ROV Planet Articles

EODEX Announces Major International Expansion

24.02.2022
OFFSHORE UXO (Unexploded Ordnance) specialist EODEX Group has announced a major expansion into the US market, with the establishment of EODEX US LLC. The new US subsidiary will be based in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Following on from rapid growth of the UK operation and exponential rise in demand for their industry leading deflagration capability, EODEX US LLC will now bring EODEX’s proven world leading environmental UXO disposal solution to the US offshore market.

Subsea Europe Services Wins Six-Figure Funding to Accelerate Autonomous Survey Development

24.02.2022
A new round of funding has strengthened hydroacoustic technology specialist Subsea Europe Service GmbH’s commitment to taking autonomous technologies to the next level for marine survey applications. The investment boosts the company’s unique approach which focuses on the integration of new generation smart, A.I. and machine learning enabled hydroacoustic systems with diverse survey platforms including Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, Unmanned Surface Vessels, and crewed vessels as survey motherships.

Kraken Awarded $4.8 Million Subsea Battery Contract from Defense Industry Customer

23.02.2022
Kraken Robotics, Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce an order for subsea batteries from a US defense industry customer, for integration on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The order is valued at $4.8 million with deliveries occurring in 2022. For confidentiality reasons, we cannot disclose the customer’s name.

OceanTools Launch World’s Most Powerful Dye, Leak & Cement Detection System

22.02.2022
OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, are delighted to announce the launch of the world’s most powerful dye, leak & cement detection system, the D10 DyeTector.

3D at Depth Receives 8th Patent 'Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures'

22.02.2022
3D at Depth, the global leader in subsea LiDAR laser technology, announced that it has received a new patent 11.249.193, "Systems and Methods for Monitoring Underwater Structures," from the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The patent's claims focus predominantly on leak detection and identifying changes to surfaces and volumes on and around underwater assets via the company's patented active optical measurement device.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Reinforces Global Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

22.02.2022
STR’s investment notably includes the acquisition of iXblue’s long baseline (LBL) system; Canopus, making them the first rental company to offer the system for hire. Part of iXblue’s sparse LBL solution, Canopus brings together intelligent transponders, Ramses transceivers, Inertial Navigation Systems(INS), and Delph Subsea Positioning Software. It is also a third-party friendly solution able to be easily integrated within existing operational fields.

Ocean Technology Companies Nortek AS, Strategic Robotic Systems, and Blueprint Lab merge to form General Oceans AS

22.02.2022
The three ocean technology companies Nortek AS (Norway), Strategic Robotic Systems (USA), and Blueprint Lab (Australia) have merged to form a common holding company, General Oceans AS. Together, the three companies have almost 200 employees and operate across all major segments of the ocean technology market. Revenues in 2022 are expected to reach $63 million with focus on vehicles, actuators, and sensors.

Subsea Expo to Welcome Delegates as Flagship Industry Event Returns to Aberdeen this Week

21.02.2022
Subsea Expo 2022 is set to welcome more than 3,000 guests this week as the annual conference and exhibition returns to Aberdeen, marking the first major in-person industry event since the pandemic-imposed lockdowns.

Havfram Awarded New Contract in Egypt

21.02.2022
Havfram announced today that it has been awarded a contract for SURF support work in Egypt for Saipem. The contract will see Havfram deploy a Laying and Construction Vessel (LCV) offshore Egypt to the Zohr field in 2022.

PaleBlue Provides a ROV Simulator for Aker Solutions

21.02.2022
PaleBlue delivered a modern ROV Engineering Simulator to Aker Solutions. This simulator will help Aker Solutions to simulate the behavior of the underwater robots (ROVs) in a controlled environment, performing accessibility checks for the underwater oil & gas installations.


Fugro’s Geo-Data Supports Future Development of Hornsea Offshore Wind Farms and UK’s Energy Transition

17.02.2022
Ørsted has awarded Fugro a marine geotechnical site investigation contract for its Hornsea Three and Hornsea Four offshore wind farm developments. Located off the East Coast of England in the North Sea, this forms part of the broader Hornsea Project - which includes the two current world’s largest offshore wind farms – Hornsea One and Two.

Modus Successfully Completes the Autonomous Docking of its Hybrid AUV (HAUV)

17.02.2022
MODUS is a subsea services contractor with a specialist division (MODUS AUTONOMY) developing fully automated, low cost, carbon zero inspection and maintenance services using subsea resident hovering AUVs. In a world’s first, Modus completed the successful autonomous docking of one of its fleet of hybrid autonomous underwater vehicles (HAUV) to an Equinor Subsea Docking Station (SDS) as part of an Equinor funded test scope in the North East of England.

Equinor to Extend Drilling Contracts on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

16.02.2022
On behalf of the partnerships Equinor is exercising options worth NOK 8 billion with Archer, KCA Deutag and Odfjell Drilling. The contracts include drilling, completion, intervention services, plugging, maintenance and modifications on 19 of Equinor’s permanent installations, maintaining strong ripple effects.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 30

15.02.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 30: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - Improving Subsea Inspection Costs & Safety Through ROV Deployed Remote Robotic Solutions - Making the Case for Safe & Robust Remote Operations - Nauticus Robotics to Go Public via SPAC Merger - World’s First Sea-To-Air Drone Redefines Offshore Operations - Oceanology International Prepares to Reopen its Doors - SEA-KIT and Fugro Ink Contract for Next Generation 18m XL USV - Poster: iXblue DriX - Discovery of WWII Italian Submarine Wreck Jantina in Greece - iXblue Launches New ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Solutions - Powerful IT Infrastructure for Autonomous Underwater Maintenance with AUV - Neutralizing “Weapons That Wait” - With Manufacturers Focused on Improving Tomorrow, Who Is Concerned with Improving Today? - Demo of The Hydrogen Powered Subsea Hydraulic Power Unit (SHPU) in Norway - Defence Corner: Undersea Teamwork and Undersea Warfare Trends

Neptune Energy & RWE to Accelerate Green Hydrogen Production in Dutch North Sea

15.02.2022
Neptune Energy and RWE today announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement to develop the offshore green hydrogen project "H2opZee" ahead of 2030. H2opZee is a demonstration project which aims to build 300-500 megawatts (MW) electrolyser capacity in the North Sea to produce green hydrogen using offshore wind. The hydrogen will then be transported to land through an existing pipeline.

Fugro Joins UN Ocean Decade Alliance to Advance Global Marine Science Agenda

15.02.2022
Fugro has accepted an invitation from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IOC-UNESCO) to join the Ocean Decade Alliance (the ‘Alliance’). Comprising an eminent network of global leaders and institutions, the Alliance aims to catalyse support for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021‑2030 (the ‘Ocean Decade’) through targeted resource mobilization, networking and influence.

Technology Expert Strengthens Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre's (SAIC) Board

15.02.2022
THE Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) has appointed Chris Hyde, chief technology officer of Aberdeen-based marine technology specialist OTAQ, to its board of directors.

Sonardyne Launch Wireless Seabed Unexploded Ordnance Disposal Capability

15.02.2022
Marine technology company, Sonardyne, is aiming to improve the safety and efficiency of unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance during offshore energy projects with the introduction of a secure, wireless underwater initiation capability. The company’s new Initiation Transponder 6 (IT 6) is designed to be connected directly to a remotely deployed, non-electric mine neutralisation device, such as a Viper MDS from ECS Special Projects.
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