ROV Planet Articles

Rovco builds New Senior Executive Team

03.04.2020
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV, hydrographic and artificial intelligence-based technology services, today announced a number of key executive team hires and internal appointments. The news marks the continued expansion of the company during a period of sustained growth, as the number of employees reaches nearly 50.

IMCA Actively Participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group

02.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic

Schmidt Ocean Institute Offers Online Educational Science Content for Students

02.04.2020
New #SchoolsOutScience identifies homeschooling resources; online content ranges from robotics and engineering games, interactive science lesson plans and livestream of neverbefore-seen footage of the deep ocean. As millions of school age children transition their education to home classrooms in the wake of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Schmidt Ocean Institute has assembled a wealth of free online science resources for parents and teachers.

SEAMOR Marine Debuts Innovative ROV with 3km Capacity for Panama Hydroelectric Project

02.04.2020
This month SEAMOR Marine’s latest innovation, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with 3-kilometer capacity, arrived in western Panama, where one of the country’s hydroelectric generation companies has begun using it for tunnel inspections of two hydroelectric projects on the Old Chiriqui River. The ROV 3-kilometer fiber optic tether and reel system expands the reach of SEAMOR’s previous systems by one kilometer.

Greensea’s New Ship Hull Crawler Technology Launches with VideoRay Defender ROV

02.04.2020
Easy-to-Operate Crawler Performs Robotic Inspection and Intervention Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open architecture robotics platform for the marine industry, has developed a new hull crawler that easily attaches a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to a ship hull without magnetics and allows the operator to “drive” the ROV and payloads over the hull. Initial hull crawlers are designed to work exclusively with the VideoRay Mission Specialist Defender ROV.

Ingrid Due-Gundersen Appointed New CFO of Ocean Installer

01.04.2020
Ocean Installer announces the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer. Ocean Installer is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Due-Gundersen as the company’s new CFO.

Guyanese Engineers Install First Subsea Field

01.04.2020
A team of Guyanese Engineers, working as Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilots / Technicians for Offshore Innovators (Guyana) Inc., have successfully supported the installation of their home nations first ever subsea field, making first oil possible at ExxonMobil’s Liza Destiny FPSO. The world-class team, who had recently cross-trained in Subsea Robotics and Offshore Safety, worked onboard the DOF Subsea Skandi Neptune vessel in support of Saipem’s Subsea Tie-Back Campaign.

Falcon Flies High

01.04.2020
2020 sees the Falcon flying high as the top-selling and most successful electric underwater robotic vehicle in Saab Seaeye’s 34-year history.

New LARS Solution will Increase Efficiency, Improve Safety and Reduce Risk of Damage to AUVs

01.04.2020
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements.

Expecting Faster Ramp-Up to Higher Plateau Production on Johan Sverdrup

30.03.2020
The North Sea Johan Sverdrup field expects to reach plateau production for the first phase in early May, earlier than anticipated. Due to higher plant capacity, plateau production will increase from around 440,000 barrels of oil per day to around 470,000 barrels per day.


North-East Firm Accelerates Launch of Remote 3D Scanning Service

30.03.2020
Aberdeen-based 3D scanning specialists, Viewport3, are set to roll out a new remote data capture service for the energy sector, giving them the capability to collect and process 3D data from offshore via remote working arrangements.

ECA GROUP Equips Lithuanian Navy with its Underwater Robot K-STER, an Efficient ROV Solution for Sea Mines Clearance

30.03.2020
ECA GROUP will provide the Lithuanian Navy with its K-STER mine disposal vehicles to be used for mine counter measures at sea.

Forum’s ROV to Support Indonesia’s Largest Copper and Gold Mine

28.03.2020
Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara (“Amman Mineral”) to supply one of its observation-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to support operations at Indonesia’s second largest copper and gold mine.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Closes the Acquisition of Hydroid Inc.

28.03.2020
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today that it has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Hydroid Inc., a leading provider of advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets. In conjunction with the transaction, HII and Kongsberg Maritime have established a strategic alliance to jointly market naval and maritime products and services to the U.S. government market and potentially to global markets.

A Major Milestone for the DNV GL, Evonik, and Airborne Oil & Gas Partnership in the Qualification of Carbon Fibre Thermoplastic Composite Pipe

25.03.2020
- DNV GL certifies Carbon Fibre PA12 for use in Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) for oilfield applications - In February 2020, several years of hard work paid off for the pioneers of TCP with the release of the first full carbon fibre based material qualification certificate that complies to the DNV GL ST-F119 TCP industry qualification standard.

Call for Abstracts Opens for the Marine Autonomy & Technology Showcase 2020

25.03.2020
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is calling for abstract submissions for the 2020 Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS 2020).

Copenhagen Subsea Rolls Out the Gorilla ROV

25.03.2020
Denmark-based Copenhagen Subsea has launched its new remotely operated vehicle (ROV) – Gorilla – as robust and reliable solution in challenging subsea environments.

Oceaneering Secures Maintenance Build and Inspection Contract with GOLAR for FLNG

25.03.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering) has been awarded a contract by Golar LNG for a FLNG vessel maintenance build, and inspection and maintenance program.
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