ROV Planet Articles

Japan and Scotland invest £21million into research and development for the Blue Economy

15.10.2019
A joint initiative between Japan and Scotland, formed two years ago, will see almost £21million invested into underwater technology projects to promote economic growth opportunities in the Blue Economy.

Impact Subsea Expands Operations With New Office

15.10.2019
Impact Subsea has announced the expansion of operations with the opening of a new office in Aberdeenshire, UK.

iXblue Users Conference - London - Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

14.10.2019
iXblue Annual Users Conference will bring together over 150 key players in the maritime market such as hydrographic offices, universities, institutes, port authorities, survey and dredging companies, as well as offshore construction contractors.

Kent VanHorn Promoted to Vice President for Global Submarine Rescue

13.10.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Kent VanHorn has been promoted to Vice President for Global Submarine Rescue.

Fugro completes deepwater AUV surveys for Shell in US Gulf of Mexico

13.10.2019
Fugro has completed several high-resolution geophysical surveys in the US Gulf of Mexico for Shell International Exploration and Production Company. The project required data collection over multiple deepwater lease blocks in the greater Perdido and Mars development areas to support clearance of potential environmental, engineering, geological and archaeological hazards ahead of planned drilling activities.

Forum’s latest ROV successfully completes sea trials

13.10.2019
Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has successfully completed sea trials in Norway.

REV Ocean to explore and sample biodiversity down to 6000 meters – with submersible ROV from Kystdesign

12.10.2019
REV Ocean is excited to announce the purchase of the Supporter 6000 ROV from Kystdesign AS in Aksdal, Norway. The state of the art submersible will be one of the most important tools used to achieve the core scientific goals of the REV Ocean research vessel.

Tekmar Group makes third acquisition with Pipeshield International ltd

11.10.2019
Tekmar Group plc, a market-leading technology provider of subsea protection systems is pleased to announce that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of Pipeshield® International ltd ("Pipeshield® ") from its founder Steven Howlett.

Unique Group signs agreement with iXblue to acquire five DriX units

11.10.2019
Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has signed an agreement to acquire five Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) DriX units from French high-technology company iXblue, marking a significant investment in the Group’s global portfolio of survey products.

Phoenix and Supsalv Perform Deep Ocean Salvage of C-2A Aircraft

09.10.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, located and recovered the fuselage of a downed C2-A Greyhound aircraft from the depth of 18,809 feet using the deep ocean remotely operated vehicle CURV 21. The aircraft, which was lost in November 2017, was recovered at the request of Commander Pacific Fleet in order to facilitate the mishap investigation.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 21

08.10.2019
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 21: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring Rovco is Leading in Subsea AI and Computer Vision – 3D Archaeological Models of the Newly Discovered US WWII Submarine, USS Grunion – Teledyne Marine Opens Vehicle Service Center in Europe – New Technological Breakthroughs to Ensure Dam Integrity – Electrifying Subsea Operations – Powerful Solution from Ocean Power Technologies – General Dynamics Mission Systems Launches Newest UUV – SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology – Poster – The Vision of a Digital Subsea Future – Subsea Ops and ROV Training at the Chaguaramas Deepwater Hub in Trinidad – How Low-Cost Subsea Components are Changing Marine Conservation Efforts – Sparse LBL: A Cost Efficient and Flexible Solution for Enhanced Subsea Autonomy – Hydramec Delivers First Electric AHC LARS to the New Zealand Navy – Falcon for Ocean Research – i-Tech Strengthens Smart Skid Technology in GoM – Modus Performs HybridAUV Decommissioning Survey.

2020 BlueTech Expo Will Co-Locate with Capitol Hill Ocean Week

08.10.2019
BTE20 exhibition and OceanSocial networking reception will run concurrently with CHOW.

UI 2020 Education Spotlight: Remotely Operated Vehicles

04.10.2019
Doug Hernandez is a world-recognized expert in Remotely Operated Vehicle technology as BP’s Global ROV Manager. Doug will be leading the Underwater Intervention 2020 ROV Technical Track and has secured sessions chaired by leaders within the industry to include:

BP chief executive Bob Dudley to retire, to be succeeded by Bernard Looney

04.10.2019
The Board of BP announced today that, after a 40-year career with BP and over nine years as group chief executive, Bob Dudley, 64, has decided to step down as group chief executive and from the BP Board following delivery of the company’s 2019 full year results on 4 February 2020 and will retire on 31 March 2020.

Subsea 7 acquires 4Subsea

04.10.2019
Subsea 7 is pleased to announce that it has acquired 4Subsea, a leading provider of technology and services that delivers key decision support to oil & gas and offshore wind operators worldwide.

Equinor awarding pioneering wireless subsea drone contract

02.10.2019
Equinor, on behalf of the Njord licence, has awarded Saipem a subsea service contract using a wireless underwater intervention drone and an ROV.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Taiwan

02.10.2019
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract for the installation of the submarine cable system on an offshore wind farm project in Taiwan.

Programme announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2019

02.10.2019
The full programme has been announced for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2019, taking place from 12-14 November at the NOC's waterfront site in Southampton. MATS 2019 promises to be the biggest showcase of its kind to date, with a record number of expert speakers and a wide range of industry exhibitors lined up.
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