ROV Planet Articles

Newbuild Reel-lay Vessel Seven Vega Joins Subsea 7 Fleet

12.11.2020
Subsea 7 today, 12 November 2020, announced its newbuild reel-lay vessel Seven Vega has joined the company’s fleet.

Global Energy Group Appoints New Director to Strengthen and Grow Renewables Business

11.11.2020
Edinburgh operation to launch in 2021 as energy transition momentum builds -

OTAQ Acquires ROS Technology

10.11.2020
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the trade and assets of ROS Technology Limited (“ROS Technology”).

Ocean Business Postponed until July 2021

10.11.2020
Ocean Business organiser Diversified Communications UK has confirmed that the show’s next edition has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The ocean technology exhibition and training forum will now take place from 6-8 July 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre, in Southampton UK.

Kraken Completes Successful Fall OceanVision™ Campaign

06.11.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it recently completed its third offshore data acquisition and technology demonstration campaign as part of the $19 million OceanVision™ project. During this campaign, Kraken deployed its new SeaScout® system which consists of Kraken’s KATFISH™ towed synthetic aperture sonar, the Tentacle® winch and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS) to conduct ultra-high definition seabed imaging and mapping in Atlantic Canada.

SubC Imaging Releases New Live Video Streaming Service for Offshore

06.11.2020
SubC Imaging, a global leader in subsea cameras and solutions, announced the release of their new Offshore Real-Time Video Streaming Solution.

NOAA’s Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute chooses DriX USV to help build the next generation ocean exploration system

05.11.2020
The Ocean Exploration Cooperative Institute (OECI), funded by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) recently signed a purchase contract to acquire a DriX Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) from high-tech company iXblue. Signed over the summer, this contract consists of one DriX USV along with a novel custom-designed Universal Deployment System able to launch and recover the USV as well as other AUVs. The autonomous solution is expected to be put to sea by mid-2021.

HMI to Provide 26 All-Electric Olympic Arms to Triumph Subsea Services

05.11.2020
Houston Mechatronics Inc. (HMI) is pleased to announce an agreement to provide 26 all-electric Olympic Arms to Triumph Subsea Services for their growing fleet of work class ROVs. This landmark agreement represents the industry’s first commercialization of this groundbreaking technology.

Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Pressure Tolerant Batteries

04.11.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. recently completed successful sea trials of a Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (LD-AUV) which was powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries. Kraken expects further contracts with Dive for additional batteries in 2020 and beyond.

Film-Ocean drives forward its inspection and asset integrity strategy with the appointment of an Inspection Manager

04.11.2020
Film-Ocean Ltd, a leading ROV specialist company, continues with its delivery of providing excellent inspection and integrity support to its clients with the appointment of George Gair as Inspection Manager.


CWind and Rovco Complete ROV Project at East Anglia ONE Offshore Windfarm

04.11.2020
Rovco, a leading provider of ROV and hydrographic services combining industry-leading expertise with innovative, cutting edge technology, has successfully completed the first stage of their long-term contract awarded by CWind for their annual subsea balance of plant (BoP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm.

Working Together for a Net Zero Future Announced as Theme for SPE Offshore Europe 2021

04.11.2020
Working together to deliver a decarbonised, net zero future will form the theme and direction for SPE Offshore Europe 2021 being held in Aberdeen, Scotland, 7-10 September 2021

Chris Johnston Joins Acteon as InterMoor Group Managing Director

04.11.2020
Today, Acteon Group Ltd, a global provider of industry-leading products and services for the marine and subsea renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors, announced that Chris Johnston will be joining InterMoor as group managing director of its global moorings and anchors business. He will be based in Houston, USA.

Forum’s XT500 Trenching System to Support Major Cable Maintenance Project in Asia

04.11.2020
Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order to supply specialist subsea equipment for a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia.

Subsea UK to Postpone Subsea Expo in Light of Current COVID Restrictions

04.11.2020
The world’s largest underwater engineering event - Subsea Expo - which was shaping up to be the sector’s first post-pandemic, large scale physical event, is to be postponed due to the current coronavirus-imposed restrictions.

Get It Made offers manufacturing grant for innovative subsea start-ups

02.11.2020
CNC machining specialist and manufacturing partner, Get It Made has announced a brand new initiative aimed at innovative start-ups in the subsea industry who could be eligible to receive a manufacturing grant of £2500.

Stinger Technology Appoints Hege Kverneland to its Board of Directors.

02.11.2020
Earlier this year Hege retired from National Oilwell Varco where she held the position of Corporate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Ms. Kverneland joined NOV through the acquisition of Hitec in 1999. Starting in 2001, Ms. Kverneland worked as the Company’s Corporate R&D manager until she was promoted to Chief Technology Officer in 2009.

Subsea Sector can Unlock Growth in Burgeoning Aquaculture Sector

01.11.2020
Advice and information on how the subsea sector can benefit from opportunities in Scotland’s fast-growing aquaculture industry will be the focus of a webinar organised by Subsea UK this week.
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