ROV Planet Articles

World’s First Hydrogen-Producing Offshore Wind Turbine Gets £9.3million Funding Boost

20.05.2022
Vattenfall has been awarded £9.3m in innovation funding from the ‘Net Zero Innovation Portfolio Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply 2’ fund by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The funding will be used to develop the world’s first hydrogen-producing offshore wind turbine, with the electrolyser sited directly onto an existing operational turbine.

Armach Robotics Launches First Production Hull Service Robot

16.05.2022
Following an extensive technological development phase, Armach Robotics (Armach), a spin-off company from Marine software pioneer GREENSEA SYSTEMS INC. (Greensea) has unveiled its first post-prototype Hull Service Robot (HSR).

World's First 35-Metre “Under Water Entertainment Platform” Submarine Revealed

13.05.2022
Global leader in manned submersibles, U-Boat Worx, is excited to announce the launch of a completely new class of submarine – one that has been designed to host the most prestigious and memorable events on the planet. The “Under Water Entertainment Platform”, or UWEP for short, is a completely autonomous submersible with capacity for up to 120 guests, excluding crew. Guests will experience diving to depths up to 200 meters in comfort and style, and are free to walk around just as they would aboard a cruise ship.

Empire Wind Selects Edison Chouest Offshore to Provide Plug-in Hybrid Service Operations Vessel

13.05.2022
Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp, has awarded a long-term service operations vessel charter agreement to US marine transportation provider, Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO).

Saipem Launches its New "Underwater Cold Bending" Technology for Sustainable Subsea Pipelaying

13.05.2022
Saipem launches its new sustainable technology for subsea pipelaying which considerably reduces environmental impacts on the seabed. The "Underwater Cold Bending" technology was presented during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), one of the leading international events in the offshore energy sector.

SeaCAT: Cost-Effective and Low Environmental Impact Unmanned Inspection Solution for Offshore MRE Infrastructures

12.05.2022
To carry out unmanned inspection missions on offshore wind farms and more generally for all offshore infrastructures, Subsea Tech has developed the SeaCAT. SeaCAT is a multi-drone solution combining a surface drone (USV - Unmanned Surface Vehicle), an underwater robot (ROV - Remotely Operated Vehicle) and an aerial drone (UAV - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for the inspection of structures from the foundations to the tip of the blades.

Cellula Robotics Partners with Trusted Autonomous Systems and the Royal Australian Navy on the SeaWolf XLUUV Project

12.05.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. (Cellula) is pleased to announce we are six months into a contract with Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), to develop the next generation of fuel cell powered, Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (XLUUV). Funded by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and in collaboration with sovereign sub-contractors, project SeaWolf is set to debut the first 12m XLUUV hull in the fourth quarter of 2022.

NOAA and Partners to Explore of Historic Shipwrecks

12.05.2022
Beginning May 15, the public can join NOAA scientists and partner researchers as they explore the shipwreck of the USS Monitor, natural reefs and the maritime cultural landscape off the North Carolina coast. The two week mission — titled “Valor in the Atlantic” — will use state-of-the-art, remotely-piloted submersibles and other technologies to explore notable sites surrounding America’s first National Marine Sanctuary.

Havfram Announces New African EPRD Award from PETRONAS in Mauritania

12.05.2022
Havfram announced today that PC Mauritania 1 Pty. Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS has awarded Havfram a contract for the provision of Engineering, Procurement, Retrieval and Disposal (EPRD) Services for the Abandonment and Decommissioning of Subsea Facilities at Chinguetti and Banda Fields, offshore Mauritania, in March 2022. PETRONAS is a global energy and solutions partner and ranked amongst the largest corporations in Fortune Global 500®.

MacArtney Appoints New Managing Director for UK from Own Ranks

11.05.2022
MacArtney, the world leader in underwater technology, has appointed 52-year-old Kevin Murray as the Managing Director of MacArtney UK, based in Aberdeen.


Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Trinidad and Tobago

11.05.2022
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable1 project by BP for the TOPR project located offshore Trinidad and Tobago, in water depths of up to 280 feet. The project covers the installation of a 96 kilometres 12-inch pipeline, associated shore approach and diver tie-in spools. Front end engineering and design (FEED) is underway and the EPCI2 scope is scheduled to begin this month.

Global Underwater Hub Announces Appointment of New Board

10.05.2022
The Global Underwater Hub (GUH) is pleased to announce the appointment of members of its new board following the recent establishment of the organisation.

Rovco Makes Key Appointment to Advance Global Survey Business Following £15.2m Investment

09.05.2022
Rovco has appointed Craig Davis to the new key role of Global Account Director – Survey, as it moves to further accelerate the growth of its core capabilities and portfolio of offshore survey solutions. The leading provider of offshore subsea and survey projects is making a significant investment into its offering across the sector. Alongside ROV/AUV large scale project delivery, Rovco also delivers hydrographic, geophysical, and shallow geotechnical survey services, ranging from site characterisation and cable route surveys to UXO identification and disposal, marine habitat assessment surveys and archaeological investigations.

ROV Planet Wins 2nd Prize in the "General Excellence - Periodicals" Category Awarded by the Idaho Press Club

07.05.2022
ROV Planet (now published as Ocean Robotics Planet) won the 2nd prize award by the Idaho Press Club. The article titled "Deep Trekker Treks into Tech" was awarded in the "General Excellence - Periodicals" category.

Oceaneering Mobilizes Isurus 5

06.05.2022
Oceaneering is proud to announce that a fifth Isurus system has been added to our ROV fleet. The ROV was mobilized in late March to provide renewables construction support for a customer in Europe. The five operating Isurus systems deliver 65% improvement in speed relative to traditional work class ROVs.

The Metals Company and Allseas Announce Successful Deep-Water Test of Polymetallic Nodule Collector Vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean at a Depth of Nearly 2,500 Meters

06.05.2022
TMC the metals company Inc., an explorer of the world’s largest estimated undeveloped source of critical battery metals, today announced the successful completion of initial deep-water trials of the polymetallic nodule collector vehicle in the Atlantic Ocean. Engineers successfully lowered the Allseas-designed collector vehicle to the seafloor at depths of 2,470 meters, marking the first time the vehicle had been subjected to ultra-deep-water temperatures and pressures. Engineers then subjected the vehicle to extensive testing of its various pumps and critical mobility functions, driving 1,018 meters across the seafloor.

iXblue Completes Remotely Operated Survey of Saint Nazaire Offshore Wind Farm Using its DriX USV

05.05.2022
iXblue recently completed the bathymetric survey of the Saint Nazaire offshore wind farm using its DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV). Relying on 4G and satellite communication, the operation – located 20km off the West coast of France – was remotely conducted by the iXblue teams of surveyors from their Remote Control Center in La Ciotat, South-east of France.

Anduril and the Royal Australian Navy to Partner on Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles

04.05.2022
Defence technology company Anduril Industries and the Australian Defence Force are entering into commercial negotiations for a US$100m co-funded design, development and manufacturing program for Extra Large Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (XL-AUVs) for the Royal Australian Navy.
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