ROV Planet Articles

New Contract for BOA SUB C

20.01.2022
BOA OCV have been awarded a new contract in the North Sea for the subsea construction vessel BOA SUB C. The contract is with a large international contractor for construction and decommissioning projects. Commencement of contract is May 2022 for a firm period of 150 days plus options which, if declared, will keep the vessel utilized into 2Q 2023.

Forssea Raises €3.8M to Finance its Commercial Deployment

19.01.2022
Underwater robotics company Forssea Robotics raises €3.8M from SOFILARO (Crédit Agricole), Qair Innovation (Jean-Marc Bouchet) its historical investors and as well as a France 2030 grant.

Fugro Secures Cable Route Survey Contract for Denmark’s Energy Islands

19.01.2022
Fugro has secured a new contract with Energinet to undertake cable route surveys for the North Sea Energy Island project. The Energy Island will serve as an offshore power plant distributing up to 10 GW of offshore wind to Denmark and other neighbouring markets. Fugro will perform a combination of geophysical, geotechnical services and laboratory testing to provide valuable insight into the ground engineering challenges along the cable route from the Danish landfalls to the future artificial island location.

EdgeTech Announces the Availability of the 6205s2 Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar System

19.01.2022
EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has recently introduced the 6205s2 Combined Swath Bathymetry & Side Scan Sonar System. Building on the success of the popular 6205 and 6205s systems, EdgeTech has redesigned the 6205s2 and achieved a more compact and lighter package with additional features and benefits including the options for an integrated INS, the higher resolution frequency pair of 850/1600 kHz, and EdgeTech’s gap-fill side scan output.

iXblue Delivers the Synthetic Aperture Sonar Dedicated to Ifremer's New 6000m-rated AUV

18.01.2022
Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Ocean Science, has received its new synthetic aperture sonar (SAS) from iXblue. It will equip the institute’s new 6000m-rated Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) dedicated to deep sea exploration.

Baird Capital Invests in Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR)

18.01.2022
Baird Capital’s Global Private Equity team today announced an investment in Subsea Technology & Rentals (“STR”), a leading independent subsea rental equipment and specialist services provider to the offshore energy industry. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

bp and EnBW Successful in ScotWind Offshore Wind Bid

17.01.2022
bp and EnBW have been awarded a lease option off the east coast of Scotland to develop a major offshore wind project — to be known as Morven. The award was made in the highly competitive ScotWind leasing round, the results of which were announced by Crown Estate Scotland today.

RTsys Delivers the EMSO Generic Instrument Module in Partnership with IFREMER

14.01.2022
The EMSO: European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory is the European network of seabed and water column observatories formed in ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) since September 2016. It has now 9 members: Italy, France, Ireland, Spain, Romania, Greece, United Kingdom, Portugal and Norway, represented by recognized research institutes.

Subsea Construction Contracts Awarded to DOF Subsea

14.01.2022
DOF Subsea is pleased to inform that a key Renewables Client has awarded an extension to an ongoing subsea Construction contract in the North Sea. In direct continuation of the ongoing project, Skandi Acergy shall be further utilized up to 169 vessel days.

World’s First Sea-to-Air Drone Redefines Marine Operations

13.01.2022
In recent weeks, Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI, commercial drone manufacturer PRODRONE, and underwater robotics firm QYSEA Technology unveiled the world’s first ‘Sea-Air Integrated Drone’ during a flight showcase at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama. The revolutionary drone aims to modernize offshore and marine operations with its intelligent capabilities, high working efficiency, and minimized manpower required.


C-Kore Systems Receive Their 2nd Queen’s Award for Enterprise

13.01.2022
C-Kore Systems Limited from Escrick, York is celebrating as they were honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time in 3 years. Following their award for Innovation in 2019, they have now been recognised for their contribution to International Trade. The formal Queen’s Award presentation was an ideal opportunity for the C-Kore team to take a moment and reflect on their achievements so far.

Novacavi Supplies Special Armoured Cable for Data Buoy

13.01.2022
NOVACAVI has recently been asked by Mobilis to design and manufacture a special electric data cable for their new DB 24000 EOL data acquisition buoy. This specially engineered armoured cable presents a copper four-conductor configuration and a double armour made of high tensile 316 stainless steel, preformed and prestressed wires.

TotalEnergies Successfully Tests FORSSEA’s Innovative LBL “Quick Latching Cage” Mounted on LBL in the Deepwater Environment.

12.01.2022
These past 3 years, TotalEnergies have been collaborating with FORSSEA to qualify the ATOLL ROV, dedicated to fast LBL deployment and recovery. ATOLL uses a robotized latching system guided by visual aided docking algorithms. Each LBL temporary frame or acoustic transponder must be equipped a bullet to allow quick interfacing with the ATOLL ROV.

ARMADA Marine Robotics Wins Navy Contract

12.01.2022
ARMADA Marine Robotics is pleased to announce that it has won an SBIR Phase I contract with the US Navy to develop an external payload delivery system for cylindrical Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).

"ROV Planet" Rebrands its Portfolio of Services to "Ocean Robotics Planet" to Reflect its Wide Coverage of Ocean Robotics

11.01.2022
We are pleased to announce that from 1/1/2022, the full suite of publishing services available from Tech Markets Media Ltd including flagship magazine "ROV Planet", have all now been rebranded to "Ocean Robotics Planet" to better reflect the wide range of global marine robotics coverage that has been covered for some 3-4 years now.

Film-Ocean’s Growth & Future Expansion Drives Investment for a Purpose-built Complex

10.01.2022
Film-Ocean Ltd (Film-Ocean), a Stapem Group company, announces that construction contractors have broken ground on its new purpose-built facilities in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. The bespoke development is due for completion late summer 2022.

EC-OG Supplies Halo Intelligent Battery System for World-First Autonomous Offshore Power Trials in Hawaii

10.01.2022
EC-OG, a specialist in intelligent energy management and storage technologies for the energy industry, has achieved a significant company milestone with the first commercial delivery of its Halo subsea battery storage system. The lithium-ion based device will be part of a world-first autonomous offshore power sea trial in Q1 2022 at the US Navy Wave Energy Test Site, off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

Greensea Hires Vice President of Business Development - Defense

07.01.2022
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry, announces the hire of Paco Santana as Vice President of Business Development - Defense. Paco will immediately begin connecting with and developing relationships with current and future military partners.
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