ROV Planet Articles

Ocean Infinity Ltd. Orders 5 HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

09.11.2018
Hydrographic and Geophysical Survey company Ocean Infinity has placed 3 separate orders for a total of five Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Systems, increasing its inventory to 15. The AUVs are supplied with the latest generation Kongsberg Maritime HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar, giving Ocean Infinity a total of 6 HUGINs with the ability to deliver high resolution imaging in its fleet.

Ashtead signs global master lease agreement with Oceaneering

07.11.2018
Leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry, Ashtead Technology Limited has today (7 November, 2018) announced that it has secured a global master lease agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of global oilfield services provider, Oceaneering International Inc.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 17

31.10.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 17: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring the Royal Visit to the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre – Collaborating to make ROVs small and user friendly – Aleron Subsea have recently launched a new underwater vehicle: the TRACKROV – Navigating the murky waters of Southeast Asia’s offshore market – iXblue INS and DVL tight coupling performance improvements – Poster – BP to host Discussion Panels for “The 2025 Offshore Oilfield” at UI2019 – Dome view ports: Best performance under pressure – From Seabed to Everything: Unmanned Maritime Systems – Cost of anode repair cut with the Cougar – Smart torque tool takes off – One of the most compact AUVs ever produced – Isotek’s DC power innovation.

ECA Group receives a letter of intent for a contract worth more than €12m for the supply of equipment for the French Barracuda submarines

24.10.2018
At the occasion of EURONAVAL, Naval Group and ECA Group signed the letter of intent for a contract worth more than € 12 million for the supply of equipment (electric propulsion and variable speed drives), as well as associated spare parts, for submarines 5 and 6 of the Barracuda program, led by French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). The contract will run for 53-month period and will end in 2023.

Rovco expands ROV fleet with new Falcon DR ROV

24.10.2018
UK subsea services company, Rovco, has expanded its ROV and hydrographic survey capabilities with the addition of a Saab Seaeye Falcon DR ROV to its fleet.

Research expedition begins to investigate deep-sea mineral deposits

22.10.2018
This week the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery set sail to the Rio Grande Rise in the South Atlantic, 1400 km east of Brazil, to investigate cobalt-rich mineral deposits of interest to potential deep-sea mining.

Drafinsub Picks Top Falcon for Extensive Operations

22.10.2018
Declaring the Saab Seaeye Falcon, ‘the industry standard’, Italian underwater works company, Drafinsub, chose the top selling Falcon electric robotic vehicle for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company.

ROVOP strengthens fleet versatility with acquisition of 28 ROVs

22.10.2018
ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has today announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 ROV systems from M2 Subsea.

Subsea state? Steady with waves of optimism

19.10.2018
With the oil price hovering around $80 and increasingly positive signs of an increase in activity, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK give his prognosis of the UK’s subsea sector, which is worth £9billion and supports 50,000 jobs.

UUV Town Hall – OCEANS 2018 Charleston

18.10.2018
Save the Date – Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:30pm – 4:00pm


Irish Sea Contractors launches in-situ subsea cable repair solution

17.10.2018
Innovative, patented in-situ subsea cable repair habitat launched by Irish firm to reduce cable repair costs by up to 50% in 0 – 200m water on up to 220kV power cables.

Final Call for Subsea UK Award Nominations

17.10.2018
Industry body, Subsea UK has issued a final call for entries ahead of its prestigious 2019 business awards.

DeepOcean Awarded Contract for Post-Lay Trenching Umbilical Offshore Australia

17.10.2018
DeepOcean 1 UK Ltd., a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), today announces that the company has been awarded a contract within the Oil and Gas sector for the provision of post-lay trenching services along 65km of umbilical offshore Australia.

Sonardyne acquires maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea

16.10.2018
Leading subsea technology developer Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired maritime and marine science technology specialist Chelsea Technologies Group Ltd.

UTEC extends surveying capabilities with new autonomous underwater vehicle launch and recovery system

16.10.2018
UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, recently successfully commissioned its new launch and recovery system (LARS) for the fleet of seven autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) it uses for seabed surveys in the oil and renewables industries.

Modus provides hybrid AUV services to Fugro in Australasia under a new collaboration agreement

15.10.2018
Modus Seabed Intervention Ltd, a North East UK headquartered subsea specialist, has entered into a collaboration agreement with Fugro to provide hybrid AUV pipeline survey and inspection services within Australasia.

Programme and keynote announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase 2018

15.10.2018
The full programme has been announced for the NOC Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS) 2018, taking place from 13-15 November at the NOC's waterfront headquarters in Southampton. MATS 2018 promises to be the biggest showcase of its kind to date, with a record number of expert speakers and a wide range of exhibitors lined up.

C-Kore Systems launches new in-line testing tools

15.10.2018
C-Kore Systems are proud to announce a new ‘in-line’ version of their C-Kore subsea testing tools. The streamlined design makes it possible to connect into hard-to access equipment, such as cylindrical UTAs or high-density connector layouts. Eight of the new units have just been delivered for a fault-finding operation in the North Sea with a major operator.
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