ROV Planet Articles

Ocean Installer is awarded Johan Castberg FPSO Mooring and Tow Out scope.

18.12.2018
Equinor and Ocean Installer have signed a contract that covers the FPSO mooring installation, tow out and hook-up of the Johan Castberg FPSO in the Barents Sea.

The consortium Belgium Naval & Robotics has presented its industrial cooperation plan

18.12.2018
On the 13th of December, Belgium Naval & Robotics gathered its Belgian industrial and research partners as well as several elected officials to present the industrial cooperation plan that the consortium wishes to implement as part of the Belgian-Dutch mine hunter programme This plan includes 39 partnerships established with partners throughout the Belgian territory and will generate hundreds of jobs over the next 20 years.

New project to explore deep-seafloor mineral deposits

18.12.2018
A new project has been announced to reduce the potential environmental impact of future mining by making exploration for deep-seafloor mineral deposits much more effective. ‘Project ULTRA’ has been funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC), and will be led by Professor Bramley Murton at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Carl Mancuso Joins Teledyne Marine as Product Line Manager

17.12.2018
Teledyne Benthos is pleased to announce that Carl Mancuso has joined Teledyne Marine as the Director of Product Line Management for Teledyne Benthos, which consists of acoustic modems / positioning products, flotation, releases, pinger locators, and deep tow systems.

Acteon enhances its subsea-asset integrity management services with Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. acquisition

14.12.2018
Acteon Group Ltd has acquired subsea corrosion specialist Deepwater Corrosion Services Inc. The addition of Deepwater’s expertise and portfolio strengthens Acteon’s ability to help its customers to manage the integrity of critical subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.

Ocean Infinity Supports Weddell Sea Expedition

14.12.2018
Ocean Infinity technology plays pivotal role in major international Antarctic science expedition, and potential search for Shackleton’s Endurance

Equinor acquires offshore wind lease outside Massachusetts

14.12.2018
Equinor has been declared the provisional winner of one of the three leases offered in the US government’s wind lease sale for an area offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

MTS Highlights Fugro for Seabed 2030 Project Support

14.12.2018
Fugro has received the Marine Technology Society (MTS) 2018 Compass Industrial Award for outstanding private sector contributions to marine science and technology.

Strong growth sees Seanic move into bigger premises

14.12.2018
Global subsea services company Seanic Ocean Systems Ltd, a Centurion company, has moved its UK division into new premises in the ABZ Business Park in Dyce, Aberdeen, following a positive stream of business and sustained growth. In the last 12 months, the company has seen a 26% increase in utilisation of its decommissioning equipment packages that have supported various clients across multiple campaigns throughout the year.

FREE Registration Opens for Ocean Business 2019

14.12.2018
Ocean Business 2019, taking place at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 9-11 April 2019, has just launched free online registration at www.oceanbusiness.com. Ocean Business promises to be an incredible global show offering the very latest technologies, water-based demonstrations and learning opportunities, as well as Offshore Survey, Ocean Careers, key international associated industry events and an amazing line-up of social opportunities for networking. All in all - it’s an unmissable event in the ocean technology calendar!

C-Kore Systems welcomes Mats Ekstrøm

14.12.2018
C-Kore Systems is delighted to announce Mats Ekstrøm has joined the company to represent C-Kore as Sales Manager - Scandinavia.

SCS Ltd. Releases New Underwater IP Ethernet Product Range

14.12.2018
Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) are delighted to announce the official release of their new range of underwater IP Ethernet products at Subsea Expo 2019 (Aberdeen, Scotland). The new range is a mix of second generation HD IP cameras and new IP device integration solutions.

MacArtney renew exclusive agreement with SeaTech in China

14.12.2018
This month MacArtney renewed an exclusive deal with SeaTech China to sell and distribute SubConn® and OptoLink connectors within the Chinese market.

UTEC awarded multivessel survey work offshore India

11.12.2018
UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a subcontract by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India.

Rovco live 3D visualisation project awarded second phase of funding

10.12.2018
Leading ROV and hydrographic survey company, Rovco, has been awarded further funding to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) survey technology. This brings the combined total in technology grants for the UK subsea services company to £1.46 million.

UK team set to take on the world in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE final

10.12.2018
A team of North East-based subsea engineering experts are preparing to represent the UK in the final of the prestigious $7m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map the sea floor.

STR becomes early adopter of Sonardyne’s new Fusion 2 software and 6 ‘plus’ hardware at OSEA 2018

10.12.2018
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.

C-Kore Systems successfully completes A/S Norske Shell contract

10.12.2018
C-Kore Systems have successfully completed a contract with A/S Norske Shell, where their C-Kore Subsea Testing tools were used to assist with fault-finding in the Draugen field in Norway. With the use of the C-Kore tools, Shell was able to quickly locate the source of low IR on the field.
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