ROV Planet Articles

National Marine Facilities Technology Road Map Published

30.06.2020
The National Oceanography Centre has this week published the National Marine Facilities (NMF) Technology Roadmap 2020-21, which outlines current capabilities and looks to the future of oceanographic science and the technology that will take us there.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Exploration Contract by PETRONAS

30.06.2020
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract for the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer which will be employed by PETRONAS Suriname Exploration & Production B.V. for a one-well exploration campaign in Block 52 offshore Suriname. The contract is expected to commence in Q3/Q4 2020, with an estimated duration of 75 days. The value of the firm contract is approximately USD 20.4m, including integrated drilling services, mobilisation and demobilisation fees. The contract includes an additional one-well option.

Greensea Hires Additional Senior Robotics Engineer Greensea Continues to Expand Engineering Staf

29.06.2020
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open software architecture platform for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team to support the development of their EOD technologies. Matt Green, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the technology development of Greensea’s EOD Workspace, a navigation, control, and user interface system for inspection class ROVs used in military subsea EOD mitigation.

The Belgian-Dutch Mine Hunter Program Carried by Belgium Naval & Robotics Successfully Crosses the «Systems Functional Review» Milestone

29.06.2020
On May 23, a new contractual milestone was crossed by the Belgium Naval & Robotics teams. Exactly one year after the notification of the contract in 2019, this program, which provides for the supply of twelve mine hunters equipped with drone systems (Toolbox) to the Belgian and Dutch navies, reaches a new milestone.

Rescue and Support with Full Integration

26.06.2020
Mariscope Meerestechnick has integrated to his offer another new model. The Commander MK III Rescue is a ROV with features that stand out in a vehicle of this class.

Fugro Partners with Australian Space Agency on New Robotics Control Complex

26.06.2020
The Australian government’s newly formed Australian Space Agency (ASA) has partnered with Fugro to design, build and operate the Australian Space Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Control Complex (SpAARC) in Western Australia (WA).

Cygnus Supporting Calshot Trust with Cygnus 4+

25.06.2020
During April, Cygnus Instruments Ltd were approached by a potential customer who asked about the prices for a suitable gauge for measuring the thickness of steel, over a couple of days of discussion we found out they were part of the Calshot trust who is a registered charity for the restoration of tug / tender Calshot. Cygnus decided to donate a multi-mode Cygnus 4+ ultrasonic thickness gauge that is ideal for measuring through coatings and measuring heavily corroded steel with suitable probes to help with this good cause and to restore this ship to be seaworthy again.

The OGTC Board Welcomes Tendeka’s Gillian King

25.06.2020
Tendeka’s VP for Europe, Russia, CIS & Africa, Gillian King, has joined the Board of The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC).

NETmc Marine are Please to have Received an Order from JFD Global for a VideoTXT Overlay Unit

25.06.2020
NETmc Marine are please to have received an order from JFD Global for a VideoTXT overlay unit as part of an ROV system upgrade in its submarine rescue division. Our team gave remote support during the successful integration to the clients satisfaction.

First Completely Remote At-Sea Science Expedition in Australia`s Coral Sea Marine Park Discovers New Corals and Possible Speices Never Before seen

25.06.2020
Scientists working remotely with Schmidt Ocean Institute, one of the only at-sea science expeditions to continue operating during the global pandemic, have completed a first look at deep waters in the Coral Sea never before seen. The Australian science team discovered the deepest living hard corals in Eastern Australian waters, sighted fish in regions where they had never been found before, and identified up to 10 new marine species of fish, snails, and sponges.


ECA Group to Detect Buried Sea Mines – Always Moving One Step Ahead in Naval Mine Countermeasures

25.06.2020
ECA Group and SOACSY recently signed a licensing agreement giving ECA GROUP exclusive rights to exploit its developments using seaCHIRP® technology based on SAS (Synthetic Aperture Sonar) for the detection of buried naval mines.

Four Leopards for Brazil in Major Order for Saab Seaeye

24.06.2020
Four Saab Seaeye Leopard work vehicles have been ordered by Belov Engenharia for Petrobras operations in Brazil.

Cortez Subsea Wins Five Year Contract

24.06.2020
Subsea technology and services company, Cortez Subsea, has clinched a five-year deal to provide a subsea inspection management system (SIMS) offshore Malaysia.

Subsea Rescue System Developed by Saipem and Drass Selected by the Italian Navy for the Rescue of Submarines

24.06.2020
The subsea rescue system developed by Saipem in collaboration with Drass, a leading company in submarine and hyperbaric crewed technology, was selected by Marina Militare Italiana (the Italian Navy) for the equipment of the SDO-SuRS (Special & Diving Operations - Submarine Rescue Ship) ship, the new vessel for the rescue of submarines.

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Presents New Modular Underwater Vehicle: MUM Project to Set New Standard for Unmanned Underwater Operations

24.06.2020
Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Germany's number three defence company and world market leader in conventional submarines, today presented the results of a pioneering research project on the feasibility, usability, construction and operation of large modular underwater vehicles. The focus was on the MUM project "Modifiable Underwater Mothership", which is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and, designed in collaboration by industry and science since 2017, is intended to achieve market readiness in the upcoming years.

Aker Solutions Introduces New Workover Concept

24.06.2020
Aker Solutions has developed a modified workover system that enables faster and more cost-effective planned interventions. The concept will first be applied on Equinor’s Visund field in the North Sea.

New Genus of Giant Single-celled Organism Found on Pacific Seafloor Named after Moana

24.06.2020
Two new genera and four new species of giant, single-celled xenophyophores (protozoans belonging to a group called the foraminifera) were discovered in the deep Pacific Ocean during a joint project between scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, UK (NOC), the University of Hawai’i, and the University of Geneva. ‘Moana’ has inspired the name ‘Moanammina’ for one of the new genera, while the second has been named ‘Abyssalia’ in recognition of its abyssal habitat.

DeepOcean Awarded Contract by Repsol for YME Beta North Tie-Back

24.06.2020
DeepOcean AS, (DeepOcean), has been awarded an EPCI contract for performing marine operations in connection with Repsol’s tieback of YME Beta North reservoir to existing facilities.
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