ROV Planet Articles

Another Record-breaking Sabertooth for Hibbard

14.05.2020
Hibbard Inshore has purchased a second Saab Seaeye Sabertooth underwater robotic vehicle. The Michigan-based company was first to adopt the pioneering Sabertooth technology for long tunnel inspection, breaking their record with a 12 kilometre Australian run using their initial Sabertooth vehicle.

Lobbying IMO on Behalf of Offshore Workers

14.05.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is playing a key role in two industry groups lobbying the IMO to support a recommendation for Governments and national authorities to facilitate the movement of offshore energy sector personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is designed to ensure they are considered ‘key workers’, essentially to enable ease of movement during mobilisation and demobilisation for offshore sector crew changes.

Base Selected for World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

13.05.2020
Equinor and SSE Renewables, the two companies behind the world’s biggest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank, have today announced plans to build a new Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Base at the Port of Tyne.

JW Fishers’ Metal Detectors: Zero Visibility Search Capabilities

12.05.2020
JW Fishers’ signature underwear metal detector is the Pulse 8X. It has provided operators with the right tool for the job for over 25 years and is still the leading underwater metal detector in use worldwide by law enforcement, military, fire and rescue departments, public safety dive teams, commercial divers, and wreck hunters. The recent addition of the SAR-1 underwater metal detector has proven to be an outstanding compliment to the Pulse 8X when zero-visibility conditions make the SAR-1’s vibration feature and ultra-bright LED display a necessity. The SAR-1 boasts much of the P8X’s technology, but it is contained in a wireless, “snareless”, vibrating casing that is second to none when mission requirements dictate safe and efficient operations in the most unforgiving conditions.

Belgian Navy Renew SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4 Licenses for Another Year

12.05.2020
SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, are pleased to announce the renewal of their latest SeeTrack v4 licenses to the Belgian Navy for their fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles and Belgian-Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school, EGUERMIN.

USS Nevada located by SEARCH and Ocean Infinity

12.05.2020
SEARCH, Inc. (SEARCH), the largest underwater and terrestrial archaeology firm in the United States, and Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company, are pleased to announce the discovery of USS Nevada (BB-36), one of the U.S. Navy’s longest serving battleships, and viewed as the epitome of American resilience and perseverance.

Welaptega Asset-based Mooring Inspection Results in Cost Savings for Premier Oil

11.05.2020
Leading underwater inspection provider, Welaptega, has successfully completed a mooring inspection campaign for Premier Oil in the Central North Sea.

New Remote 3D scanning Service Boosts Business for North-east Firm

10.05.2020
Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists, Viewport3 have experienced record uptake of a new service offering following its acceleration to market to help with challenges the industry is currently facing.

New Hammerhead XT Extra Torque, Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Pan & Tilt Released

10.05.2020
Arctic Rays, LLC has released a high torque version of their miniature Hammerhead pan and tilt for use on multiple platforms, including ROVs, HOVs, ASVs, landers and fixed platforms. In addition, the standard 316 SS unit can be supplied in 6061 Aluminum for weight critical applications. The original Hammerhead and the new Hammerhead XT are both available as single axis rotators.

ECA Group has been Awarded a Significant Export Contract to Modernize Robots Dedicated to Naval Mine Warfare.

07.05.2020
This contract, worth around € 20 million will last over 48 months and will allow to modernize the mine clearance capacities of the customer, a Navy, in order to improve their performance against sea mines. The evolution of the mine threat in maritime areas is a current and growing concern for many countries.


Greensea Expands into Europe with Wight Ocean.

07.05.2020
Greensea Systems, Inc., an industry-leading marine robotics company headquartered in Richmond, Vermont, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its international presence to meet increasing customer demand for its trusted open architecture navigation, control, autonomy, and human-machine interface technology.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore UK

07.05.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Independent Oil and Gas (IOG) for the Blythe and Vulcan Satellites field development, located in the UK sector of the southern North Sea.

Falcon Offshore West Africa

07.05.2020
A leading service provider in the West African offshore energy sector, Nigeria-based Geocadinal Integrated Services, has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon, fully fitted for survey work.

2G Robotics Launches RECON Payloads for Modular AUVs

07.05.2020
2G Robotics has officially launched a line of payloads for use on light, modular Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). 2G’s RECON line of products include the RECON CS, a 4K stills camera and LED lightbar payload, and the RECON LS, a payload featuring the ULS-500 Micro laser scanner and Micro OBSERVER stills camera.

Logan Industries Builds ROV A-frame for TechnipFMC for Use in Gulf of Mexico

05.05.2020
Logan Industries (Logan), a hydraulic repair, manufacturing and rental company, has delivered a custom A-frame to TechnipFMC for one of their new state-of-the-art ROVs, which will deploy later this year.

Oceaneering Successfully Completes Integrated Rig Services Campaign Offshore South America, Achieves Remotely Operated Survey Milestone

05.05.2020
Oceaneering International (Oceaneering) announces that its Remotely Operated Survey (ROS) group has successfully completed an Integrated Rig Services campaign for a major operator offshore South America and recorded a milestone 150,000 hours of ROS operations with 99% uptime with no client operations or vessel downtime.

Subsea Learning Tool Allows Pupils to Dive into Underwater Homeschooling Experience

04.05.2020
A free underwater engineering educational resource for primary school pupils is being extended for learning at home while schools are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New ROV-Concept from Depro AS, as Gives Massive Cost Reduction for Operators

04.05.2020
A number of ROV operations are expensive due to high cost of equipment and complex operation setup. Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have developed a new, compact and, flexible ROV concept which is easy to use and quick to mobilize. The ROV concept named BLUEROC is a cost saving system for the operator. Several customers have mentioned up to 75% in savings.
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