ROV Planet Articles

Sonardyne welcomes new Business Development Manager for aquaculture and renewables industries

02.10.2018
Navigation and positioning technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Paull as Business Development Manager to help support and develop the firm’s business within the growing aquaculture and renewables industries.

Subsea 7 awarded integrated contract offshore US Gulf of Mexico

02.10.2018
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by Fieldwood Energy to Subsea Integration Alliance(2), a global partnership between Subsea 7 and OneSubsea, a Schlumberger company. The award is for the deepwater Katmai field development in the US Gulf of Mexico’s Green Canyon 40.

AutoNaut USV accompanies The Ocean Cleanup in the Pacific Ocean

01.10.2018
An AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) has been launched alongside the revolutionary system of The Ocean Cleanup, the non-profit organisation deploying advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. The Ocean Cleanup System 001, also known as “Wilson”, is undergoing extensive sea trials approximately 350 nautical miles from San Francisco, to test the behaviour of the system. If all goes well, it will relocate to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” (GPGP) where it will begin the challenge of removing tonnes of plastic debris. The role of the AutoNaut USV is to conduct long-term monitoring of the surrounding environmental conditions and provide information on “Wilson” itself.

Hydroid Recognizes Royal Netherlands Navy as Authorized REMUS Service Center

01.10.2018
Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), today announced that it has recognized the Sensor & Weapon Systems Department within the Royal Netherlands Navy's Directorate of Materiel Sustainment as an authorized REMUS Service Center. Hydroid presented the Directorate with a plaque on September 12, 2018 recognizing its commitment to excellence in AUV service and technical expertise.

The Royal Netherlands Navy successfully integrate SeeByte’s Neptune into Remus 100 fleet

01.10.2018
SeeByte, the global leader in creating software solutions for unmanned maritime systems are pleased to announce that The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) have successfully integrated SeeByte’s Neptune into their New Generation Remus 100 Fleet.

i-Tech Services adds mini ROV capability to inspection fleet

01.10.2018
i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has strengthened its underwater inspection and maintenance capability with the provision of new mini ROVs for performing subsea operations in challenging environments.

US Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, selects Sonardyne for underwater vehicle testing ground

18.09.2018
Underwater target tracking technology from Houston-based Sonardyne Inc., has been chosen by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division for use at its South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility (SFOMF).

FORSSEA ROBOTICS successfully raises €2.4M to fund its subsea vehicle qualifications

14.09.2018
Offshore robotics startup FORSSEA ROBOTICS announced today an investment of €2.4M led by the French VC firm IRDI-SORIDEC with additional funds coming from the family office SOPER and a team of international energy investors.

Aker Solutions and Partners Take Next Steps in U.S. Offshore Wind Project

13.09.2018
September 13, 2018 - Northern California energy authority RCEA and a consortium of private companies, including Aker Solutions and Principle Power, have submitted a lease application to advance the first commercial scale project for floating offshore wind in the United States.

Teledyne RDI increases bottom-tracking range by 60% in next generation family of DVL products

13.09.2018
Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) has announced the release of a new proprietary Extended Range Tracking (XRT) option which is capable of extending the bottom tracking range of its’ Pathfinder and Pioneer Doppler Velocity Logs (DVL) by 60%. This latest development allows users to attain bottom lock faster and more efficiently than ever before, further increasing user control and confidence during subsea missions. Extensive in-house and customer testing has proven this extended range in a wide array of conditions and terrains, and in fact, has exceeded design expectations.


BIRNS Welcomes Abel Nemeth as Manufacturing Engineer

12.09.2018
BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of high performance lighting and connector systems, announces the appointment of Abel Nemeth as Manufacturing Engineer at the company’s headquarters. In his new role at BIRNS, Nemeth will be responsible for designing efficiency, cost-effectiveness, environmental and safety controls into each process, and will design, develop and evaluate integrated systems for managing industrial production procedures.

IOSTIA Announces Industry-First Healthcare Program for Members

12.09.2018
In response to challenges of the exploding cost of healthcare coverage in the United States, IOSTIA partners with other industry associations to offer an affordable and accessible solution.

Oceaneering Announces Subsea 7 Umbilical Contract for Shell’s Vito Development in the Gulf of Mexico

10.09.2018
HOUSTON, September 10, 2018 – Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced that it entered into a contract with Subsea 7 to supply an umbilical and flying leads for Shell’s deepwater Vito development in the Mississippi Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

Remote Inspection Technologies (a SeaTrepid Company) Takes Flight!!

09.09.2018
Remote Inspection Technologies (A SeaTrepid Company) is expanding its unmanned systems capabilities into Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Adding to its extensive menu of robotic services, Remote Inspection Technologies has added both fixed-wing and rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems for short as well as long duration missions so as to supplement its in-line inspection capabilities. The fixed-wing aircraft operated by Remote Inspection Technologies features the Saxon Viper M10 along with an extensive sensor suite for methane mapping, stereoscopic imaging and laser point cloud rendering (among other sensor capabilities). Our rotary wing program features the latest in DJI industrial-grade UAV equipment. Our mission is to provide our customers with the most complete remote inspection solution in the world, Land, Air, & Sea!

Phoenix SRDRS Receives Operational Readiness Certification

08.09.2018
The Phoenix Submarine Rescue Team deployed on board the M/V HOS DOMINATOR 9-19 July and completed eight days of submarine rescue operations off the coast of Catalina Island, which culminated in a satisfactory Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) by Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) parent command (Submarine Squadron ELEVEN) to maintain certification of the operators and equipment for independent operations. This periodic evaluation specifically certified URC and Phoenix to participate in the eighth iteration of the CHILEMAR exercise in San Diego waters and the SSN RESCUEX this fall in Alaska. The SSN RESCUEX will be the first time that the Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) will mate with a US submarine.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Launches Riptide Canada

07.09.2018
Riptide is pleased to announce its first international expansion with the creation of Riptide Autonomous Solutions Canada. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Riptide Canada is being established to support the increasing demand in Canada and abroad for affordable, flexible AUV systems.

Ashtead appoints new corporate development director

05.09.2018
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Launches in Asia Pacific

03.09.2018
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) are delighted to announce the launch of its Australian and Singapore Entities with the appointment of Jason French as Business Development Director for the region.
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