ROV Planet Articles

Ocean Infinity to Establish Green Shipping Corridor Between Scandinavia and Northern Europe

24.06.2022
Ocean Infinity, in pursuit of its’ objective of transforming maritime operations through the deployment of innovative technologies, is excited to announce the development of zero-emission, remotely operated and autonomous ready, short sea container vessels that will operate between Norway and the Netherlands, creating one of Europe’s first zero-emission maritime ‘green corridors’.

Modus Charters Vessel with Availability from Mid July

24.06.2022
Modus, a leading offshore contractor delivering life-of-field support utilising Smart Subsea Services, recently announced that they have chartered a multi-purpose offshore support vessel, VOS Sweet, from Vroon Offshore Services via a deal brokered by Clarksons.

TSC Subsea Masters the Art of Deepwater Hydrate Detection

23.06.2022
TSC Subsea is once again leading the field in the development of subsea technology with its latest piece of equipment, an industry first in acoustic deepwater hydrate detection. The ART® vPush, from the global specialist in developing advanced subsea inspection solutions for challenging situations, provides efficient, cost effective, hydrate detection at a level which has not been previously available.

From Vision to Reality - Armach Robotics Introduces Proactive In-water Hull Cleaning

23.06.2022
Karl Lander, Director, Regulatory Compliance and Outreach of Armach Robotics (Armach) joined a host of leaders in sustainable technologies and innovation at the 3rd Decarbonizing Shipping Forum, being held in Hamburg this week. He introduced the concept of autonomous robots making proactive in-water cleaning a reality, in support of the worldwide goal of decarbonizing in shipping.

Royal Navy Submariners Swim English Channel Fundraising for Mental Health Charities

23.06.2022
On 21st June 2022, 4 serving Royal Navy Submariners (Captain Elton Sharkey, Commander Richard Cragg, Lieutenant Commander Callum Fraser and Lieutenant Commander Hugo Mitchell-Heggs) successfully swam across the channel.

FET’s Advanced Submarine Rescue Vehicle Successfully Completes Sea Trials

22.06.2022
Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has successfully completed sea trials for its highly advanced submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) ahead of its deployment for an Asia Pacific-based navy. The sea trials tested the SRV’s capabilities to perform a variety of demanding operations, including deep dives, navigation, and mating with a target. In country commissioning and testing took two months to complete with nine FET personnel assisting throughout the trial.

Nine Flag States Join the MASSPeople Working Group to Collaborate on Remote and Autonomous Operator Training Standards

22.06.2022
The introduction of remote and autonomous technology has brought new ways of working to the maritime sector, and MASSPeople aims to explore the human dimension of remote operations enabled by maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS).

OceanTools Launch New C7 Colour Subsea Camera with Light Ring

21.06.2022
OceanTools, global supplier of underwater technology, launch the new C7 colour camera adding to their extensive industry leading range of high specification subsea cameras. Differing from its sister products, the OceanTools C7 multipurpose subsea camera has an integral high intensity controllable light ring to illuminate the underwater environment, providing clear video footage at depths down to 6000m.

Verlume and Oasis Marine Power Sign MoU to Explore New Electric Wind Farm Vessel Charging Concept

21.06.2022
Verlume, an intelligent energy management and storage technologies specialist, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with electric vessel recharging pioneer Oasis Marine Power. The MOU will explore the creation of new intelligent in-field energy storage and charging infrastructure for crew transfer vessels, further enabling electrification of offshore wind farm operations.

Havfram Awarded Senegalese Mooring Pre-Lay Contract by MODEC

20.06.2022
Havfram announced today that MODEC Offshore Production Systems (Singapore) Pte Ltd. (MODEC) has awarded Havfram a contract for the pre-installation of the subsea mooring system for a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) in 2022.


Seaforth Geosurveys Adds iXblue Gaps M5 USBL to its Pool of Survey Equipment

20.06.2022
Seaforth Geosurveys, a leading Canadian marine survey company, recently acquired iXblue new Gaps M5 USBL system to support data acquisition for marine geophysical survey projects, including one in the Canadian Arctic as well as multiple other projects such as support of sidescan sonar operations during lost and abandoned fishing gear (Ghost Gear) identification and retrieval efforts.

London Tech Bridge Breaks Down Barriers with New Collaboration Space

20.06.2022
The London Tech Bridge (LTB) will leverage partnerships with the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONR Global) and Royal Navy Office of the Chief Technology Officer to foster connectivity, agility and innovation. The location will sponsor dialogue, joint investment and cooperative development between the two navies.

McDermott Christens State-of-the-Art Amazon Vessel

18.06.2022
McDermott International welcomed key customers aboard its newly converted Amazon vessel for a christening ceremony in the port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Seaway 7 Signed Letter of Exclusivity for East Anglia THREE Offshore Wind Farm

17.06.2022
Seaway 7 part of the Subsea 7 Group, announced today that it has signed a letter of exclusivity, and is finalising a preferred bidder supply chain agreement, with ScottishPower Renewables for the East Anglia THREE offshore wind project.

Argeo’s First USV Takes on the Booming Offshore Wind Market

17.06.2022
Argeo AS is the first operator of an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) built on the Mariner X, Maritime Robotics' new multi-purpose USV platform. Named Argus, Argeo’s first uncrewed survey and inspection vehicle will exploit the strong demand for accurate ocean mapping, especially within the booming offshore wind market.

Saab Seaeye at Goodwood's Festival of Speed

17.06.2022
Future Lab, the innovation pavilion at Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, 23 – 26 June 2022, is featuring Saab Seaeye’s pioneering underwater robotic technology. Goodwood says Future Lab presents “cutting edge new technologies that will change the way we live tomorrow”.

Global Underwater Hub Launches Defence Sector Innovation Call

17.06.2022
The Global Underwater Hub (GUH), in partnership with the Royal Navy and Babcock, has launched a call for innovation that aims to identify technologies and techniques used in the offshore environment that can be applied to the defence sector to address key problem challenges and generate efficiency savings.

Rovco Commences Year 3 of Agreement on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

16.06.2022
For the third year running, Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions, has been awarded a contract to carry out work on the Beatrice offshore wind farm. Located in the Outer Moray Firth, Beatrice is Scotland’s second largest operational offshore wind farm.
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