ROV Planet Articles

Fugro Completes Geohazard Site Investigation Activity on Block 58 in Suriname

27.09.2021
Fugro has finalised fieldwork on a site investigation programme for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

Havfram on Course to be an Industry Leader in Transitioning its Workforce to Renewables Offshore Wind Next Focus of Company Expansion

26.09.2021
Havfram, an international subsea and offshore wind contractor, is gearing up its activity and investment as it moves closer to fulfilling its commitment to becoming a global leading company in the transition from offshore oil & gas to offshore renewables and wind. The company has almost doubled its global workforce in the past 18 months, taking it from 150 to 275, partly in response to increased work in projects across the world, but also to support the transition of its workforce to renewables. The target is to have a majority renewable income by the middle of the decade.

Seiche Ltd Undertakes Underwater Acoustic Field Verification Survey and Marine Mammal Mitigation in Northern Spain for ACSM

24.09.2021
Seiche Ltd were selected by ACSM earlier this year to provide pre-survey modelling, underwater acoustic verification for two pieces of equipment (Sparker and SBP) to verify how they would affect marine mammals in the area along with continuous Acoustic and Visual Marine Mammal Mitigation services.

Robotics Vital to the Renewables Expansion Needed to Reach Net Zero

24.09.2021
Accelerating the development of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) will be a significant enabler to reaching Net Zero, according to new research from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.

Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

24.09.2021
Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student and early career marine technology professionals, women in marine science and technology, and other joint activities between the two societies and the Institute.

Seatronics First to Order Sonardyne’s New SPRINT-Nav Navigator for VALOR ROV

24.09.2021
Subsea technology specialist Seatronics has been announced as the first customer for Sonardyne’s new SPRINT-Nav Mini Navigator, launched just one week ago. Seatronics has purchased the technology, the world’s smallest hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation instrument, for its VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), itself designed to be the smallest, most powerful and capable inspection class ROV in its category.

Ørsted Reveals Multi-billion Pound Investment Plans for Scotland

24.09.2021
Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind development, has revealed its intention to invest up to £12bn directly with Scottish companies on developing and constructing offshore wind farms in the country over the next ten years, with £billions more to be spent with Scottish supply chain businesses once these wind farms become operational.

Marklesburg Fire Co. Adds New VideoRay PRO 5

24.09.2021
Marklesburg fire chief Marlin Hunsicker, left, and his father Brian, right, who serves as fire company president, pose with the fire company's new underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) the company recently purchased and will be placing in service. The new camera system replaces one initially purchased a few years ago.

Rovco Successfully Commences Year 2 of Multi-million-pound Agreement on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

22.09.2021
We are happy to announce the commencement of our year 2 subsea and hydrographic campaign on Beatrice, Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm. Remaining incumbent at Beatrice forms part of our continued growth strategy, with Rovco now having worked at over 50% of the operational wind farms in UK waters. Our growth is further supported by the recently announced investment of £9.5m in our new Survey Solutions division.

Fugro Commits Geo-data Expertise and Experience to UN Ocean Decade Under New Partnership Agreement

22.09.2021
Fugro has signed a partnership agreement with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IOC-UNESCO) to improve the coordination of and access to global ocean science data.


SeeByte and Raytheon Combine AN/AQS-20C Sonar with SeeTrack C2 Software for Real-time Contact Analysis

21.09.2021
SeeByte and Raytheon Technologies are working together to bring Raytheon’s AN/AQS-20C advanced minehunting sonar system data into SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4, multi-domain command and control system.

TechnipFMC Celebrates it’s 1300th Subsea tree from Dunfermline Campus

20.09.2021
The Dunfermline, U.K. Campus of TechnipFMC celebrated reaching a momentous milestone: the completion of its 1300th subsea tree (XT). Since its opening in 1974, the facility has delivered XTs to 34 customers in 21 countries. One third of the deliveries have been for Equinor, with the 1300th XT going to the Snorre project offshore Norway.

Ridley Promises to Smash Barriers to Using Subsea Robotics in Offshore Wind

20.09.2021
Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.

UK Industry Asked to Explore Cutting-edge Alternative Navigation Technologies

19.09.2021
Cutting-edge ways of navigating in the event of disruption of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are being explored by innovative UK industry on behalf of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

INESC TEC Chooses Blueprint Lab Manipulator for Offshore Energy O&M Research

19.09.2021
INESC TEC is a private, non-profit organisation specialising in research and development (R&D) within science and technology sectors as well as consulting, training and developing emerging tech-centric companies. Operating at the intersection of business and academia, INESC TEC applies research and knowledge acquired throughout its various undertakings in technology transfer projects.

Subsea 7 Awarded FEED Contract in Norway

17.09.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract by Aker BP for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the NOA Fulla development project, offshore Norway. NOA Fulla is located in the southern part of the NOAKA area in the Norwegian North Sea.

Making Oceanographic Data of Extraordinary Quality Accessible to a Wider Audience

17.09.2021
Alseamar, a producer of glider UUVs, has been able to produce highly accurate data plots of current profiles from large swathes of the water column. A combination of tailor-made algorithms, underwater gliders and a high-performing ADCP from Nortek has helped break new ground for the oceanographic community, making high-quality data more accessible for a multitude of stakeholders.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Christens Underwater Vehicle at GEOMAR

17.09.2021
As an expression of the long-standing and close ties, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco today christened the new autonomous underwater vehicle "Albert I. de Monaco" at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.
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