ROV Planet Articles

Subsea 7 Awarded Major Subsea Contract

30.09.2021
Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major1 contract that will be recorded in the backlog of the Subsea and Conventional business unit in the third quarter.

MacArtney to Launch the New NEXUS 8 Multiplexer at Ocean Business 2021

30.09.2021
Underwater technology specialists MacArtney are to launch the latest addition to the NEXUS multiplexer family at the biannual Ocean Business 2021 exhibition, held between 12-14 October in Southampton, UK.

Enshore Subsea Cable Installation Contract Award

29.09.2021
Enshore Subsea, has been awarded a major contract with Al Gihaz Contracting for the provision of equipment and services to install three undersea electric power cables circuits as part of a long-awaited government subsea cable project in Bahrain.

EdgeTech Introduces New Nadir Gap-Fill Sonar for the 2205 AUV, ROV and USV Based Sonar Solutions

29.09.2021
EdgeTech, the leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems and underwater technology, has recently introduced an innovative and new method to provide nadir gap coverage on the EdgeTech 2205 sonar platforms. Complementing this new technology is SonarWiz from Chesapeake Technology, providing a software solution to support processing and mosaicking the new gap fill solution.

Bureau Veritas delivers Approval in Principle to DriX - an innovative USV

29.09.2021
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to iXblue, a global high-tech company and a pioneer in the field of maritime autonomy, for its innovative Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) named DriX. This AiP addresses the safety requirementsof the marine drone, which operates under the novel concept of remotely supervised autonomy.

`Tough and Reliable` Falcon for Geo Oceans

28.09.2021
Further expanding their robotic vehicle fleet, Geo Oceans has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon for its “reliable and hard wearing” reputation.

Fugro Completes Geohazard Site Investigation Activity on Block 58 in Suriname

27.09.2021
Fugro has finalised fieldwork on a site investigation programme for TotalEnergies off the north-west coast of Paramaribo in Block 58 of the Guyana-Suriname Basin.

Havfram on Course to be an Industry Leader in Transitioning its Workforce to Renewables Offshore Wind Next Focus of Company Expansion

26.09.2021
Havfram, an international subsea and offshore wind contractor, is gearing up its activity and investment as it moves closer to fulfilling its commitment to becoming a global leading company in the transition from offshore oil & gas to offshore renewables and wind. The company has almost doubled its global workforce in the past 18 months, taking it from 150 to 275, partly in response to increased work in projects across the world, but also to support the transition of its workforce to renewables. The target is to have a majority renewable income by the middle of the decade.

Seiche Ltd Undertakes Underwater Acoustic Field Verification Survey and Marine Mammal Mitigation in Northern Spain for ACSM

24.09.2021
Seiche Ltd were selected by ACSM earlier this year to provide pre-survey modelling, underwater acoustic verification for two pieces of equipment (Sparker and SBP) to verify how they would affect marine mammals in the area along with continuous Acoustic and Visual Marine Mammal Mitigation services.

Robotics Vital to the Renewables Expansion Needed to Reach Net Zero

24.09.2021
Accelerating the development of robotics and autonomous systems (RAS) will be a significant enabler to reaching Net Zero, according to new research from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult.


Marine Technology Society, the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, Schmidt Ocean Institute Announce New Partnership, Including Support for an International Student Competition, at OCEANS 2021

24.09.2021
Marine Technology Society (MTS), the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES) and Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI), announced a new partnership today that will focus on the effective development and application of marine science and technology for purposes of exploration, understanding, and sustainable use of the ocean and its resources. The collaboration includes supporting student and early career marine technology professionals, women in marine science and technology, and other joint activities between the two societies and the Institute.

Seatronics First to Order Sonardyne’s New SPRINT-Nav Navigator for VALOR ROV

24.09.2021
Subsea technology specialist Seatronics has been announced as the first customer for Sonardyne’s new SPRINT-Nav Mini Navigator, launched just one week ago. Seatronics has purchased the technology, the world’s smallest hybrid acoustic-inertial navigation instrument, for its VALOR remotely operated vehicle (ROV), itself designed to be the smallest, most powerful and capable inspection class ROV in its category.

Ørsted Reveals Multi-billion Pound Investment Plans for Scotland

24.09.2021
Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind development, has revealed its intention to invest up to £12bn directly with Scottish companies on developing and constructing offshore wind farms in the country over the next ten years, with £billions more to be spent with Scottish supply chain businesses once these wind farms become operational.

Marklesburg Fire Co. Adds New VideoRay PRO 5

24.09.2021
Marklesburg fire chief Marlin Hunsicker, left, and his father Brian, right, who serves as fire company president, pose with the fire company's new underwater remote operated vehicle (ROV) the company recently purchased and will be placing in service. The new camera system replaces one initially purchased a few years ago.

Rovco Successfully Commences Year 2 of Multi-million-pound Agreement on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm

22.09.2021
We are happy to announce the commencement of our year 2 subsea and hydrographic campaign on Beatrice, Scotland’s largest operational offshore wind farm. Remaining incumbent at Beatrice forms part of our continued growth strategy, with Rovco now having worked at over 50% of the operational wind farms in UK waters. Our growth is further supported by the recently announced investment of £9.5m in our new Survey Solutions division.

Fugro Commits Geo-data Expertise and Experience to UN Ocean Decade Under New Partnership Agreement

22.09.2021
Fugro has signed a partnership agreement with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (IOC-UNESCO) to improve the coordination of and access to global ocean science data.

SeeByte and Raytheon Combine AN/AQS-20C Sonar with SeeTrack C2 Software for Real-time Contact Analysis

21.09.2021
SeeByte and Raytheon Technologies are working together to bring Raytheon’s AN/AQS-20C advanced minehunting sonar system data into SeeByte’s SeeTrack v4, multi-domain command and control system.

TechnipFMC Celebrates it’s 1300th Subsea tree from Dunfermline Campus

20.09.2021
The Dunfermline, U.K. Campus of TechnipFMC celebrated reaching a momentous milestone: the completion of its 1300th subsea tree (XT). Since its opening in 1974, the facility has delivered XTs to 34 customers in 21 countries. One third of the deliveries have been for Equinor, with the 1300th XT going to the Snorre project offshore Norway.
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