ROV Planet Articles

Saildrone Closes $100 Million Series C Funding Round to Advance Ocean Intelligence Products

18.10.2021
Led by BOND, the financing will be used to scale Saildrone’s operations to meet the rapidly growing demand for critical ocean data. Saildrone, the emerging market leader in ocean data, ocean mapping, and maritime intelligence solutions, today announced the close of its $100M Series C round, bringing its total funding to $190M.

Subsea 7 Confirms Contract Offshore Turkey in the Black Sea

15.10.2021
Subsea 7 today confirmed the award of a major contract by Turkish Petroleum for the Sakarya field development offshore Turkey in the Black Sea. The award was announced on a redacted basis on 29 September 2021 and the contract was recorded in the backlog of Subsea and Conventional in the third quarter.

The National Oceanography Centre and Subsea 7 Launch Research Alliance Aim to Improve the Scientific Understanding of Global Oceans

14.10.2021
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is partnering with Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects for the energy sector, to create BORA Blue Ocean Research Alliance™. The alliance represents a significant step towards gaining a better understanding of the world’s oceans and seas for a sustainable marine future.

Falcon across Turkey

14.10.2021
Turkey’s marine operations company, ARAS Marine, has chosen for its expansive operations the deep-rated Saab Seaeye Falcon as a key underwater robotics resource.

Maersk Drilling Named Preferred Contractor for the Greensand Danish Offshore Carbon Storage Project

14.10.2021
In extension of its commitment to participating in Phase 2 of the Greensand offshore carbon storage project, Maersk Drilling has entered a framework agreement with the Nini Joint Venture, operated by INEOS Oil & Gas Denmark and Wintershall Dea, covering the supply of drilling rigs for the project offshore Denmark. The agreement confirms Maersk Drilling as the preferred contractor with a right to all drilling rig work involved in Project Greensand on market-rate terms until the end of 2027. The agreement is subject to the project obtaining the necessary funding and final investment decision.

OceanTools Launch the Smallest Subsea IP Camera on the Market at Ocean Business 2021

13.10.2021
OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have launched two new high performance subsea cameras the C3-30 IP & C9-GigE, to add to their extensive underwater product range at the Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton.

iXblue Launches new ROTV to Enhance Autonomous Survey Scope

12.10.2021
iXblue, a global leader in the field of maritime autonomy, announces the launch of its first Remotely Operated Towed Vehicle (ROTV): FlipiX. Designed to be operated autonomously from iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) or from a light vessel, FlipiX enhances autonomous survey capabilities and allows to conduct multi-sensor operations in a single run, ultimately offering unmatched operational efficiency.

ECA GROUP Launches the R7 - a Perfect Balance of Power and Portability

12.10.2021
The R7, the latest addition to ECA GROUP's family of ROVs, combines the compactness and ease of deployment of mini-ROVs with the performance, speed and payload carrying capacity of professional observation-class ROVs.

Seatronics Announces Global Distribution Agreement with RTSYS

12.10.2021
Seatronics, the lead brand within Acteon’s electronics and tooling segment, has today announced a global distribution agreement with French manufacturer RTSYS for its autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) product lines. Both parties are at Ocean Business 2021 in Southampton this week to perform a live demonstration of the Comet-300 AUV.

Valeport Launches New Marine Sensing and Monitoring Instruments at Ocean Business

12.10.2021
Ocean Business 21 is the launch venue for Valeport’s new Bathy2, an exciting evolution in the collection of bathymetric data, which will be shown for the first time ahead of its formal release in Q1/Q2 2022. Also making their debut on the manufacturer of environmental sensors stand, are four innovative instruments designed with ease of use at their core, where a much improved user experience is now available alongside the highest quality, precise data.


Ocean Infinity Acquires Red Rock AS

12.10.2021
Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company is excited to announce that it has acquired Red Rock, a technology company with solutions that will enable autonomous port operations; a key enabler for future uncrewed shipping.

FiberHome Awards IKM Ocean Design a Detailed Design Contract for Installation of Submarine Communication Cables in the Philippines.

11.10.2021
FiberHome Phils.,Inc. has awarded IKM Ocean Design AS a detailed design contract for cable routing, installation and protection engineering of around 650km submarine communication cables in the Philippines, which is focusing on the need to expand and upgrade the telecommunication services and the establishment of new submarine cable systems in the Philippines.

Saipem selects Fugro’s InclinoCam® for Precise Pile Positioning Contract Offshore Senegal

11.10.2021
Fugro has been awarded by Saipem a monitoring contract to support the construction of a liquid natural gas (LNG) jetty for BP’s Greater Tortue Ahmeyim field offshore Senegal/Mauritania.

DOF Subsea and Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. form Strategic Alliance for Global AUV Services

11.10.2021
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) and DOF Subsea AS (DOF) have entered into a strategic alliance for Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services to the global offshore industry.

European Commission Relies on Elwave’s Biomimicry to Revolutionise Underwater Robotics

08.10.2021
Founded in 2018, ELWAVE is growing fast and has caught the eye of industrialists and public authorities. Nine months after its first fundraising in December 2020, ELWAVE received a large grant of €1.7 million from the European Commission in September 2021, dedicated to maritime innovation.

Last Chance to Register for Ocean Business 2021

08.10.2021
The hands-on ocean technology event opens next week, 12-14 October. Don’t miss out on registering for the biggest ocean technology event of the year. Ocean Business opens its doors once again next week from 12-14 October 2021, at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.

Transmark Subsea and Boxfish Research to Launch ARV-i at Ocean Business 21

08.10.2021
In October, an entirely new class of underwater observation vehicle, the ARV-i, will be launched at Ocean Business 21. New Zealand-based Boxfish Research and Norwegian partner Transmark Subsea developed the autonomous underwater resident vehicle in a joint venture. The innovative technology enables continuous monitoring of underwater assets with application to a range of offshore industries, including energy, oil and gas, wind farms and aquaculture.

COSLPromoter to Drill for Statfjord Subsea Fields

08.10.2021
Equinor has awarded COSL Offshore Management AS a contract to drill four wells on Statfjord Øst with the COSLPromoter rig from the spring of 2023. In addition, the rig has options for drilling five wells for Statfjord satellites afterwards.
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