ROV Planet Articles

New Oil and Gas Discovery by the North Sea Troll and Fram Area

11.04.2022
Equinor, which is the operator of production licence 293 B, has discovered oil and gas close to the Troll and Fram area. Based on preliminary estimates the size of the discovery is between 4 and 8 million standard cubic metres of recoverable oil equivalent, or 25-50 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent.

DLM Receive Order for Wheel De-trenching Grapnels Used for Subsea Cable Repair

11.04.2022
Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM), of Southampton, UK has received a landmark order for two wheel de-trenching grapnels, which will be deployed from subsea cable repair vessels in France. The products will be delivered to a long-standing DLM customer in May.

NEMO’s Caribbean debut

08.04.2022
Following the first of many NEMO submersible deliveries to the tropical seas of the Caribbean, we seized our earliest opportunity to explore the region’s gin-clear waters viewed through U-Boat Worx’s signature acrylic sphere.

The Metals Company and Allseas Announce Successful North Sea Drive Test of Pilot Nodule Collector Vehicle

08.04.2022
Following earlier harbor wet-testing, the Allseas-designed pilot nodule collector vehicle was deployed from the Hidden Gem and lowered to the seafloor in open sea conditions. A range of critical drive functions were successfully tested, confirming the collector’s capability to manoeuvre forwards and backwards at various speeds and in different directions, as well as to lower and raise the nodule collector heads.

Aqueos Corporation Moves Into Boston Office Facility

08.04.2022
Aqueos Corporation recently announced they would be moving into their new Boston, MA, office facility. The move was made so Aqueos could better serve the growing needs of renewable energy developers working in the US Northeast and to better support their existing customers in the region.

EVENT: OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads

07.04.2022
OCEANS 2022 Hampton Roads is the event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates to learn, innovate, and lead in the protection and utilization of the world’s largest natural resource – our OCEANS. Industry thought leaders gather for four days to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field.

DOF Subsea Achieves 99% Recycle/Repurpose Rate on Latest Decommissioning Project

06.04.2022
A decommissioning project carried out by DOF Subsea, on behalf of Repsol Sinopec Resources UK, to project manage and provide Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) services at the Buchan and Hannay fields in the Central North Sea, has achieved a 99% rate for the combined recycling and repurposing of recovered materials.

Ørsted Acquires Majority Stake in Scottish Floating Wind Development Project

06.04.2022
Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, has acquired a majority stake in the 100 MW Salamander floating offshore wind development project on the Scottish coast, entering a joint venture (JV) partnership with Simply Blue Group, a leading Irish blue economy developer in floating offshore wind, wave energy and low-impact aquaculture. Ørsted will own an 80% stake in the project as Simply Blue Group’s newest JV partner on the project, alongside minority JV partner, Subsea 7.

N-Sea Strengthens Offshore Subsea Services with Multipurpose Support Vessel Geosea

05.04.2022
N-Sea Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the Dutch flagged vessel Geosea, a multipurpose support vessel, for an undisclosed sum. The vessel has been under management by N-Sea on a long-term vessel agreement with DOF Subsea Rederi AS for the last few years and has worked since then for the Royal Dutch Navy, on a long-term charter.

Saildrone Founder & CEO Richard Jenkins Recognized with Michelson Award for Innovation

05.04.2022
Founder and CEO Richard Jenkins has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Albert A. Michelson Award by the Navy League of the United States. Jenkins and the Saildrone team have made waves in the defense community in recent months, demonstrating that turnkey maritime domain awareness (MDA) solutions are a force multiplier, enabling rapid and effective response from high-value manned assets.


VIDEO: Top Five Reasons Why You Need a Teledyne RD Instruments Wayfinder Doppler Velocity Log

04.04.2022
Give us two minutes and we’ll give you the top 5 reasons why Teledyne Marine’s technology rocks!

HII Releases Odyssey, a Suite of Advanced Autonomy Solutions for Platforms in All Domains

04.04.2022
HII announced today the launch of Odyssey™, a suite of advanced autonomy solutions that can turn any ship or vehicle in any domain into an intelligent, robotic platform. Odyssey capabilities include multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, autonomous health monitoring, sensor fusion and perception.

EVENT: Global Offshore Wind

04.04.2022
This is the largest dedicated UK offshore wind event to gain valuable market insights and practical business strategies designed to support the fight against climate change. Following COP26, GOW22 will keep net zero targets at the forefront of the industry. Don’t miss outstanding value, flexible booking, two conference streams, new theatres and networking with 4,000+ people – come celebrate 20 years of GOW!

NIWA-Nippon Foundation Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project to Survey Eruption

01.04.2022
NIWA and The Nippon Foundation are undertaking a mission to discover the undersea impacts of the recent Tongan volcanic eruption. In a rare opportunity to improve understanding of the nature and impact of a major volcanic eruption, NIWA scientists are sailing to Tonga to survey the ocean around the Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha'apai (HT–HH) volcano and surrounding regions. They will be surveying thousands of square kilometres of the seafloor and collecting video images of the eruption’s impact from NIWA’s research vessel, RV Tangaroa, and using SEA-KIT International’s Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Maxlimer to conduct further mapping.

Legal & General and Equinor Ventures Co-lead £15.2m Series B Raise for Innovative Technology and Renewables Businesses Rovco & Vaarst

01.04.2022
As part of the expansion of its clean energy portfolio, Legal & General Capital (Legal & General) alongside the venture capital arm of the international energy company Equinor, announces that it has co-led the Series B raise into affiliated, innovative technology and renewables businesses, Rovco and its sister company Vaarst. Legal & General will invest £8.5m out of £15.2m raise. Other participants include existing shareholder Foresight Group, and In-Q-Tel, strategic investor for the US intelligence and defence communities and allied nations.

Underwater System Being Developed for Office of Naval Research Reaches Unprecedented Depth for an Inspection-Class ROV

01.04.2022
RE2 Robotics, a leading developer of intelligent mobile manipulation systems, today announced that its Maritime Mine Neutralization System (M2NS) reached an unprecedented depth milestone of more than 1 kilometer during a recent open-water demonstration for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), the project’s sponsor.

HII’s REMUS 300 Selected as U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Small UUV Program of Record

30.03.2022
Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII (NYSE:HII) announced today its advanced unmanned underwater vehicle, REMUS 300, was selected as U.S. Navy’s next generation small UUV (SUUV) program of record. REMUS 300 technology was designed to advance distributed maritime operations by conducting critical underwater missions.

Groundbreaking Virtual Aquarium Brings Deep-Sea to the Surface

29.03.2022
The World Ocean Observatory (W2O) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) announced today the launch of World Ocean Explorer DEEP SEA exhibit, creating a first-of-its kind immersive virtual aquarium showcasing deep-sea discoveries. THE DEEP SEA is an educational, interactive online platform for ocean exploration and discovery, utilizing high-resolution video, models, and descriptive materials of newly discovered deep-sea ocean species and environments observed during science expeditions aboard research vessel Falkor with the underwater robot (ROV) SuBastian.
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