ROV Planet Articles

Seatronics First to Order Sonardyne’s New SPRINT-Nav Navigator for VALOR ROV

24.09.2021
Subsea technology specialist Seatronics has been announced as the first customer for Sonardyne’s new SPRINT-Nav Mini Navigator, launched just one week ago. Seatronics has purchased the technology, the world’s smallest hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation instrument, for its VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), itself designed to be the smallest, most powerful and capable inspection class ROV in its category.

Ørsted Reveals Multi-billion Pound Investment Plans for Scotland

24.09.2021
Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind development, has revealed its intention to invest up to £12bn directly with Scottish companies on developing and constructing offshore wind farms in the country over the next ten years, with £billions more to be spent with Scottish supply chain businesses once these wind farms become operational.

Rovco Successfully Commences Year 2 of Multi-million-pound Agreement on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

22.09.2021
We are happy to announce the commencement of our year 2 subsea and hydrographic campaign on Beatrice, Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm. Remaining incumbent at Beatrice forms part of our continued growth strategy, with Rovco now having worked at over 50% of the operational wind farms in UK waters. Our growth is further supported by the recently announced investment of £9.5m in our new Survey Solutions division.

Fugro Commits Geo-data Expertise and Experience to UN Ocean Decade Under New Partnership Agreement

22.09.2021
Fugro has signed a partnership agreement with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IOC-UNESCO) to improve the coordination of and access to global ocean science data.

SeeByte and Raytheon Combine AN/AQS-20C Sonar with SeeTrack C2 Software for Real-time Contact Analysis

21.09.2021
SeeByte and Raytheon Technologies are working together to bring Raytheon’s AN/AQS-20C advanced minehunting sonar system data into SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4, multi-domain command and control system.

TechnipFMC Celebrates it’s 1300th Subsea tree from Dunfermline Campus

20.09.2021
The Dunfermline, U.K. Campus of TechnipFMC celebrated reaching a momentous milestone: the completion of its 1300th subsea tree (XT). Since its opening in 1974, the facility has delivered XTs to 34 customers in 21 countries. One third of the deliveries have been for Equinor, with the 1300th XT going to the Snorre project offshore Norway.

Ridley Promises to Smash Barriers to Using Subsea Robotics in Offshore Wind

20.09.2021
Aberdeen technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult are set to demonstrate a concept for a submersible mothership that will make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.

UK Industry Asked to Explore Cutting-edge Alternative Navigation Technologies

19.09.2021
Cutting-edge ways of navigating in the event of disruption of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are being explored by innovative UK industry on behalf of Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S).

INESC TEC Chooses Blueprint Lab Manipulator for Offshore Energy O&M Research

19.09.2021
INESC TEC is a private, non-profit organisation specialising in research and development (R&D) within science and technology sectors as well as consulting, training and developing emerging tech-centric companies. Operating at the intersection of business and academia, INESC TEC applies research and knowledge acquired throughout its various undertakings in technology transfer projects.

Subsea 7 Awarded FEED Contract in Norway

17.09.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a contract by Aker BP for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the NOA Fulla development project, offshore Norway. NOA Fulla is located in the southern part of the NOAKA area in the Norwegian North Sea.


Making Oceanographic Data of Extraordinary Quality Accessible to a Wider Audience

17.09.2021
Alseamar, a producer of glider UUVs, has been able to produce highly accurate data plots of current profiles from large swathes of the water column. A combination of tailor-made algorithms, underwater gliders and a high-performing ADCP from Nortek has helped break new ground for the oceanographic community, making high-quality data more accessible for a multitude of stakeholders.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco Christens Underwater Vehicle at GEOMAR

17.09.2021
As an expression of the long-standing and close ties, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco today christened the new autonomous underwater vehicle "Albert I. de Monaco" at GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.

L3Harris Marks 100 Years in UK with Commitments to Armed Forces Community and Defence

17.09.2021
L3Harris Technologies marked 100 years of support for the United Kingdom’s defence and security needs by signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a significant commitment to members of the armed forces community.

UKHO Revamps ADMIRALTY EasyTide with New Platform and Website

15.09.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has successfully launched its new ADMIRALTY EasyTide platform following extensive research on enhancing its tidal product portfolio.

ECA GROUP Selects CTM and PATRIA to Supply Electromagnetic and Acoustic Modules for its Minesweeping Solution

15.09.2021
ECA GROUP has contracted CTM and PATRIA to supply two minesweeping subsystems that will be towed with its INSPECTOR 125-S Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV). The fully integrated solution will provide enhanced multi-influence minesweeping capabilities within the Mine Counter Measures replacement (rMCM) programme awarded by Belgium and the Netherlands to the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA GROUP.

SEA-KIT Wins Funding to Demonstrate Zero Emission Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology for USVs

15.09.2021
SEA-KIT International, leading designer and builder of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs), has won funding to install an innovative PCB based hydrogen fuel cell, engineered by project partner Bramble Energy, on its 12m USV ‘Maxlimer’ and demonstrate zero emission maritime operations.

OceanTools to Develop New Line of Robotic Products

13.09.2021
OceanTools, based in Aberdeen, UK, global leaders in subsea engineering, announce the expansion of their product portfolio with the introduction of newly developed subsea robotic products following a significant period of growth.

ROVOP Appoints New President for the Americas as it Prepares for Significant Growth in North and South America

09.09.2021
ROVOP, a leading independent provider of cutting-edge subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has appointed Daniel Wheeler as its new President for the Americas.
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