ROV Planet Articles

Surveys Underway for Erebus Floating Wind Project

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between Total and Simply Blue Energy, has begun its 2021 Celtic Sea offshore survey campaign. GEOxyz has started geophysical survey work at the Erebus floating wind site, which is 45km south-west of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Offshore surveys are due to last until mid-June.

Fugro Wins Marine Site Characterisation Contract for World’s first Energy Island Hub

Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea. The contract is part of Energinet’s preliminary studies to build the world’s first ‘hub and spoke’ energy scheme: an energy island 80 km off the Danish coast that will act as a transmission centre for hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.

Ashtead Technology signs collaboration agreement with Zetechtics

Integrated subsea technology and services provider Ashtead Technology has signed a deal with Zetechtics to offer customers a range of new ROV tooling technologies.

Magseis Fairfield Awarded OBN Survey in Gulf of Mexico

Magseis Fairfield has been awarded an Ocean Bottom Node survey in the Gulf of Mexico for a Multi-Client company. The duration of the survey is approximately four (4) months and will be executed in 2021 using our ZXPLR deepwater ocean bottom node technology.

New Camera Technology Brings Savings and Improved Performance

A new combined Stills-Laser-Video camera is taking the marine science market by storm. C-tecnics have used new technology to bring huge savings for customers looking for a camera offering multi-functions required in aquatic and benthic studies. The system offers real time video and stills photography with built in lasers for scaling marine creatures.

The 2021 edition of UDT will now take place on 14-16 December

The event, previously scheduled for June, has been delayed due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19. We are confident the new timeline will allow us to welcome international attendees to the show.

Drafinsub performs Pipeline Inspection and Maintenance on Lake Garda

New Project: Commercial diving on Garda lake. Acque Bresciane has again commissioned Drafinsub for the maintenance and the securing of Garda Lake pipeline. Raffaella Saturation System was utilised for this new project. The operations begun in March. Commercial divers will work underwater, up to the depth of 186 m. The specialized divers will continue the operations started 2 years ago.

Fugro Wins repeat Geo-data Solutions Contract with State of Texas

Fugro has been awarded its second-consecutive Geo-data solutions contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to support the state’s Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap).

Kraken Robotics Enters into Letter Of Intent to Acquire PanGeo Subsea

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent dated April 8, 2021 in connection with the proposed acquisition of PanGeo Subsea Inc.

Saudi Group Acquires Enshore Subsea

Al Gihaz Contracting, part of Saudi-based Al Gihaz Holding, has completed the acquisition of assets, intellectual property and the management systems of subsea trenching company Enshore Subsea.

Marine Institute of Ireland Awards Grants for Advanced Ocean Tech Research

Marine Institute of Ireland, in collaboration with PLOCAN, has awarded €240,000 in funding for two PhD scholarships that will seek to address challenges related to ocean observing systems and advanced ocean technology development.

DeepOcean Charters Volstad’s Volantis Vessel

Norwegian vessel owner and operator Volstad Maritime has secured a contract with subsea services provider DeepOcean for the Volantis vessel. Under the contract, the subsea construction vessel Volantis will continue the work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region throughout 2021, with options for 2022 attached.

Seatronics Names Reseller for Caribbean Region

Marine technology provider Seatronics, an Acteon company, has appointed Subsea Specialist as its re-seller for the Caribbean region.

The Floorplan of Offshore Energy 2021 is now LIVE!

Offshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC) will take place at RAI Amsterdam on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October 2021. The 14th edition of OEEC will have a physical exhibition floor and content programme combined with an online event and matchmaking environment. As of today it’s possible to book your stand directly on the floorplan.

Maersk Drilling Confirms Long-term Drillship Contract with Tullow Oil Offshore Ghana

Based on the previously announced Conditional Letter of Award, Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Tullow Ghana Ltd. for the provision of the ultra-deepwater drillship Maersk Venturer and additional services for a development drilling campaign at the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana. The contract commenced in April 2021, with an estimated duration of around four years. The estimated contract value is approximately USD 370m, excluding additional services provided and potential performance bonuses.

Phoenix Promotes Troy Magness to Louisiana Diving Operations Manager as Founding Member Tom Bailey Retires

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), a worldwide leader in underwater solutions, announces the promotion of Troy Magness to Diving Operations Manager of our Louisiana location following the retirement of one of our founding members Tom Bailey. In his new role, Troy will be responsible for overseeing offshore commercial diving activities and personnel including developing and managing project plans, scheduling, logistics, and tracking professional development, all the while ensuring that safety remains a top priority.

NOAA Partners with University of Southern Mississippi on Uncrewed Systems

NOAA and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) signed a 10-year agreement today to partner on ways to improve how uncrewed systems (UxS) are used to collect important ocean observation data and augment NOAA’s operational capabilities. The agreement provides a framework for collaborating with NOAA scientists and UxS operators on projects to further UxS research, development and operations.

Key Addition For Subsea Specialists

An up-and-coming name in the subsea survey sector has announced another key appointment who will be central to the next chapter of the company’s ambitious growth journey. Carlo Pinto has been recruited as Chief Commercial Officer at Sulmara Subsea, bringing to the newly created role more than 20 years of experience in a range of technical, commercial and management roles. Based in Milan, he will add strength to the company’s commercial offering internationally.

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