ROV Planet Articles

Fugro and NOAA Collaborate on New ‘Opportunistic’ Approach to EEZ Mapping

10.03.2020
Fugro has partnered with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA OER) to establish a new ‘opportunistic’ approach for mapping deepwater areas of the US Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). As Fugro’s survey vessels transit to project sites through NOAA-identified areas of interest, remote command and control technologies are used to acquire high-resolution mapping data with minimal crew onboard.

Breath of Fresh Air for MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy Department

10.03.2020
MacArtney A/S appoints new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Shom Selected SBG Systems to Renew its Entire Fleet of Inertial Navigation Systems

10.03.2020
Shom, the French national hydrographic and oceanographic office selected SBG Systems’ inertial navigation sytems to renew their whole fleet of INS. They chose the cost-effective and easy-to-use Navsight Apogee INS for their speedboats and survey vessels for both shallow and deep-water real-time bathymetric surveys and Qinertia PPK software for post-processing tasks.

ThayerMahan and iXblue Sign MoU to Provide Unmanned Maritime Services

09.03.2020
Groton-based ThayerMahan Inc., a world leader in autonomous maritime security solutions, announced today that it has teamed with iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in navigation, acoustic positioning, and underwater imaging, to provide unmanned maritime and survey services using iXblue’s DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in North America as well as in other parts of the world.

Equinor has Awarded IKM Ocean Design a Pipeline Study for Ultra Deepwater in Brazil

09.03.2020
The scope includes a pipeline concept study for gas export from the BM-C-33 field to the coast of the Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands its Asia Pacific Team

09.03.2020
Following the continued success of Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) in the Asia Pacific region, STR is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Weedon as the region’s Sales Engineer.

Allseas Transforming Drillship to Seafloor Mining Vessel

06.03.2020
Allseas has acquired the former 228 meters long ultra-deepwater drillship Vitoria 10000 for conversion to a polymetallic nodule collection vessel.

Oceanology International London 2020 to be postponed until 1-3 December 2020

05.03.2020
Reed Exhibitions has today announced that Oceanology International London 2020, originally scheduled for March 17-19, 2020, will now take place from 1-3 December 2020 at the Excel London, following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe.

Fugro Secures Large Marine Survey Contract on INPEX’S Abadi LNG Project

05.03.2020
INPEX Masela, Ltd. (INPEX), a subsidiary of INPEX CORPORATION, has awarded Fugro a large marine survey contract for the Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia.

3D at Depth Patent Award 3D at Depth's patented Optical Survey Subsea Measurement Technology

05.03.2020
3D at Depth Inc., the world's leading expert in subsea laser (SL) LIDAR technology, survey support services, and 3D data solutions, was recently awarded multiple patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Four of the patents were issued domestically in the United States with an additional series pending for international markets. United States Patents 10,502,829 and 10,545,233 were specifically developed by 3D at Depth to address the challenges of offshore metrologies and measurements in relation to inertial and acoustic positioning systems. The new patents have a direct impact on customers’ survey campaigns in the offshore energy and maritime sectors where improving performance and reducing the carbon profile is a priority, without losing the ability to secure quality, reliable 3D data.


Welaptega and STAT-Marine Partnership Wins Nigerian FPSO Contract with ExxonMobil and ENI

04.03.2020
Leading underwater inspection services provider Welaptega has delivered on contracts to support two energy supermajors in West Africa, after establishing a strategic partnership with engineering and training organisation STAT-Marine Nigeria Ltd.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

04.03.2020
Subsea 7 announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Murphy Exploration and Production Company - USA for the subsea installation services related to the Samurai, Khaleesi, and Mormont developments tying back to the King’s Quay semi-submersible. The King’s Quay host facility is approximately 175 miles south of New Orleans in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Australia

04.03.2020
Subsea 7 announced the award of a large (1) contract by ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd to deliver the SURF scope for the Barossa Project (2). The Barossa field is located 300 km offshore Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia.

OceanTools Launch the World’s most Advanced Subsea Optical Dye Detection System

04.03.2020
Aberdeen, Scotland, based OceanTools recently launched their D7 DyeTector® subsea dye & leak detection system. Leaks from subsea infrastructure such as blowout preventors, manifolds and the suchlike have the potential to create untold environmental damage as demonstrated by the Deepwater Horizon/Macondo disaster of 2010.

Underwater 3D Inspection Solution Clinches Contracts for Cortez Subsea

04.03.2020
Subsea technology and services company, Cortez Subsea, enjoys success in the global inspection market thanks to its 3D technology. In the last 12 months, the company has penned myriad contracts in the sector with the accumulative value of more than £1.5million.

Subsea UK Partners with Non-Profit to Protect the Oceans

04.03.2020
Subsea UK has teamed up with one of the world’s leading non-profit ocean protection organisations to promote and support initiatives to prevent pollution of our oceans. The trade body has partnered with Big Blue Ocean Cleanup to support its ocean protection project and raise awareness of the initiative across the UK’s £7.8billion underwater engineering industry.

Trelleborg Showcases Ultra-Deep-Water Solutions at Oceanology

04.03.2020
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its latest innovations in ultra-deep-water composite foam solutions at the Oceanology show in London, England. Located on stand P100, the company will present a number of advancements across its Eccofloat® materials range, including its latest ultra-deep-water development the TG11500. This was developed for the Triton 36000/2 Full Ocean Depth (FOD) Submersible, a manned submersible vehicle used for The Five Deeps expedition including dives to full Ocean depth of 11500MSW.

Word’s Smallest Imaging Sonar To Be Launched at Oceanology International 2020

04.03.2020
Impact Subsea is to launch the world’s smallest imaging sonar at Oceanology International in London.
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