ROV Planet Articles

Kraken Receives Order to Equip 2nd Teledyne Gavia SeaRaptor AUV with AquaPix® SAS Sonar

01.06.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce a second purchase order for 6000-meter rated AquaPix® MINSAS 120 sonars from Teledyne Gavia. While we cannot provide the specific amount of these orders to Kraken, they total between $1.75 and $2.0 million. Kraken expects to fulfill these orders in 2021.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 27

31.05.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 27: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and Marine Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Vaarst: Cloud Robotics Company with Vast Opportunities - What’s Next and What’s Needed in Offshore Oil and Gas - Mimosa: The Mission Planning and Monitoring Software with the Right Mix of Ingredients - Intelligent Robots Could be the Best Choice to Mine the Deep Seafloor - Cost-Effective Subsea Operations with HonuWorx - Skilltrade Hydrographic Survey Course Review: E-Learning Modules - Poster: Hydromea ExRay - HMS Oardacious - The Future of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Industry - Argeo Orders Two SeaRaptor AUVs for Ultra-Deepwater Surveys - Sea Sentinel: Bionic Unmanned Underwater Vehicles from NOA Marine - Modelling, Testing, and Sea Trials: All Without Leaving the Lab - Balmoral ROV Buoyancy Featuring Aerospace Bonding Won’t Let You Down - Aleron Achieve Operational and Cost Efficiencies for ROV Manipulator Operations - Digital Edge Introduces the Edg

Contributing to Faster, More Efficient Aquaculture Cage Net Inspection with Autonomous ROV Navigation

31.05.2021
Norwegian researchers are working on projects that are providing the groundwork for a revolution in aquaculture. As a small part of this revolution, Nortek’s DVL is helping to bring autonomous navigation to ROVs used in Norwegian fish farms.

Remote Offshore Rescue Service among Robotics Backed by UK Government

27.05.2021
UK offshore wind workers could be kept safe using a remotely operated search and rescue service, thanks to a project backed by £7 million of government support. This project is one of 38 business-led projects which will receive funding to accelerate their robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The projects are part of UK Research and Innovation’s robots for a safer world challenge.

Saipem Hydrone-R Wins OTC Spotlight on New Technology Award

26.05.2021
Saipem has been conferred the 2021 Spotlight on New Technology® Award by Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for its Hydrone-R Underwater Intervention Drone (UID). OTC, one of the world’s leading energy events, will be held from 16-19 August in Houston, Texas.

Equinor, RWE and Hydro Team up for Offshore Wind in the Norwegian North Sea

26.05.2021
Equinor, RWE Renewables and Hydro REIN have signed a collaboration agreement for offshore wind in Norway. The partners will jointly prepare and submit an application to the Norwegian authorities to develop a large-scale bottom-fixed offshore wind farm in the Sørlige Nordsjø II area in the Norwegian North Sea.

Benthic Completes Santos Dorado Field Geotechnical Site Investigation Services, Australia

26.05.2021
Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of the geo-services segment within marine energy and infrastructure services group Acteon, has provided Santos with geotechnical site investigation services at the Dorado field off the coast of Western Australia.

NorSat-3 Maritime Traffic Monitoring Microsatellite is Launched with State-of-the-art Kongsberg Technology

26.05.2021
Kongsberg technology is set to play a pivotal role in the working life of a recently-activated microsatellite. The Norwegian Space Agency’s new NorSat-3, launched on April 29th, 2021 from Vega Flight VV 18 which took off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guyana, will be used by the Norwegian Coastal Administration for monitoring maritime traffic in Norway’s busy seaways. Its AIS and NRD (navigation radar detector) payload draws upon Kongsberg’s most advanced, future-proof developments in space-based vessel detection.

DSEI 2021 to Run as a Live Event

26.05.2021
The biennial defence and security event, DSEI, will proceed as planned in September 2021 with a new digital offering running alongside the much-anticipated live exhibition.

WAMS Rental and Services Company Invests in iXblue DriX USV to Expand its Operational Capabilities

25.05.2021
Brazil newly created rental and services company, WAMS, adds iXblue DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) to its existing pool of equipment. Offering the most modern technology for underwater service and research, this new investment marks an important turn in the company’s offering. Available for WAMS customers in Brazil, the DriX USV will increase operational performance for shallow water hydrographic and geophysical surveys as well as LBL array box-in operations, and ROV/AUV tracking for deep water projects.


Subsea Technology & Rentals Takes Delivery of World`s First Edgetech 2050-DSS Systems

25.05.2021
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) are delighted to announce it’s ‘world first’ delivery of two EdgeTech 2050-DSS systems. The systems have arrived at STR’s Perth Facility, where they are currently being prepared for operations in Asia Pacific.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces U.S. Navy Order of REMUS 300 UUVs

25.05.2021
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) announced today a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs).

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

24.05.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a very large(1) contract by Petrobras for the development of the Mero-3 field located approximately 200 kilometres off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at 2,200 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Hybrid AUV Secures Statnett Survey Contract for Modus

24.05.2021
Global subsea services company, Modus Subsea Services Ltd has been awarded a contract to perform survey services in connection with a new cable corridor requirement in Ofotfjorden, northern Norway. The campaign will use the Modus Hybrid AUV (HAUV) system which represents the very latest in merged ROV and AUV technology.

Deep Water Nodule Collector Revealed

24.05.2021
Leading underwater technology developer SMD has announced the development of a new Nodule Collection solution. The QC2000 Nodule Collector concept has been developed by SMD to maximise productivity and minimise impact to the seabed and the surrounding environment. This has been achieved by using SMD’s 50 years of experience in how to cut, move and collect soils, combined with deep water systems expertise. These insights and know-how have been developed and proven over many years in the Minerals, Telecoms, Power Cable and Deep Water intervention markets.

Sonardyne Unveils ‘Operate-anywhere’ Portable Shallow-water Tracking System

24.05.2021
Energy, defence and science technology company Sonardyne has launched a new, entirely portable configuration of its shallow water Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system Micro-Ranger 2.

Tethys Robotics Integrates Reach Alpha Grabber For Military EOD And Search & Rescue

21.05.2021
Tethys Robotics is an Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) developer founded by Christian Engler and fellow pioneering ETH Zurich students in 2019. Tethys aims to push boundaries for underwater exploration in Switzerland, where large waterways including lakes and rivers are abundant, as well as contribute to the countries hydroelectric industry. Since Tethys launched with their flagship vehicle, the ‘SCUBA 2.0’ they have found further success with the recent release of ‘Proteus’, an omnidirectional ROV appointed with a stereo camera, depth sensor, IMU, SBL and sonar, certified to 300m depths.

Kystdesign Signed a Contract with Ocein to Supply 15 Stealth Cleaner Net Cleaners

21.05.2021
Last week KYSTDESIGN AS signed a contract with Ocein AS for supply of 15 Stealth Cleaner net cleaners. The net cleaner “Stealth Cleaner” is a remote-controlled subsea vehicle for gentle cleaning of fish farms and moorings and has become an important tool for lice control and to safeguard the welfare of farmed fish. The development of the Stealth Cleaner’s is based on KYSTDESIGN’s extensive experience in ROV and subsea robotics in addition to Ocein’s broad expertise within sea-based fish farming.
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