ROV Planet Articles

KONGSBERG to supply Finnish Navy corvettes with Anti-Submarine Warfare and diver detection sonars

15.04.2020
Kongsberg Maritime AS, Sensor & Robotics is celebrating the signing of a contract with Saab that will see KONGSBERG delivering its market-leading Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and diver detection sonars for the Pohjanmaa-class corvettes currently being developed by the Finnish Navy under its Squadron 2020 project.

Netherlands Becomes The First European Customer For Sea Wasp

15.04.2020
Saab Seaeye has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation (DMO), within the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore US Gulf of Mexico

14.04.2020
Subsea 7 announced the award of contracts by Chevron U.S.A Inc. for subsea installation services related to the Anchor field, located in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico. The Anchor field is approximately 140 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

New Species Discovered during Exploration of Abyssal Deep Sea Canyons off Ningaloo

14.04.2020
Unique fauna of the Cape Range and Cloates Canyons off of Ningaloo have been documented at unexplored depths by researchers from the Western Australian Museum aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s R/V Falkor. Seemingly the longest animal ever recorded, glass sponges, and octopus squid are among species seen for the first time in Western Australia.

SMD Supply Fourth System to Asso.subsea

09.04.2020
Greece based Asso.subsea have taken delivery of an SMD Quasar 150hp 1000m rated work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with Launch and Recovery system (LARs).

Eni's HPC5 Supercomputer Contributes to Coronavirus Research

09.04.2020
The supercomputing infrastructure will support researchers in virus analysis Eni has freely made its supercomputing infrastructure and its molecular modelling skills available for Coronavirus research, offering its contribution with its tools and resources of excellence in the fight against this global emergency.

Ocean Aero to Deliver a Fleet of Intelligent Autonomous Marine Vehicles for DHS S&T Program

08.04.2020
Multi-million-dollar agreement gives Ocean Aero strategic role in DHS push into unmanned maritime systems

Ørsted and HBC Group Resume Subsea Inspection Cooperation

08.04.2020
Ørsted has awarded HBC Group the contract to conduct subsea inspection campaigns for the 5th successive year. Under the contract, HBC Group will this year carry out the inspection campaigns at 10 of Ørsted’s offshore wind farms located on the UK East and West Coast and in the German North Sea Sector.

Kraken Announces Partnership Agreement with Greensea Systems

08.04.2020
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) (“Kraken” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Partnership Agreement with Greensea Systems, Inc., creator of OPENSEA, an open architecture robotic platform.

Oceaneering Secures Seabed Clearing Contract for Scottish Wind Farm

08.04.2020
Oceaneering International Services Ltd (OISL), a subsidiary of Oceaneering International, Inc. (Oceaneering), has been awarded a contract from Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) to complete seabed route and debris clearance for the Moray East Wind Farm project in the Moray Firth, Scotland.


Hywind Tampen approved by Norwegian authorities

08.04.2020
The Ministry of Petroleum and Industry has approved the plans for development and operation of the Hywind Tampen wind farm. The Snorre and Gullfaks platforms will be the first platforms in the world to receive power from a floating offshore wind farm.

UK’s Underwater Engineering Industry Responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic

08.04.2020
JFD Global to bring revolutionary respiratory ventilator to market The UK’s underwater engineering industry is exploring ways in which it can transfer its expertise to help support the national effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Industry body, Subsea UK, says that underwater engineering companies have the relevant products and manufacturing expertise, particularly in breathing apparatus and life support equipment, valves, and control systems, to answer the call for help from the UK and Scottish Governments. Indeed, one of Subsea UK’s members, JFD Global, has already stepped up to develop and bring to market a revolutionary respiratory ventilator.

JW Fishers’ ROVs; From Search and Recovery to Water Intake Inspection

07.04.2020
Since the late 1980’s, JW Fishers’ Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) have been critical tools used across the globe for various missions from the routine to the extraordinary. JWF’s SeaOtter and SeaLion ROV Systems are often used to locate drowning victims with attached sonar systems, to search a ship lost at sea, or to conduct inspections on submerged tanks, dams, and water intake pipes. JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. has been providing operators with top of the line ROV systems for over thirty years and continues to outperform the competition.

SMD Supply Deep Dig-It Trenching Tractor to Van Oord

07.04.2020
Marine contractor Van Oord is due to complete final tests of its new Deep Dig-It trenching machine, designed and engineered in collaboration with world leading sub-sea technology experts Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD).

Fugro Wins NOAA Contract for Shoreline Mapping Services

07.04.2020
Fugro has signed a 5-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide shoreline mapping services in support of the agency’s Coastal Mapping Program. Issued through NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), this multi-year contract is NGS’s second consecutive award to Fugro for services such as the provision of aerial imagery, topobathymetric lidar, and shoreline feature compilation. NGS uses these data to update NOAA nautical charts, define US territorial limits, support coastal management activities and perform inundation modelling.

Oil discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico

06.04.2020
Equinor and co-venturers Progress Resources USA Ltd and Repsol E&P USA Inc. have encountered oil in the Monument exploration well in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Ultra Electronics Installs the First S2150 Hull Mount Sonar on Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland.

06.04.2020
HMS Portland becomes the first ship to be fitted with Ultra’s next generation Hull Mounted Sonar Type 2150 as part of a wider refit to the Royal Navy’s frigates.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Germany

03.04.2020
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by innogy Kaskasi GmbH for the Kaskasi offshore wind farm project, located approximately 35km north west of Heligoland in the German sector of the North Sea.
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