ROV Planet Articles

SEA-KIT Strengthens Fleet with New 12m USV

09.12.2021
SEA-KIT International, an award-winning pioneer in the Uncrewed Surface Vessel sector, has announced plans to build another of its X-class, 12m USVs as a fleet vessel for launch in 2022.

Greensea Creates a Dedicated User Interface Team

09.12.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, has announced the creation of a dedicated user interface team. This team will be instrumental in making Workspace, its flagship user interface, more streamlined and operator focused.

Nuclear Underwater Laser Scanner Used to Produce CAD Model of PWR Reactor Head Thermal Sleeves

09.12.2021
Previously hindered by inaccurate historical as-built information, PWR Reactor Head Thermal Sleeves have experienced failure modes that have prompted utilities to take mitigating actions.

Prysmian Awarded €1.71bn Framework Contract for a 1,500 km Submarine Cable System

09.12.2021
Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded a framework contract worth around €1.71 billion by Terna Rete Italia S.p.A., a company fully owned by Terna S.p.A., the Italian electricity grid operator (TSO). The framework contract includes the Tyrrhenian Link project, envisaging the design, supply, submarine and land installation, and commissioning of a total of over 1,500 km of submarine cables to support the power exchange among Sardinia, Sicily and Campania, thus reinforcing the Mediterranean energy hub.

Reach Subsea Acquires Geophysical Monitoring Solutions Provider OCTIO

08.12.2021
Reach Subsea ASA, a provider of subsea services globally, today announced that the Company has entered an agreement with Equinor Ventures AS to acquire OCTIO AS, a provider of monitoring solutions for hydrocarbon producing fields and CO2 storage reservoirs.

The Polish Navy Acquires iXblue DriX USV to Advance its Hydrographic Operations

07.12.2021
The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy has purchased iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) through the company’s local partner THESTA. The USV will be advancing the Polish Navy hydrographic capabilities.

First Decommissioning Underway in Africa

06.12.2021
Angola sees Africa’s first offshore oil platform decommissioning underway as EQS (Environment Quality Services) successfully deploys their Saab Seaeye Falcon for determining safer upcoming decommissioning operations.

Site Secured for World’s First Multi Megawatt Combined Wind and Wave System

06.12.2021
Gran Canaria is on track for more novel green energy in the future. A contract has been signed to progress the deployment of the first full-scale hybrid floating wind and wave platform, at the PLOCAN test facilities off the coast of the Canary Islands.

Skandi Neptune Successfully Completing the First Stage of the Campaign in Jubarte Field

06.12.2021
Skandi Neptune and team recently arrived in Rio de Janeiro after successfully completing the first stage of the campaign in Jubarte field, Campos Basin, with Shearwater.

Boskalis and CIP Partner to Develop Danish Energy Island Project

02.12.2021
Boskalis has signed a partnership agreement with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), a leading global fund manager focused on renewable energy investments, together with three internationally renowned companies, to bid for the development of the energy island in the Danish North Sea. The signing of this agreement marks a significant step towards realising the world's first energy island, a project conceptualised by CIP and a crucial project in unlocking the rapid and unprecedented build-out of global offshore renewable energy to fight climate change. The Danish Energy Agency is currently in dialogue with potential bidders for the energy island tender, which is expected to be launched by Q3 2022.


Supply Chain Alliance Supports Buzzard Phase II Achieve First Oil

02.12.2021
Subsea 7 has been working collaboratively with AGR Well Management, Baker Hughes, COSL Drilling Europe AS and Worley, as part of a supply chain alliance, to deliver CNOOC Petroleum Europe Limited’s (CPEL) Buzzard Phase II (BPII) development, which commenced production on Monday 22 November.

5m Zero-Carbon Uncrewed Boat was Welcomed in Penzance Last Weekend

01.12.2021
A 5m zero-carbon uncrewed boat was welcomed to Penzance last weekend (Saturday 27th/ Sunday 28th November) after 16 weeks in the Atlantic, where it has spent time at the edge of the continental shelf gathering scientific data on surface currents that govern Europe’s weather.

Neptune Energy Uses Utility ROV Services for Decommissioning Work

01.12.2021
Piping spools and umbilicals will be removed using the Utility ROV Services system (UTROV), a remotely-operated tool carrier equipped with multiple attachments for the recovery of subsea equipment, reducing the necessity for multiple vessels and equipment providers to carry out the complex work.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts Selects Sonardyne for Underwater Target Tracking

01.12.2021
Undersea weapon, sensors and integrated systems specialist Advanced Acoustic Concepts has chosen underwater positioning technology from maritime technology company Sonardyne to work for the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Blue Robotics Expands on the WetLink Product Line

01.12.2021
Torrance based Blue Robotics announced the expansion of the WetLink family of products. The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is Blue Robotics’ next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and compared to subsea connectors or penetrators, the WLP is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability. The WetLink Penetrator line now has cable gland sizes compatible with cables between 3.7mm to 9.8mm diameter.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 29

30.11.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 29: Bulgin Connectors Providing the Vital Link for Future Generations of Underwater Robotics, Ocean Exploration in Style with Cookson Adventures, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Christens Underwater Vehicle at GEOMAR, Ocean Infinity are Developing Their Robotics Fleet the Right Way, Saab Seaeye’s New Underwater Robot to Join Ocean Infinity’s Armada, NiobiCon Connectors: When Electricity and Water Do Mix, BORA: Subsea 7 and the National Oceanography Centre

Houston Mechatronics Becomes Nauticus Robotics

30.11.2021
Our mission hasn’t changed, our name has. Today, Houston Mechatronics, Inc. becomes Nauticus Robotics, Inc. We are dedicated to rebooting the ocean services industry centered around an environmentally sustainable and economically efficient model using our purpose-built, interconnected surface and subsea robots.

Neptune Energy Completes Seagull Manifold Installation

29.11.2021
NEPTUNE Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have completed the safe and successful installation of the manifold and umbilical for the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea.
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