ROV Planet Articles

Marine robot provides tantalising evidence for deep-diving whales in areas targeted for deep-sea mining

22.08.2018
A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton has revealed a series of depressions forming mysterious “tracks” on the seafloor, which may be an unprecedented record of deep-diving whales. The observations were made by a type of marine robot called an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in a region of the Pacific Ocean targeted for deep-sea nodule mining.

Sonardyne appoints new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring

21.08.2018
Underwater engineering and technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Stephen Auld as its new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring.

SMD Sign Contract to Supply QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom

21.08.2018
World leading subsea equipment design and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract to supply a QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom.

Six-figure R&D investment sees offshore wind success for Aleron’s hybrid ROV

20.08.2018
Aberdeenshire-based ROV and tooling engineering firm, Aleron Subsea, has announced its first contract win for its new hybrid TRACKROV technology which will see it supporting unexploded clearance work on a major renewables project in The Netherlands.

Oceaneering Announces Equinor Contract Award for E-ROV Services

15.08.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a contract with Equinor ASA for a three-year term with two one-year optional extension periods to provide a resident, battery-powered electric remotely operated vehicle ("E-ROV") system to support subsea inspection, maintenance and repair activities. The E-ROV system is expected to be deployed in water depths up to 1000 meters on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Work under the contract is scheduled to commence in early December 2018.

QTrencher 1600 and 48Te A-Frame Delivered to Van Oord Commences First Job

09.08.2018
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that the QTrencher 1600 and its associated deck equipment package delivered in April 2018 to Van Oord, has commenced its first job at Borkum-2 wind farm.

C-Kore Subsea Testing Units Deployed for Chrysaor

07.08.2018
C-Kore Systems celebrated another successful deployment in the North Sea for Chrysaor’s Maria field. Once again, the C-Kore subsea testing units demonstrated their value, by reducing the testing time required compared to traditional approaches.

CBO Isabella upgrades to Sonardyne 6G to meet Brazil’s new contracting specifications

07.08.2018
Sixth generation (6G) underwater positioning technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. has been chosen by vessel owner and operator Companhia Brasileira de Offshore (CBO) to meet Brazil’s stringent new contracting specifications for subsea positioning.

Nautilus Minerals announces departure of President and CEO Michael Johnston

07.08.2018
Toronto Ontario, August 7, 2018 - Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus) announces the departure of President and CEO Mike Johnston with immediate effect. Mr. Johnston will be replaced by independent Director Mr. John McCoach, who is appointed as Interim CEO, also with immediate effect.

Marine Imaging Technologies Introduces HYDRUS VR, a new subsea Virtual Reality camera system for underwater cinematic storytelling

03.08.2018
The First Ultra-Low-Light Underwater VR Camera Based on SONY’s Celebrated UMC 4K Camera Module, HYDRUS VR Allows VR Storytellers to Capture Underwater Imagery in Stunning Clarity Previously Unseen

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16

02.08.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Game Changing E-ROV System – Increased Flexibility and Efficiency for Subsea Operations – Vattenfall's EOWDC is leading the Way in Innovations for the Energy Industry – Aquanaut: an AUV that can work as an ROV – Arggonauts: The Team on the Quest for Deep Sea Discovery – Poster: The Great Diver – Company Profile: QSTAR Subsea Solutions – Acoustic Modems meet NATO's new JANUS Interoperability Standard – ECA ROVING BAT ROV the Solution for Vessel Hull Cleaning and other UWILD Applications – SMD Self-Fleeting Drum Technology Open Day.

Kraken Robotics to build $9 million in batteries for autonomous underwater vehicles

01.08.2018
August 1, 2018 - Ocean Infinity has signed a deal to buy $9 million in deep-sea batteries from Kraken Robotics Inc., a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems.

Ocean Infinity signs agreement with US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

01.08.2018
Ocean Infinity has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), based at the Space Center in Stennis, MS. During the next five years the collaboration will focus on combining and expanding technologies relating to a broad range of deep-water platforms and sensors focused on undersea data gathering and analysis.

Seanamic Group appoints subsea expert as new CEO

01.08.2018
Seanamic are pleased to welcome David Hutchinson as the new CEO of the Seanamic Group.

Fugro’s David Millar to serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

30.07.2018
David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project.

Fugro wins best practices award for Red Sea hydrographic survey

27.07.2018
Fugro has been presented with the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) LCDR Peter Johnson Best Practices Award 2018, for its successful completion of a large, multi-year hydrographic survey in the Red Sea.

Rovco to double workforce as it gears up for international expansion

27.07.2018
UK-based Rovco has announced plans to double its workforce as it prepares for further global expansion following a robust year of growth for the company.

C-Kore Subsea Testing units successfully deployed by PTTEP

22.07.2018
C-Kore Systems Ltd recently completed another successful deployment for PTTEP Australasia. The supplied C-Kore Subsea Testing units optimized the offshore operation, quickly bringing the field back on-line.
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