ROV Planet Articles

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 29 is out NOW!

30.11.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 29: Bulgin Connectors Providing the Vital Link for Future Generations of Underwater Robotics, Ocean Exploration in Style with Cookson Adventures, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Christens Underwater Vehicle at GEOMAR, Ocean Infinity are Developing Their Robotics Fleet the Right Way, Saab Seaeye’s New Underwater Robot to Join Ocean Infinity’s Armada, NiobiCon Connectors: When Electricity and Water Do Mix, BORA: Subsea 7 and the National Oceanography Centre

U.S. Navy and Jordan Partner on New Unmanned Systems Integration

26.11.2021
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) briefed the head of Jordan’s navy on U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to integrate new unmanned systems during a visit to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18.

Announcement: Undersea Defence Technology 2021 Update

25.11.2021
As a result of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Undersea Defence Technology (UDT), organised by Clarion Events, scheduled for 15-17 December in Rostock, will no longer take place in 2021.

Aleron Limited Launch New Decommissioning Solutions

25.11.2021
Aleron Limited, specialists in complete ROV & tooling solutions, announce the launch of two new decommissioning solutions to the market, the Aleron Mattress Orientation, Lifting and Extraction (M.O.L.E) tool; the Aleron Pipe Recovery Tool.

British Antarctic Survey Selects DriX USV to Enhance its Scientific Capabilities

23.11.2021
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a world-leading centre for polar science and operations, adds iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) to its advanced robotic survey means. Deployed from polar research stations and from the British polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, the DriX USV will help BAS conduct multi-disciplinary sciences such as surveying the impact of ocean currents on melting ice flow or mapping the seabed in the polar regions.

UTEC Deploys Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 to Support Offshore Construction in Australia

23.11.2021
Combined long baseline (LBL) acoustic positioning and inertial navigation system (INS) software from energy technology company, Sonardyne, has helped to support the latest phase of an offshore project northwest Australia.

J.P. Morgan and Havfram AS Announce a Series of Next Generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

23.11.2021
It was announced today that institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives, in cooperation with Havfram AS, have signed a letter of intent with CIMC-Raffles to build a series of next generation, state of the art wind turbine installation vessels (“WTIV”). These vessels will be offered for market entry in 2024.

MacArtney Introduces New Managing Director for their Asia Pacific Operations

23.11.2021
MacArtney announces a change at the top for their Singapore office, serving the APAC area. Steen Frejo, the outgoing Managing Director of MacArtney's regional hub in Singapore, was responsible for proposing and setting up a local presence in the APAC area, concentrating on servicing the regional markets in 2013.

Saipem Awarded a New Offshore Contract for the Búzios 7 Project in Brazil, Worth Approximately 940 Million USD

22.11.2021
Saipem has been awarded by Petrobras a new SURF EPCI contract for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system for the Búzios 7 project, to serve the pre-salt field located about 200 km offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of around 2,000 meters.

Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents and Possible New Species in the Gulf of California

22.11.2021
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Mexico and the U.S. discovered new hydrothermal vents and six possible new animal species during a 33-day expedition off the coast of La Paz on Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The underwater robot ROV SuBastian was used to explore and sample vents emitting fluids at temperatures up to 287°C (549°F) along with the unique animal communities inhabiting this extreme environment. ROV SuBastian additionally captured stunning imagery of the seafloor including hydrothermal mirror pools, calcite spires, and iridescent blue scale worms.


Fugro to Update Cayman Islands Hydrography for UKHO with Carbon-neutral Survey

22.11.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has selected Fugro to survey a 515 km2 area over the Cayman Islands in November. The project will support updated nautical charting and improved coastal zone management. To accomplish the work, Fugro will deploy their Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System (RAMMS), a solution that meets International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) quality and accuracy standards, while also contributing to UKHO’s goals for carbon neutral operations.

Stepping up Korean Offshore Wind Plans, 3 GW Collaboration with EWP

22.11.2021
Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean East-West Power (EWP) to cooperate on 3 GW of offshore wind projects in South Korea. Together the partners will contribute significantly to the country’s ongoing energy transition and development of an offshore wind industry in Korea.

Boskalis Receives EUR 450 Million Offshore Wind Project

22.11.2021
Boskalis has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations and substations for an offshore wind farm development with a value of approximately EUR 450 million.

Ashtead Technology Starts New Growth Chapter After Successful IPO

18.11.2021
Ashtead Technology has announced that it has secured strong support from new institutional investors and will become a publicly listed company on Tuesday 23 November when its shares begin trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Current owners Buckthorn and APICORP will remain significant shareholders in the business.

Ocean Power Technologies Acquires Marine Advanced Robotics

17.11.2021
OPT announced today the acquisition of Marine Advanced Robotics, Inc. (MAR), a San Francisco Bay Area -based developer and manufacturer of autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). This acquisition immediately provides OPT with an established, innovative offshore product line that features roaming capability and highly complements the OPT business strategy.

C-Kore Signs First Brazilian Contract with TechnipFMC for Petrobras’ Mero 1 Project

16.11.2021
C-Kore Systems recently signed a contract with TechnipFMC in Brazil for delivery of their sub-sea testing tools for the Mero 1 project, in which Petrobras (40%) acts as Operator of the Libra Consortium, formed by the companies Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%), with Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA, as the manager of the Production Sharing Contract. The C-Kore tools will be used to perform the subsea electrical verification of the umbilicals after installation.

Innovo Secures Energy Technology Partnership Funding with Strathclyde University to Support Drone Vessel Development

15.11.2021
Aberdeen-based Innovo Engineering and Construction has secured £10,000 funding from the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The funding will support a research and development (R&D) project for Innovo’s innovative autonomous eco-robotic wind, solar and hydrogen fuel cell powered surface vessel – Oceandrone.

Sea Vorian acquires Seafin (Holding company of Neotek and RTSys)

15.11.2021
Sea Vorian, a company created by a pool of investors led by Jean-Luc Biache and François-Xavier de Cointet, is acquiring 100% of Seafin, a leader in the distribution and manufacturing of high-tech products for the blue economy, from its founder Claude Pacheco, the Atalaya and Financière de Brienne 2 funds managed by Ace Capital Partners and SFLD.
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