ROV Planet Articles

THURN Group Orders SL40 Autonomous Survey Boat For Product Development

05.08.2020
THURN Group (Norwich, UK) has purchased a new SL40 autonomous survey vessel from OceanAlpha (Hong Kong). The 32kg 1.6m vessel will be equipped with 40Ah of Lithium-Polymer batteries for up to 10 hour endurance at survey speeds, with waterjet propulsion, data and control telemetry, a video monitoring system, collision avoidance sensors, and USV mission planning software.

2G Robotics Announces CEO Leadership Transition

04.08.2020
Jason Gillham, founding Chief Executive Officer of underwater laser scanner and imaging systems specialist, 2G Robotics, is stepping down from his role at the company this month (August 2020).

Fugro performs first fully remote platform inspection on UK continental shelf

04.08.2020
Fugro has delivered the first fully remote inspection of an oil and gas platform in UK waters, 250 km east of Scotland, using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and Fugro’s state-of-the art remote operations centre (ROC) in Aberdeen. In a first for the UK sector, the platform’s entire jacket structure was inspected remotely, demonstrating Fugro’s proficiency in remote operations capabilities.

Commercialisation of Technology is Key to Growth of the Global Blue Economy

03.08.2020
The UK has an unrivalled track record of technological innovation, but ideas frequently fail between invention and commercialisation. To help cross this chasm, the National Subsea Research Institute (NSRI) has developed a tool which provides a clear indication of the potential commercial viability of early stage technology in the subsea industry, supporting technology and innovation developers, funding organisations and investors.

Fugro Helps Xtera Finalise High-Speed Fibre-Optic Cable Route Between Norway and UK

03.08.2020
Fugro has begun a pre-installation and route engineering survey project to support their client, Xtera, on NO-UK’s major fibre-optic cable installation between Norway and the UK.

Forum develops remote piloting capability for ROVs

03.08.2020
Forum Energy Technologies revealed it has developed and demonstrated the ability to remotely operate Workclass and Observation Class (Perry and Sub-Atlantic) ROV systems between an offshore vessel and a remote location.

Impact Subsea Sign Distribution Agreement with ROMOR Ocean Systems

03.08.2020
Impact Subsea is pleased to announce the appointment of ROMOR Ocean Systems as a distributor of Impact Subsea products within Canada.

Fugro Provides Positioning for Windfloat Atlantic Semi-Submersible Floating Wind Farm

31.07.2020
Fugro has completed a positioning support contract for Bourbon Subsea Services (Bourbon) to help install the three units of the WindFloat Atlantic semi-submersible floating wind farm.

New Business Development Manager for Subsea Division

31.07.2020
Advanced Insulation are excited to announce the appointment of a Business Development Manager for their subsea division in Brazil.

SMD Secures New LARS Contract With Orange Marine

30.07.2020
Subsea vehicle and launch and recovery systems (LARS) specialists Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has won contracts to supply two solutions to marine telecommunications company Orange Marine Group. The new LARS systems will be used to launch custom trenching ROVs for the burial of underwater fibre optic cables.


Fugro Starts Shallow Water Phase for 2Africa Fibre-Optic Subsea Cable Project

30.07.2020
Fugro has begun their shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea data cables serving Africa today.

Ifremer Acquires Shares of Forssea Robotics To Boost Their Cooperation

29.07.2020
Underwater robotic company Forssea Robotics develops smart vehicles and imaging systems for the offshore energy industries. Forssea announces that Ifremer - the French National Institute for Ocean Science - recently acquired an equity interest in the company.

The Ocean Tracking Network Goes Deeper with 1000-metre Rated Falcon

29.07.2020
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Canada, has upgraded their remotely operated vehicle to a 1000-metre rated Saab Seaeye Falcon DR.

MATS 2020 to be Held as a Virtual Conference (10-12 November, 2020)

29.07.2020
This year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020) will be held as a virtual event, the delivery committee announced this week.

Xodus Group and E&E Solutions form Japanese Offshore wind Partnership

28.07.2020
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has agreed a partnership with Japanese consultancy E&E Solutions to deliver in-depth advice and analysis for the fast-developing offshore wind market in Japan.

Fugro Begins Extensive Site Characterisation for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia Hub

28.07.2020
Fugro has begun the geophysical survey phase of a large multidisciplinary site investigation contract worth around GBP 55 million for ScottishPower Renewables’ (SPR’s) East Anglia Hub project.

Pelagic Research Services Selected for Second Expedition in 2020 with University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada

28.07.2020
Pelagic Research Services (PRS) has again been selected to provide ROV services for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), as an integral team aiding their continued work on ocean observatories for September 2020. PRS’ deep sea ROV system Odysseus will be mobilized on the Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully for a 14-day expedition.

Arctic Melt Water Leads to Enhanced Storms

28.07.2020
Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses.
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