ROV Planet Articles

World’s Most Compact 6,000m Rated Sonar Launched

13.07.2021
Impact Subsea has announced the launch of the world's most compact 6,000 meters / 19,685 feet depth rated imaging sonar. The new addition to the ISS360 range of sonars provides a full 360° field of vision, 80 meters range capability and high resolution imagery using powerful CHIRP based signalling. Heading and Attitude readings can also be provided by the sonar.

WindEurope Launches “WindFlix”, an On-demand wind Energy Video Platform

12.07.2021
After the success of last year’s WindTV*, WindEurope is launching "WindFlix", a new on-demand wind energy video platform. It’ll offer informative and entertaining content on all aspects of wind energy. WindFlix content will be available for free - and with no registration required

Ultra Awarded Six Contracts for Innovation in Canada

12.07.2021
In recognition of Ultra's drive to be at the forefront of technology advancement, Ultra announces today that it has been awarded six contracts by Canada’s Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.

Triumph Subsea Services Terminates LOI with InfraStrata for the Delivery of Windfarm Development Vessels

12.07.2021
Triumph Subsea Services would like to advise that it has formally cancelled the Letter of Intent that was issued to InfraStrata plc on the 9th December 2020. The Letter of Intent was for one firm and one optional ST designed 200m x 35m Windfarm Development Vessels (WDV). The WDV is a turn-key solution for floating windfarm installations, cable laying and providing marine services for offshore carbon capture and green hydrogen projects. Following Triumph's business model of building and operating vessels with maximum local content these UK built vessels would have provided numerous employment opportunities for the UK supply chain. These opportunities would also have existed during the vessels execution of UK renewables projects as the vessels would have been crewed and operated by UK personnel.

Subsea 7 Awarded the Kobra East Gekko (KEG) Field Development Contract in Norway

10.07.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable contract by Aker BP for the Kobra East Gekko (KEG) field development, located in the Alvheim area of the North Sea

Newton Labs Launches the SW1050UW ROV Specifically Designed for Dam Inspection

09.07.2021
The SW1050UW underwater inspection drone mounted with the M310UW Newton Underwater Laser Scanner is specifically designed for the inspection of dams.

Scientists Explore Seamounts in Phoenix Islands Archipelago, Gaining New Insights into Deep Water Diversity and Ecology

09.07.2021
Marine scientists aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s research vessel Falkor have identified likely new marine species and deep sea organisms on nine seamounts that were explored for the first time in the remote Phoenix Islands Archipelago. In a 34-day expedition that ended today, scientists also conducted high-resolution seafloor mapping of more than 30,000 square kilometers and video exploration of five additional seamounts.

SEA-KIT’s Latest USV is First to Receive Lloyd’s Register Unmanned Marine Systems Certification

09.07.2021
The first ever Unmanned Marine Systems (UMS) certificate has been awarded to SEA-KIT International by Lloyd’s Register, representing an important milestone for the maritime industry.

Ørsted Announces Partnership with Falck Renewables and BlueFloat Energy to Unlock Floating Wind Potential in Scotland

09.07.2021
Ørsted, the world leader in offshore wind, today announces a partnership with onshore wind community engagement pioneer Falck Renewables and floating wind expert BlueFloat Energy, to participate in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.

Maersk Drilling Secures Extended Well Intervention Scope for Low-emission Rig

09.07.2021
Equinor Energy AS has exercised an option to add additional well intervention work to the previously agreed work scope for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid at the Martin Linge field offshore Norway. The added well intervention scope has a firm duration of 31 days, which means that the rig is now contracted until February 2022. The firm value of the contract extension is approximately USD 10.5m, including integrated services but excluding potential performance bonuses.


Uni-Pact USV Empowers FMS Next-gen Survey Work

08.07.2021
Unique Group, one of the world’s leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, has successfully supported First Marine Solutions’ (FMS) Survey and Positioning Business line, and their end client Well-Safe Solutions, in completing a cutting-edge, carbon-conscious debris survey in the Port of Cromarty Firth, Scotland, using Unique’s proprietary unmanned survey vessel (USV), Uni-Pact.

Subsea 7 Agrees to Combine its Renewables Business Unit with OHT

08.07.2021
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced an agreement to combine its Renewables business unit(1) with OHT ASA (Oslo Børs: OHT), subject to the customary approvals, conditions and relevant employee consultations. The combined company will be renamed Seaway 7 ASA and will initially retain OHT’s listing on Oslo’s Euronext Growth market, with a view to a future listing on Oslo Børs.

Energy Transition to Take Centre Stage at SPE Offshore Europe Virtual Conference

08.07.2021
Energy transition topics will take centre stage at the SPE Offshore Europe 2021 virtual conference taking place from 7-10 September 2021.

SEAMOR Marine Partners with Nautilus Oceanica to Bring World-class ROVs to Spain

07.07.2021
SEAMOR Marine and Nautilus Oceanica of Madrid, Spain, signed an exclusive partnership agreement to distribute SEAMOR’s world-class remotely operated vehicles in Spain.

Aker Solutions Delivers Large Johan Sverdrup Module

06.07.2021
Aker Solutions today delivers the 5000-ton additional module for the Johan Sverdrup riser platform. The module is a part of the field’s second development phase and is the latest in a series of large deliveries from Aker Solutions to the Johan Sverdrup field development.

Grove Academy Students Awarded First Place at RGU MATE ROV Competition

05.07.2021
A team of young engineers from Grove Academy in Dundee has once again taken top place in an annual competition at Robert Gordon University and will now have the opportunity to progress to the MATE ROV World Championships in USA.

Research to start on end-of-life oil fields after the UK’s National Oceanography Centre secures funding

04.07.2021
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA) project, led by the NOC will trial the concept of using submarines like Boaty for high-tech, low-impact monitoring to pick up any potential environmental impacts at these sites.

Deep Trekker to Optimise Operations with Mission Planning Software

04.07.2021
Deep Trekker is proud to launch our new mission planning feature! The first iteration of our mission planning update gives ROV users the ability to plot and save waypoints on their handheld controller. The new mission planning feature pairs especially well with Deep Trekker's newest ROV, the PIVOT.
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