ROV Planet Articles

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.

The Future of ROV Cable Solutions - Meet our New ROV Sales Manager Matthieu Scheffers

03.04.2020
ROVs are at the cutting edge of technology and DeRegt is thrilled to be expanding further into this field, through the addition of Matthieu Scheffers to our team.

Impact Subsea Expands Portfolio With Full Ocean Depth Altimeter

03.04.2020
Depth rated to 11,000 meters, the ISA500-11K provides the highest levels of stability, accuracy and range, setting a new standard for deep water altimeters.

SEAMOR Marine Hires Simon Douthwaite as Sales & Marketing Manager

03.04.2020
SEAMOR Marine announces Simon Douthwaite as its new Sales & Marketing Manager. A scuba instructor and deep technical diver, Simon brings sales and marketing expertise from a career in finance that spans four continents.

iXblue announces series of live interactive webinars to introduce its new products and solutions

03.04.2020
Make sure to stay up to date with iXblue’s latest innovations by attending the company’s iXlives webinars. Each webinar will last about 20 minutes, including a Q&A session where you will be able to ask questions directly to iXblue’s experts.

Rovco builds New Senior Executive Team

03.04.2020
Rovco, one of the offshore energy industry’s leading providers of ROV, hydrographic and artificial intelligence-based technology services, today announced a number of key executive team hires and internal appointments. The news marks the continued expansion of the company during a period of sustained growth, as the number of employees reaches nearly 50.


IMCA Actively Participates in COVID-19 Pandemic Industry Group

02.04.2020
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) is part of a COVID-19 Industry Group which has collaborated with the International Maritime Organization (IMO), World Health Organization (WHO) and International Labor Organization (ILO) to develop a preliminary list of recommendations for Governments and relevant national authorities on the facilitation of maritime trade during the pandemic

Schmidt Ocean Institute Offers Online Educational Science Content for Students

02.04.2020
New #SchoolsOutScience identifies homeschooling resources; online content ranges from robotics and engineering games, interactive science lesson plans and livestream of neverbefore-seen footage of the deep ocean. As millions of school age children transition their education to home classrooms in the wake of the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, Schmidt Ocean Institute has assembled a wealth of free online science resources for parents and teachers.

SEAMOR Marine Debuts Innovative ROV with 3km Capacity for Panama Hydroelectric Project

02.04.2020
This month SEAMOR Marine’s latest innovation, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with 3-kilometer capacity, arrived in western Panama, where one of the country’s hydroelectric generation companies has begun using it for tunnel inspections of two hydroelectric projects on the Old Chiriqui River. The ROV 3-kilometer fiber optic tether and reel system expands the reach of SEAMOR’s previous systems by one kilometer.

Greensea’s New Ship Hull Crawler Technology Launches with VideoRay Defender ROV

02.04.2020
Easy-to-Operate Crawler Performs Robotic Inspection and Intervention Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the open architecture robotics platform for the marine industry, has developed a new hull crawler that easily attaches a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) to a ship hull without magnetics and allows the operator to “drive” the ROV and payloads over the hull. Initial hull crawlers are designed to work exclusively with the VideoRay Mission Specialist Defender ROV.

Ingrid Due-Gundersen Appointed New CFO of Ocean Installer

01.04.2020
Ocean Installer announces the appointment of new Chief Financial Officer. Ocean Installer is pleased to announce the appointment of Ingrid Due-Gundersen as the company’s new CFO.

Guyanese Engineers Install First Subsea Field

01.04.2020
A team of Guyanese Engineers, working as Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Pilots / Technicians for Offshore Innovators (Guyana) Inc., have successfully supported the installation of their home nations first ever subsea field, making first oil possible at ExxonMobil’s Liza Destiny FPSO. The world-class team, who had recently cross-trained in Subsea Robotics and Offshore Safety, worked onboard the DOF Subsea Skandi Neptune vessel in support of Saipem’s Subsea Tie-Back Campaign.

Falcon Flies High

01.04.2020
2020 sees the Falcon flying high as the top-selling and most successful electric underwater robotic vehicle in Saab Seaeye’s 34-year history.

New LARS Solution will Increase Efficiency, Improve Safety and Reduce Risk of Damage to AUVs

01.04.2020
Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new LARS (Launch and Recovery System) solution for its HUGIN range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements.
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