ROV Planet Articles

Strohm receives circa 25M Euro funding to support energy transition and renewables growth

30.10.2020
Strohm, the world’s leading manufacturer of thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP), has received a circa EUR 25 million Convertible Loan from its shareholders as it strengthens its position for low carbon energy transition activities and renewables.

M&E Deploys Autonomous Survey Vessel on Reef Survey

30.10.2020
Morgan & Eklund, Inc (M&E), a sister company of CSA Ocean Sciences Inc., is a hydrographic survey company specializing in coastal nearshore mapping of ports, harbors, and infrastructure. M&E today announced the successful completion of a multibeam and side-scan sonar survey to map and monitor an artificial reef offshore Fort Pierce along the Treasure Coast of eastern Florida. A post-construction survey was completed entirely using a SeaRobotics (SR) “Surveyor Class” autonomous surface vessel (ASV). The objective of the survey was to verify seafloor conditions and accurate placement of artificial reefs.

Oil Discoveries Offshore Newfoundland, Canada

29.10.2020
Equinor (60%), and its partner BP Canada (40%), have made two oil discoveries offshore Newfoundland, Canada.

New $53 Million Grant to Create a World-Wide Fleet of Robotic Floats to Monitor Ocean Health

29.10.2020
On October 29, 2020 the National Science Foundation (NSF) approved a $53 million grant to a consortium of the country’s top ocean-research institutions to build a global network of chemical and biological sensors that will monitor ocean health. Scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), University of Washington, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Princeton University will use this grant to build and deploy 500 robotic ocean-monitoring floats around the globe.

Tritech Announces New DMD

28.10.2020
Tritech International Limited, a Moog Inc. company, has announced the release of the Diver Mounted Display system (DMD): the next generation of diver assisting sensors.

Increased Scottish Offshore Wind Ambition With 11GW Planned Capacity By 2030

28.10.2020
The Scottish Government has set a new ambition to increase offshore wind capacity to 11 gigawatts (GW) of energy installed by 2030 – enough to power more than eight million homes.

Reinforced Cable Solutions for Underwater Tunnelling

27.10.2020
NOVACAVI recently applied its full capability for design and manufacture of custom-built cables for harsh environments providing special supply and power communication cables for the construction of a new underwater tunnel.

Oceaneering Appoints Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development for Renewables

27.10.2020
Oceaneering International, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ben Hooker as Director of Business Development – Renewables.

Stinger Technology AS and Houston Mechatronics, Inc. (HMI) Have Entered Into a Collaboration Agreement

27.10.2020
Offshore Energy customers need progressively minded supply partners who are willing to challenge “Conventional Norms” in how services are provided.

Australian Scientists Discover 500m Tall Coral Reef in the Great Barrier Reef

26.10.2020
Scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef--the first to be discovered in over 120 years, Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today.

Leading energy companies form development partnership for carbon emissions in North-sea

26.10.2020
bp, Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total form Northern Endurance Partnership to develop ‎offshore carbon dioxide infrastructure in the UK North Sea, with bp as operator

bp Starts Gas Production from Qattameya Field

26.10.2020
bp today announced the start of gas production from its latest development ‎offshore Egypt – the Qattameya gas field in the North Damietta offshore concession.

Major Contract Win For OTAQ With Unique Group

22.10.2020
World class marine technology company, OTAQ Offshore, has today announced a significant contract award and exclusive supply agreement with Unique Group to supply a number of seabed landers.

Oceaneering ROVs for Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

21.10.2020
Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions announced that it has selected Oceaneering International Inc for ROV and Support services onboard its four US Flagged Jones act compliant vessels.

MacArtney Completes LARS Delivery for Fifth Ocean Research Vessel to Asia Pacific Operations

21.10.2020
MacArtney has successfully completed its order of a launch and recovery (LARS) system for end-user Taiwan National University, marking the fifth Ocean Research Vessel (ORV) in the Asia Pacific region to date.

Reach Subsea ASA has been awarded a contract for use of the Olympic Challenger in a project in the Gulf of Mexico

20.10.2020
The contract, which does not include ROVs, is set to commence in November with a firm period lasting through 1Q2021 and with options to extend towards the summer of 2021. With this contract, Reach has covered its remaining commitment on the Olympic Challenger.

IMCA Publishes New Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems

20.10.2020
In April 2019 the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA’s) Marine Division Management Committee set up a workgroup to focus on developing a code of practice for offshore pipelines and umbilical installation systems. Bringing together world-leading pipelaying contractors, Allseas, Subsea 7, McDermott, Saipem and TechnipFMC, the workgroup came together to share knowledge and best practice in order to establish a standard for the industry. This has resulted in the publication of the new ‘Code of Practice for Offshore Pipeline and Umbilical Installation Systems’ (IMCA M 253).

Keeling Curve--World`s Longest-Running Carbon Dioxide Measurement--Receives Continuation Funding from Eric and Wendy Schmidt

20.10.2020
$1.45M Grants to Support Keeling Curve, Ocean pH Programs, Key Indicators of Global Warming The Keeling Curve carbon dioxide measurement–the long-term atmospheric measurement that alerted the world to human-induced climate change–will receive $1 million in continuation funding from philanthropists Eric and Wendy Schmidt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today. In addition, the couple’s Schmidt Ocean Institute awarded a separate $450,000 grant to the university to support complementary ocean acidification measurements in the Atlantic and Pacific.

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