ROV Planet Articles

C-Kore Systems welcomes Mats Ekstrøm

14.12.2018
C-Kore Systems is delighted to announce Mats Ekstrøm has joined the company to represent C-Kore as Sales Manager - Scandinavia.

SCS Ltd. Releases New Underwater IP Ethernet Product Range

14.12.2018
Subsea Commercial Services Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) are delighted to announce the official release of their new range of underwater IP Ethernet products at Subsea Expo 2019 (Aberdeen, Scotland). The new range is a mix of second generation HD IP cameras and new IP device integration solutions.

MacArtney renew exclusive agreement with SeaTech in China

14.12.2018
This month MacArtney renewed an exclusive deal with SeaTech China to sell and distribute SubConn® and OptoLink connectors within the Chinese market.

UTEC awarded multivessel survey work offshore India

11.12.2018
UTEC, a global surveying company in subsea services group Acteon, has been awarded a subcontract by McDermott International for a series of survey work scopes offshore eastern India.

Rovco live 3D visualisation project awarded second phase of funding

10.12.2018
Leading ROV and hydrographic survey company, Rovco, has been awarded further funding to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) survey technology. This brings the combined total in technology grants for the UK subsea services company to £1.46 million.

UK team set to take on the world in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE final

10.12.2018
A team of North East-based subsea engineering experts are preparing to represent the UK in the final of the prestigious $7m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map the sea floor.

STR becomes early adopter of Sonardyne’s new Fusion 2 software and 6 ‘plus’ hardware at OSEA 2018

10.12.2018
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.

C-Kore Systems successfully completes A/S Norske Shell contract

10.12.2018
C-Kore Systems have successfully completed a contract with A/S Norske Shell, where their C-Kore Subsea Testing tools were used to assist with fault-finding in the Draugen field in Norway. With the use of the C-Kore tools, Shell was able to quickly locate the source of low IR on the field.

Oceaneering Enhances Global Asset Integrity Capabilities

10.12.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) announced it has bolstered its expanding asset integrity business in Chandigarh, India with more capabilities.The engineering support team is expected to grow to around 30 full time engineers by the end of 2019. The team provides highly experienced and specialized competency across all integrity engineering trades, enabling standardization, service excellence and full life cycle project execution.

Meeting Report IOSTIA / USCG Blue Technology Focus Day

08.12.2018
On November 28th, the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) conducted a highly-focused blue technology exhibition for the United States Coast Guard at their headquarters in Washington D.C.


Finalists announced for prestigious subsea awards

03.12.2018
The finalists have been announced for next year’s Subsea UK awards, which recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the UK’s £7.5billion subsea sector.

Ashtead Technology acquires Welaptega

22.11.2018
Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology has further bolstered its rapidly-expanding inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company, Welaptega.

Sonardyne leads ocean autonomous systems collaboration project

20.11.2018
Underwater positioning and communications technology leader Sonardyne International Ltd. has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Offshore Survey 2019 Calls for Abstracts

20.11.2018
The sixth Offshore Survey conference is taking place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019. Don’t miss out on your chance to submit papers for the event - there are less than 4 weeks until the deadline on 14th December!

FORSSEA ROBOTICS and GMS announce the creation of an underwater vision & photogrammetry joint laboratory

19.11.2018
Offshore robotics company FORSSEA ROBOTICS chose GMS as main technical partner to certify its real-time visual positioning technologies. A joint laboratory will be created to develop a common offer covering camera calibration, subsea image treatment and innovative photogrammetry solutions.

North Tyneside mayor officially opens £10million Pryme Group facility

19.11.2018
Norma Redfearn CBE, elected mayor of North Tyneside, has officially opened the new, state-of-the-art facility of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group. Staff have relocated from nearby Ryton, Tyne and Wear, to a purpose-built engineering services and manufacturing centre at the Tyne Tunnel Estate, North Shields, following a £10million investment. With operations across the UK and headquarters in Dundee, Pryme Group provides integrated manufacturing solutions for the oil and gas, aerospace and defence industries.

Ocean Infinity locates the missing Argentinian submarine, ARA San Juan

19.11.2018
Ocean Infinity, the seabed exploration company, confirms that it has found ARA San Juan, the Argentine Navy submarine which was lost on 15 November 2017.

Coda Octopus takes the lead by launching the first product based on artificial intelligence for object identification

13.11.2018
Coda Octopus today announced that it is launching its Survey Engine® Automatic Object Detection Package (“SEADP”) a new product for the subsea geophysical market (in the first instance). SEADP is based on algorithms designed and developed around artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. SEADP is the first of a series of artificial intelligence-based technology products that it intends to launch in fiscal year 2019.
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