ROV Planet Articles

Cerulean Winds Names NOV as Delivery Partner in Offshore Floating Wind Scheme

01.07.2021
Scheme would cut offshore CO2 emissions by half from 2025 Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has named NOV as the first of its delivery partners for the fabrication of its proposed integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development off the coast of Scotland

TSC Subsea Opens New Office in Brazil to Support Expansion across Latin America - Fabio Puga Appointed to Key New Role as Country Manager,

01.07.2021
TSC Subsea, a global specialist in remotely deployed subsea NDT inspections for the oil and gas industry, has opened a new base in Rio de Janeiro as part of its plans to expand across Brazil and further into Latin America.

Maersk Supply Service Wins its Largest Project Contract Ever

29.06.2021
Maersk Supply Service has secured a major project contract for the Libra Consortium in Brazil concerning the pre-lay of the mooring system for a newbuild FPSO in Brazil. The project is integrating engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work and will be carried out over 2021 and 2022.

Saipem Strengthens its Fleet with the Bareboat Charter of a Latest Generation Drillship

29.06.2021
Saipem signed a bareboat charter contract with the Samsung Heavy Industries Company yards for a new drillship, the Samsung Santorini which will be delivered in November 2021. The bareboat charter of about two years duration allows Saipem to strengthen the competitiveness of its fleet without investing in new assets, but by leveraging its consolidated expertise in the selection and management of technologically advanced vessels. The contract with Samsung still provides for the option to purchase the ship, which can be exercised at the discretion of Saipem depending on the trend of demand.

Fugro’s SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy Geo-data to Support Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Transition

29.06.2021
Fugro and PTSC G&S, a lead provider of diversified technical services for energy and other industries in Vietnam and South-East Asia, have signed a contract with Enterprize Energy Group to supply, install and operate a SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy at Vietnam’s Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm site.

Approved Development of Breidablikk Field Securing Activity and Jobs

29.06.2021
The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Breidablikk field in the North Sea has been approved by Norwegian authorities. Field investments are approximately NOK 18.6 billion. Production from the field is scheduled to start in the first half of 2024.

Developing Lavrans and Kristin Q in the Norwegian Sea

29.06.2021
Equinor and the partners Petoro, Vår Energi and Total E&P Norge have decided to develop the Lavrans discovery and the Kristin Q-discovery which is a part of the Kristin field. This constitutes phase 1 of the Kristin South project, and today the plan for development and operation (PDO) will be submitted to the minister of petroleum and energy. Capital expenditures for this first phase will total about NOK 6.5 billion.

AREG Appoints CEO

28.06.2021
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has appointed David Rodger as CEO as the organisation seeks to further develop support to members and increase links with stakeholders to assist net zero strategies across north east Scotland and beyond.

Fugro’s Geo-data Platform to Accelerate Delivery of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project

28.06.2021
Fugro has completed the first phase of a 2-year contract with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores) to build and manage a centralised, cloud hosted Geo-data repository for the company’s lease development off the coast of New Jersey in the US.

Seafloor Team Discovers Submerged Plane During Routine Testing

28.06.2021
Folsom Lake is a large, man-made reservoir in very close proximity to Seafloor’s headquarters. It’s also our go-to testing ground for various hydrographic survey equipment aboard our unmanned survey vessels (USVs). While conducting a routine sonar system check on Folsom Lake, Seafloor Systems Inc. hydrographers Jeffrey Riley and Tyler Atkinson came across an unusual object on the lakebed – a submerged plane.


WITT Energy Awarded £350k MoD Contract

28.06.2021
WITT Limited, the South West of England based renewable energy tech company, has secured a £350k contract with the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop energy harvesting technology for the subsea environment. DASA is a cross-Government organisation and part of the Ministry of Defence; it finds and funds innovation to support UK defence and security.

AWS Wave Energy Converter Takes Shape in Glasgow Ahead of Testing

27.06.2021
Last week AWS Ocean Energy achieved a critical milestone in the construction of its 16kW Archimedes Waveswing wave energy converter when the two major sub-assemblies were joined together and the Waveswing finally took shape. Final hook-up of the internal systems is now under way at Malin Marine in Glasgow and AWS expects to start commissioning and dry-testing early in July, before deployment at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) in Orkney later this year.

The Rise of Underwater Robotics in Focus at Subsea UK Event

25.06.2021
Call for speakers now open for Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference in October Subsea UK's annual Underwater Robotics conference will return this October with a live-streamed event demonstrating the latest advances in underwater robotic technology and exploring the opportunities and challenges of an autonomous future.

University of Guyana to Establish World-Class Subsea Centre of Excellence in Partnership with COAST Foundation

25.06.2021
The University of Guyana, on Thursday, 17 June 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Caribbean Oceanography Aquaculture and Subsea Technology (COAST) Foundation to collaborate on the establishment of a Subsea Centre of Excellence training facility. This would now allow the University to deliver world-class programmes designed to prepare students for careers in Subsea Operations and Engineering.

Ashtead Technology Enters into a Global Partnership with Hydromea

24.06.2021
International subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a global rental partnership with Switzerland-based Hydromea, the innovative subsea wireless access provider.

Registration Open for Offshore Energy 2021

24.06.2021
The registration for Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2021 is now live! The event, to be held on 26 & 27 October in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands, will attract thousands of offshore professionals and hundreds of exhibiting companies.

1000th Turbine Installed in UK Waters

23.06.2021
Leading renewable energy firm Ørsted has today confirmed that their 1000th offshore wind turbine has been installed in UK waters. As part of the Hornsea Two offshore wind farm installation, the 16th turbine to be erected at site symbolises the world leader in offshore wind’s millennial milestone.

iXblue demonstrates future hydrographic capabilities with DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel during IHO 100th anniversary

23.06.2021
Invited by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to demonstrate the most modern hydro-oceanographic technologies during the celebrations marking the 100 years of existence of the international organization, iXblue demonstrated its DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel, in the presence of Prince Albert II of Monaco, Dr. Mathias Jonas, IHO Secretary-General, Mr. Laurent Kerléguer, Director General of the French Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (Shom), and Amb. Peter Thomson, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean.
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