ROV Planet Articles

Paul G. Allen Locates Sunken Japanese WWII Battleship Musashi

PHILIPPINES – March 4, 2015 – Philanthropist and entrepreneur, Paul G. Allen, has located the Musashi, one of the two largest and most technologically advanced battleships in naval history. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II, and the finding of the battleship is a significant milestone in the annals of naval history. Mr. Allen and his team of researchers began their search for the Musashi more than eight years ago. Using historical records from four countries, detailed undersea topographical data and advanced technology aboard his yacht, M/Y Octopus, Mr. Allen and his team located the battleship in the Sibuyan Sea on March 1, 2015.

IKM Ocean Design awarded Johan Sverdrup SURF Detail Engineering and Services 2015-20

Statoil has awarded the Johan Sverdrup SURF Detail Engineering and Services 2015-20 contract to IKM Ocean Design. Johan Sverdrup field is a large oil discovery in production licenses PL265, PL501 and PL502 in the Utsira High region of Norwegian Continental Shelf, 140 km west of Stavanger. The field development is a phased development. Phase one includes the establishment of the field center, consisting of four platforms: A process platform, a drilling platform, a riser platform and a living quarter platform. Subsea, phase one consists of umbilicals and water injection pipelines running from the field center to the injection templates, with the purpose to provide pressure support.

Cal Dive Commences Voluntary Chapter 11 Proceeding

HOUSTON, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cal Dive International, Inc. (OTC: CDVI) ("Cal Dive", or the "Company") announced today that it and its U.S. subsidiaries have filed simultaneous voluntary petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeking relief under the provisions of Chapter 11 of the U.S.

Harkand strengthens inspection division with new leader

LEADING inspection, repair, maintenance (IRM) and light construction company Harkand has bolstered its inspection services with the appointment of a new inspection manager based in their Aberdeen office. Andrew Inglis has more than 15 years’ experience in delivering subsea inspection services in the North Sea region. He previously held inspection management roles at Subsea 7 and Bibby Offshore Ltd.

Explore ancient Roman shipwrecks in new deep sea archeology adventure

Unique marine program enables individuals to go depths of 150 meter in a private submersible as part of an archeological team documenting 2,000-year-old Roman shipwrecks.

Specialist Subsea Services (S3) has gone into Administration

Specialist Subsea Services (S3), an Aberdeen based ROV & subsea company has gone into administration at the cost of 77 jobs.

Nautilus Minerals commences commissioning of the Auxiliary Cutter

Toronto Ontario, February 23, 2015 - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX: NUSMF) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that the commissioning and Factory Acceptance Testing of its third and final Seafloor Production Tool ("SPT"), the Auxiliary Cutter, has commenced at Soil Machine Dynamics' facility at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Oceaneering Announces the Appointment of Rod Larson as President and Chief Operating Officer

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced that its Board of Directors, on February 19, 2015, appointed Roderick A. Larson, 48, as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oceaneering.

OMV Hires Shark SRL for Subsea Services

Romania’s SC Shark SRL has secured a diving/ROV services contract from OMV Petrom SA. The framework agreement, awarded earlier this year, requires the contractor to provide diving services, prospecting and operation of remotely operated vehicles, in order to explore the operating perimeters for the extraction of hydrocarbons in the Black Sea.

Aleron Subsea ROV Orders

Aleron Subsea, which recently relocated its head office from Singapore to the outskirts of Westhill, has won the substantial contract worth £3.1 million to supply a marine services company with two work class ROV systems and associated equipment.

Looking for deep-sea animals – and finding manganese nodules

The biology of deep-sea animals and processes of plate tectonics are actually the themes of the first expedition of the new German research vessel SONNE. Quite accidentally marine scientists and oceanographers have now encountered an occurrence of manganese nodules which may dwarf all previously known manganese nodule fields in the Atlantic.

Seatronics' Predator ROV verifies identity of lost treasure liner, S.S. Connaught, off Northeast US

Seatronics’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Predator, has successfully verified the identity of lost treasure liner, the S.S. Connaught, off the Northeast coast of the USA. The Predator was deployed in a subsea mission organised and led by Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPL).

Stockbridge High School Underwater Robotics Team Fundraising

The Stockbridge High School Underwater Robotics Team, consisting of 10 high school students, are preparing for their fourth mission to Palau and need your support to help in fundraising as they are short of their goal of $25,000 that is required to unlock the funds.

Apogee Series, the most accurate MEMS Inertial Navigation System

SBG Systems releases the Apogee Series, the most accurate inertial navigation systems based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology. The cutting-edge Apogee Series is also the smallest and lightest inertial navigation system at this level of accuracy. High Accuracy, cost-effective, compact, the Apogee adds extreme versatility and simplicity to its many qualities.

SMD to Supply KT Submarine with QT1000

SMD are delighted to announce a contract award with KT Submarine for a QT1000 high powered cable installation and maintenance ROV.

Subsea UK Awards Winners - Proserv, ToolTec, Tracero, Alf Leadbitter & Alan Muirhead

This year’s Subsea Expo was a record-breaking event with almost 9,000 recorded visits by 6,500 registered delegates over the three days, Subsea UK reported. Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference and Aberdeen’s second largest event after Offshore Europe, broke all records this year with a 23% increase in attendees and 200 exhibitors. The outstanding achievements and innovative technologies devised by some of the country’s leading subsea companies over the past 12 months were recognised at Subsea UK Awards.

Sonardyne nets £1 million 6G order from Seatronics for West Africa project

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Seatronics, an Acteon company and global leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, is to take delivery of £1million worth of its 6G acoustic positioning technology. The contract was placed on Day 2 of the Subsea Expo 2015 exhibition and conference in Aberdeen.

Sonardyne and Forum Subsea Rentals close major deal at Subsea Expo

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR), a global provider of rental equipment to the offshore and marine industry, is to substantially increase its stock holding of Sonardyne 6G Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning technology. The order for an undisclosed sum was confirmed on the opening day of Subsea Expo 2015, Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, which is taking place from the 11th to the 13th of February in Aberdeen.

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