ROV Planet Articles

UK Hydrographic Office confirms Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher as National Hydrographer & Deputy Chief Executive

27.07.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher has been permanently appointed as the United Kingdom’s National Hydrographer and as UKHO's Deputy Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2021.

Voyis Announces Participation in the Endurance22 Project: Finding & Modelling Shackleton’s Sunken Ship in Antarctica in 1915

27.07.2021
Voyis is excited to announce that they will be providing their Insight Pro underwater laser scanner and Observer stills camera system for the Endurance22 project. The project sets out to locate and document Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, believed to be at a depth of over 3000m. Shackleton was a famous polar explorer whose ship sunk in the Antarctic in 1915.

Major New International Expedition Sets Sail

27.07.2021
This month, scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will join a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project on a month-long collaborative expedition to investigate the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep sea around the Cabo Verde islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

SMD Senior Leadership Changes

27.07.2021
SMD has announced several changes to its senior leadership team. These are part of a long-term plan as it prepares for the next stage of its development.

Engineering a Sea Change in Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting

27.07.2021
C-Power autonomous offshore power systems promise to unlock new marine applications through efficient energy delivery and remote, high-bandwidth communications.

Poliservizi Adds New Flunder ROV to its Equipment Fleet

23.07.2021
Mariscope Mediterraneo consolidates its position in Europe after a year and a half of work, through the acquisition of its recently launched Flunder ROV by the Italian company Poliservizi s.r.l.

AquaSector: Study Investigates Potential for First Large-scale Offshore Hydrogen Park in the German North Sea

23.07.2021
Project partners RWE, Shell, Gasunie and Equinor signed a declaration of intent to further intensify their collaboration on the AquaSector project - the vision of the first large-scale German offshore hydrogen park. The project aims to demonstrate that in Germany offshore based hydrogen production enables an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable way to produce green hydrogen.

25 USBL System Integrations and still Going Strong for aae Technologies and Mariscope

23.07.2021
German ROV manufacturer Mariscope Meerestechnik’s recent delivery of an applied acoustics Alpha USBL system marks a significant milestone in their partnership with applied acoustics and the aae technologies group, as it’s the 25th such system that Mariscope have acquired for integration into their renowned range of subsea vehicles.

Forssea Completes FLOATGEN Floating Wind Turbine Subsea Survey

22.07.2021
Last June 2021, Forssea completed the underwater survey of FLOATGEN, a floating wind turbine anchored 12nm offshore from Le Croisic coast, in Pays de la Loire, France, on the SEM-REV sea test site operated by the École Centrale de Nantes (ECN).

Sonardyne navigation for Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ SPICE AUV

22.07.2021
Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) has chosen a suite of subsea navigation, positioning and communications technologies from marine energy, defence and science company Sonardyne to navigate, track and control its first commercial SPICE autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).


Falcon for French Dam and Bridge Inspection

22.07.2021
French dams and bridges inspection specialist, IDCBTP, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon for detailed infrastructure examination. Saab Seaeye’s position as leader in the world of underwater robotics was important in their decision to choose the Falcon.

Fugro Awarded Geotechnical Contract for Landmark La Gan Offshore Wind Farm in Vietnam

21.07.2021
La Gan Wind Power Development Corporation (La Gan Wind), owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S and Fugro.

Oceaneering and DDK Positioning Sign Service Agreement Enhancing C-Nav® Positioning Solutions’ Offerings

21.07.2021
Oceaneering International, Inc., and DDK Positioning Limited announced the companies have entered into an agreement for the provision of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) augmentation service and all associated software and hardware supporting Oceaneering’s C-Nav® Positioning Solutions group offerings.

Saipem Launches SUISO: Technological Solution for the Offshore Production of Green Hydrogen and the Conversion of Oil & Gas Facilities

19.07.2021
Saipem launches SUISO, a technological solution for the production of green hydrogen thus confirming its commitment to support its clients in the energy transition. The trademark has been registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

It’s Official: The EU Commission Wants 30 GW a Year of New Wind up to 2030

19.07.2021
The European Commission has tabled the Fit-for-55 package, a series of legislative proposals to deliver the EU’s increased climate target of 55% emissions reduction by 2030. The package includes a higher renewables target and new rules to support the expansion of renewables. It further strengthens the Emissions Trading System to drive the electrification of the whole energy system. It is a good package.

Equinor Ready to Further Develop Floating Offshore Wind in Scotland

19.07.2021
Equinor has confirmed it has bid for floating offshore wind in ScotWind, the competitive tender offshore wind seabed leasing round being undertaken by Crown Estate Scotland.

Seamor Marine ROV Locates and Surveys Downed Cargo Plane

17.07.2021
Last week SEAMOR Marine’s Chinook ROV was used by Honolulu-based Sea Engineering, Inc. to help locate and survey a downed Boeing 737 cargo plane. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff about two miles offshore from Ewa Beach in Oahu, Hawaii, and sank to the seafloor at a depth of 350 to 450 feet - a depth too dangerous for divers to navigate. The only two passengers onboard Transair flight 810, both pilots, were rescued by helicopter.

Arctic Rays Announces Relocation of Headquarters to its Florida Facility

15.07.2021
Arctic Rays, LLC has announced today that it is moving its world headquarters to its Indialantic Florida facility as it continues to grow, recruit new talent, and strengthen its partnerships. Indialantic, located in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, is home to many of the country’s leading technology and innovation companies.
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