ROV Planet Articles

SeeByte Awarded Contract from DE&S to Provide C2 and Autonomy for Royal Navy MHC

08.06.2022
SeeByte has been awarded a contract by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) agency to provide a range of command and control, autonomy and software design services to the UK Ministry of Defence in support of all Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) and related programmes.

Forcys – A Sea Change in Naval Underwater Technology

07.06.2022
Forcys brings to market world-changing solutions from leading technology partners Chelsea Technologies, EIVA, Sonardyne, Voyis and Wavefront. Backed by over fifty years of experience, Forcys offers the global maritime defence sector, remote, autonomous and networked control capabilities that deliver integrated situational awareness to customers in the underwater domain.

Transocean Spitsbergen to Drill for Two Licences

07.06.2022
Equinor has, on behalf of the Haltenbanken West Unit and Halten East licences, awarded Transocean Spitsbergen a firm drilling programme consisting of nine wells and optionsfor another two. The value of the contract is estimated at around NOK 2.4 billion, including the options.

New Generation of Combat Submarine Not Susceptible to Modern Weapons or Cyber Attacks

03.06.2022
The ability to carry out a mission with a combat submarine on the other side of the world within 24 hours has now become a reality with the NEYK N3 built by Ocean Submarine. The world’s most manoeuvrable submarine features state-of-the-art-technology that allows it to complete missions even when faced with cyber-attacks.

Rovco Charters Glomar Worker for Offshore Wind Projects

02.06.2022
Rovco has further bolstered its fleet to support its growth in offshore wind. The leading provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions has signed a charter party agreement with Glomar Offshore for the Glomar Worker dynamic positioning (DP) vessel.

OFG Completes the Acquisition of NCS and P-Cable

02.06.2022
Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (OFG) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of NCS SubSea, which provides ultra-high resolution 3D seismic data to the oil and gas and new energy markets via their market-leading P-Cable system. With the addition of P-Cable technology, OFG now provides the broadest range of marine geophysical data technology and services available in the offshore market today, offering the widest range of sensor solutions from surface, AUV and ROV platforms, combined with unique multiphysics processing, integration, and interpretation capabilities.

Greensea Systems Acquires C-2 Innovations Product Line of Seafloor Crawling Robots and Creates New Company Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

01.06.2022
Marine robotics technology specialist Greensea Systems Inc. (Greensea) today announces the launch of Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company created to develop, manufacture, and distribute a line of amphibious robots recently acquired from C-2 Innovations Inc.

European VIPs Line Up for UDT 2022 Conference

01.06.2022
Defence leaders from European government and military forces will lead discussions at UDT 2022, when the undersea defence community reunites in Rotterdam on 7-9 June.

Cellula Completes CRD100 Seafloor Drill Maintenance and Upgrade Program

31.05.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed the mid-life maintenance and upgrade to Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co., Ltd. (Fukada)’s Unicorn-1 Seafloor Drill, based on Cellula’s CRD100 Seafloor Drill. The upgrades, including improvements for increased automation and a new user interface, incorporates many lessons learnt from the last six years of offshore work, resulting in greater operational efficiency, functionality and lifespan of the drill.

Saipem and Havfram to Evaluate a Potential Cooperation in the Offshore Wind Business

30.05.2022
Saipem SpA, Havfram Holding AS and HVAS Invest Kappa AS (a holding company controlled by HitecVision) have signed a non-binding agreement to evaluate a potential collaboration in the development and construction of offshore windfarms.


Kraken Awarded $1.6 Million for AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar Systems

30.05.2022
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce new contracts valued at more than $1.6 million for its AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Deliveries will occur in 2022. Due to confidentiality reasons the customers cannot be named.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA Conference

27.05.2022
The US is now committed to delivering a hybrid fleet that will be necessary for the Navy to meet emerging security concerns and compete and win in an era of great power competition by expanding and developing a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

HII Uses Movie Release to Celebrate Its Workforce

27.05.2022
With HII-built aircraft carriers featured prominently in the movie release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the nation’s largest shipbuilder recognized the release as an opportunity to celebrate its workforce, their contribution to national security and the company’s growing technologies business. In Virginia, where HII is the state’s largest industrial employer, the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division invited shipbuilders to get an early screening of the movie.

New Long-term Contract for Edda Freya

27.05.2022
DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi extend the long standing Relationship around the state-of-the-art Edda Freya vessel. Edda Freya is an advanced, hybrid-powered construction vessel suited for operations worldwide, designed by Salt Ship Design with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore constructions and advanced maintenance and repair operations. She was built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Edda Freya is one of three Østensjø Rederi- vessels on contract with DeepOcean.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

26.05.2022
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major contract by Petrobras for the development of the Búzios 8 field located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at 2,000 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

Gas and Condensate Discoveries to be Developed in the Norwegian Sea

26.05.2022
Equinor and Halten East partners Vår Energi, Spirit Energy and Petoro have decided to invest about NOK 9 billion in the development of the area neighbouring to the Åsgard field in the Norwegian Sea. The area consists of six gas and condensate discoveries and option on another three prospects. The partnership today submits the plan for development and operation to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.

NOVACAVI Obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 Approval for Cables

26.05.2022
NOVACAVI proudly obtained the Italian Navy’s NAV80 homologation for cables suitable onboard naval units enriching its wide range of special defence cables with: NOVANAV miniaturized and flexible cables for electrical and electronic interconnection according to NAV-80-6145-0003-14-01B000.

Fugro and Underwater Survey Technology 21 Extend Successful Collaboration in Offshore Wind Marine Site Characterisation

25.05.2022
Fugro has extended its Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) following strong demand for combined geophysical, geotechnical and metocean data services, launched 2019, to support South Korea’s ambitious expansion of wind power assets.
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