ROV Planet Articles

ELWAVE Deploys its ‘Octopulse’ Subsea Electromagnetics Sensor Based on the Bio-inspired Technology CEDAR for a Buried UXO Survey

ELWAVE deploys its ‘Octopulse’ subsea electromagnetics sensor based on the bio-inspired technology CEDAR® (Controlled Electric Detection And Ranging) for a buried UXO survey at the offshore floating wind farm project EFGL.

Ashtead Technology Signs Rental Agreement with Reach Robotics

International subsea rental equipment and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has signed a rental agreement with Reach Robotics, an Australian-based manufacturer of industry-leading all-electric robotic arm solutions for inspection class ROVs.

Saipem successfully Completed Installation Works in Scotland for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) Offshore Windfarm

Saipem has successfully completed installation works for the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) offshore windfarm, marking an important milestone in the project.

Kongsberg Discovery Sets New AUV Milestone with Successful Sea Trials of HUGIN Endurance

Horten, Norway: Kongsberg Discovery has started an extensive programme of sea trials with its new and revolutionary long-range Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), the HUGIN Endurance.

Official Unveiling in Barbados of the British Built AutoNaut Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV)

The vessel has been purchased by the Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) and will be used to provide data to assist with Hurricane tracking.

Seaway7 Awarded Contract Offshore Poland

Subsea7 today announced the award to Seaway7, part of the Subsea7 Group, of a substantial1 contract by Equinor and partner Polenergia for the inter-array cables of the MFW Bałtyk II and MFW Bałtyk III bottom-fixed offshore wind projects, in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea

Oceanbotics' SRV-8 Featured on 60 Minutes Australia for Playing a Crucial Role in $80 Million Drug Bust

Oceanbotics recently appeared on 60 Minutes Australia, where their SRV-8 underwater drone played a crucial role in taking down a major cocaine smuggling operation valued at $80 million. The episode, titled "What is parasite smuggling and why is it so dangerous," delves into the world of drug trafficking beneath ships and how law enforcement is utilizing Oceanbotics’ underwater drone technology to combat the issue.

DeepTech Expands ROV Fleet

Deepwater services and intervention specialists, DeepTech, has expanded its fleet with three work class ROVs, bringing its total number to 26 vehicles. The Triton XLS ROVs, which operate at 150 horsepower and a depth rating of 3000 meters, add diversity and flexibility to allow DeepTech to continue to support its worldwide portfolio and expand its business further in the Eastern Mediterranean.

EVENT: Register Now for MATS 2023 - Southampton, UK - 7-9 November 2023

Registration for this year’s Marine and Autonomy Technology Showcase (MATS), taking place from 7–9 November 2023 at our dockside location in Southampton, UK is now open.

Greensea IQ Celebrates Expansion of its Production Facility in Plymouth, MA

Greensea IQ celebrated the 25,000 square foot expansion of its Cordage Park production facility on October 17th. This new expansion establishes a manufacturing center for the production of several navigation and robotics systems including the Bayonet line of surf zone crawlers, EverClean hull cleaning robots, RNAV3 diver navigation systems, and OPENSEA Edge autonomy hardware.

RWE Appoints Fugro to Start Geophysical Survey for Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm, Thor

RWE has appointed Fugro to complete a geophysical survey off the Danish west coast. Up to three survey vessels will be deployed to carry out a detailed pre-construction survey including a search for unexploded ordnance (UXO) up to approximately 34 kilometres off the coast of Thorsminde. The data acquired is important and will define the cable routes and exact turbine locations for RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm.

Kraken Robotics Announces $3m Boulder Detection Survey Contract for Offshore Wind Farm Project in Europe

Kraken Robotics Announces $3 Million Boulder Detection Survey Contract for Offshore Wind Farm Project in Europe. Kraken’s contract scope includes mobilisation of a dedicated survey vessel, deployment of optimal sub-bottom survey equipment, and expert personnel to provide specialist engineering design support to de-risk the installation of the project’s two large offshore substations. This survey campaign will be executed in Q4 2023 with Kraken’s Acoustic CorerTM technology providing accurate, high resolution 3D imaging of twenty-four sub-seabed cores, with the cores placed to maximise coverage over the foundation leg locations.

Compact Underwater Robot from Tethys Providing a Safer Alternative for Underwater Inspection

Divers can face difficult and dangerous conditions when performing essential underwater inspection, search and maintenance. Now a new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) from Switzerland’s Tethys Robotics is providing a much safer alternative.

Discovery of Two Historic World War II Aircraft Wrecks in the Trondheimsfjord

In a remarkable exploration beneath the surface, the Royal Norwegian Navy's HUGIN Team 1 discovered two new aircraft wrecks in Trondheimsfjorden. The well-preserved World War II wrecks were quickly identified as the legendary Blohm & Voss BV-222 Wiking V2 and the Heinkel HE-115 S4+DH. The wrecks lie at an impressive depth of 318 and 253 meters, respectively, and have never been visited by divers or submersibles before. The last few weeks a team at Blueye Robotics have conducted several dives with underwater drones in the fjord to capture the first close-up images of the seaplanes in around 80 years.

Ocean Installer Awarded Eirin Gas Field Subsea Tie-back Contract from Equinor

The scope covers installation of structures, flexibles, umbilical, seabed rectification, tie-ins, and commissioning. It also includes design, fabrication, and installation of GRP covers and spool bringing important gas volumes to the European market.

UK Protection Enhanced as Underwater Surveillance Ship Enters Service

Dedicated at a ceremony in the heart of London, RFA Proteus will serve as the launchpad for remotely-operated vehicles and a home to a suite of specialist capabilities similar to those found in the oil and gas industries.

Maxwell Marine Wins Contract to Supply Anchoring System for First USVs

Maxwell Marine, the anchoring solutions specialist, has been contracted to design and supply a technical anchoring system for the first uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which will be used for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns in the wind farm industry. Ten of the vessels will be built by the Tuco Marine Group in Denmark for the world leading offshore wind farm developer, Ørsted.

NATO Defence Ministers Launch Initiative to Enhance Maritime Surveillance Capabilities

On 12 October 2023 NATO Defence Ministers and the Swedish Defence Minister endorsed the Digital Ocean Vision, a pioneering initiative to enhance NATO’s maritime situational awareness from seabed to space. The Digital Ocean initiative will transform Allied maritime domain awareness by enhancing coordination between national and Allied capabilities employed for maritime surveillance. This includes a broad range of assets from satellites to autonomous systems below, on, and above the sea.

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