ROV Planet Articles

Benthic awarded TechnipFMC geotechnical contract offshore Mozambique

02.10.2019
Benthic, a global geosciences company and part of Acteon, has secured an offshore geotechnical and geophysical contract from TechnipFMC for the Golfinho development, a deepwater discovery off the coast of Mozambique that will be developed as a subsea system tied back to an onshore liquefied natural gas facility.

Ryder Geotechnical announce opening of new London based office

02.10.2019
Ryder Geotechnical, part of Tekmar Group plc, today announced the opening of their new office in central London. The office will serve as the regional base for Ryder Geotechnical, and with the appointment of Robbie Williams-Crew as Senior Geotechnical Engineering in London, Ryder are well established to support their growing client base.

Sonardyne acoustics chosen for flagship Brazilian research vessel

02.10.2019
Science equipment and underwater vehicles deployed from Brazil’s flagship oceanographic research vessel, Alpha Crucis, are to be tracked using Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) positioning technology supplied by Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.

ROV Helps Recovery Dive Teams Locate Dumped Car

02.10.2019
After over 50 years in business, the JW Fishers team has heard just about every story possible concerning sunken ships, hidden treasures, scientific experiments, unexploded ordinance, location of drowning victims, and missing evidence recovery. The tools we provide to the operators undertaking these tasks vary from metal detectors and sonar systems to Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs).

Subsea 7 awarded contracts offshore Azerbaijan

01.10.2019
Subsea 7 announced today the award of two contracts, together representing a sizeable(1) contract award, by BP Exploration for the Azeri Central East (ACE) project in the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) field in the Caspian Sea in a water depth of approximately 140 metres.

Oceaneering Awarded Major Contract to Support Decommissioning Program Offshore Canada

01.10.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc., has been awarded a contract to support a decommissioning project off the east coast of Canada. This is the first decommissioning contract for Oceaneering in Canada.

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg visits IKM Subsea

30.09.2019
IKM Subsea welcomed Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy Kjell-Børge Freiberg to their Bryne Headquarters last week. Freiberg had invited himself together with representatives from his Government department to view the ROV Onshore Control Center. Several members of the press also attended and the minister was impressed stating: “This is like science fiction”. Freiberg added that there is high demand for modern Norwegian technology such as this both in the oil and gas sector and renewables market. He said furthermore that the Norwegian Government now has opened further two blocks for offshore Wind parks in Norwegian waters, and that he sees IKM Subsea’s Remote and Resident ROV solutions to be highly attractive for such areas.

Sonardyne instruments chosen by A/S Norske Shell for long-term reservoir monitoring

30.09.2019
A/S Norske Shell is launching a 10-year seabed subsidence monitoring campaign at its Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea, using long-endurance sensors from subsea monitoring specialist Sonardyne International Ltd.

Ten Falcons Make Film-Ocean a Big Fan

17.09.2019
Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon making them one of the biggest fans of the world’s most popular underwater robot.

Blue Robotics’ New Ping360 Scanning Sonar Enables Low-Cost ROV Navigation in Poor Visibility Underwater Environments

17.09.2019
Torrance based Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the Ping360 Scanning Sonar, which offers small ROVs the ability to navigate in low visibility water conditions. The sonar achieves a new level of affordability with a price that is less than half of any other scanning sonar on the market at $1,975 USD. The Ping360 is available immediately from Blue Robotics and distributors.


Ashtead Technology completes subsea installation monitoring for Ocean Installer

16.09.2019
Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has successfully completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields.

Subsea UK conference to highlight latest developments in underwater robotics

16.09.2019
Industry experts are set to take to the stage to discuss the latest innovations in subsea technology at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference this month (September).

Kongsberg Maritime expands Canadian operations to high-tech ocean technology hub, COVE

16.09.2019
Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Speakers, Training Sessions and Demonstrations Announced for Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop

16.09.2019
Teledyne Marine will host its US based biennial Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) in San Diego, CA USA on October 6‐9, 2019. This event will once again attract hundreds of attendees from around the globe, who will converge to explore, learn, and share their experiences on a broad range of technologies and applications.

Defence and Security Equipment International 2019 is open for business

10.09.2019
Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is a biennial land, sea and air defence and security exhibition, bringing together senior international trade and military experts and providing an ideal platform for the global defence and security community to network, do business and hear unique insights from senior military speakers. DSEI is supported by the UK Ministry of Defence and Department for International Trade, and has platinum partners in General Dynamics and BAE Systems.

DOF Subsea increases its Sonardyne navigation technology fleet

10.09.2019
International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.

Wings Travel Management tracks 40% energy sector growth this year and launches new operations in Egypt and Cyprus

06.09.2019
Wings Travel Management, specialists in handling the complex travel and logistical needs of companies operating in the energy sector, is on track to experience 40 per cent energy sector growth of up to US$100M, after already winning over US$50M in new business around the globe over the last six months.

SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

06.09.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that their Services business have delivered a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment to Film-Ocean Ltd.
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