ROV Planet Articles

NorSat-3 Maritime Traffic Monitoring Microsatellite is Launched with State-of-the-art Kongsberg Technology

26.05.2021
Kongsberg technology is set to play a pivotal role in the working life of a recently-activated microsatellite. The Norwegian Space Agency’s new NorSat-3, launched on April 29th, 2021 from Vega Flight VV 18 which took off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, will be used by the Norwegian Coastal Administration for monitoring maritime traffic in Norway’s busy seaways. Its AIS and NRD (navigation radar detector) payload draws upon Kongsberg’s most advanced, future-proof developments in space-based vessel detection.

DSEI 2021 to Run as a Live Event

26.05.2021
The biennial defence and security event, DSEI, will proceed as planned in September 2021 with a new digital offering running alongside the much-anticipated live exhibition.

WAMS Rental and Services Company Invests in iXblue DriX USV to Expand its Operational Capabilities

25.05.2021
Brazil newly created rental and services company, WAMS, adds iXblue DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to its existing pool of equipment. Offering the most modern technology for underwater service and research, this new investment marks an important turn in the company’s offering. Available for WAMS customers in Brazil, the DriX USV will increase operational performance for shallow water hydrographic and geophysical surveys as well as LBL array box-in operations, and ROV/AUV tracking for deep water projects.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Takes Delivery of World`s First Edgetech 2050-DSS Systems

25.05.2021
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) are delighted to announce it’s ‘world first’ delivery of two EdgeTech 2050-DSS systems. The systems have arrived at STR’s Perth Facility, where they are currently being prepared for operations in Asia Pacific.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces U.S. Navy Order of REMUS 300 UUVs

25.05.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

24.05.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a very large(1) contract by Petrobras for the development of the Mero-3 field located approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at 2,200 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Hybrid AUV Secures Statnett Survey Contract for Modus

24.05.2021
Global subsea services company, Modus Subsea Services Ltd has been awarded a contract to perform survey services in connection with a new cable corridor requirement in Ofotfjorden, northern Norway. The campaign will use the Modus Hybrid AUV (HAUV) system which represents the very latest in merged ROV and AUV technology.

Deep Water Nodule Collector Revealed

24.05.2021
Leading underwater technology developer SMD has announced the development of a new Nodule Collection solution. The QC2000 Nodule Collector concept has been developed by SMD to maximise productivity and minimise impact to the seabed and the surrounding environment. This has been achieved by using SMD’s 50 years of experience in how to cut, move and collect soils, combined with deep water systems expertise. These insights and know-how have been developed and proven over many years in the Minerals, Telecoms, Power Cable and Deep Water intervention markets.

Sonardyne Unveils ‘Operate-anywhere’ Portable Shallow-water Tracking System

24.05.2021
Energy, defence and science technology company Sonardyne has launched a new, entirely portable configuration of its shallow water Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system Micro-Ranger 2.

Tethys Robotics Integrates Reach Alpha Grabber For Military EOD And Search & Rescue

21.05.2021
Tethys Robotics is an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) developer founded by Christian Engler and fellow pioneering ETH Zurich students in 2019. Tethys aims to push boundaries for underwater exploration in Switzerland, where large waterways including lakes and rivers are abundant, as well as contribute to the countries hydroelectric industry. Since Tethys launched with their flagship vehicle, the ‘SCUBA 2.0’ they have found further success with the recent release of ‘Proteus’, an omnidirectional ROV appointed with a stereo camera, depth sensor, IMU, SBL and sonar, certified to 300m depths.


Kystdesign Signed a Contract with Ocein to Supply 15 Stealth Cleaner Net Cleaners

21.05.2021
Last week KYSTDESIGN AS signed a contract with Ocein AS for supply of 15 Stealth Cleaner net cleaners. The net cleaner “Stealth Cleaner” is a remote-controlled subsea vehicle for gentle cleaning of fish farms and moorings and has become an important tool for lice control and to safeguard the welfare of farmed fish. The development of the Stealth Cleaner’s is based on KYSTDESIGN’s extensive experience in ROV and subsea robotics in addition to Ocein’s broad expertise within sea-based fish farming.

Namaka Subsea Assisted in a Dive Support Vessel (DSV) Reactivation

21.05.2021
After two years of warm stack, Namaka Subsea assisted a client with the reactivation of their recently purchased Dive Support Vessel (DSV) in the Middle East by initially carrying out the IMCA DESIGN audits of the saturation and surface orientated diving systems onboard. Following the DESIGN audits, a review and update of the diving system Failure Modes Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA) assessments for both diving systems and the development of the vessel/system specific operating and emergency procedures were also completed.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Debuts Proteus Unmanned Surface Test Vessel

21.05.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today the debut of the Proteus unmanned surface vessel (USV) for testing and development of autonomy capabilities. The 27-foot Proteus USV was outfitted with Sea Machines Robotics’ SM300 autonomy system and completed a successful demonstration on Friday, May 14 off the coast of Panama City, Florida.

Kraken Receives Order for AquaPix® Sonar from AUV Manufacturer

20.05.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce that it has received an order for a 3000-meter rated AquaPix MINSAS 120 Synthetic Aperture Sonar from an American autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) manufacturer. The contract value is $0.5 million and delivery to the customer is expected in 2021. Since March of this year, Kraken has received orders for AquaPix MINSAS 120 Synthetic Aperture Sonars from customers in the US, Europe, and Australia for integration onto three different AUV platforms.

Hydra Subsea has Acquired Subsea Responder IV

20.05.2021
Established in 2013, Hydra Subsea a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydra Offshore Construction Inc., is a full-service offshore marine contractor. Hydra provides specialized marine support services, offshore construction, saturation diving, heavy lift services and subsea solutions to support offshore operations in the US Gulf of Mexico, West Coast and many international locations. Hydra is pleased to announce that it has purchased the deep-water purpose built DP2 Multi-Purpose Construction Vessel MPCV Subsea Responder IV (ex SURF Challenger, ex DMT Emerald) a USA built, Jones Act Compliant, 292’ x 60’ diesel electric vessel with dual internal work class ROVs. The Subsea Responder IV also boasts a 110te Knuckle Boom Crane and a 125te deep water AHC lowering tower with 12,000’ capabilities and comfortable berthing for 77 persons.

Modulift Team up with Mocean Energy in Crucial Heavy Lift

19.05.2021
A custom-made 50 WLL lifting frame designed by Modulift was key in being used to ensure that Mocean Energy’s new Blue X wave energy prototype could take it’s first ever dip in to the cold waters of the North Sea.

MCS Launches New Mini ROV

18.05.2021
Innovative service company, MCS, has launched a new mini Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to reduce cost in subsea inspection and 3D metrology for the worldwide energy industry. The MiniSpector, which has been developed to be launched from a platform, reduces the reliance on additional vessels and equipment saving customers’ money.

Xodus Delivers Oil Release Risk Review for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency

18.05.2021
A NEW study mapping-out potential risks to the UK’s coastal environment, marine life and traffic as a result of hydrocarbon releases from energy industry activity and shipping has been completed, helping to inform the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) future response strategy. Xodus Group, in association with London Marine Consultants, delivered the review of the hydrocarbon release risk on the UKCS over the next decade for the MCA, an agency of the Department for Transport of the UK Government.
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