ROV Planet Articles

MacArtney Introduces New Managing Director for their Asia Pacific Operations

23.11.2021
MacArtney announces a change at the top for their Singapore office, serving the APAC area. Steen Frejo, the outgoing Managing Director of MacArtney's regional hub in Singapore, was responsible for proposing and setting up a local presence in the APAC area, concentrating on servicing the regional markets in 2013.

Saipem Awarded a New Offshore Contract for the Búzios 7 Project in Brazil, Worth Approximately 940 Million USD

22.11.2021
Saipem has been awarded by Petrobras a new SURF EPCI contract for the installation of a rigid riser-based subsea system for the Búzios 7 project, to serve the pre-salt field located about 200 km offshore the state of Rio de Janeiro, in water depths of around 2,000 meters.

Scientists Discover New Hydrothermal Vents and Possible New Species in the Gulf of California

22.11.2021
A multidisciplinary team of scientists from Mexico and the U.S. discovered new hydrothermal vents and six possible new animal species during a 33-day expedition off the coast of La Paz on Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel Falkor. The underwater robot ROV SuBastian was used to explore and sample vents emitting fluids at temperatures up to 287°C (549°F) along with the unique animal communities inhabiting this extreme environment. ROV SuBastian additionally captured stunning imagery of the seafloor including hydrothermal mirror pools, calcite spires, and iridescent blue scale worms.

Fugro to Update Cayman Islands Hydrography for UKHO with Carbon-neutral Survey

22.11.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has selected Fugro to survey a 515 km2 area over the Cayman Islands in November. The project will support updated nautical charting and improved coastal zone management. To accomplish the work, Fugro will deploy their Rapid Airborne Multibeam Mapping System (RAMMS), a solution that meets International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) quality and accuracy standards, while also contributing to UKHO’s goals for carbon neutral operations.

Stepping up Korean Offshore Wind Plans, 3 GW Collaboration with EWP

22.11.2021
Equinor has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean East-West Power (EWP) to cooperate on 3 GW of offshore wind projects in South Korea. Together the partners will contribute significantly to the country’s ongoing energy transition and development of an offshore wind industry in Korea.

Boskalis Receives EUR 450 Million Offshore Wind Project

22.11.2021
Boskalis has been awarded a contract for the transportation and installation of the monopile foundations and substations for an offshore wind farm development with a value of approximately EUR 450 million.

Ashtead Technology Starts New Growth Chapter After Successful IPO

18.11.2021
Ashtead Technology has announced that it has secured strong support from new institutional investors and will become a publicly listed company on Tuesday 23 November when its shares begin trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Current owners Buckthorn and APICORP will remain significant shareholders in the business.

Ocean Power Technologies Acquires Marine Advanced Robotics

17.11.2021
OPT announced today the acquisition of Marine Advanced Robotics, Inc. (MAR), a San Francisco Bay Area -based developer and manufacturer of autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). This acquisition immediately provides OPT with an established, innovative offshore product line that features roaming capability and highly complements the OPT business strategy.

C-Kore Signs First Brazilian Contract with TechnipFMC for Petrobras’ Mero 1 Project

16.11.2021
C-Kore Systems recently signed a contract with TechnipFMC in Brazil for delivery of their sub-sea testing tools for the Mero 1 project, in which Petrobras (40%) acts as Operator of the Libra Consortium, formed by the companies Shell Brasil (20%), TotalEnergies (20%), CNODC (10%) and CNOOC Limited (10%), with Pré-sal Petróleo S.A. – PPSA, as the manager of the Production Sharing Contract. The C-Kore tools will be used to perform the subsea electrical verification of the umbilicals after installation.

Innovo Secures Energy Technology Partnership Funding with Strathclyde University to Support Drone Vessel Development

15.11.2021
Aberdeen-based Innovo Engineering and Construction has secured £10,000 funding from the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) in conjunction with Strathclyde University. The funding will support a research and development (R&D) project for Innovo’s innovative autonomous eco-robotic wind, solar and hydrogen fuel cell powered surface vessel – Oceandrone.


Sea Vorian acquires Seafin (Holding company of Neotek and RTSys)

15.11.2021
Sea Vorian, a company created by a pool of investors led by Jean-Luc Biache and François-Xavier de Cointet, is acquiring 100% of Seafin, a leader in the distribution and manufacturing of high-tech products for the blue economy, from its founder Claude Pacheco, the Atalaya and Financière de Brienne 2 funds managed by Ace Capital Partners and SFLD.

Saab Seaeye's New Underwater Robot to Join Ocean Infinity's Armada

15.11.2021
A contract has been signed with launch customer Ocean Infinity for 10 of the latest Saab Seaeye underwater robots, supporting new jobs and site expansion.

Ocean Business 2021 Reunites the Ocean Tech Industry with a Bang

13.11.2021
Ocean Business 2021, which took place on the quayside of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton from 12-14 October has been hailed a triumph, with the industry raring to get back to face-to-face business and networking. The long-awaited event welcomed thousands of visitors, including delegates from 52 countries.

Seaway 7 Awarded the Third Phase of the Dogger Bank Development

13.11.2021
Seaway 7 ASA is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a sizeable (1) contract by Dogger Bank Wind Farm for the transport and installation of monopile foundations and transition pieces on the third phase of the Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm, Dogger Bank C. The company will utilise their specialist Heavy Lift Vessel Alfa Lift, and offshore installation will commence in 2024 following the installation of the Dogger Bank A and B phases. The contract award is subject to Dogger Bank C reaching Financial Close by the end of 2021.

DeepOcean Awarded Vessel Services Frame Agreement

12.11.2021
DeepOcean has been awarded a frame agreement contract by an undisclosed US-based operator for delivery of engineering, project management and vessel support to execute a wide range of subsea activities throughout 2022.

New U-Boat Worx C-Researcher 3 Aboard Purpose-built Feadship

12.11.2021
Meet Shinkai, the world’s first superyacht designed around a submersible. When the owner of the 54.9-meter explorer placed his order with Feadship, he already had a new U-Boat Worx C-Researcher 3 waiting to be accommodated.

UDT 2021 Takes Teamwork to the Underwater Domain

12.11.2021
UDT 2021 takes place 15-17 December in Rostock, Germany Senior military personnel and industry experts will put the operational dynamic of ‘teamwork in the underwater domain’ front and centre when the global undersea defence community comes together at UDT 2021 in Rostock, Germany, in December.

UK’s National Centre for Operational Excellence for Marine Robotics Launches

11.11.2021
CEbotiX, the UK’s national centre for operational development, workforce training and assurance of autonomous maritime technology, has officially launched.
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