ROV Planet Articles

Saab Seaeye's New Underwater Robot to Join Ocean Infinity's Armada

15.11.2021
A contract has been signed with launch customer Ocean Infinity for 10 of the latest Saab Seaeye underwater robots, supporting new jobs and site expansion.

Ocean Business 2021 Reunites the Ocean Tech Industry with a Bang

13.11.2021
Ocean Business 2021, which took place on the quayside of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 12-14 October has been hailed a triumph, with the industry raring to get back to face-to-face business and networking. The long-awaited event welcomed thousands of visitors, including delegates from 52 countries.

Seaway 7 Awarded the Third Phase of the Dogger Bank Development

13.11.2021
Seaway 7 ASA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a sizeable (1) contract by Dogger Bank Wind Farm for the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces on the third phase of the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, Dogger Bank C. The company will utilise their specialist Heavy Lift Vessel Alfa Lift, and offshore installation will commence in 2024 following the installation of the Dogger Bank A and B phases. The contract award is subject to Dogger Bank C reaching Financial Close by the end of 2021.

DeepOcean Awarded Vessel Services Frame Agreement

12.11.2021
DeepOcean has been awarded a frame agreement contract by an undisclosed US-based operator for delivery of engineering, project management and vessel support to execute a wide range of subsea activities throughout 2022.

New U-Boat Worx C-Researcher 3 Aboard Purpose-built Feadship

12.11.2021
Meet Shinkai, the world’s first superyacht designed around a submersible. When the owner of the 54.9-meter explorer placed his order with Feadship, he already had a new U-Boat Worx C-Researcher 3 waiting to be accommodated.

UDT 2021 Takes Teamwork to the Underwater Domain

12.11.2021
UDT 2021 takes place 15-17 December in Rostock, Germany Senior military personnel and industry experts will put the operational dynamic of ‘teamwork in the underwater domain’ front and centre when the global undersea defence community comes together at UDT 2021 in Rostock, Germany, in December.

UK’s National Centre for Operational Excellence for Marine Robotics Launches

11.11.2021
CEbotiX, the UK’s national centre for operational development, workforce training and assurance of autonomous maritime technology, has officially launched.

Fugro Launches its New Generation of Uncrewed Surface Vessels in the Netherlands

11.11.2021
Fugro’s Blue Essence, an offshore certified uncrewed surface vessel (USV) with an electric remotely operated vehicle (eROV), will begin its first project in the Netherlands. During operations the vessel is controlled from an onshore remote operations centre (ROC) via a satellite connection and will be used for the inspection of offshore assets, construction support services, and hydrographic and geophysical surveys.

Maersk Drilling Announces Agreement to Merge with Noble

11.11.2021
The Drilling Company of 1972 A/S (“Maersk Drilling”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Noble Corporation (“Noble”) in a primarily all-stock transaction. The combined company will be named Noble Corporation, and its shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Copenhagen. The transaction is targeted to close in mid-2022.

Boskalis Acquires Inter-array Cabling Contract for Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 Offshore Wind Farms

11.11.2021
Boskalis announces that it has been awarded an inter-array cable installation contract by Ørsted for the German Borkum Riffgrund 3 and Gode Wind 3 offshore wind farms. The contract includes the transport, installation and burial of a combined total of 106 inter-array cables.


Houston University's Falcon in Pipeline Leak Solution

09.11.2021
A breakthrough in leak risk detection at oil pipe flanges comes from research by the University of Houston using a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot as a development platform. Called SmartTouch, the solution involves integrating innovative robotic manipulator controls into the Falcon that provide multiple stress wave sensors for touch-based inspection of bolted joints, along with the latest structural health monitoring and inspection technologies. Video cameras and scanning sonars are also integrated into the system.

Fugro Wins Two Energinet site Investigation Contracts for Denmark’s Energy Island

08.11.2021
Fugro has secured two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project. A global first, this purpose-built artificial island will be situated 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform the preliminary geotechnical site investigation for the Energy Island and the adjacent offshore wind farm zone. The resulting Geo-data will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.

DEME Offshore Lands Project for Construction of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Farm

08.11.2021
DEME Offshore US LLC, the world’s leading offshore wind farm contractor, today announced that it has secured a +$1.1 Billion Balance of Plant (BoP) contract for the construction of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project in a Consortium with Prysmian. The contract, with a total value amounting to +$1.9 Billion, has been awarded by Dominion Energy Virginia, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy Inc., to a consortium made up of DEME Group and Prysmian.

Argeo Chooses Kongsberg Maritime-supported Eelume Autonomous Underwater Inspection Solution

08.11.2021
Argeo AS, a survey and inspection company focused on subsea data acquisition and visualisation, has selected Eelume’s autonomous ‘snake robot’ to assist in their operations in the first commercial contract to be signed for this innovative technology. Eelume’s advanced robotic solutions have been developed with the assistance of Kongsberg Maritime, who remain a majority shareholder in the venture.

Sonardyne and Wavefront Demonstrate Obstacle Avoidance Capability on UK’s Test XLUUV

04.11.2021
Underwater obstacle avoidance technology from maritime defence technology companies, Sonardyne and Wavefront, has been successfully demonstrated on board an extra-large, uncrewed, underwater vehicle (XLUUV) built and operated by Plymouth-based MSubs Ltd.

Registration Opens for Oceanology International 2022

04.11.2021
Registration has just opened for Oceanology International 2022 (15 - 17 March 2022), marking the first time since 2018 that the Oi ocean technology community can come together and do business face to face.

HullWiper teams up World Subsea Services to Bring Hull Cleaning Operations to Sri Lanka

02.11.2021
In-water hull cleaning specialist HullWiper Ltd has formed a partnership with leading underwater and related services company World Subsea Services Pvt Ltd to bring sustainable and affordable hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka.

ROVOP Marks 10th Anniversary with £25m in Contract Wins

29.10.2021
ROVOP, a leading independent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) specialist, is on a strong growth trajectory after securing contracts valued at £25m in the last six months. The Aberdeen headquartered global business, which is marking its tenth anniversary this year, has won a diverse spread of work across offshore energy sectors in Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas.
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