ROV Planet Articles

Vaarst to drive the future of marine robotics through data focus

Launching today, robotics technology player Vaarst will give offshore and marine robotics new capabilities through retrofitted artificial intelligence and autonomy.

Significant oil discovery close to the Fram field in the North Sea

Equinor and partners Vår Energi, Idemitsu Petroleum and Neptune Energy have made the biggest discovery so far this year on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). Preliminary estimates place the size of the discovery between 12 and 19 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, corresponding to 75-120 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

Victor Vescovo and Passengers Accomplish Additional Dives to Challenger Deep

In a historic series of dives this month, explorer Victor Vescovo escorted four passengers to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at Challenger Deep. Over the course of 11 days, Vescovo and his guests visited all three pools of Challenger Deep in Triton Submarines’ deep-submergence vehicle (DSV) Limiting Factor, uncovering new knowledge, collecting samples, setting records and expanding the capabilities of mankind even further.

AutoNaut unmanned surface vehicle (USV) selected by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

An AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) equipped with a range of scientific sensors has been acquired by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. The state-of-the-art 5-metre craft is powered entirely by renewable energy and will be the first USV to regularly run scientific missions off the coast of the UK.

Neptune Energy’s Duva project marks important milestone

NEPTUNE Energy announced the safe and successful installation of four Enhanced Horizontal Subsea Tree Systems (EHXT) for the Duva development project in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. The installation was carried out by a vessel instead of a rig, reducing installation time, costs and operational emissions.

Hywind Scotland remains the UK’s best performing offshore wind farm

For its third consecutive year, Hywind Scotland – the world’s first floating offshore wind farm – reaches the highest average capacity factor for any wind farm in the UK.

Water Linked launches DVL A125

Water Linked are excited to announce that they have a new family member in their DVL product group - the DVL A125.

Subsea Conference & Exhibition to Grasp Rapidly Growing Energy Opportunity in South-East Asia

Subsea UK has today announced that its Subsea Asia event will return this November. The two-day conference and exhibition will take a deep dive into the changing outlook for the Asian energy market and provide a platform for the subsea supply chain to promote its technologies and capabilities into this fast-growing market.

Ultra Awarded £31M Three-Year Follow-on Sonobuoy Capability Contract by UK MOD

Ultra Maritime announces that its Sonobuoy Systems business has been awarded a further, 3-year contract, worth £31m, with the UK MOD. Ultra will continue to supply sonobuoys for the Royal Navy’s Merlin Maritime Patrol Helicopter from 2022 to 2024.

OTAQ invests in US-based aquaculture technology company Minnowtech

OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce that it has elected to convert all of its 6% Convertible Loan Notes (CLNs) issued by Minnowtech LLP into ordinary shares in Minnowtech. In addition to converting the CLNs, OTAQ has also agreed to a further equity investment of $150,000 in Minnowtech. Following conversion of the CLNs and the Equity Investment, OTAQ will hold a beneficial interest in approximately 15.2% of Minnowtech’s issued ordinary share capital.

The Deep Ocean Reveals Surprising Discovery About Human Immunity

Scientists have discovered bacteria from the deep sea with components that are unrecognizable by the human immune system and may hold important properties in the development of cancer treatments and vaccines, according to a collaborative study published in Science Immunology. The findings, published last week, contradict the long-held belief that human cells can recognize any bacteria they come across.

James Fisher to drive energy transition with new subsea brand

James Fisher, a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialised engineering services, has today announced the launch of James Fisher Subtech, which sees consolidation of the group’s extensive capabilities into a comprehensive solutions provider for the oil and gas, renewables, nearshore marine civils, and rapid response and salvage industries.

Kongsberg Maritime launches new HiPAP 602 Ultra Deepwater SSBL Positioning Tool

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has announced the launch of its HiPAP 602 Ultra Deepwater SSBL (Super Short Base Line) Positioning Tool. The newest addition to KONGSBERG’s established portfolio of acoustic positioning systems, the HiPAP 602 has been designed specifically to provide extreme range (up to 7,000m+) and accuracy for positioning ROVs and AUVs, and to operate as a DP reference.

FET’s ROV completes sea trials to support Arctic research and exploration

Forum Energy Technologies today announced that its light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Comanche 38, has successfully completed sea trials with Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada). The ROV was sold to the scientific research organisation last year and will be supporting exploration of Artic and Sub-Arctic seafloor ecosystems. The vehicle was installed onboard the Canadian research icebreaker vessel, CCGS Amundsen.

C-Kore's 400th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 400th subsea testing tool. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the coast of Angola.

Superyacht Success For MarineGuard and Falcon

Another superyacht security contract win for MarineGuard, the global yacht security company, sees them order a further Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle as part of their security resource package.

Partners have Chosen Concept for BM-C-33 Project in Brazil

Equinor, together with license partners Repsol Sinopec Brasil and Petrobras, have approved the development concept for BM-C-33, a gas/condensate field located in the Campos Basin pre-salt in Brazil.

Kongsberg Maritime is to deliver two Sounder USVs and two AUVs for the Institute of Marine Research

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to report that it has reached an agreement to supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) and two KONGSBERG AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), which will form the practical basis of the institute’s long-term strategy to develop the monitoring and management of marine environments and resources.
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