ROV Planet Articles

Two New Hires, Thirty Years of Experience, and One New Hull Crawler

Greensea expands workforce and technology in Plymouth, MA. – Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open software architecture for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team in their Plymouth, Massachusetts office to support their hull robotics program. James Truman, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the development of Greensea’s latest technology, a hull crawling robot with precise hull-relative navigation and autonomy capabilities. Assisting James on the hull robotics program is Sam Fladung, Robotics Engineer.

Change to Exploration in Equinor

Equinor is making a planned change to the leadership of Exploration.

MacArtney Puts First All-Electric eLARS into Production

Manufacturing has now begun and the first eLARS system, expected to come out of production in summer 2020, is well underway.

IMCA Shares COVID-19 Guidance

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) continues to add to its dedicated COVID webpage a variety of information and links to be of use to its membership.

Pulse Wins Greater Changhua Taiwan, Taiwan Offshore Wind Farm Contract

Pulse Structural Monitoring, an Acteon company, signed its first major contract for the provision of digital structural monitoring and insight services and equipment on an offshore wind farm. The contract, which provides for the design, fabrication, yard installation and commissioning of its market-leading monitoring instrumentation on three wind turbine foundations to be installed offshore Taiwan, was awarded by global offshore wind leader Ørsted.

Fugro Secures Remote Operations Contract on Well-Safe’s Guardian Rig

Fugro has secured an initial 3-year contract with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider. Fugro will deliver their integrated marine-based solution onboard the Well-Safe Guardian rig, Well-Safe Solutions’ bespoke semi-submersible unit for executing subsea well decommissioning work.

C-Kore's 300th Subsea Testing Unit Deployed

C-Kore Systems is pleased to announce the deployment of their 300th Subsea Testing Unit. This landmark event occurred for a fault-finding campaign off the north-west coast of Australia.

Maersk Drilling Receives Notice of Contract Termination for two Rigs

Today, The Drilling Company of 1972 A/S (“Maersk Drilling”) announces that it has received notice of early termination for convenience of two drilling contracts.

Essex Joins Forces with Hi-Tech Maritime Specialist SEA-KIT International in New Unmanned Vessel Collaboration

SEA-KIT International, a leading provider of hi-tech solutions for the maritime and research industries, is joining forces with Essex academics to create a secure and intelligent communication system for the control of unmanned surface vessels (USV).

Subsea UK Invests in Market Intelligence to Help Companies Identify Opportunities as the Industry Adapts to Virtual Working

Subsea UK has invested in its market intelligence product, SubseaIntel, so that its members can access all the latest global opportunities when the economy starts to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Loganair Keeps Essential O&G Workers Flying between Eastern Europe and Aberdeen

Loganair has made a first foray into Eastern Europe, supporting travel for key workers from Latvia and Poland in the North Sea emergency response industry. Scotland’s airline has won charter contracts with two unnamed companies in the sector as COVID-19 continues to devastate scheduled air services.

Introducing the NEMO Submersible

U-Boat Worx is unveiling a new addition to its popular submarine range with its latest model in the lightweight luxury submersible market. Following the successful development of the C-Researcher Series and Super Yacht Sub series, the submarine manufacturer is now offering a first glimpse of the new “NEMO”. This 2-seater lightweight submersible is currently in the final phase of production.

Seabed Geosolutions Impacted by Project Postponement and Cancellation

The COVID-19 pandemic and the current low oil price environment will strongly impact Seabed Geosolutions’ activity levels and results this year.

BP Supercomputer to Aid Global Healthcare Researchers in Race to Halt COVID-19

BP joins White House-led consortium, donating high-performance computing power and scientific expertise to accelerate research on global pandemic

Collaboration for Cost-Effective ROV Solutions

Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have jointly announced a new partnership to develop and field lighter and less expensive equipment for subsea operations down to 2000m water depth, primarily in the oil and gas sector.

Aker Solutions and Cognite Secure Digital Offshore Wind Energy Technology Grant

Aker Solutions and Cognite have been awarded a USD 2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for a project called NextWind Real Time Condition Monitoring.

Subsea Protection Specialists from Tekmar Group Rally to Protect the NHS in the Fight against COVID-19

Tekmar Group companies Subsea Innovation and Tekmar Energy, who specialise in bespoke offshore equipment and subsea protection systems for the global offshore energy sectors, have joined forces to manufacture PPE for NHS workers in the North East of England.

More purpose-built cables for drones and robotic vehicles

Exploration, monitoring, inspection, maintenance, protection and surveillance, search and rescue operations with land, maritime, subsea and aerial automated vehicles and robotic systems are rapidly developing and increasing both in commercial and military application.
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