ROV Planet Articles

Fugro Awarded Aker Energy Contract for Pecan Field Surveys Offshore Ghana

11.02.2020
Aker Energy has awarded Fugro a contract for geotechnical and geophysical survey services in relation to the Pecan field, offshore Ghana. The surveys will obtain critical seabed and sub-seabed information to facilitate the planning and emplacement of the Pecan subsea infrastructure and the floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) ship. “This project will build on the extensive experience that our vessels and staff have gained in Ghana and the wider West Africa region, and we look forward to using this knowledge to execute a safe and successful campaign,” said Jaco Stemmet, Fugro’s Director for Africa.

Hydroid, Inc. Delivers REMUS 300 UUV to U.S. Navy

11.02.2020
The 305 meter-rated UUV is being evaluated for the Next Generation Small-Class UUV program Summary: • New REMUS 300 UUV delivered to the U.S. Navy for evaluation • Modularity allows for reconfigurable payloads, sensors and energy modules • Open architecture platform with Hardware Development Kit and Software Development Kit • Commercially available for order by the second quarter of 2020 Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, today announced they have delivered the first REMUS 300 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) prototype to the U.S. Navy through the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) has accepted and is characterizing the REMUS 300. This new, modular UUV will be assessed over the next year as a potential solution for the Next Generation Small-Class UUV (SUUV) program for the Navy.

Oceaneering Awarded Riserless Light Well Intervention Contract by BP

11.02.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. ("Oceaneering") (NYSE:OII) announced the award by units of BP p.l.c. ("BP"), of a contract to provide comprehensive riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services offshore Angola in Blocks 18 and 31. The value of this meaningful award is reflected in our December 31, 2019 Subsea Products backlog.

Subsea Expo has international flavour with VIPs from Africa and Azerbaijan

10.02.2020
Mozambique’s oil and gas regulator, the National Petroleum Institute, and senior representatives from SOCAR, the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic, will be actively promoting business opportunities for UK subsea companies at Subsea Expo.

Partnership Deal with Aleron Group and Blue Logic

10.02.2020
Fast-growing subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV), tooling and equipment specialist Aleron Group has agreed a partnership deal with Norway-based connector specialist Blue Logic.

Kongsberg Maritime Signs Agreement to Sell its Subsidiary Hydroid and Enter into Alliance to Provide Future Solutions to the US Navy

05.02.2020
Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology company Hydroid, Inc. for USD 350 million to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the largest supplier of vessels to the US Navy. The agreement provides that, as of closing, the parties will enter into a strategic alliance agreement concerning underwater technology and maritime solutions.

Podium place for Bulgin connectors in international school ROV competition

05.02.2020
A school robotics team sponsored by rugged connector and component manufacturer Bulgin won third place overall in the 2019 MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) International ROV competition, with connectors from Bulgin featured in the design. Among the 24 other schools that qualified in the Explorer age group final, a California-based high school’s robotics team had decided to use Bulgin’s PX0413/03P rear panel mount connectors in their design.

DroneSeastem-Protect Project: drones will protect our maritime access routes

05.02.2020
DroneSeastem-Protect Project: drones will protect our maritime access routes - the manufacturers of the French Southern region are ready!

UK Underwater Engineering Industry to Create 9,000 Jobs by 2022

05.02.2020
Subsea UK’s Business Activity Review Reveals Increase in Output, Optimism and Employment

Ocean Infinity Launch 'Armada' - Largest Fleet of Unmanned Surface Robots

04.02.2020
Ocean Infinity is excited to announce the launch of a new pioneering marine technology and data company, Armada.


Sonardyne acquires underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics

04.02.2020
Leading marine technology provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired underwater imaging and inspection specialist 2G Robotics Inc.

DeepOcean Americas

03.02.2020
As of 1st Feb, Tony Stokes has been appointed as President of Delta SubSea and for the DeepOcean Americas region.

IMCA Speaking at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans

03.02.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is being represented by Peter Sieniewicz, IMCA Technical Adviser – Diving at this year’s Underwater Intervention (UI) on 5 February 2020.

New Superyacht Secured with Sonardyne’s Sentinel Intruder Detection Sonar

29.01.2020
Underwater diver detection sonar technology from Sonardyne Inc. has been chosen by yacht security specialist Frankentek Inc. for their latest new-build superyacht surveillance and protection project.

Valeport to Help Tor Bay’s Underwater Rainforest

29.01.2020
Valeport, has pledged its support to a campaign to protect the vital ‘underwater rainforest’ which is under threat off Tor Bay, on the SW coast of the UK.

Fugro Awarded Geotechnical Contract for KrisEnergy’s Cambodia’s Apsara Field

29.01.2020
Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical contract for Apsara oil field in Block A, offshore Cambodia, as part of the nation’s first hydrocarbon development. The Apsara field lies over the Khmer Basin, an unproduced geological basin in Cambodian maritime waters in the Gulf of Thailand.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 22

28.01.2020
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 22: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV/USV Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Events Calendar 2020 - DriX: An Efficiency Multiplier Against Traditional Methods - Pixels to Desk - The MultiROV: Bridging the Gap - Navigating Underwater Autonomy - The Future of Remote Subsea Ops Using the Digital Twin - Digital Edge Subsea Announce Dynamic New Range of Systems - Research Expedition Maps Scottish Seabed Using the BioCam to Study Recovery of Coral Reef - Poster: Saipem Sonsub Hyrdone-R - Interview: Hydrone a New Generation of Underwater Intervention Drones - Power Quality Monitoring from Bender UK Proves a Vital Tool for ROV Operations - STEM Focus: Ocean Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology - Enhancing Harbour Security with Unmanned Surface Vehicles - OCEANS 2019 Seattle: A Success - Oceanology International 2020 to Showcase Cutting-Edge Subsea Technology - Hidden Resources.

Accurate Gulf Pipeline Inspection - The CCC Solution

23.01.2020
CCC Underwater Engineering is preparing to resume the second phase of a 2,000 kilometre pipeline survey in the Arabian Gulf, totalling 316 pipelines.
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