ROV Planet Articles

Subsea 7 Announces Floating Wind Acquisition

02.08.2021
Subsea 7 today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the equity of Nautilus Floating Solutions S.L. a developer of technology for the floating wind market based in Bilbao, Spain.

Fugro Helps NOAA Update Nautical Charts in Alaska

02.08.2021
Fugro has completed fieldwork on a hydrographic survey project for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to update nautical charts off the northern coast of Unimak Island, Alaska. Located in the Bering Sea, the island supports multiple fisheries, a major transit route, and at sea cargo transfers.

Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute Kick Off Joint Quest to Inspire the Public About the Ocean

01.08.2021
Ocean exploration organizations Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to work collaboratively on expeditions and to advance public understanding of the ocean by engaging cultural sectors such as fashion, food, and sports.

IMCA Publishes AUV Audit Guidance Document in Bid to Promote a Common Approach

01.08.2021
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘AUV Audit Guidance Document’ (IMCA S 028) has been developed by members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee with a view to promote a common approach to the auditing of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their associated support systems.

Subsea 7 completes Pipeline Bundle for Buzzard

30.07.2021
Subsea 7’s 88th Pipeline Bundle in 40 years is now in the Buzzard field ready to link the new northern area wells back to the existing platform. Subsea 7 was awarded the contract in 2018 for the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Bundle, along with associated well and platform tie-ins.

FET to deliver next-generation ROVs to DOF Subsea

29.07.2021
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to supply two of its improved 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The advanced ROVs will add fresh capability to the DOF Subsea fleet and can pave the way for aged asset renewals with a new and improved class of ROV. The systems will be manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire and will be delivered in the second half of 2021.

UK Hydrographic Office confirms Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher as National Hydrographer & Deputy Chief Executive

27.07.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher has been permanently appointed as the United Kingdom’s National Hydrographer and as UKHO's Deputy Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2021.

Voyis Announces Participation in the Endurance22 Project: Finding & Modelling Shackleton’s Sunken Ship in Antarctica in 1915

27.07.2021
Voyis is excited to announce that they will be providing their Insight Pro underwater laser scanner and Observer stills camera system for the Endurance22 project. The project sets out to locate and document Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, believed to be at a depth of over 3000m. Shackleton was a famous polar explorer whose ship sunk in the Antarctic in 1915.

Major New International Expedition Sets Sail

27.07.2021
This month, scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will join a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project on a month-long collaborative expedition to investigate the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep sea around the Cabo Verde islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

SMD Senior Leadership Changes

27.07.2021
SMD has announced several changes to its senior leadership team. These are part of a long-term plan as it prepares for the next stage of its development.


Engineering a Sea Change in Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting

27.07.2021
C-Power autonomous offshore power systems promise to unlock new marine applications through efficient energy delivery and remote, high-bandwidth communications.

Poliservizi Adds New Flunder ROV to its Equipment Fleet

23.07.2021
Mariscope Mediterraneo consolidates its position in Europe after a year and a half of work, through the acquisition of its recently launched Flunder ROV by the Italian company Poliservizi s.r.l.

AquaSector: Study Investigates Potential for First Large-scale Offshore Hydrogen Park in the German North Sea

23.07.2021
Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project - the vision of the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park. The project aims to demonstrate that in Germany offshore based hydrogen production enables an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way to produce green hydrogen.

25 USBL System Integrations and still Going Strong for aae Technologies and Mariscope

23.07.2021
German ROV manufacturer Mariscope Meerestechnik’s recent delivery of an applied acoustics Alpha USBL system marks a significant milestone in their partnership with applied acoustics and the aae technologies group, as it’s the 25th such system that Mariscope have acquired for integration into their renowned range of subsea vehicles.

Forssea Completes FLOATGEN Floating Wind Turbine Subsea Survey

22.07.2021
Last June 2021, Forssea completed the underwater survey of FLOATGEN, a floating wind turbine anchored 12nm offshore from Le Croisic coast, in Pays de la Loire, France, on the SEM-REV sea test site operated by the École Centrale de Nantes (ECN).

Sonardyne navigation for Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ SPICE AUV

22.07.2021
Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) has chosen a suite of subsea navigation, positioning and communications technologies from marine energy, defence and science company Sonardyne to navigate, track and control its first commercial SPICE autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Falcon for French Dam and Bridge Inspection

22.07.2021
French dams and bridges inspection specialist, IDCBTP, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon for detailed infrastructure examination. Saab Seaeye’s position as leader in the world of underwater robotics was important in their decision to choose the Falcon.

Fugro Awarded Geotechnical Contract for Landmark La Gan Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

21.07.2021
La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro.
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