ROV Planet Articles

Suez Canal Unblocked: “We Pulled it off!”

29.03.2021
Boskalis announces the successful salvage operation of the grounded 20,000 TEU container vessel Ever Given in the Suez Canal. With a length of 400 meters and a width of nearly 60 meters this giant ship had been wedged in this vital shipping route since 23 March 2021 blocking all shipping traffic ever since.

SMD Delivers £multi-million SeaRex Upgrade for Leading Subsea Cabling Company Prysmian

29.03.2021
World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered a multi-million upgrade to the SeaRex trenching vehicle for long-standing customer, Prysmian, a world leader in cable manufacture, energy solutions and systems.

Greensea announces partnership with GRi Simulations to Develop Simulation Environment for OPENSEA

25.03.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, has partnered with GRi Simulations, creators of real-time simulation, modeling, and visualization for critical marine activities to develop a simulation environment for OPENSEA and OPENSEA-enabled control systems.

Fugro Wins Terna Survey Contract for Italy’s Tyrrhenian Link Power Cable Project

25.03.2021
Fugro has been selected by Terna SpA, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

Kongsberg Maritime to Supply a HUGIN AUV System to Lighthouse SpA

25.03.2021
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that Italian survey company Lighthouse SpA will take delivery of a HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system in March 2021.

OceanTools Deliver two major Orders for Proeon Systems Limited

25.03.2021
OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have secured their second major order with Proeon Systems Ltd, specialist systems integrator based in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Aberdeenshire to Drive forward Green Industrial Revolution

25.03.2021
A new project to provide safe carbon storage capacity in the North Sea, off Aberdeenshire, will benefit from £31 million of UK Government funding.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Acquires New Research Vessel to Expand Ability to Explore and Research the Ocean

24.03.2021
Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean.

Vaarst to drive the future of marine robotics through data focus

24.03.2021
Launching today, robotics technology player Vaarst will give offshore and marine robotics new capabilities through retrofitted artificial intelligence and autonomy.

Significant oil discovery close to the Fram field in the North Sea

24.03.2021
Equinor and partners Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum and Neptune Energy have made the biggest discovery so far this year on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 12 and 19 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, corresponding to 75-120 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.


Victor Vescovo and Passengers Accomplish Additional Dives to Challenger Deep

24.03.2021
In a historic series of dives this month, explorer Victor Vescovo escorted four passengers to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at Challenger Deep. Over the course of 11 days, Vescovo and his guests visited all three pools of Challenger Deep in Triton Submarines’ deep-submergence vehicle (DSV) Limiting Factor, uncovering new knowledge, collecting samples, setting records and expanding the capabilities of mankind even further.

AutoNaut unmanned surface vehicle (USV) selected by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

24.03.2021
An AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) equipped with a range of scientific sensors has been acquired by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. The state-of-the-art 5-metre craft is powered entirely by renewable energy and will be the first USV to regularly run scientific missions off the coast of the UK.

Neptune Energy’s Duva project marks important milestone

23.03.2021
NEPTUNE Energy announced the safe and successful installation of four Enhanced Horizontal Subsea Tree Systems (EHXT) for the Duva development project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The installation was carried out by a vessel instead of a rig, reducing installation time, costs and operational emissions.

Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

23.03.2021
For its third consecutive year, Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm – reaches the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK.

Water Linked launches DVL A125

23.03.2021
Water Linked are excited to announce that they have a new family member in their DVL product group - the DVL A125.

Subsea Conference & Exhibition to Grasp Rapidly Growing Energy Opportunity in South-East Asia

23.03.2021
Subsea UK has today announced that its Subsea Asia event will return this November. The two-day conference and exhibition will take a deep dive into the changing outlook for the Asian energy market and provide a platform for the subsea supply chain to promote its technologies and capabilities into this fast-growing market.

Ultra Awarded £31M Three-Year Follow-on Sonobuoy Capability Contract by UK MOD

23.03.2021
Ultra Maritime announces that its Sonobuoy Systems business has been awarded a further, 3-year contract, worth £31m, with the UK MOD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Maritime Patrol Helicopter from 2022 to 2024.

OTAQ invests in US-based aquaculture technology company Minnowtech

22.03.2021
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce that it has elected to convert all of its 6% Convertible Loan Notes (CLNs) issued by Minnowtech LLP into ordinary shares in Minnowtech. In addition to converting the CLNs, OTAQ has also agreed to a further equity investment of $150,000 in Minnowtech. Following conversion of the CLNs and the Equity Investment, OTAQ will hold a beneficial interest in approximately 15.2% of Minnowtech’s issued ordinary share capital.
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