installations associated with the Krafla development project, offshore Norway. The awarded work is required to finalise the technical definition of the proposed development prior to Equinor and its partners making the final investment decision (FID) planned late 2022. The FEED study will begin immediately.
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