ROV Planet Articles

Dodge Pick-Up Truck Located Using Underwater Sonar

The James River is a tributary of the Missouri River. It is roughly 710 miles long and spans over 20,000 square miles of North and South Dakota with more than 70% of the river’s drainage occurring in South Dakota. River conditions during normal years include both still-water and flooding on both the James River and its tributaries. Water easily breaches the low banks, and these floods tend to cover a significant portion of the floodplain. When the river is still, water quality drops and it becomes quite difficult to see more than a few feet underwater.

Fully-Integrated Imaging Payload for Small AUVs Released by Arctic Rays

Arctic Rays, LLC has released Swordfish, a fully-integrated, geo-referenced, still and video imaging system payload for small AUVs.

BIRNS Introduces New 1V and 1B Coax Connectivity Solutions

75Ω Performance in a 50Ω Footprint/SHF Band Ku Capabilities BIRNS, Inc. a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high performance connectors, cable assemblies and lighting systems, has introduced new RF subsea connector contacts that offer groundbreaking performance attributes. Coax subsea connectors had in the past been challenged in a range of design requirements, in many cases resulting in poor impedance, high losses, and inability to provide open face pressure resistance. However, BIRNS launched proprietary RF technology with contacts capable of open face pressure ratings to 1433m, UHF insertion loss of ≤0.7 dB at signal frequencies to 3GHz and maximum UHF voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.7:1.

Transmark Subsea becomes the European distributor of Boxfish Research ROVs

Transmark Subsea becomes the European distributor of ROV systems from Boxfish Research, New Zealand, expanding their offering of high-tech subsea solutions to help their customers operations stay relevant and effective.

Grant funding enables Seaeye Falcon purchase for Blueprint Lab robotic arm deployments

Blueprint Lab has been awarded a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant to grow our in-house verification and testing capabilities. The grant will go towards the purchase of an inspection class ROV deployable test vehicle and associated equipment as well as fund certification activities to meet international EMC safety standards.

Countdown to launch of Plymouth’s autonomous fleet

Scientists, industry leaders and local government are counting down to the launch of a first-of-its-kind multi-million-pound fleet of innovative and interconnected marine technologies off the coast of Plymouth.

Oceaneering Uses CRWOCS for Tree Installation in North Sea

In early 2020, Oceaneering was contracted to supply and operate its Compact ROV Workover Control System (CRWOCS) to support the installation of vertical Xmas trees (XT) for a major E&P company.

Phoenix and U.S. Navy Recover MH-60S Helicopter From Record Depth

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix), under the direction of the U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV), located and recovered the fuselage of a downed MH-60S Seahawk helicopter in the Pacific, near Okinawa, Japan, from a record breaking depth of 19,075 feet. This equates to just over 3.6 miles beneath the sea and is 266 feet deeper than the previous salvage record, also set by Phoenix and SUPSALV during an operation in 2019. The helicopter was located in March of 2020 using the U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “Trondheim” and then, a year later, Phoenix and SUPSALV returned to the site and recovered the helicopter on March 21st, 2021 using the U.S. Navy’s Remotely Operated Vehicle “CURV 21” and Fly Away Deep Ocean Salvage System. Both Trondheim and CURV 21 are rated to operate down to 20,000 feet.

OI Connect is Back

Oi Connect is an online platform for ocean tech businesses to showcase their products and solutions to interested buyers. Open from May 11-14, 2021, Oi Connect is free for visitors to attend.

Subsea 7 Joins Forces with Simply Blue in Salamander Floating Windfarm Project

Subsea 7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry and Irish blue economy developer Simply Blue Energy have joined forces to develop the Salamander floating wind project, off the North East Coast of Scotland (UK).

Suez Canal Unblocked: “We Pulled it off!”

Boskalis announces the successful salvage operation of the grounded 20,000 TEU container vessel Ever Given in the Suez Canal. With a length of 400 meters and a width of nearly 60 meters this giant ship had been wedged in this vital shipping route since 23 March 2021 blocking all shipping traffic ever since.

SMD Delivers £multi-million SeaRex Upgrade for Leading Subsea Cabling Company Prysmian

World-leading subsea robotics design and manufacturing specialists, Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered a multi-million upgrade to the SeaRex trenching vehicle for long-standing customer, Prysmian, a world leader in cable manufacture, energy solutions and systems.

Greensea announces partnership with GRi Simulations to Develop Simulation Environment for OPENSEA

Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, has partnered with GRi Simulations, creators of real-time simulation, modeling, and visualization for critical marine activities to develop a simulation environment for OPENSEA and OPENSEA-enabled control systems.

Fugro Wins Terna Survey Contract for Italy’s Tyrrhenian Link Power Cable Project

Fugro has been selected by Terna SpA, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

Kongsberg Maritime to Supply a HUGIN AUV System to Lighthouse SpA

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce that Italian survey company Lighthouse SpA will take delivery of a HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system in March 2021.

OceanTools Deliver two major Orders for Proeon Systems Limited

OceanTools, global leaders in subsea engineering, have secured their second major order with Proeon Systems Ltd, specialist systems integrator based in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

Aberdeenshire to Drive forward Green Industrial Revolution

A new project to provide safe carbon storage capacity in the North Sea, off Aberdeenshire, will benefit from £31 million of UK Government funding.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Acquires New Research Vessel to Expand Ability to Explore and Research the Ocean

Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today it has acquired a new research vessel that will expand the organization’s philanthropic science program and capability to explore the Ocean.
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