ROV Planet Articles

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.

Robosys and SEA.AI Create Machine Vision-based Maritime Autonomous Surface Collision Avoidance System

14.06.2023
Robosys and SEA.AI have joined forces to develop and deliver the world’s first intelligent maritime autonomous surface navigation and collision avoidance system integrating computer-based AI machine vision.

NOR Offshore Rental Awarded Record Contract by DeepOcean for Supply of Tooling for IMR

12.06.2023
NOR Offshore Rental (NOR) is happy to announce that it has been awarded a contract by DeepOcean to supply tooling for inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) for a project in the North Sea. The contract is for 400 days with 2 possible extensions for 100 days, per extension.

Air Control Entech Secures DNV Class Approval for Hydromea's EXRAY Underwater Inspection Robot

12.06.2023
Air Control Entech (ACE), a leading remote technology specialist headquartered in Scotland, is proud to announce that it has received class approval from DNV for Hydromea's revolutionary EXRAY™ underwater inspection robot for Visual Remote Inspection Technology (RIT). This milestone achievement paves the way for certified inspections of flooded spaces at offshore floating platforms, revolutionizing the inspection process and ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency in the offshore energy industry.

Aker Solutions Awarded First SWIFT Contract by Equinor

12.06.2023
Aker Solutions is thrilled to announce the first commercial campaign for the SWIFT™ remotely operated tubing hanger (TH) tool. Equinor’s first, umbilical-less TH installation is a momentous development, as the contract scope for the SWIFT™’s deployment involves 18 tubing hanger installations on the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea.

C-Power Ready to Launch Hawaii Ocean Energy Test After Successful In-Harbor Testing

12.06.2023
In the turquoise waters of Honolulu, C-Power recently completed an in-water harbor test of the SeaRAY autonomous offshore power system (AOPS) that will soon be deployed for a six-month pilot project at the U.S. Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site (WETS) off the Hawaii coast.

Kystdesign Awarded Record Contract by Omega Subsea Robotics

08.06.2023
Kystdesign is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Omega Subsea Robotics AS to supply four state-of-the-art Constructor WROV systems. This accomplishment further solidifies Kystdesign’ s reputation as a trusted and dependable provider of cutting-edge underwater robotics across diverse industries.

Ticking Time Bombs on the Seabed: DFKI Develops Innovative AI Technologies for Autonomous Robots to Recover Munitions

08.06.2023
More than one million tons of munitions dumped in the North and Baltic Seas during and after the two world wars posing a threat to both humans and the environment. So far, trained divers had to recover the ammunition. In the future, however, robots will take on this challenging and potentially dangerous task. The technologies required for this are being developed by the Robotics Innovation Center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) headed by Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchner in the current CleanSeas project. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, the robotic systems should be able to detect ordnance underwater and prepare its removal autonomously.

ROVOP Appoints Roland Reid as New Training & Competency Manager

08.06.2023
ROVOP, a leading supplier of subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to the energy industry, has appointed Roland Reid as its new Training & Competency Manager.

ABS Issues First-Ever Approval in Principle Certificate for Commercial USV

07.06.2023
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) certificates to Saildrone, including the first AIP for a 33-foot (10-meter) commercial uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the Saildrone Voyager. Approvals were issued to Saildrone for both the Voyager and (20 meter) Surveyor ocean data collection platforms. The AIP is an important step to class for Saildrone’s vehicles.

Greenlight for Ground-Breaking Autonomous Operations & Maintenance Pilot at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

07.06.2023
Pioneering global offshore wind farm owner Northland Power has selected Subsea Europe Services as its partner for a groundbreaking pilot project in Summer 2023 at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm that will place autonomous marine survey and underwater inspection at the heart of its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) programs.

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