ROV Planet Articles

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.

SeeTrack and Neptune Software licences renewed for Royal Navy MASTT AUV fleet

18.07.2018
SeeByte, the global leader in creating smart software for unmanned maritime systems, announce the renewal of all SeeTrack and Neptune licences currently operated by the Royal Navy’s Maritime Autonomous Systems Trials Team (MASTT). As part of the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Mine Countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability programme, SeeByte, working in conjunction with ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK will be offering full support and maintenance for MASTT. The software is integrated into their AUV fleet to coordinate the vehicles during Mine Countermeasure (MCM) missions.

M2 Subsea secures contract with Premier Oil

18.07.2018
Global independent provider of ROV services, M2 Subsea, has secured a contract to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV).

Basic agreement signed for the world’s first test for autonomous underwater vehicle equipped with robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection

06.07.2018
Leading subsea training and trials centre, The Underwater Centre, has today (THURSDAY, JULY 5) signed a basic agreement with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd in Japan to carry out a verification test of a prototype AUV equipped with a robot arm for subsea pipeline inspection.

Subsea 7 Celebrates Build Milestone and Announces Vessel Name

06.07.2018
The keel laying ceremony for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vessel took place at Royal IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Netherlands) today, 5 July. In line with this major milestone Subsea 7 announced the vessel will be named Seven Vega, which is the winning suggestion of an employee vessel naming competition.

ROVOP reports record year and growth in challenging market

05.07.2018
ROVOP Limited, (“Rovop”) an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has marked a major business achievement after reporting record revenues and employee numbers for the company. ROVOP has also reported its best ever EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes Depreciation and Amortisation).

C-Kore Systems awarded contract with A/S Norske Shell

04.07.2018
C-Kore Systems recently secured a contract with A/S Norske Shell for a deployment in the fall 2018 on their Draugen field in Norway. The agreement includes the delivery of their C-Kore Subsea Testing tools to test the insulation resistance and continuity of electrical lines subsea.

Industria-Academic Partnership to Develop Innovative Technologies

04.07.2018
Novacavi has actively contributed to “Marine Energy LAB” (MEL), the research and development project of efficient production, accumulation and transmission of electricity in marine environment jointly developed by the Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria and Politecnico di Bari.


Oceanscan invests in Sonardyne acoustics

03.07.2018
International equipment supplier Oceanscan has added underwater acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. to its rental fleet.

DeepOcean Awarded Contract from Equinor for Troll Phase 3 Marine Operations

03.07.2018
DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has been awarded a significant contract for performing marine operations on Equinor’s Troll Phase 3 project in the North Sea.

Kreuz Subsea appoints director of diving and ROV operations

29.06.2018
Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea, has appointed Jerry Starling as director of diving and ROV operations.

Northrop Grumman Incorporates Data Collected from AQS-24B to SeeTrack System to Create Enhanced Minehunting Capability

29.06.2018
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and SeeByte are collaborating to incorporate AQS-24B mine hunting sensor data into the SeeTrack system to enhance its Autonomous Target Recognition (ATR) capability.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR) Announces Strategic Partnership with Forssea Robotics

29.06.2018
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR), a specialist in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology are delighted to announce it has formed a partnership with Forssea Robotics, who are a dynamic and innovative organisation focussing on cutting edge ROV technology. This partnership will see STR provide its global customer base with access to Forssea Robotics advanced technology.

Another IMR contract to IKM Subsea - Provision of ROV services for periodic ROV inspections

25.06.2018
Equinor, Norske Shell and IKM Subsea have agreed to adopt the terms and conditions of the Contract originally signed between Norske Shell and IKM Subsea for provision of Light ROV & inspection services for Equinor operations. The services specifically ordered by Equinor will include onshore project management, engineering and offshore operations utilising the Siem Pride which is subject to a vessel share agreement with Norske Shell. The requested services and equipment will be delivered based on a call off mechanism and contract arrangement is estimated for two years with options to extend.

SMD's Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough Completes First Job for Assodivers Ltd

22.06.2018
World leading subsea equipment designer and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that their Multi-Mode Pre Lay Plough, delivered to Greek offshore contractors Assodivers Ltd in Spring this year, has successfully completed its first offshore job in the Baltic sea.

i-Tech Services Receive Significant Inspection Classification Approval

19.06.2018
i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has further strengthened its Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) capability with certification to deliver to guidelines set by American Bureau of Shipping, DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.
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