ROV Planet Articles

Fugro Wins Another IRM Contract with Petrobras in Brazil

17.08.2021
Petrobras has awarded Fugro a 3-year contract for subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) services in Brazil. The contract is set to begin in Q4 2021 and will be accomplished from the Fugro Aquarius using two Fugro-built 3000 m work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The award follows the successful completion of a previous 4-year contract for similar services aboard the same vessel.

FET to Deliver ROV Life Extension Project to Support International Telecoms

16.08.2021
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a life extension (Lext) upgrade on one of its Perry ST200 Trenchers. The Lext upgrade will be completed for a Western Hemisphere telecommunications equipment company. The enhanced asset will support the installation and maintenance of subsea cables that are a vital component of an international communications network.

Support the NOC's LEGO Deep Sea Robot!

15.08.2021
A talented member of the NOC team has created this stunning LEGO Deep Sea Robot model based on the Isis ROV and needs support from you, your friends and family for it to have a chance to become an official LEGO product!

NNSY Uses Innovative Underwater ROV Technology for Inspections

15.08.2021
The Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) Technology and Innovation (T&I) Lab recently made significant headway in its aerial and underwater drone program, using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to perform an inspection for the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).

Marine Robotics to Help Uncover Hidden Link in Glacier Melting

13.08.2021
Marine scientists will today (Friday) deploy robotic vehicles on a dangerous mission to the face of a glacier in Svalbard as they attempt to expose the hidden link in how rapidly melting Arctic ice is changing our ocean.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Opens New UUV Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence

13.08.2021
In a ceremony today at General Dynamics Mission Systems’ Taunton facility, company officials as well as representatives from the U.S. Navy formally opened the General Dynamics Mission Systems Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Manufacturing and Assembly Center of Excellence.

Marine Advanced Robotics and Planck Aerosystems Announce Strategic Alliance

12.08.2021
Marine Advanced Robotics and Planck Aerosystems have established a strategic alliance to provide a multi-domain robotic team that includes an unmanned surface vessel (USV) equipped with a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) that operate together for advanced mission profiles.

A First for Egypt as Fugro Revolutionises Subsea Installation for GUPCO

11.08.2021
Fugro has revolutionised a subsea installation programme for Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO) with its innovative QuickVision® technology. Used for the first time in Egypt, the contactless positioning solution replaced the conventional survey sensors typically attached to subsea structures during installation.

Oceaneering Wins Survey Contract Offshore Guyana

11.08.2021
Oceaneering International has been awarded a contract from Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) to provide two surveys offshore Guyana. The contract award covers a towed and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) geophysical survey and a shallow geotechnical survey off the coast of Guyana.

SMD Sign Manufacturing Agreement with SEAJET Systems

11.08.2021
We are delighted to announce that we have signed a manufacturing partnership with SEAJET Systems (SJS), a build to order controlled flow excavation (CFE) solutions provider. The partnership will see SMD exclusively build, test and commission the most advanced fleet of CFE equipment available in the market in its fully fitted production facility in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne.


Scientists Explore Mineral-Rich Seafloor and DDT Dump Sites

10.08.2021
Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor have completed a 12-day expedition off the coast of Southern California to survey the biodiversity of deep sea areas rich in minerals that are of interest to deep sea mining developers around the world.

Duo of Distribution Agreements for Impact Subsea

09.08.2021
Impact Subsea is delighted to announce the appointment of two new companies as distributors of Impact Subsea sensor solutions. Norwegian Offshore Rental has been appointed as a distributor within Norway and Seismic Asia Pacific within Australia.

Saildrone Launches First Freshwater Mission in the Great Lakes

09.08.2021
Saildrone’s fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs) has proven its data collection capabilities over seven years of operation from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Now, these ocean drones have entered a new maritime domain—the Great Lakes. Two Saildrone Explorers were deployed from Macatawa, MI, for a 45-day fisheries mission on behalf of the US Geological Survey (USGS)’s Great Lakes Science Center (GSLC).

C-Innovation Awarded Multi-Year Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) Contract

09.08.2021
C-Innovation, LLC (C-I), an affiliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has been awarded a multi-year contract for Riserless Light Well Intervention (RLWI) services with a major operator in the Gulf of Mexico.

Giving Vigdis a Boost

08.08.2021
A pump on the seabed gives the Vigdis oil field in the North Sea a boost that increases production by around 16 million barrels. The Vigdis subsea field has produced oil via the Snorre field for 24 years. When the field came on stream in 1997, it was expected to produce 200 million barrels. So far, it has produced twice as much, and based on new estimates the recoverable resources are 475 million barrels.

Groundwater Resources Discovered Off the Coast of Malta

08.08.2021
An international team of researchers let by the University of Malta and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has now discovered strong evidence of a groundwater deposit off the coast of Malta.

Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International Become Part of Pryme Group

08.08.2021
Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International (previously part of Seanamic Group) have merged with Pryme Group today to create a business with broad capabilities supplying products, services and solutions to the energy, defence and other industrial markets.

Greensea Launches EOD Workspace Simulator

08.08.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of EOD Workspace, the software and control solution for military EOD operations, has launched EOD Workspace Simulator. The new simulator, created in partnership with GRi Simulations, incorporates a physics engine based on actual subsea vehicle models which provides the realism needed to prepare operators, technicians, and other subject matter experts to be successful in critical real-world subsea environments when using EOD Workspace in the field. EOD Workspace Simulator will be offered for sale to military groups actively using EOD Workspace.
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