ROV Planet Articles

Sonardyne Creates New Group to Enhance Marine Technology Offering

16.03.2020
The owners of marine technology specialist Sonardyne have formed a new parent company to increase the breadth and capabilities available to customers across the organisation’s growing family of independent subsidiaries.

iXblue Launches the Gaps M5, a Cost-Effective and Export-Free USBL System, for Ultra-Shallow water to Medium Water Depths.

16.03.2020
iXblue, a major provider of advanced navigation, subsea positioning and imagery solutions announces the launch of the Gaps M5, a new compact, export-free and omnidirectional USBL system for accurate location, positioning and tracking of subsea assets.

Bender UK Appoints Robbie Mewton as Oil and Gas Technical Sales Manager

16.03.2020
Robbie Mewton, MSc is a Technical Sales Manager at Bender UK. He joined the business in 2016 as an Applications Engineer, working with customers to support the end-use application of Bender industrial products.

Phoenix Performs Mudline Tree Recompletion for Walter Oil & Gas

13.03.2020
Phoenix International Holdings Inc. (Phoenix) is pleased to announce the recent execution of a mudline tree recompletion for Walter Oil & Gas in the Gulf of Mexico. Utilizing our Atmospheric Diving System (ADS), the project took place over 15 days, in two phases, operating at a water depth of 200 fsw.

One Confirmed with Corona Virus at Martin Linge

11.03.2020
One person at the Martin Linge field in the North Sea has tested positive on the corona virus. The person is not seriously ill.

iXblue Launches Real-Time Static Bathymetry Sonar for High-Precision Marine Works

11.03.2020
iXblue, a major provider of advanced navigation, subsea positioning and imagery solutions dedicated to the Offshore market, announces the launch of its new SeapiX-C solid-state 3D multibeam sonar. Providing increased efficiency and safety, this new sonar offers real-time georeferenced static bathymetry capabilities to marine works operators for instant monitoring and decision-making.

Latest R&D Tests Reveal Stability, Control and Optimum Performance at Heart of Next Gen EV-ROV Technology

11.03.2020
The release of the next generation of Work Class ROV comes significantly closer this week, as subsea technology specialists SMD prepare to reveal its field test ready electric Quantum EV ROV.

Pupils from Northgate High School Conquer Subsea UK’s STEM Challenge

11.03.2020
A team of pupils from Northgate High School in Norwich have been crowned champions of the Subsea UK 2020 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Challenge, which saw six teams from across the UK compete to design an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) to solve an environmental incident.

Ocean Installer Awarded Installation Contract in China

10.03.2020
Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for Subsea Power Cable Installation for the CNOOC Liuhua 16-2 Oil Field Development in the South China Sea.

Fugro and NOAA Collaborate on New ‘Opportunistic’ Approach to EEZ Mapping

10.03.2020
Fugro has partnered with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA OER) to establish a new ‘opportunistic’ approach for mapping deepwater areas of the US Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). As Fugro’s survey vessels transit to project sites through NOAA-identified areas of interest, remote command and control technologies are used to acquire high-resolution mapping data with minimal crew onboard.


Breath of Fresh Air for MacArtney’s Offshore Renewable Energy Department

10.03.2020
MacArtney A/S appoints new personnel to strengthen the Offshore Renewable Energy department at headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.

Shom Selected SBG Systems to Renew its Entire Fleet of Inertial Navigation Systems

10.03.2020
Shom, the French national hydrographic and oceanographic office selected SBG Systems’ inertial navigation sytems to renew their whole fleet of INS. They chose the cost-effective and easy-to-use Navsight Apogee INS for their speedboats and survey vessels for both shallow and deep-water real-time bathymetric surveys and Qinertia PPK software for post-processing tasks.

ThayerMahan and iXblue Sign MoU to Provide Unmanned Maritime Services

09.03.2020
Groton-based ThayerMahan Inc., a world leader in autonomous maritime security solutions, announced today that it has teamed with iXblue, a global high-tech company specializing in navigation, acoustic positioning, and underwater imaging, to provide unmanned maritime and survey services using iXblue’s DriX Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) in North America as well as in other parts of the world.

Equinor has Awarded IKM Ocean Design a Pipeline Study for Ultra Deepwater in Brazil

09.03.2020
The scope includes a pipeline concept study for gas export from the BM-C-33 field to the coast of the Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands its Asia Pacific Team

09.03.2020
Following the continued success of Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) in the Asia Pacific region, STR is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Weedon as the region’s Sales Engineer.

Allseas Transforming Drillship to Seafloor Mining Vessel

06.03.2020
Allseas has acquired the former 228 meters long ultra-deepwater drillship Vitoria 10000 for conversion to a polymetallic nodule collection vessel.

Oceanology International London 2020 to be postponed until 1-3 December 2020

05.03.2020
Reed Exhibitions has today announced that Oceanology International London 2020, originally scheduled for March 17-19, 2020, will now take place from 1-3 December 2020 at the Excel London, following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe.

Fugro Secures Large Marine Survey Contract on INPEX’S Abadi LNG Project

05.03.2020
INPEX Masela, Ltd. (INPEX), a subsidiary of INPEX CORPORATION, has awarded Fugro a large marine survey contract for the Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Indonesia.
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