ROV Planet Articles

Argeo Granted New Patent for Tracking and Detection of Pipelines and Power Cables

28.06.2023
Argeo Robotics AS, a fully owned subsidiary of Argeo AS, has been granted a patent from the Norwegian Industrial Patent office (Patentstyret) for a subsea electromagnetic remote-sensing system for tracking of buried cables and pipelines below the seafloor.

Saipem Awarded New Contracts for an Overall Amount of Approximately 1 billion USD

28.06.2023
Saipem has been awarded two new contracts, one for EPCI offshore activities in the Middle East and the other for the development of underwater drones in Brazil. The overall amount of these new acquisitions is approximately 1 billion USD.

DeepOcean Completes Large Decommissioning Project

28.06.2023
Ocean services provider DeepOcean has successfully completed a significant subsea decommissioning project for a client in the central North Sea, reaching a 98 percent recycling rate for the removed subsea infrastructure.

JFD launches its Fourth Generation Submarine Rescue System ‘Agile’

27.06.2023
JFD is proud to unveil its ‘Agile’ Submarine Rescue System (SRS), based on 40 years’ experience, which marks a significant enhancement in available transport options, mobilisation configurations and system safety when responding to a Distressed Submarine (DISSUB) incident.

Elbit America Selected for U.S. Navy Information Warfare Research Project

26.06.2023
Elbit Systems of America (Elbit America) has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific) to develop and demonstrate an autonomous maritime target tracking capability as part of the United States Navy’s Information Warfare Research Project (IWRP). The company will test its prototype in a series of at sea demonstrations over the next twelve months.

Saipem Wins Two New Offshore Drilling Contracts Totalling Approximately 550 Million Dollars

26.06.2023
Saipem has been awarded two new offshore drilling contracts, one in the Middle East and one in the Mediterranean Sea, for a total amount of approximately 550 million dollars.

Pelagic Odysseus 6K ROV Continues Titan Recovery Mission

25.06.2023
Under unified command of Transportation Safety Board of Canada and US Coast Guard, assisted by the US National Transportation Safety Board, Pelagic Research Services (PRS) continues its role as the ROV in service for the Titan recovery mission.

Nauticus is Contracted by Petrobras to Develop and Test the AUV Aquanaut in Brazil

23.06.2023
Nauticus Robotics, a developer of autonomous robots using artificial intelligence for data collection and intervention services for the ocean industries, today announced that it has been awarded a contract with Petrobras, one of the world’s largest energy companies, to deploy Aquanaut, the Company’s autonomous subsea robot, to support Petrobras’ offshore activities.

Highland Pupils Claim National STEM Title

23.06.2023
School pupils from Inverness proved victorious in the final of a nationwide competition held in Aberdeen last week, which was organised by Global Underwater Hub, the leading trade and industry development body for the UK’s underwater sectors.

PXGEO Awarded 3D OBN Project in Brazil

23.06.2023
PXGEO has secured a contract with Petrobras for a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in the Campos Basin, Brazil. The survey is to be acquired in water depths of 2,300m with a duration of approximately 10 months.

Ørsted Invents and Patents Uncrewed Surface Measuring Vessel

22.06.2023
Ørsted, the world's leading developer of offshore wind farms, has designed and developed the first uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in the industry for offshore met-ocean measurement campaigns. The measurement data will help lower uncertainties in the expected annual energy production for new offshore wind farms. Ørsted, who has patented the USV concept, sees enormous potential in the technology and has initiated a serial production based on their successful prototype USV.

U.S. Coast Guard Confirms Discovery of Debris Belonging to the OceanGate Titan Submersible

22.06.2023
Rear Adm. John Mauger, the First Coast Guard District commander, confirmed a press briefing in Boston, Massachusetts, about the discovery of debris from the 21-foot submarine Titan, June 22, 2023. The Coast Guard was initially searching for five people after the Canadian research vessel Polar Prince lost contact with their submersible during a dive, approximately 900 miles east of Cape Cod, June 18, 2023.

Pelagic Research Services' ROV Odysseus 6K Discovers Titan Debris Field and Continues Recovery Effort

22.06.2023
PELAGIC RESEARCH SERVICES’ ROV, Odysseus 6K, was immediately deployed from Canadian vessel Horizon Arctic within the rescue viability window early Thursday morning. Odysseus was the subsea asset that first located the debris field referenced by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Greensea Demonstrates Successful UXO Survey to Locate Buried Munitions External

21.06.2023
Greensea Systems, Inc. (Greensea), a leading provider of advanced robotics solutions, is pleased to announce the successful demonstration of a mission to locate buried munitions in the surf zone.

Marine Technology Society Celebrates 60 Years

21.06.2023
Formed in June 1963, the Marine Technology Society (MTS) stands stronger than ever six decades later. In the early 1960’s, a group of business, academic, and government leaders recognized the need for a professional society to bring together scientists, engineers, and others interested in the rapidly growing fields of ocean technology and marine affairs. They convened a committee to establish the character, name, objectives, and basic policies of MTS - launched as a not-for-profit corporation in June of 1963.

C-Innovation Expands its Remote Survey Operations into Houma, Louisiana

15.06.2023
C-I recently purchased a facility in Houma to support and expand its remote survey operations. This facility will be an addition to the current remote survey operations at its Mandeville, Louisiana facility.

Cellula Robotics and HonuWorx Collaborate to Revolutionize Underwater Technology Landscape

14.06.2023
Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce a collaboration with HonuWorx Ltd. to assist in a series of technology demonstrations, marking a significant milestone in the development of Cellula's groundbreaking extra-large uncrewed underwater vehicle, Solus-XR.

Thales’ USV Passes a Significant Milestone in Autonomous Mine Hunting Trials

14.06.2023
It has recently been confirmed by the UK Ministry of Defence that the trials were run in December 2022 by the Royal Navy Maritime Autonomous System Trials Team (MASTT), supported by Thales. Observing and approving the trials off Weymouth Bay were representatives from the UK Naval Authority and Technology Group (NATG) and the Mine Hunting Capability team from the Ministry of Defence.

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