ROV Planet Articles

Contract Award for MPSV Siem Dorado

28.04.2021
Siem Offshore has been awarded a 40 days firm contract plus options, in addition to mobilization and demobilization fees, for the MPSV "Siem Dorado" for work in the North Sea. The contract is the first contract the company has secured with DCN Diving, and we very much are looking forward to cooperate with a new client within the air-diving segment of the industry. The vessel has commenced its mobilization from Norway.

MENCK to Partner with Van Oord on the Installation of Italy’s First Offshore Wind Farm

28.04.2021
MENCK, the lead brand for the foundations and cables business segment within marine energy and infrastructure services company Acteon, has signed a contract with Dutch marine contractor Van Oord to deliver the hammer spread for the installation of the Taranto offshore wind farm, Italy’s first. The installation of 10 monopiles, each supporting a 3-MW turbine, will begin in Q3 2021 using the MPI Resolution and is expected to take 16 days. MENCK will supply one MHU 800S hydraulic hammer spread, including service technicians.

Hydro Group supports Forum Energy with Innovative Product Development for its Latest Submarine Rescue Vessel

27.04.2021
Hydro Group are pleased to announce the successful delivery of equipment to Forum Energy Technologies to support the delivery of their latest Submarine Rescue Vessel. The SRV was completed in November 2020 for a foreign navy in the Asia-Pacific region and was built to the latest Lloyds design codes to facilitate full class certification. The system was also supplied with a Launch & Recovery System and a complete training & aftersales support package as well as an ROV System, Simulator, ELSS Pod Skid & Mating Target.

Belgian Navy Renew SeeByte’s C2 Software for AUV fleet and Mine Warfare School

27.04.2021
SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4 Multi-Domain Command and Control system will continue to support the Belgian Navy’s fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles, and provide training for the Belgian and Netherlands Naval Mine Warfare school, EGUERMIN.

North-east Concept Design Company Develops New Product to Speed up Floating Wind Deployment

27.04.2021
A NORTH-east based concept design and product development company has created a new integrated solution which could accelerate the deployment of floating offshore wind. SBT Energy’s Disconnectable Turret for Renewables (DTR) combines spread and single point mooring to achieve “sizable” cost and time savings, when compared to current methods according to the company.

Aleron Ltd Establish New Partnership Agreement with SEA.O.G Offshore

27.04.2021
Aleron Ltd, specialists in complete ROV & tooling solutions, are pleased to announce their newly established partnership with SEA.O.G Offshore. The USA company, with bases in Houston, Texas and New Bedford, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of Maritime Support Services for the Oil & Gas and renewable industries.

Kraken Receives Order for Pressure Tolerant Batteries from Dive Technologies

27.04.2021
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has received another order for its 6000-meter SeaPower® pressure tolerant batteries from Dive Technologies Inc., of Quincy, Massachusetts. Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (DIVE-LD) are powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries. The value of the order is $0.6 million. The batteries are expected to be delivered in Q3 and will be integrated into the third DIVE-LD production hull.

Development Grant Awarded to Autonomous Robotics Ltd

26.04.2021
Autonomous Robotics Ltd (ARL) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant funded project from OGTC and two European energy companies who have a proven track record using ocean bottom seismic and are keen supporters of technology development. The project is to develop a bespoke seismic sensor to fit in the company’s autonomous underwater vehicle solution, Flying Node, and is expected to last 15 months.

Videosoft Boards the Mayflower Autonomous Ship

26.04.2021
Videosoft's adaptive low bandwidth video streaming technology has been selected and installed on the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) to help relay high-quality footage of the ship’s various missions back to humans on land.

Jan De Nul Orders Highly Powered Versatile Trenching Vehicle Swordfish

26.04.2021
Jan De Nul Group has signed an agreement with Osbit Ltd (UK) for the design and construction of a new subsea trenching vehicle, named Swordfish. Delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022.


3D at Depth Delivers Subsea LiDAR Metrology to Support North Sea Project

23.04.2021
3D at Depth, Inc., the world's expert in commercial Subsea LiDAR (SL) laser technology and leading provider of underwater survey support services and 3D data solutions announced today they have recently completed a series of 31 metrologies at eight locations on the Equinor Snorre Expansion Project, for Subsea 7.

OPT Deploys PB3 PowerBuoy for Enel Green Power in Chile

23.04.2021
Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has deployed its PB3 PowerBuoy for Enel Green Power (EGP) off the coast of Las Cruces in Chile to support the country’s transition to clean energy.

Mocean Energy Unveils Blue X Wave Power Prototype

23.04.2021
Scottish wave power specialist Mocean Energy has unveiled its Blue X wave energy prototype which will hit the Orkney waters next month.

Argeo Orders a Newbuild AUV and Secures a Significant Survey Contract

23.04.2021
Norwegian marine survey contractor Argeo has ordered a newbuild SeaRaptor 6000 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) from Teledyne Gavia, in parallel with securing a deep-water survey contract in the Pacific region.

Contract award for Siem Spearfish in the Gulf of Mexico

23.04.2021
Norwegian subsea shipping company Siem Offshore has signed a contract with an undisclosed subsea construction company for an offshore project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Next Step for Hywind Tampen

22.04.2021
The Hywind Tampen project is now moving from Stord to the deep-water site at Dommersnes where the concrete slipforming of the spar-substructures will be completed. This is the first concrete slipforming for an offshore project on the Norwegian continental shelf since the Troll A platform was delivered in 1995.

Aker Solutions Completes First Phase of the Hywind Tampen Construction

22.04.2021
The first part of the construction of the Hywind Tampen concrete foundations was finalized this week at Aker Solutions’ yard in Stord, Norway. The 11 substructures are currently being towed to Vindafjord where the rest of the slip-forming and mechanical outfitting will be completed.

Protect-Net UK Ltd Appoints its First Sales Agent to Deliver its 2021/22 Growth Plan

22.04.2021
Protect-Net UK Ltd, the UK and Ireland distributor of all Poly-Net® Protective and Packaging Products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elmeridge Cables Ltd as its southern UK Agent. Protect-Net UK Ltd was established in 2019 by Anne Esson, based on her own 21 years of machining manufacturer experience supporting the offshore oil and gas sector.
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