ROV Planet Articles

Neptune Energy Uses Utility ROV Services for Decommissioning Work

01.12.2021
Piping spools and umbilicals will be removed using the Utility ROV Services system (UTROV), a remotely-operated tool carrier equipped with multiple attachments for the recovery of subsea equipment, reducing the necessity for multiple vessels and equipment providers to carry out the complex work.

Advanced Acoustic Concepts Selects Sonardyne for Underwater Target Tracking

01.12.2021
Undersea weapon, sensors and integrated systems specialist Advanced Acoustic Concepts has chosen underwater positioning technology from maritime technology company Sonardyne to work for the US Department of Defense (DoD).

Blue Robotics Expands on the WetLink Product Line

01.12.2021
Torrance based Blue Robotics announced the expansion of the WetLink family of products. The WetLink Penetrator (WLP) is Blue Robotics’ next-generation solution for low-cost, high pressure, high reliability sealing of electrical cables as they pass into enclosures or other devices. It’s rated to a depth of 950 meters (3,116 feet) and compared to subsea connectors or penetrators, the WLP is a fraction of the cost while offering validated reliability. The WetLink Penetrator line now has cable gland sizes compatible with cables between 3.7mm to 9.8mm diameter.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 29

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

Houston Mechatronics Becomes Nauticus Robotics

30.11.2021
Our mission hasn’t changed, our name has. Today, Houston Mechatronics, Inc. becomes Nauticus Robotics, Inc. We are dedicated to rebooting the ocean services industry centered around an environmentally sustainable and economically efficient model using our purpose-built, interconnected surface and subsea robots.

Neptune Energy Completes Seagull Manifold Installation

29.11.2021
NEPTUNE Energy and its joint venture partners, bp and JAPEX, have completed the safe and successful installation of the manifold and umbilical for the Seagull project in the UK Central North Sea.

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.
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