ROV Planet Articles

Bender LIM reduces cost and risk of legacy system upgrades in oil and gas platforms

19.01.2021
Cost effective upgrades to existing oil and gas infrastructure is a key requirement for operators, extending the life of offshore plant.

Equinor Awarded 17 New Production Licences on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

19.01.2021
Equinor has been awarded 17 new production licences by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the 2020 Award in Predefined Areas (APA) – 10 licences as operator and 7 licences as partner.

Fugro Wins Multidisciplinary Contract on Germany’s SuedLink Renewables Powerline

19.01.2021
Vössing Engineers have awarded Fugro a geotechnical and water consulting contract to support the route planning, permitting and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline.

Equinor Will Test Floating Solar off Frøya

18.01.2021
Equinor is already an offshore wind major. Now the company will explore the opportunities within offshore solar power. Together with Moss Maritime the company wants to start testing off the island of Frøya.

Rovco Signs Subsea Contract for Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

18.01.2021
Rovco, a leading provider of ROV and hydrographic services, combining innovative robotic platforms and cutting-edge technology, signs contract to perform subsea work on Scotland's largest operational Offshore Wind Farm, Beatrice.

Delivering Site Surveys and Installations Remotely

18.01.2021
In early 2020 the OceanWise team was putting the final touches to an environmental monitoring system which was destined for Africa. Despite mounting restrictions imposed amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, the team innovated using remote working to ensure delivery and installation of the all-important system, whilst maintaining high standards throughout.

MacArtney Group Supplies a 12-unit Turnkey Solution for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency

15.01.2021
The solution - featuring three different water sampler configurations in dedicated frames - which will help the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document marine conditions in Danish waters was made possible by MacArtney's skilled and professional workshop staff.

Saildrone Launches the World’s Largest and most Advanced Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Ocean Exploration.

15.01.2021
Saildrone, Inc. has launched a 72 foot (22 m) version of its uncrewed surface vehicles, known as saildrones. Powered by wind and solar energy, saildrones are capable of extreme-duration missions of up to 12 months in the open ocean.

Global Oceans Acquires 6000-meter ROVs and Towed Sonar System from Oceaneering International, Inc.

14.01.2021
Global Oceans (New York, NY USA), a US-based nonprofit corporation focused on mobilizing commercial sector resources for ocean science has acquired through a donation from Oceaneering International, Inc. (Houston, TX USA) three deep-sea exploration vehicles rated to 6000 meters of operational depth: the Magellan 725 ROV, the Ocean Discovery ROV, and the Ocean Explorer 6000 Towed Sonar System, together with a full complement of infrastructure to deploy the vehicles including winches, cranes, power systems, operational modules, workshops, and supplies.

Equinor Selected for Largest-ever US Offshore Wind Award

13.01.2021
Today, Equinor was selected to provide New York State with offshore wind power in one of the largest renewable energy procurements in the U.S. to date.


Maersk Drilling Secures One-Well UK Contract for Maersk Resolve

13.01.2021
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract from Spirit Energy for the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolve to drill one development well at Grove North East in the UK North Sea.

Complete Sonardyne Suite for Dive Technologies’ large Displacement AUV

12.01.2021
Quincy, Massachusetts, based underwater robotics innovator Dive Technologies has chosen a complete suite of Sonardyne technologies for navigation, tracking and control of its large displacement DIVE-LD autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) programme.

Teledyne Marine Introduces New Ultra Compact Acoustic Modem

12.01.2021
Teledyne Marine is pleased to announce the launch of its new Ultra Compact Modem (UCM). Sized at just 60 x 50 mm, and weighing in at just 55 grams, the OEM version of the UCM is the smallest acoustic modem ever designed by Teledyne Benthos.

TechnipFMC Announces Separation into Two Industry-Leading, Independent, Publicly Traded Companies

11.01.2021
TechnipFMC today announced the resumption of activities toward its planned separation into two industry-leading, independent, publicly traded companies: TechnipFMC, a fully integrated technology and services provider; and Technip Energies, a leading engineering and technology player. The separation would enhance TechnipFMC’s and Technip Energies’ focus on their respective strategies and provide both improved flexibility and growth opportunities, with each company uniquely positioned to capitalize on the energy transition.

Fugro Partners on ‘4S’ Global Satellite Observation Seafloor Mapping Innovation

11.01.2021
Fugro is participating in an EU co-funded research and innovation project to develop a remote solution for global satellite derived seafloor mapping. The 3-year project, named ‘4S’ (Satellite Seafloor Survey Suite), will develop an online cloud-based solution that will use highly automated earth observation algorithms and workflows to remotely map and monitor seafloor habitats, morphology and shallow water bathymetry. Fugro will lead the project’s business and integration actions, and their hydrographers and Geo-data specialists will evaluate the solution via several use cases around the globe

Fugro to Provide first Topographic lidar Base Map for Island Nation of Palau

08.01.2021
Fugro has been awarded a contract by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to perform high-resolution topographic lidar base mapping for the Republic of Palau.

Robert Gordon's College Pupils Triumph in Techfest's STEM in the Installation Challenge 2020

08.01.2021
Pupils from Robert Gordon’s College have taken first prize at TechFest’s digital adaptation of its STEM in the Installation project, thanks to their problem solving and teamwork.

Contract Awarded to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC to Build two new Oceanographic Ships for NOAA

08.01.2021
NOAA’s effort to recapitalize its aging fleet of research ships took a major step forward today with the U.S. Navy’s award of a $178,082,877 contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors LLC, Houma, Louisiana, for the detailed design and construction of two new oceanographic ships for the agency. NOAA is acquiring the vessels through an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command, a leader in building, providing and procuring large research ships for the nation's research fleet.
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