ROV Planet Articles

Jan De Nul Orders Highly Powered Versatile Trenching Vehicle Swordfish

26.04.2021
Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with Osbit Ltd (UK) for the design and construction of a new subsea trenching vehicle, named Swordfish. Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.

3D at Depth Delivers Subsea LiDAR Metrology to Support North Sea Project

23.04.2021
3D at Depth, Inc., the world's expert in commercial Subsea LiDAR (SL) laser technology and leading provider of underwater survey support services and 3D data solutions announced today they have recently completed a series of 31 metrologies at eight locations on the Equinor Snorre Expansion Project, for Subsea 7.

OPT Deploys PB3 PowerBuoy for Enel Green Power in Chile

23.04.2021
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has deployed its PB3 PowerBuoy for Enel Green Power (EGP) off the coast of Las Cruces in Chile to support the country’s transition to clean energy.

Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Power Prototype

23.04.2021
Scottish wave power specialist Mocean Energy has unveiled its Blue X wave energy prototype which will hit the Orkney waters next month.

Argeo Orders a Newbuild AUV and Secures a Significant Survey Contract

23.04.2021
Norwegian marine survey contractor Argeo has ordered a newbuild SeaRaptor 6000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Teledyne Gavia, in parallel with securing a deep-water survey contract in the Pacific region.

Contract award for Siem Spearfish in the Gulf of Mexico

23.04.2021
Norwegian subsea shipping company Siem Offshore has signed a contract with an undisclosed subsea construction company for an offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Next Step for Hywind Tampen

22.04.2021
The Hywind Tampen project is now moving from Stord to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the concrete slipforming of the spar-substructures will be completed. This is the first concrete slipforming for an offshore project on the Norwegian continental shelf since the Troll A platform was delivered in 1995.

Aker Solutions Completes First Phase of the Hywind Tampen Construction

22.04.2021
The first part of the construction of the Hywind Tampen concrete foundations was finalized this week at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, Norway. The 11 substructures are currently being towed to Vindafjord where the rest of the slip-forming and mechanical outfitting will be completed.

Protect-Net UK Ltd Appoints its First Sales Agent to Deliver its 2021/22 Growth Plan

22.04.2021
Protect-Net UK Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributor of all Poly-Net® Protective and Packaging Products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elmeridge Cables Ltd as its southern UK Agent. Protect-Net UK Ltd was established in 2019 by Anne Esson, based on her own 21 years of machining manufacturer experience supporting the offshore oil and gas sector.

Subsea Industry Urged to Take Stock of New Export and Trade Controls

22.04.2021
Subsea UK webinar to highlight best practice for sector Advice on how subsea companies can navigate export and trade controls, including changes in place following Brexit, will be the focus of a webinar organised by Subsea UK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) this month (Wednesday, April 28).


Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract for Maersk Discoverer

22.04.2021
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract by CGX Resources Inc., operator and joint venture partner with Frontera Energy Guyana Corp, for the semi-submersible rig Maersk Discoverer to perform exploration drilling in the Corentyne Block offshore Guyana. The contract has an estimated duration of 75-85 days and is expected to commence in third quarter 2021, in direct continuation of the rig’s current work scope. The contract contains one firm-well in the Corentyne Block and one optional well for the Demerara Block. The optional well has an estimated duration of 40 days. Maersk Drilling and CGX are in discussions to add additional services and performance incentives to the scope.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract for Low-emission Rig with Aker BP

21.04.2021
Maersk Drilling has secured an additional one-well contract for the low-emission rig Maersk Integrator with Aker BP. In direct continuation of the rig’s previously announced work scope, Maersk Integrator will drill an exploration well for Aker BP offshore Norway. The contract is expected to commence in December 2021, with an estimated duration of 36 days. The firm contract value is approximately USD 9.6m, excluding integrated services provided and potential performance bonuses. The contract includes an option for additional work.

Introducing the PIPE® Sequencer

21.04.2021
Coda Octopus recently launched its new generation of sonars - the Echoscope PIPE® series - which embeds its Parallel Intelligent Processing Engine (“PIPE”) based on advanced multimodal signal processing. This is the foundation for the PIPE sonar series powerful new ability to generate and visualize from different angles multiple 4D Images in real time (a shift from its previous generation of real-time sonars which allows users to visualize a single 3D underwater image in real time).

Mariscope Launches New Generation of Thrusters to Equip its ROVs

21.04.2021
Mariscope Meerestechnik is taking a new technological step with its own designed thrusters to equips its ROVs.

Fugro Awarded Jumbo Positioning Contract for Deepwater Mero 1 Offshore Brazil

21.04.2021
Fugro is providing positioning and construction support services for Jumbo Maritime, a leading offshore installation contractor, on the Mero 1 deepwater field development located approximately 180 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro.

From Underwater to Space: The Mars Helicopter Makes History – with Maxon’s Precision Motors

21.04.2021
Space fans are thrilled: NASA's Ingenuity helicopter has successfully completed its pioneering flight on Mars. This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet.

Marine tech firm achieves Made In Britain status

20.04.2021
Valeport, a global leader in underwater measuring equipment, has achieved the internationally recognised Made In Britain accreditation for its range of innovative marine solutions that are developed, designed and manufactured at its UK headquarters in Totnes, Devon.

Water Powered Sabertooth Cuts CO2

20.04.2021
Converted energy from waves powering a Saab Seaeye Sabertooth autonomous vehicle operating in seabed residency mode is a major renewable energy breakthrough.
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