ROV Planet Articles

The Ocean Warrior Project Prepares to Expand the Frontiers of Marine Science with its Foundation Expeditions

A unique voyage to build a greater scientific understanding of the marine environment in the Arctic and the impacts of global climate change will see a team of scientists and ‘citizen scientists’ setting sail from Svalbard at the start of September aboard Europe’s largest wooden schooner.

Successful Pilot Project Verifies the Application of Autonomous Surface and Subsea Platforms for Wind Farm Operations & Maintenance

Teams from wind farm owner Northland Power and marine technology company Subsea Europe Services have successfully concluded a pilot project to apply state-of-the-art Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) to marine survey and underwater inspection operations at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm, located in the German North Sea.

Ocean Installer Awarded Large SLM Project from Equinor

Ocean Installer was awarded the Subsea Line Modification (SLM) Project 2023-2025, covering work at Visund, Vigdis, Åsgard fields and Northern Lights CO2 Pipeline. The award constitutes riser replacements at Vigdis, Visund and Åsgard fields, with engineering commencing immediately. Offshore operations are planned for 2024 with optional work in 2023 and 2025.

TechnipFMC Awarded Significant Installation Contract by TotalEnergies for Girassol Life Extension Project

TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) contract to install flexible pipe and associated subsea structures for the Girassol Life Extension project (GIR LIFEX) by TotalEnergies EP Angola and its Block 17 Partners.

Nauticus Robotics and Leidos Execute Additional $2.1M Contract Extension

Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean industries, today announced it has been awarded an additional $2.1 million under its current contract with Leidos. The additional funding augments the earlier award and this program has received $16.6 million in funding from Leidos since 2022. The technology developed is expected to underpin future, economically material opportunities.

TDI-Brooks Increases Vessel Capacity and Welcomes R/V NAUTILUS

TDI-Brooks increases its vessel capacity by adding a 75-meter DP2 vessel, R/V NAUTILUS (formerly Nautical Geo), to its fleet. The market for subsea services remains strong, coupled with increased demand from clients and the need for increased capabilities. The vessel can potentially offer a variety of offshore assistance with subsea services, construction aid, exploration, production, ROV and diving support, and scientific marine research and survey mapping, along with military support.

Subsea7 Showcases Remote ROV Piloting Capabilities Offshore Brazil

Subsea7 has achieved a major advancement in its pioneering remote piloting technology offering, by fully operating a workclass ROV from Scotland to carry out operations 9,400km away off the coast of Brazil.

Tritech Announces New Reseller Agreement in China

We are pleased to announce a significant milestone for Tritech International Limited as we have recently finalized an exclusive reseller agreement with Nortek China: a renowned leader in the industry. This strategic partnership allows us to further enhance our global presence and provide localised support to our valued users and customers.

Reach Subsea has Received a Notice of Contract Award

Reach Subsea ASA, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, has received a notice of contract award, subject to successful contract negotiation, from a major European energy provider. The potential contract has a duration of approximately 75 vessel days and is scheduled for execution in the fourth quarter of 2023. The project will utilize one of Reach Subsea’s DP2 subsea vessels and the onboard high-speed survey ROV, the Surveyor Interceptor.

HII Receives Order to Build Two REMUS 620 Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently ordered two REMUS 620 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) from HII (NYSE: HII). The customized, medium-class UUVs will be built by HII’s Mission Technologies division in partnership with W.S. Darley & Co. and delivered in 2024.

EVENT: International Underwater Glider Conference 2024 - Gothenburg - 10-14 June 2024

VOTO and the University of Gothenburg are pleased to invite you to join us at the highly anticipated International Underwater Glider Conference. This will be the 9th EGO meeting, supported by OceanGliders and the EuroGOOS Glider Task Team. The event is scheduled from June 10th to June 14th, 2024, at Reveljen in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ocean Power Technologies Unveils Breakthrough: WAM-V Demonstrates Remote Connection to PowerBuoy® for On-Water Charging

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective low-carbon marine power, data, and service solutions, is proud to announce a pivotal achievement in the field of autonomous maritime technology. During a presentation by OPT's VP of Global Sales and Marketing, Matt Burdyny, at the 10th Annual Maritime Security West (MARSEC West) event, OPT revealed a groundbreaking milestone: the successful demonstration of the Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) attaching itself remotely to a buoy and establishing a connection that will enable charging.

UCO Develops New ROV Deployed System for Immediate Repair of Fish Farm Nets

Underwater Contracting (UCO), a leading provider of underwater services to the offshore energy, inspection, construction, and aquaculture markets has developed a unique ROV-deployed system to repair small holes in fish farm nets. The UCO NetFix repair system places plastic patches over holes in cage netting. Held firmly in position by pegs, the patches remain in place until the hole is permanently repaired by a dive team or when the nets are lifted to the surface.

Rotech Subsea Completes Clearance and Debris Removal at Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm

Subsea trenching and excavation specialist Rotech Subsea said Wednesday it had completed sand wave clearance and debris removal operations at a "key" offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract - for an unnamed long-term client in the region - saw Rotech mobilize its TRS2 controlled flow excavation (CFE) and RSBG (Boulder Grab) spreads of equipment from its base in Aberdeen specifically for this scope of work.

Argeo Granted a Patent on a High Energy Electromagnetic System

Argeo Robotics AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Argeo AS, has been granted a new patent from the Norwegian Industrial Patent office (Patentstyret) safeguarding the innovative design of the groundbreaking “Argeo Discover” high-energy electromagnetic system.

Fugro Completes the Middle East’s First Remotely Operated Subsea Inspection Using a Low-Carbon Emission Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

The site survey and inspection of an offshore gas platform in UAE waters was executed entirely from an onshore remote operations centre (ROC) using Fugro’s Blue Essence® technology without sending personnel offshore.

RC Dock Unveils First Fully Classed Offshore Uncrewed Surface Vessel for Subsea IMR

RC Dock, an industry leader in marine robotics and innovative shipbuilding, is proud to announce the delivery of its first fully classed offshore Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) designed for Inspection, Maintenance, Repair (IMR) and survey operations. This revolutionary 12-meter catamaran represents a new era in offshore marine automation, delivering unparalleled efficiency, safety, and sustainability.

Saipem Awarded Two New Contracts for a Total Value of around 700 million USD

Saipem has been awarded by bp a contract for offshore activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract is related to the Argos Floating Production Unit (FPU), a cutting-edge facility designed for oil and gas production in deepwater environments. The Argos FPU is located in the Green Canyon Block 780, approximately 1,400 metre water depth.

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