ROV Planet Articles

MacArtney Group Supplies a 12-unit Turnkey Solution for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

15.01.2021
The solution - featuring three different water sampler configurations in dedicated frames - which will help the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document marine conditions in Danish waters was made possible by MacArtney's skilled and professional workshop staff.

Saildrone Launches the World’s Largest and most Advanced Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Ocean Exploration.

15.01.2021
Saildrone, Inc. has launched a 72 foot (22 m) version of its uncrewed surface vehicles, known as saildrones. Powered by wind and solar energy, saildrones are capable of extreme-duration missions of up to 12 months in the open ocean.

Global Oceans Acquires 6000-meter ROVs and Towed Sonar System from Oceaneering International, Inc.

14.01.2021
Global Oceans (New York, NY USA), a US-based nonprofit corporation focused on mobilizing commercial sector resources for ocean science has acquired through a donation from Oceaneering International, Inc. (Houston, TX USA) three deep-sea exploration vehicles rated to 6000 meters of operational depth: the Magellan 725 ROV, the Ocean Discovery ROV, and the Ocean Explorer 6000 Towed Sonar System, together with a full complement of infrastructure to deploy the vehicles including winches, cranes, power systems, operational modules, workshops, and supplies.

Equinor Selected for Largest-ever US Offshore Wind Award

13.01.2021
Today, Equinor was selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the U.S. to date.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-Well UK Contract for Maersk Resolve

13.01.2021
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Spirit Energy for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve to drill one development well at Grove North East in the UK North Sea.

Complete Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ large Displacement AUV

12.01.2021
Quincy, Massachusetts, based underwater robotics innovator Dive Technologies has chosen a complete suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) programme.

Teledyne Marine Introduces New Ultra Compact Acoustic Modem

12.01.2021
Teledyne Marine is pleased to announce the launch of its new Ultra Compact Modem (UCM). Sized at just 60 x 50 mm, and weighing in at just 55 grams, the OEM version of the UCM is the smallest acoustic modem ever designed by Teledyne Benthos.

TechnipFMC Announces Separation into Two Industry-Leading, Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

11.01.2021
TechnipFMC today announced the resumption of activities toward its planned separation into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: TechnipFMC, a fully integrated technology and services provider; and Technip Energies, a leading engineering and technology player. The separation would enhance TechnipFMC’s and Technip Energies’ focus on their respective strategies and provide both improved flexibility and growth opportunities, with each company uniquely positioned to capitalize on the energy transition.

Fugro Partners on ‘4S’ Global Satellite Observation Seafloor Mapping Innovation

11.01.2021
Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite derived seafloor mapping. The 3-year project, named ‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite), will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated earth observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry. Fugro will lead the project’s business and integration actions, and their hydrographers and Geo-data specialists will evaluate the solution via several use cases around the globe

Fugro to Provide first Topographic lidar Base Map for Island Nation of Palau

08.01.2021
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to perform high-resolution topographic lidar base mapping for the Republic of Palau.


Robert Gordon's College Pupils Triumph in Techfest's STEM in the Installation Challenge 2020

08.01.2021
Pupils from Robert Gordon’s College have taken first prize at TechFest’s digital adaptation of its STEM in the Installation project, thanks to their problem solving and teamwork.

Contract Awarded to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC to Build two new Oceanographic Ships for NOAA

08.01.2021
NOAA’s effort to recapitalize its aging fleet of research ships took a major step forward today with the U.S. Navy’s award of a $178,082,877 contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC, Houma, Louisiana, for the detailed design and construction of two new oceanographic ships for the agency. NOAA is acquiring the vessels through an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command, a leader in building, providing and procuring large research ships for the nation's research fleet.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands Its Aberdeen Team

07.01.2021
Following the continued growth of Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) operations, STR is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott McLay as Sales Manager for the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.

Boskalis Bolsters Market Position in Subsea Services through Acquisition Rever Offshore

05.01.2021
Boskalis announces the acquisition of all the shares of Rever Offshore’s subsea services business (‘Rever’). Rever, formally known as Bibby Offshore, offers a broad range of solutions in the area of subsea construction, inspection, repair and maintenance.

Ashtead Technology Appoints Experienced CFO and Expands Management Team

05.01.2021
Ashtead Technology has appointed a chief financial officer (CFO) and five managers for newly created roles across its international team. The appointments underline the integrated subsea technology and services company’s strategic growth plans to cement its leading position in the global offshore energy market and build on its recent success in new and emerging markets, including in offshore wind and decommissioning.

Results From N-SEA and SMD Tests Prove Revolutionary New Cable Technology

21.12.2020
World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has partnered with Dutch subsea contractor N-SEA to successfully prove ground-breaking new subsea technology that could change the future of cable construction.

Aleron Group establish new Partnership Agreement with Ripen Marine Contractors

18.12.2020
Aleron Group are pleased to announce their newly established partnership with global marine engineering services company, Ripen Marine Contractors (RMC). Based in Nigeria and TRACE certified, RMC offer a range of service offerings to the Oil & Gas, Defence, Education and Maritime industries.
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