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ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16

02.08.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 16: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring the Game Changing E-ROV System – Increased Flexibility and Efficiency for Subsea Operations – Vattenfall's EOWDC is leading the Way in Innovations for the Energy Industry – Aquanaut: an AUV that can work as an ROV – Arggonauts: The Team on the Quest for Deep Sea Discovery – Poster: The Great Diver – Company Profile: QSTAR Subsea Solutions – Acoustic Modems meet NATO's new JANUS Interoperability Standard – ECA ROVING BAT ROV the Solution for Vessel Hull Cleaning and other UWILD Applications – SMD Self-Fleeting Drum Technology Open Day.

Kraken Robotics to build $9 million in batteries for autonomous underwater vehicles

01.08.2018
August 1, 2018 - Ocean Infinity has signed a deal to buy $9 million in deep-sea batteries from Kraken Robotics Inc., a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems.

Ocean Infinity signs agreement with US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

01.08.2018
Ocean Infinity has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NMOC), based at the Space Center in Stennis, MS. During the next five years the collaboration will focus on combining and expanding technologies relating to a broad range of deep-water platforms and sensors focused on undersea data gathering and analysis.

Seanamic Group appoints subsea expert as new CEO

01.08.2018
Seanamic are pleased to welcome David Hutchinson as the new CEO of the Seanamic Group.

Fugro’s David Millar to serve on IHO-IOC GEBCO Guiding Committee

30.07.2018
David Millar, Fugro’s government accounts director for the Americas region, has been appointed by the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) to serve on the Guiding Committee of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) Project.

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.
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