ROV Planet Articles

Cygnus 1 IS Gauge Certified to IECEX – Accepted Internationally

29.04.2020
Cygnus Instruments is proud to announce that the Cygnus 1 IS Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge now has IECEx Zone 0 Certification.

IMCA Supports Call to Recognise all Seafarers

29.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is supporting the call to action to recognise the significant efforts being made by seafarers and offshore workers globally during these challenging times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fugro maps Arctic Ocean for Norway’s MAREANO Seabed Mapping Programme

29.04.2020
The Norwegian Hydrographic Service has awarded Fugro another hydrographic survey contract as part of the MAREANO seabed mapping programme, financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, and the Ministry of Environment. Fugro has already completed 10 surveys for the programme since 2006 and acquired over 140 000 km2 of data. This latest survey will collect high-resolution, high-density multibeam echosounder and sub-bottom data to produce seamless datasets for the Norwegian mapping programme. The fieldwork will run from June to late October this year.

Olis Robotics Partners with Aleron Subsea Partner in a New Distribution Agreement to Deliver Machine Learning and Teleoperation Solutions to the ROV Manipulator Controller Market

29.04.2020
Partnership accelerates commercial traction to retrofit existing ROV systems with advanced software products as an operating expense cost saving product with minimal capital expenditure.

Double SNS Campaign Win for Rever Offshore

28.04.2020
Rever Offshore, a leading subsea project delivery and execution provider to the offshore energy industry, has announced a major contract win, based in the Southern North Sea.

VideoRay and Sonardyne Demonstrate Benefits from Combining Latest ROVs with Micro-Ranger 2 USBL Technology

28.04.2020
VideoRay LLC and Sonardyne International Ltd. have been working together to demonstrate enhanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations through integration with positioning systems.

Archer Knight launches new software platform to ‘cut through the noise’ of subsea activity.

27.04.2020
Aberdeen-based Archer Knight has launched a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to make it easier for subsea companies to win more business.

Fugro wins ROV and survey support contract with Global Marine Group

27.04.2020
Fugro has secured a long-term contract for two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and a full survey positioning package on Global Marine Group’s (GMG’s) newly chartered vessel, the Normand Clipper. GMG are in the process of upgrading the Normand Clipper in preparation for projects this summer and both the ROV systems and the survey package will be installed ready for future operations from Fugro’s remote operations centre (ROC) in Aberdeen, Scotland.

IMCA Appoints DP Specialist to Technical Team

24.04.2020
Mark de Barr has joined the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) as Technical Adviser – Marine specialising in Dynamic Positioning (DP) and vessel assurance.

U-Boat Worx Introduces “Charter-A-Sub” Service

24.04.2020
U-Boat Worx introduces a unique opportunity for people to safely experience undersea exploration first-hand, without the need to own a submersible.


Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Netherlands

23.04.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract by Vattenfall for the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) 1-4 offshore wind farm project, located between 18-36km off the Dutch coast in the North Sea.

Two New Hires, Thirty Years of Experience, and One New Hull Crawler

23.04.2020
Greensea expands workforce and technology in Plymouth, MA. – Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open software architecture for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team in their Plymouth, Massachusetts office to support their hull robotics program. James Truman, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the development of Greensea’s latest technology, a hull crawling robot with precise hull-relative navigation and autonomy capabilities. Assisting James on the hull robotics program is Sam Fladung, Robotics Engineer.

Change to Exploration in Equinor

22.04.2020
Equinor is making a planned change to the leadership of Exploration.

MacArtney Puts First All-Electric eLARS into Production

22.04.2020
Manufacturing has now begun and the first eLARS system, expected to come out of production in summer 2020, is well underway.

IMCA Shares COVID-19 Guidance

22.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to add to its dedicated COVID webpage a variety of information and links to be of use to its membership.

Pulse Wins Greater Changhua Taiwan, Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Contract

22.04.2020
Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, signed its first major contract for the provision of digital structural monitoring and insight services and equipment on an offshore wind farm. The contract, which provides for the design, fabrication, yard installation and commissioning of its market-leading monitoring instrumentation on three wind turbine foundations to be installed offshore Taiwan, was awarded by global offshore wind leader Ørsted.

Fugro Secures Remote Operations Contract on Well-Safe’s Guardian Rig

22.04.2020
Fugro has secured an initial 3-year contract with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider. Fugro will deliver their integrated marine-based solution onboard the Well-Safe Guardian rig, Well-Safe Solutions’ bespoke semi-submersible unit for executing subsea well decommissioning work.

C-Kore's 300th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

20.04.2020
C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 300th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the north-west coast of Australia.
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