ROV Planet Articles

NOC and Teledyne Marine Announce New European Glider Service Centre Partnership

16.03.2022
Working in partnership with Teledyne Marine, the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) are pleased to announce a new European Glider Service Centre at their Southampton, UK headquarters, which will offer an official service, support and repair facility for Teledyne Slocum Gliders.

Rovco to Invest in SMD’s New EV Work Class ROV System

16.03.2022
SMD will provide Rovco with a new Atom EV high performance electric WROV, which will be the first of a fleet of vehicles designed to interface with Rovco’s latest computer vision and AI capabilities, offering a smarter way of working to drive efficiency and lower project costs. This solution enables Rovco to offer a step change in autonomous services to its clients, powered by its technology spin-off, Vaarst.

iXblue Ramps Up DriX USV Production Following Strong Commercial Success

16.03.2022
As the maritime industry makes its transition towards more efficient and environmental-friendly autonomous operations, iXblue, a key player in maritime autonomy, has been ramping up its production of DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USV) to meet the industry growing need for efficient and sea-proven autonomous platforms.

Acteon Acquires Oceaneering Decommissioning Personnel and Assets

16.03.2022
Claxton, the lead brand for Acteon’s drilling and decommissioning segment, has signed an agreement with Oceaneering to acquire decommissioning personnel and assets from them. From the anticipated closure date of 30 March 2022, certain Oceaneering staff based in Norway will transfer to Claxton, along with decommissioning assets including well and pile abrasive cutting and recovery systems and associated tooling. Conductor drilling, pinning and cutting systems, diamond wire saws, dredges and various ancillary equipment items are also included in the deal. The equipment will initially be deployed from Acteon’s bases in Norway, Dubai (UAE) and Aberdeen (UK).

Kongsberg Maritime Presents HUGIN Edge: a Class-leading Medium-size AUV

15.03.2022
Launching at Oceanology International 2022, the latest addition to Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) HUGIN family builds on the proven capabilities of the advanced HUGIN architecture, adding cutting-edge autonomy to deliver the most advanced low-drag Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).

3D at Depth Continues Expansion of Marine Robotics Solutions

15.03.2022
3D at Depth, the global leader in commercial subsea LiDAR laser technology, continues expansion with a marine robotics solution. It is proud to announce the launch of the newly engineered and renamed Cuvier DEEP. This automated underwater solution combines class-leading sensors and high-end system performance with operational efficiency and unparalleled data quality in one solution — leveraging 3D at Depth's new SL4 technology released in late 2021.

Ashtead Technology Strengthens its Rental Fleet with Investment in iXblue Technologies

15.03.2022
International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in iXblue subsea positioning systems.

Subsea 7 Awarded Substantial Contract

15.03.2022
Subsea 7 announced today the award of a substantial1 contract that will be recorded in the backlog of our Subsea and Conventional business unit in the first quarter of 2022.

Tritech Announces New Micron Gemini Imaging Sonar

14.03.2022
Tritech International has announced the release of the Micron Gemini at this year’s Oceanology International conference and exhibition in London. This latest addition to the Micron and Gemini product families is currently the smallest multibeam sonar on the market and offers an extremely cost effective, powerful real time imaging sonar in the body of the Gemini 720im.

Schmidt Ocean Institute Donates Research Vessel to the National Research Council (CNR)

14.03.2022
Founders Eric and Wendy Schmidt donate research vessel Falkor to Italy’s science agency to conduct ocean science in the Mediterranean and beyond. Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today the donation of its 82.9-meter research vessel, Falkor, to the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), expanding the science agency’s fleet of research vessels and continuing Falkor’s legacy of conducting ocean science. The ship will be renamed to Gaia Blu.


ECA Group and iXblue to Create New European High-Tech Champion

14.03.2022
ECA Group and iXblue have entered an exclusive negotiations period to bring the two French companies together. Carried out by Group Gorgé, this operation will lead to the rise of a European high-tech industrial champion in the fields of maritime, inertial navigation, space and photonics.

Breakthrough Robotics at Oceanology International

10.03.2022
Highlighted at Oceanology International in March is Saab Seaeye’s new eco-responsible all-electric work-class robot, eWROV. With the performance of a 250hp hydraulic work vehicle, eWROV is easier to operate, more precise, acoustically quieter, more reliable and needs less maintenance than hydraulic equivalents.

James Fisher Charters Multipurpose Service Vessel

10.03.2022
James Fisher, a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialised engineering services, has signed a charter agreement with Go Marine Group for the exclusive use of the Multi-purpose Service Vessel, Go Electra, adding much needed security for customers amid cost and supply chain crunches in the industry.

New Four-Strong Seaglider Fleet Ready for Action

10.03.2022
Cyprus Subsea Consulting Services Limited has established a fleet of four Seaglider AUVs to unlock new long-duration subsea survey and monitoring capabilities for research and commercial organisations. Featuring four M1 Seagliders acquired in February 2022, the new privately-owned fleet is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is ready for operation now.

Outland Sells ROV With Multiple Tritech Sensors to Survey Company

10.03.2022
An ROV equipped with multiple Tritech sensors has been sold by Outland Technology to the geographic survey company Emas Energy Services (Thailand) Ltd. The Outland 2500 ROV was equipped with the following Tritech sensors:

Endurance is Found

09.03.2022
The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to confirm that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which has not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.

Superior Subsea Video with the OceanTools C6 Colour Zoom Camera

09.03.2022
OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, continue to expand their industry leading product portfolio with the introduction of the high performance C6 Colour Zoom Camera. The beautifully engineered OceanTools C6 has been designed to produce superior video imagery at resolutions up to 1080p. The camera has a wide range of subsea applications including the main navigation camera on ROV systems, military /defence projects as well as scientific research.

Advanced Robotic Floats Deployed as Part of Global Argo Programme

09.03.2022
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully deployed the first of the UK’s new fleet of Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo profiling floats as part of the international Argo programme.
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