ROV Planet Articles

Fugro Starts Shallow Water Phase for 2Africa Fibre-Optic Subsea Cable Project

30.07.2020
Fugro has begun their shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and deliver more than the total combined capacity of all subsea data cables serving Africa today.

Ifremer Acquires Shares of Forssea Robotics To Boost Their Cooperation

29.07.2020
Underwater robotic company Forssea Robotics develops smart vehicles and imaging systems for the offshore energy industries. Forssea announces that Ifremer - the French National Institute for Ocean Science - recently acquired an equity interest in the company.

The Ocean Tracking Network Goes Deeper with 1000-metre Rated Falcon

29.07.2020
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), a global aquatic research, data management and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University in Canada, has upgraded their remotely operated vehicle to a 1000-metre rated Saab Seaeye Falcon DR.

MATS 2020 to be Held as a Virtual Conference (10-12 November, 2020)

29.07.2020
This year’s Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020) will be held as a virtual event, the delivery committee announced this week.

Xodus Group and E&E Solutions form Japanese Offshore wind Partnership

28.07.2020
Global energy consultancy Xodus Group has agreed a partnership with Japanese consultancy E&E Solutions to deliver in-depth advice and analysis for the fast-developing offshore wind market in Japan.

Fugro Begins Extensive Site Characterisation for ScottishPower Renewables’ East Anglia Hub

28.07.2020
Fugro has begun the geophysical survey phase of a large multidisciplinary site investigation contract worth around GBP 55 million for ScottishPower Renewables’ (SPR’s) East Anglia Hub project.

Pelagic Research Services Selected for Second Expedition in 2020 with University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada

28.07.2020
Pelagic Research Services (PRS) has again been selected to provide ROV services for Ocean Networks Canada (ONC), as an integral team aiding their continued work on ocean observatories for September 2020. PRS’ deep sea ROV system Odysseus will be mobilized on the Canadian Coast Guard ship John P. Tully for a 14-day expedition.

Arctic Melt Water Leads to Enhanced Storms

28.07.2020
Freshwater in the ocean leads to extreme cold patches in the North Atlantic, which has major implications for weather over the surrounding land-masses.

Eni Confirms and Expands Gas and Condensate Potential in the Ken Bau Discovery in Block 114, Song Hong Basin, Offshore Vietnam

27.07.2020
Eni announces that its exploration well, Ken Bau-2X, located in Block 114, Song Hong Basin, offshore Vietnam, has confirmed a significant hydrocarbon accumulation on the Ken Bau discovery, further expanding its potential.

Oceanology International: UK Government approves exhibitions from October 1st, 2020

27.07.2020
The UK Government have announced that from October 1st, 2020 B2B exhibitions will once again be held in England. This much-anticipated news opens the doors for domestic and international business delegates from around the world to meet and share ideas, renew essential contacts and further innovation.


The French Company “Ship as a Service®” Acquires the Marine Branch of “Comex”

24.07.2020
The alliance with COMEX gives rise to a new structure immediately operational: "SAAS OFFSHORE". Granted with broad skills, significant resources and a strengthened fleet, it offers as of now expertise and action capabilities on and under the sea, in line with the requirements of blue economy stakeholders, on the entire Atlantic and Channel coasts, in the Mediterranean and worldwide.

New dates announced for the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

23.07.2020
Dmg events, organiser of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), and with the support of its strategic partner and host, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), has announced that the ADIPEC Strategic and Technical Conference will take place virtually between November 9 and 12, 2020.

C-Kore Deploys on Multiple Operations in Australian Waters

22.07.2020
C-Kore Systems has completed a succession of deployments with an operator in offshore WA Australia. The C-Kore units quickly identified and localised anomalies in the subsea infrastructure saving time and money on the subsea campaign while ensuring the operator gained accurate information to inform the field’s maintenance program. With the automated C-Kore units, no additional offshore personnel were needed to perform the testing.

Boskalis Wins two Major Dike Reinforcement Projects in the Netherlands

22.07.2020
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has won two major dike reinforcement projects in the Netherlands, namely the IJsseldijk Zwolle-Olst project and the Krachtige IJsseldijken Krimpenerwaard. The projects are part of the national Flood Protection Program in which the government and regional Water Boards work together to protect the Netherlands against flooding. Based on current estimates, the combined contract value for Boskalis amounts to approximately EUR 200 million.

Rovco Charters Glomar Wave for Summer/Autumn Offshore Wind ROV Campaigns

21.07.2020
Rovco has taken the 66.44m DP2 vessel, Glomar Wave, on charter from vessel owners Glomar Offshore. The vessel will provide the ideal platform to support a campaign of secured ROV projects to be undertaken by Rovco. This includes operational Offshore Wind Farms in both UK and German waters during the coming months.

Cortez Subsea Completes Innovative Pipelay Project

21.07.2020
Today [21st July 2020] subsea technology and services company, Cortez Subsea in partnership with Alam Maritim (M) Sdn Bhd, announced the successful completion of the first ever subsea pipeline using the Zap-Lok™ mechanical connector, offshore Malaysia.

Fugro Starts Vattenfall Site Investigations at Two UK Offshore Wind Farms

20.07.2020
Fugro has begun a four-month marine site characterisation campaign for Swedish energy group Vattenfall at two major offshore wind development sites located over 40 km off the coast of Norfolk, UK.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Contract for Low-emission Rig Maersk Integrator under Aker BP Alliance

20.07.2020
Maersk Drilling has secured an additional one-well contract from Aker BP, acting as operator of the Tambar license, for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Integrator. In direct continuation of its current work scope, the rig will move to the Tambar field offshore Norway to drill the K-2B development well, with work expected to commence in February 2021.
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