ROV Planet Articles

Greensea Announces Free Webinar Series: A Unique Webinar Series of Conversation & Discovery for the Marine Industry

18.03.2021
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, announces an entertaining and educational webinar for anyone interested in robotics, entrepreneurship, and the marine industry. The webinar series, entitled The Mixtape Sessions, will be led by a variety of different speakers (both Greensea employees and other partners) and will take on different formats based on the discussion topic with all sessions allowing for an open conversation between speakers and participants.

Forum Energy Technologies appoints Brazilian partner to support growth in South America

17.03.2021
Forum Energy Technologies today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda (Deepsea Technologies) to represent its operations in Brazil as part of the business’ long-term growth strategy in South America.

Aberdeen’s North Star Renewables to design and deliver service vessel fleet for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

17.03.2021
Leading Aberdeen company North Star Renewables has been awarded contracts worth an estimated £270 million to deliver three state-of-the-art service operation vessels (SOVs) to be used on what will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm, the 3.6GW Dogger Bank Wind Farm in the North Sea.

Sonardyne Delivers Fusion 2 Remote Operations first

16.03.2021
Underwater technology company Sonardyne has successfully provided remote Fusion 2 survey operations capability on a live subsea construction campaign in the US Gulf of Mexico. Using its new Remote Operations Access Module (ROAM), Sonardyne surveyors based in the UK were able to remotely access and operate the Fusion 2 survey and construction software onboard Subsea 7 vessels in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ultra Invests in Nova Scotia Based Canadian Sonar Centre of Excellence

16.03.2021
Following the recent announcements by Ultra of contract awards for the Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) and Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) subsystems on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Ultra Group has confirmed a significant additional strategic commitment to Canada, committing potentially in excess of $20 million of new investment to transform its Dartmouth NS site into a global sonar centre of excellence.

Fugro Expands UK Marine Laboratory Capacity to Support Green Industry Services

16.03.2021
Fugro has opened new state-of-the art marine chemistry and biology laboratories within the Heriot-Watt University Research Park in Edinburgh, UK.

Russia deploys giant space telescope in Lake Baikal

16.03.2021
Russian scientists on Saturday launched one of the world's biggest underwater space telescopes to peer deep into the universe from the pristine waters of Lake Baikal.

Global Offshore Deepsea Mining & Minerals: a new frontier?

15.03.2021
As the world reduces its reliance on fossil fuels, the surge in new green energy sources has begun. Renewable energy projects are expanding at a pace, accounting for 26% of world electricity today, and reaching 30% by 2024 (source: IEA).

Hydro Group launches first-ever Fibre Optic Manned Penetrator for submersibles

15.03.2021
After an extensive period of customer feedback, R&D, prototype evaluation and successful field trials, Hydro Group is pleased to announce the launch of its first-ever fibre optic manned penetrator for submersibles, diving bells and deck decompression chambers.

Global Offshore to Provide Complete Cable Care Service to Equinor Wind Farms

14.03.2021
Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, announced today a multi-year cable maintenance and management framework agreement with Equinor.


Expro and Frank’s to Combine to Create a Leading Full-Cycle Service Provider

13.03.2021
Expro Group, a privately-held international energy services company with market leadership in well access and well flow optimization, and Frank’s International (NYSE: FI), a global oil services company that provides a broad range of highly engineered drilling and completions solutions and services, today announced a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon the closing of the transaction, Expro shareholders will own approximately 65% of the combined entity, with Frank’s shareholders owning approximately 35%.

Subsea 7 awarded sizeable contract

12.03.2021
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract. The contract will be recorded in the backlog of the Subsea and Conventional business unit in the first quarter.

Hampton Roads Alliance Selects Xodus Group to Conduct Offshore Wind Supply Chain Research Project

11.03.2021
The Hampton Roads Alliance has partnered with Xodus Group and BW Research to conduct a major offshore wind supply chain study for the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. The project will be used to build out the US offshore wind industry in Hampton Roads and identify key opportunities for economic expansion.

Awarding Framework Agreements for 4D Towed Streamer Seismic Acquisition Offshore Norway

11.03.2021
Equinor has awarded PGS and Shearwater GeoServices framework agreements for 4D towed streamer seismic acquisition on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS). The agreements have a total estimated value of around NOK 700 million.

Fugro Joins Forces with dCarbonX on Decarbonisation Exploration

11.03.2021
Fugro has signed a strategic framework agreement (SFA) with dCarbonX, a pioneering geo-energy resource company, for decarbonisation exploration projects supporting the development of offshore geo-energy resources in the UK and Ireland.

Fugro Conducts Seep Survey and Geochemical Campaign for PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V.

11.03.2021
Fugro is conducting a seep survey and geochemical campaign in Block 48, offshore Suriname, for PETRONAS Suriname E&P B.V. (PSEPBV). PSEPBV is a subsidiary of PETRONAS, a global energy and solutions partner ranked amongst the largest corporations in the Fortune Global 500.

Oil Discovery Near the Johan Castberg Field in the Barents Sea

11.03.2021
Equinor and partners Vår Energi and Petoro have struck oil in exploration well 7220/7-4 in production licence 532 in the Barents Sea. Recoverable resources are so far estimated at between 5 and 8 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil, corresponding to 31 – 50 million barrels of recoverable oil.

New collaboration brings together high speed ROV capability and reduced costs

10.03.2021
Two Scottish companies, Aberdeen-based Underwater Contracting (UCO) and Gulfxstream from the Isle of Lewis, have entered into a working collaboration that will reduce costs of underwater inspection and survey.
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