ROV Planet Articles

Fugro’s Cable Route Survey Helps Connect Scottish Islanders to Faster Broadband

06.09.2021
Fugro has completed the offshore fieldwork phase of a high-profile multidisciplinary contract for Global Marine that will help determine subsea routes for 16 new fibre optic cables in the Hebrides and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

C-Kore Expands its Horizons

03.09.2021
The reputation of C-Kore subsea test tools for quickly and accurately locating existing faults in subsea circuits, and for monitoring the integrity of new umbilicals during installation, continues to spread around the globe. Over recent months the UK based company, C-Kore Systems Ltd, has been delighted to add Angola, China, Canada, and Israel to the list of countries where their tools have been successfully deployed.

Offshore wind: New Ocean Grid project in the North Sea

03.09.2021
The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, announced today that the Ocean Grid project will get financial support of 82.7 million NOK, through the Green Platform scheme. The project will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable a profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. It will look particularly at the way offshore wind will be connected to the grid. The work will touch on both bottom-fixed and floating wind farms, and will in the long term enable the creation of green jobs and increased export revenues.

Subsea 7 Announces Seaway 7 ASA Executive Team

03.09.2021
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the proposed executive team for Seaway 7 ASA, the company resulting from the planned combination1 of its Renewables business unit with OHT ASA.

Unique Group Adds iXblue Gaps M7 USBL to its US Pool of Rental Equipment

02.09.2021
Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group announces the purchase of an iXblue Gaps M7 USBL (Ultra Short Base Line) acoustic positioning and communication system. This new addition will be placed in Unique Group’s rental pool of equipment and made available to clients across the Americas.

Fugro Wins 2021 Australian Subsea Business Award for Innovation and Technology

02.09.2021
Fugro has been awarded the prestigious Craig Black Award for Innovation and Technology at Subsea Energy Australia’s 2021 Australian Subsea Business Awards.

Global Underwater Hub Appoints Industry Heavy-hitter as First Chair

01.09.2021
The £13million UK and Scottish Government-backed, Global Underwater Hub (GUH) has appointed its first chair. Andrew Hodgson will take up the role as Subsea UK transitions into a new strategically-focused organisation that that will transform the UK’s £8bn underwater industry into one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the country, generating £45bn in revenues by 2035. This will accelerate the drive to net-zero and create high value sustainable jobs and exports. The GUH will harness opportunities in a rapidly-growing global market, create a step-change in the growth and internationalisation of UK underwater expertise, technologies, services and skills and drive innovation to accelerate the energy transition.

Webtool Announces HCV220 Heavy-Duty Cable Cutter

01.09.2021
Hydraulic cutting tools and systems specialist, Webtool, has released a new heavy-duty cutter, the Webtool HCV220. Designed to cut cable, umbilical and risers in severe working conditions, the cutter can be deployed subsea mounted on an ROV, and as a deck-mounted cutter for planned production cutting.

Valeport Joins Ocean Infinity’s Armada

01.09.2021
Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Ocean Infinity to provide sound velocity and bathymetric data for their pioneering Armada Fleet, the world’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of ocean-going, robotic vessels.

Pliant Energy Systems Awarded $4.4M Contract from US Office of Naval Research

01.09.2021
Pliant Energy Systems has won a $4.4M award (with Option) from the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to mature their unique marine robotics platform.


ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28 is out NOW!

31.08.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and Marine Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Connecting the Oceans with the Popoto Modem, ISURUS ROV Opens Operating Windows for Renewables Projects, Ploughing Ahead: 50 Years of Subsea Excellence from SMD, OCEAN 2020 Open Cooperation for European Maritime Awareness, Deep Trekker Treks into Tech, Global ROV Contractor Plans for Future Expansion, RTSYS the Rising Company, ARCS: Canada’s First AUV, Power In and Data Out: How C-Power’s SeaRAY AOPS Starts the Future of the Ocean Economy Today, 80 Years of Habia Cable: From Submarines to ROVs, iAtlantic Project: A Scientific Research Mission to Explore the Deep Sea Around Cabo Verde, The Marine Robotics Workforce of the Future

Ocean Business is Back with an Unmissable FREE Training & Demo Programme

31.08.2021
Get hands on with the world’s leading ocean technology suppliers Ocean Business 2021, taking place from 12-14 October at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, will once again bring the ocean technology community together with an exhibition of 300 companies from around the world. The show will be packed with live product demonstrations, giving visitors the opportunity to see equipment in action and ‘test drive’ products before they purchase.

Visiting Ships and Waterborne Demos Announced for DSEI 2021

31.08.2021
Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will host five Royal Navy and international visiting ships when it takes place 14-17 September at London ExCeL. The vessels will provide an exclusive showcase of maritime technology and capability for visitors to explore.

Forum Energy Technologies to Build Life-support Pods for Greek Navy

30.08.2021
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has delivered two of its emergency life support store (ELSS) pods to the Hellenic Navy. The contract, which marks FET’s first supply to Greece’s naval force, will see the business manufacture the two pods at its facility in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.

Underwater Cable for Floating Energy Archipelago

30.08.2021
NOVACAVI has specially developed a hybrid underwater cable with optical fiber for the first sea-scale prototype of floating energy archipelago, an innovative idea for a sustainable use of marine renewable energy of CNR-INM (Institute for Marine Engineering).

New US-Europe Partnership Set to Advance USV Applications for Defence and Marine Survey Applications

27.08.2021
Marine technology specialist Subsea Europe Services and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) innovator MARTAC have signed an extensive partnership agreement for cooperation on the delivery of unmanned and autonomous marine survey platforms. The partnership unites Florida-headquartered MARTAC’s extensive USV portfolio for defence, commercial and scientific applications with Subsea Europe Services’ hydroacoustic sensors, platforms and solutions expertise, which is available through its established European rental pool, sales and support channels.

Unique Group and AMCS Sign Agreement to Develop USV Coxswain Course

25.08.2021
Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMC Search (AMCS), the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College to jointly develop a maritime industry accredited Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) Coxswain’s course.

Leonardo Stands Ready for Second OCEAN2020 Demonstration

24.08.2021
The second OCEAN2020 demonstration is due to take place in the Baltic Sea in the end of August. The exercise, which will be coordinated by Saab, will focus upon how naval forces can detect and identify high-speed surface threats and unknown submerged activity. OCEAN2020 is the largest European funded defence research project for maritime surveillance and sees Leonardo coordinating a team of 43 partners from 15 countries. The Baltic Sea demo will involve 13 unmanned systems, four naval units – a Swedish Support Ship, Lithuanian Patrol Vessel, Polish Mine Hunter and a German Research Vessel - a satellite and two command centres.
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