ROV Planet Articles

Aker Solutions Delivers Large Johan Sverdrup Module

06.07.2021
Aker Solutions today delivers the 5000-ton additional module for the Johan Sverdrup riser platform. The module is a part of the field’s second development phase and is the latest in a series of large deliveries from Aker Solutions to the Johan Sverdrup field development.

Grove Academy Students Awarded First Place at RGU MATE ROV Competition

05.07.2021
A team of young engineers from Grove Academy in Dundee has once again taken top place in an annual competition at Robert Gordon University and will now have the opportunity to progress to the MATE ROV World Championships in USA.

Research to start on end-of-life oil fields after the UK’s National Oceanography Centre secures funding

04.07.2021
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA) project, led by the NOC will trial the concept of using submarines like Boaty for high-tech, low-impact monitoring to pick up any potential environmental impacts at these sites.

Deep Trekker to Optimise Operations with Mission Planning Software

04.07.2021
Deep Trekker is proud to launch our new mission planning feature! The first iteration of our mission planning update gives ROV users the ability to plot and save waypoints on their handheld controller. The new mission planning feature pairs especially well with Deep Trekker's newest ROV, the PIVOT.

SeaTech China to Represent Newton Labs for Marine/Subsea Equipment in China

02.07.2021
Newton Labs, the original developer and world’s largest manufacturer of commercial underwater laser scanning systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of SeaTech China Co., Ltd. as its authorized sales representative for Newton marine/subsea products in China.

A First for Fugro as SpaceStar™ Satellite Positioning Service Heads into Space

02.07.2021
Fugro’s SpaceStar™ GNSS Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service is providing essential high-accuracy positioning in space for the first time.

Subsea Integration Alliance Awarded EPCI Contract Offshore Norway

02.07.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a sizeable(1) contract by OKEA to Subsea Integration Alliance(2) for the Hasselmus project, seven kilometres north west of the Draugen platform in the southern Norwegian Sea.

MTS and SUT Launch Marine Technologist Professional Certification Programmes

01.07.2021
Beginning this month, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) will launch three professional certification programmes for marine technologists and technicians. These programmes serve as a passport for job mobility and create new opportunities for MTS and SUT members.

Cerulean Winds Names NOV as Delivery Partner in Offshore Floating Wind Scheme

01.07.2021
Scheme would cut offshore CO2 emissions by half from 2025 Green infrastructure developer Cerulean Winds has named NOV as the first of its delivery partners for the fabrication of its proposed integrated 200-turbine floating wind and hydrogen development off the coast of Scotland

TSC Subsea Opens New Office in Brazil to Support Expansion across Latin America - Fabio Puga Appointed to Key New Role as Country Manager,

01.07.2021
TSC Subsea, a global specialist in remotely deployed subsea NDT inspections for the oil and gas industry, has opened a new base in Rio de Janeiro as part of its plans to expand across Brazil and further into Latin America.


Maersk Supply Service Wins its Largest Project Contract Ever

29.06.2021
Maersk Supply Service has secured a major project contract for the Libra Consortium in Brazil concerning the pre-lay of the mooring system for a newbuild FPSO in Brazil. The project is integrating engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) work and will be carried out over 2021 and 2022.

Saipem Strengthens its Fleet with the Bareboat Charter of a Latest Generation Drillship

29.06.2021
Saipem signed a bareboat charter contract with the Samsung Heavy Industries Company yards for a new drillship, the Samsung Santorini which will be delivered in November 2021. The bareboat charter of about two years duration allows Saipem to strengthen the competitiveness of its fleet without investing in new assets, but by leveraging its consolidated expertise in the selection and management of technologically advanced vessels. The contract with Samsung still provides for the option to purchase the ship, which can be exercised at the discretion of Saipem depending on the trend of demand.

Fugro’s SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy Geo-data to Support Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Transition

29.06.2021
Fugro and PTSC G&S, a lead provider of diversified technical services for energy and other industries in Vietnam and South-East Asia, have signed a contract with Enterprize Energy Group to supply, install and operate a SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy at Vietnam’s Thang Long Offshore Wind Farm site.

Approved Development of Breidablikk Field Securing Activity and Jobs

29.06.2021
The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the Breidablikk field in the North Sea has been approved by Norwegian authorities. Field investments are approximately NOK 18.6 billion. Production from the field is scheduled to start in the first half of 2024.

Developing Lavrans and Kristin Q in the Norwegian Sea

29.06.2021
Equinor and the partners Petoro, Vår Energi and Total E&P Norge have decided to develop the Lavrans discovery and the Kristin Q-discovery which is a part of the Kristin field. This constitutes phase 1 of the Kristin South project, and today the plan for development and operation (PDO) will be submitted to the minister of petroleum and energy. Capital expenditures for this first phase will total about NOK 6.5 billion.

AREG Appoints CEO

28.06.2021
Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has appointed David Rodger as CEO as the organisation seeks to further develop support to members and increase links with stakeholders to assist net zero strategies across north east Scotland and beyond.

Fugro’s Geo-data Platform to Accelerate Delivery of Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project

28.06.2021
Fugro has completed the first phase of a 2-year contract with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores) to build and manage a centralised, cloud hosted Geo-data repository for the company’s lease development off the coast of New Jersey in the US.

Seafloor Team Discovers Submerged Plane During Routine Testing

28.06.2021
Folsom Lake is a large, man-made reservoir in very close proximity to Seafloor’s headquarters. It’s also our go-to testing ground for various hydrographic survey equipment aboard our unmanned survey vessels (USVs). While conducting a routine sonar system check on Folsom Lake, Seafloor Systems Inc. hydrographers Jeffrey Riley and Tyler Atkinson came across an unusual object on the lakebed – a submerged plane.
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