ROV Planet Articles

World’s Deepest Diving Three-Person Acrylic Submersible is Ready for Launch

REV Ocean’s advanced, three-person submersible is nearing official launch, with sea trials scheduled for February and March 2022. While we wait for the REV Ocean research vessel to be delivered, the new sub will be used to champion ocean solutions with our partners and network. Keeping with tradition for naming submersibles, REV Ocean is sponsoring a public naming competition until March 1st, 2022.

Van Oord Deploys iXblue LBL Subsea Positioning Solution for Offshore Wind Farm Piles Installation

Global marine contractor Van Oord recently deployed iXblue new LBL subsea positioning solution to conduct the installation of 190 offshore wind farm piles in the Bay of Saint-Brieuc (France). Already used on major Oil&Gas and Renewables projects, iXblue Canopus transponders, Ramses transceivers and Delph Subsea Positioning Software have been used by Van Oord to conduct metrology operations. Those aimed to ensure the laid-out piles had been positioned as per the requested specifications.

Ocean Infinity Expands Robotics Fleet with 6 Additional Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that Ocean Infinity signed an order for 6 HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) rated to 3000 metres depth. The vehicles are equipped with a geophysical sensor suite and the latest generation KONGSBERG batteries.

MSM Ocean and Sonardyne Partner on Tsunami Early Warning System

Metocean and environmental data measurement specialist MSM Ocean and marine technology company Sonardyne have agreed to team-up on the supply of a complete solution for warning coastal communities of a tsunami.

Teledyne Marine Announces Sale of Three Gavia AUVs to Terradepth

A global leader in the manufacture of Unmanned Maritime Systems, Teledyne Marine – Vehicles announces that Terradepth, a disruptor in maritime data collection and management space, has greatly expanded its survey operations capabilities by acquiring three Teledyne Marine Gavia autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to support the rollout of its Ocean Data as a Service and Absolute Ocean data platform.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Visits Stennis Space Center

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday and Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director of Naval Intelligence Vice Adm. Jeffrey Trussler visited Navy commands at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, January 20.

EC-OG Reinforces Leading Position in Energy Transition with Name Change to Verlume

EC-OG, an intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, has changed its name to Verlume to prepare for large-scale growth at pace and emphasise its position as a clean technology leader, having delivered energy transition projects since 2013. As part of a strategic evolution, the brand refresh highlights the company’s capability to deliver decarbonisation through intelligent energy management in a range of energy sectors including underwater, offshore and onshore.

DOE Announces $25 Million for Cutting-Edge Wave Energy Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $25 million in funding to support increased research, development, and demonstration of technologies that harness wave power to create electricity. The funding supports eight projects that will make up the first round of open-water testing at the PacWave South test site off the Oregon coast. These awards will strengthen wave energy technologies to accelerate their commercial viability and deploy them at scale to help decarbonize the grid and reach President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Ashtead Technology signs reseller agreement with NORBIT Subsea

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a multi-year reseller agreement with Norway-based NORBIT Subsea, a provider of tailored and innovative technology solutions to the global maritime sector.

Subsea 7 Awarded Project Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a substantial1 project for subsea installation services related to Beacon Offshore Energy LLC’s Shenandoah Development, located offshore Gulf of Mexico in water depths up to 6,300 feet.

iXblue Demonstrates Collaborative Uncrewed Surface & Subsea Vehicles Capabilities to TotalEnergies

Continuing to enable the use of emerging breakthrough technology, TotalEnergies has partnered with iXblue to demonstrate collaborative uncrewed capabilities for subsea inspection and asset survey operations.

Asso Group Expands its Fleet with the Offshore Construction Vessel “SBM Installer”

The Asso Group is excited to announce the acquisition of the DP-3 DSV-CSV “SBM Installer”, following a purchase agreement with SBM Offshore. The vessel was taken over today by the Asso Group in Algeciras, Spain, and was renamed “Athena”, hoisting the Greek flag. Over the next days she will be re-classed with ABS and join the Group’s expanding fleet for primary use as a Trenching Support Vessel to sustain the Group’s heavy project backlog in the coming years.

Another Saab Seaeye Tiger-N ROV Goes Nuclear

Built to survive in nuclear storage ponds, a sixth Saab Seaeye Tiger-N robot has been ordered for the Sellafield nuclear site. The sixth Seaeye Tiger-N joins a fleet of nuclear-environment enabled Seaeye Tiger-Ns, deployed to gather and sort, metre-long, 15kg radioactive fuel bars, for removal to long-term storage, among other roles.

Ashtead Technology Bolsters Rental Fleet with Investment in Innova Multiplexers

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in twelve new Matrix MK II+ multiplexers from Innova.

SEA-KIT and Fugro Ink Contract for Next Generation 18m USV

World leading Geo-data specialist, Fugro, has ordered a SEA-KIT XL Class Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) for future North Sea operations. The 18m USV, the first of its kind, will be built at SEA-KIT’s expanding UK production facility on the Essex coast.

NOC’s Professor Ed Hill Receives CBE for Services to Ocean and Environmental Sciences

The National Oceanography Centre’s Chief Executive, Professor Ed Hill, received the insignia of a CBE at an investiture at Windsor Castle held by HRH the Duke of Cambridge.

New Contract for BOA SUB C

BOA OCV have been awarded a new contract in the North Sea for the subsea construction vessel BOA SUB C. The contract is with a large international contractor for construction and decommissioning projects. Commencement of contract is May 2022 for a firm period of 150 days plus options which, if declared, will keep the vessel utilized into 2Q 2023.

Forssea Raises €3.8M to Finance its Commercial Deployment

Underwater robotics company Forssea Robotics raises €3.8M from SOFILARO (Crédit Agricole), Qair Innovation (Jean-Marc Bouchet) its historical investors and as well as a France 2030 grant.

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