ROV Planet Articles

Subsea Specialist Blazes a Carbon Free Trail

13.05.2021
An up-and-coming name in the subsea survey industry has marked its second anniversary with an environmental first for the sector. Sulmara Subsea, which was founded in 2019, is believed to be the first company in its sector to fully offset its carbon emissions in line with the company’s carbon neutrality ambition. The move followed an extensive assessment of the carbon footprint from all of Sulmara’s operations in 2020 including flights and freight, as well as the individual carbon footprint of every member of staff.

Ocean Startup Challenge Returns with up to $1.4 Million for Ocean Innovators

13.05.2021
The Ocean Startup Project has launched its second Ocean Startup Challenge. Up from last year’s $350,000 in prize money, the 2021 edition of the competition will award up to $1.4 million to ocean innovators and entrepreneurs from rural, Indigenous, and urban communities across Canada and internationally.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Contract Extension with Total in Suriname

12.05.2021
Total E&P Suriname, Suriname Branch has exercised an option to add the drilling of one additional appraisal well in Suriname’s Block 58 to the work scope of the semi-submersible rig Mærsk Developer. The contract extension has an estimated duration of 100 days, with work expected to commence in end-May 2021 in direct continuation of the rig’s previously agreed work scope. The contract value of the extension is approximately USD 20m, including integrated services provided.

EdgeArchive is available now from Digital Edge Subsea

12.05.2021
EdgeArchive - Available Now Archive handles the transfer of data from the internal DVR drives to Client storage, either on a NAS a Raid, or a phased delivery to multiple external hard drives.

MacArtney Strengthens its Board of Directors with a New Profile from the Offshore Wind Industry

12.05.2021
The MacArtney Group will be welcoming a new face to its board of directors: Trine Borum Bojsen, Chief Operating Officer, Copenhagen Offshore Partners.

Equity Investment in AI Technology Business Blue Lion Labs Ltd

12.05.2021
OTAQ, the marine technology products and solutions group for the global aquaculture and offshore oil and gas industries, is pleased to announce a $300,000 equity investment in Blue Lion Labs Ltd (“Blue Lion”), a Canadian data management and software company developing solutions to multiple water-quality challenges, including real time monitoring of harmful organisms in water to deliver more sustainable food sources. Following completion of the Investment, OTAQ will hold a beneficial interest in approximately 10.0% of Blue Lion’s issued ordinary share capital.

Equinor Signs Deals with Startups from the Equinor and Techstars Energy Accelerator

12.05.2021
Equinor Ventures has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with f3nice, an Italian additive manufacturing company. This is one of the results of this year’s Equinor and Techstars Energy Accelerator.

Hydromea unveils the world’s first wireless compact underwater drone providing live HD video feedback

12.05.2021
Hydromea unveiled the prototype of world’s first wireless underwater drone in a pool demo today. The drone can fit into a backpack, can be remotely controlled, and sends HD video back in real time without any physical connection to the pilot. The drone will deliver significant benefits in a number of inspection scenarios in confined flooded spaces, such as hydropower dams, closed waterways and ballast tanks on ships, reducing the cost and time-to-results, eliminating safety risks of dangerous inspections performed by humans today.

SeeByte’s ATR Supports Royal Danish Navy and Polish Navy Onboard Kraken Robotics’ KATFISH™

11.05.2021
SeeByte, the global leader in developing smart software solutions for unmanned maritime systems, is pleased to announce they have partnered with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc (“Kraken”), a world leader in Synthetic Aperture Sonar or SAS, a revolutionary underwater imaging technology. to integrate their Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) System onto the Kraken KATFISH™ Towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS).

bp and EnBW Launch ScotWind Supplier Portal to Support Offshore Wind Growth

11.05.2021
bp and EnBW today launched a bespoke online portal for the Scottish engineering and supply sector, as the companies aim to expand their partnership’s offshore wind portfolio by taking part in the upcoming ScotWind leasing round.


Contract Awards to DOF Subsea in the Atlantic Region

11.05.2021
DOF Subsea has been awarded multiple contracts for execution in the North Sea, including a number of turnkey subsea projects within our core service lines – Inspection, Maintenance & Repair (IMR), Construction and Decommissioning.

Helix Robotics Solutions has completed its second campaign on the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

11.05.2021
Helix Robotics Solutions has completed its second campaign of the trenching of the inter array cables on the Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland.

Van Oord Acquires Second Autonomous Survey Vessel

10.05.2021
Van Oord is always on the lookout for innovative digital solutions that create value for our clients and take marine engineering to the next level. After a successful deployment of its first unmanned (autonomous) survey vessel last year, Van Oord ordered a second vessel.

CGG Awarded Equinor OBN Imaging Contract in Brazil

10.05.2021
CGG has been awarded a major contract by Equinor for the seismic imaging of its Bacalhau 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey covering 409 sq km currently being acquired in Brazil’s deepwater Santos Basin. Final products for the fully imaged dataset are expected to be delivered within ten months after the survey is scheduled to complete in May 2021.

Turkey’s First Indigenous Armed Unmanned Surface Vehicle (AUSV) ULAQ Completes Sea Trials

10.05.2021
Developed by the Turkish companies Ares Shipyard and Meteksan Defence, Turkey’s first armed unmanned surface vessel ULAQ prototype has completed sea trials.

UDS has been Awarded a Subsea Decommissioning Project in Thailand

10.05.2021
Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS) has been awarded an Subsea Decommissioning project in Thailand. The project will commence Sept 2021. UDS will use its internal assets. the Diving Support Construction Vessels Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, to perform the scope. The project will run well into 2022 with extensions.

Construction Contracts Worth £60 million Awarded for Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project

07.05.2021
Aberdeen Harbour Board has awarded two new contracts for the construction of the South Breakwater and Crown Wall, with a total value of £60 million.

iXlive Webinar - Transitioning to Remote Hydrography: Challenges and Opportunities

07.05.2021
Join us for our #iXlive webinar dedicated to #remote #Hydrography! Hydrography as we know it is brutally changing. The current pandemic made it very difficult to simply put to sea Research Vessels, the blue economy is booming, as is the need to keep surveyors out of harm’s way and grant easier and less expensive access to data and assets to most.
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