ROV Planet Articles

The Deep Ocean Reveals Surprising Discovery About Human Immunity

22.03.2021
Scientists have discovered bacteria from the deep sea with components that are unrecognizable by the human immune system and may hold important properties in the development of cancer treatments and vaccines, according to a collaborative study published in Science Immunology. The findings, published last week, contradict the long-held belief that human cells can recognize any bacteria they come across.

James Fisher to drive energy transition with new subsea brand

22.03.2021
James Fisher, a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialised engineering services, has today announced the launch of James Fisher Subtech, which sees consolidation of the group’s extensive capabilities into a comprehensive solutions provider for the oil and gas, renewables, nearshore marine civils, and rapid response and salvage industries.

Kongsberg Maritime launches new HiPAP 602 Ultra Deepwater SSBL Positioning Tool

22.03.2021
Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has announced the launch of its HiPAP 602 Ultra Deepwater SSBL (Super Short Base Line) Positioning Tool. The newest addition to KONGSBERG’s established portfolio of acoustic positioning systems, the HiPAP 602 has been designed specifically to provide extreme range (up to 7,000m+) and accuracy for positioning ROVs and AUVs, and to operate as a DP reference.

FET’s ROV completes sea trials to support Arctic research and exploration

22.03.2021
Forum Energy Technologies today announced that its light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Comanche 38, has successfully completed sea trials with Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada). The ROV was sold to the scientific research organisation last year and will be supporting exploration of Artic and Sub-Arctic seafloor ecosystems. The vehicle was installed onboard the Canadian research icebreaker vessel, CCGS Amundsen.

C-Kore's 400th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

22.03.2021
C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 400th subsea testing tool. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the coast of Angola.

Superyacht Success For MarineGuard and Falcon

22.03.2021
Another superyacht security contract win for MarineGuard, the global yacht security company, sees them order a further Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle as part of their security resource package.

Partners have Chosen Concept for BM-C-33 Project in Brazil

19.03.2021
Equinor, together with license partners Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Petrobras, have approved the development concept for BM-C-33, a gas/condensate field located in the Campos Basin pre-salt in Brazil.

Kongsberg Maritime is to deliver two Sounder USVs and two AUVs for the Institute of Marine Research

18.03.2021
Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) and two KONGSBERG AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), which will form the practical basis of the institute’s long-term strategy to develop the monitoring and management of marine environments and resources.

Ashtead Technology’s new Partnership with Ocean Atlantic Petroleum Secures Total E&P Angola Contract

18.03.2021
A new partnership between Ashtead Technology and Ocean Atlantic Petroleum SA (OAP), has successfully executed its first marine services project in West Africa and has received award for further work.

Awarding three Contracts for Heimdal and Veslefrikk Decommissioning

18.03.2021
Equinor has chosen Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland SE for removal, dismantling and recycling of the topsides and jackets of the Heimdal riser platform, Heimdal main platform and Veslefrikk A platform in the North Sea.


bp Plans UK’s Largest Hydrogen Project

18.03.2021
Proposed project in Teesside would be the largest in the UK, producing up to 1GW of ‘blue’ hydrogen – 20% of the UK’s hydrogen target – by 2030 and supporting development of region as UK’s first hydrogen transport hub

TechnipFMC enters partnership with Magnora to develop floating offshore wind projects

18.03.2021
TECHNIPFMC and Norwegian-headquartered renewables firm Magnora, has announced a joint venture which will see them participate in the ScotWind offshore leasing round.

Greensea Announces Free Webinar Series: A Unique Webinar Series of Conversation & Discovery for the Marine Industry

18.03.2021
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, announces an entertaining and educational webinar for anyone interested in robotics, entrepreneurship, and the marine industry. The webinar series, entitled The Mixtape Sessions, will be led by a variety of different speakers (both Greensea employees and other partners) and will take on different formats based on the discussion topic with all sessions allowing for an open conversation between speakers and participants.

Forum Energy Technologies appoints Brazilian partner to support growth in South America

17.03.2021
Forum Energy Technologies today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda (Deepsea Technologies) to represent its operations in Brazil as part of the business’ long-term growth strategy in South America.

Aberdeen’s North Star Renewables to design and deliver service vessel fleet for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

17.03.2021
Leading Aberdeen company North Star Renewables has been awarded contracts worth an estimated £270 million to deliver three state-of-the-art service operation vessels (SOVs) to be used on what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea.

Sonardyne Delivers Fusion 2 Remote Operations first

16.03.2021
Underwater technology company Sonardyne has successfully provided remote Fusion 2 survey operations capability on a live subsea construction campaign in the US Gulf of Mexico. Using its new Remote Operations Access Module (ROAM), Sonardyne surveyors based in the UK were able to remotely access and operate the Fusion 2 survey and construction software onboard Subsea 7 vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ultra Invests in Nova Scotia Based Canadian Sonar Centre of Excellence

16.03.2021
Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Ultra Group has confirmed a significant additional strategic commitment to Canada, committing potentially in excess of $20 million of new investment to transform its Dartmouth NS site into a global sonar centre of excellence.

Fugro Expands UK Marine Laboratory Capacity to Support Green Industry Services

16.03.2021
Fugro has opened new state-of-the art marine chemistry and biology laboratories within the Heriot-Watt University Research Park in Edinburgh, UK.
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