ROV Planet Articles

ROVOP Appoints New President for the Americas as it Prepares for Significant Growth in North and South America

09.09.2021
ROVOP, a leading independent provider of cutting-edge subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has appointed Daniel Wheeler as its new President for the Americas.

Electric City 2021: Driving Europe’s Electrification with Wind Energy

08.09.2021
By 2050 most of the EU energy system will be electrified. Direct electrification, complemented with the indirect electrification of harder-to-abate sectors, is the most cost-effective and energy efficient way to cut energy sector emissions to net zero. WindEurope’s Annual Event "Electric City 2021", in Copenhagen on 23-25 November, will be a perfect place for companies from different sectors to get together and accelerate Europe’s transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

Sonardyne Adds Flagship Navigator Model to SPRINT-Nav Mini Family

07.09.2021
Energy, defence and science marine technology company Sonardyne has introduced a range-topping model of its hybrid, underwater and surface vehicle navigation platform, SPRINT-Nav Mini.

Red Arrows to Open DSEI

07.09.2021
It is expected – subject to weather conditions – that the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, will formally open Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) next week, with their signature nine aircraft flypast.

“Risks and Opportunities” - International Conference on the Removal of Ammunition Contamination

07.09.2021
More than 1.5 million tons of old ammunition lie at the bottom of the North and the Baltic Sea. In order to address the increasing danger to people and the environment, experts from Schleswig-Holstein have taken on a pioneering role in the detection, monitoring and clearance of such sites. The State of Schleswig-Holstein would benefit further by establishing a new branch of maritime industry and marine research. At the Kiel Munition Clearance Week 2021, approaches to solutions are discussed until 10 September.

Fugro’s Cable Route Survey Helps Connect Scottish Islanders to Faster Broadband

06.09.2021
Fugro has completed the offshore fieldwork phase of a high-profile multidisciplinary contract for Global Marine that will help determine subsea routes for 16 new fibre optic cables in the Hebrides and the Orkney and Shetland Islands.

C-Kore Expands its Horizons

03.09.2021
The reputation of C-Kore subsea test tools for quickly and accurately locating existing faults in subsea circuits, and for monitoring the integrity of new umbilicals during installation, continues to spread around the globe. Over recent months the UK based company, C-Kore Systems Ltd, has been delighted to add Angola, China, Canada, and Israel to the list of countries where their tools have been successfully deployed.

Offshore wind: New Ocean Grid project in the North Sea

03.09.2021
The Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry, Iselin Nybø, announced today that the Ocean Grid project will get financial support of 82.7 million NOK, through the Green Platform scheme. The project will develop new technology, knowledge and solutions to enable a profitable development of offshore wind on the Norwegian continental shelf. It will look particularly at the way offshore wind will be connected to the grid. The work will touch on both bottom-fixed and floating wind farms, and will in the long term enable the creation of green jobs and increased export revenues.

Subsea 7 Announces Seaway 7 ASA Executive Team

03.09.2021
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the proposed executive team for Seaway 7 ASA, the company resulting from the planned combination1 of its Renewables business unit with OHT ASA.

Unique Group Adds iXblue Gaps M7 USBL to its US Pool of Rental Equipment

02.09.2021
Leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group announces the purchase of an iXblue Gaps M7 USBL (Ultra Short Base Line) acoustic positioning and communication system. This new addition will be placed in Unique Group’s rental pool of equipment and made available to clients across the Americas.


Fugro Wins 2021 Australian Subsea Business Award for Innovation and Technology

02.09.2021
Fugro has been awarded the prestigious Craig Black Award for Innovation and Technology at Subsea Energy Australia’s 2021 Australian Subsea Business Awards.

Global Underwater Hub Appoints Industry Heavy-hitter as First Chair

01.09.2021
The £13million UK and Scottish Government-backed, Global Underwater Hub (GUH) has appointed its first chair. Andrew Hodgson will take up the role as Subsea UK transitions into a new strategically-focused organisation that that will transform the UK’s £8bn underwater industry into one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the country, generating £45bn in revenues by 2035. This will accelerate the drive to net-zero and create high value sustainable jobs and exports. The GUH will harness opportunities in a rapidly-growing global market, create a step-change in the growth and internationalisation of UK underwater expertise, technologies, services and skills and drive innovation to accelerate the energy transition.

Webtool Announces HCV220 Heavy-Duty Cable Cutter

01.09.2021
Hydraulic cutting tools and systems specialist, Webtool, has released a new heavy-duty cutter, the Webtool HCV220. Designed to cut cable, umbilical and risers in severe working conditions, the cutter can be deployed subsea mounted on an ROV, and as a deck-mounted cutter for planned production cutting.

Valeport Joins Ocean Infinity’s Armada

01.09.2021
Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Ocean Infinity to provide sound velocity and bathymetric data for their pioneering Armada Fleet, the world’s most environmentally sustainable fleet of ocean-going, robotic vessels.

Pliant Energy Systems Awarded $4.4M Contract from US Office of Naval Research

01.09.2021
Pliant Energy Systems has won a $4.4M award (with Option) from the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) to mature their unique marine robotics platform.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28 is out NOW!

31.08.2021
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 28: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and Marine Robotics Professionals. Featuring Welcome to ROV Planet - Connecting the Oceans with the Popoto Modem, ISURUS ROV Opens Operating Windows for Renewables Projects, Ploughing Ahead: 50 Years of Subsea Excellence from SMD, OCEAN 2020 Open Cooperation for European Maritime Awareness, Deep Trekker Treks into Tech, Global ROV Contractor Plans for Future Expansion, RTSYS the Rising Company, ARCS: Canada’s First AUV, Power In and Data Out: How C-Power’s SeaRAY AOPS Starts the Future of the Ocean Economy Today, 80 Years of Habia Cable: From Submarines to ROVs, iAtlantic Project: A Scientific Research Mission to Explore the Deep Sea Around Cabo Verde, The Marine Robotics Workforce of the Future

Ocean Business is Back with an Unmissable FREE Training & Demo Programme

31.08.2021
Get hands on with the world’s leading ocean technology suppliers Ocean Business 2021, taking place from 12-14 October at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, will once again bring the ocean technology community together with an exhibition of 300 companies from around the world. The show will be packed with live product demonstrations, giving visitors the opportunity to see equipment in action and ‘test drive’ products before they purchase.

Visiting Ships and Waterborne Demos Announced for DSEI 2021

31.08.2021
Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) will host five Royal Navy and international visiting ships when it takes place 14-17 September at London ExCeL. The vessels will provide an exclusive showcase of maritime technology and capability for visitors to explore.
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