ROV Planet Articles

Kraken Demonstrates KATFISH High Speed Towed SAS in Royal Navy WISEX Demonstration

28.09.2022
Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, recently participated in the Royal Navy’s (RN) WILTON Industry Show and Experiment (WISEX) on the ranges in Kilbrannan Sound off Campbeltown, Scotland. WISEX provides an opportunity for industry to showcase new systems for consideration by the RN. With live demos and sea trials, the RN are better able to understand the demonstrated technology including software, sensors, and effectors necessary to implement a highly reliable Mine Hunting Capability (MHC).

HydroSurv Expands Production Facilities to Meet Demand for USVs

28.09.2022
Exeter-based HydroSurv has moved into brand new facilities to deliver expansion in production capacity for its state-of-the-art Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) for hydrographic and environmental data collection.

EYOS Partners with Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF)

28.09.2022
Two of the world’s leaders in ocean exploration have joined forces to push the boundaries of underwater conservation and research and embark on critical citizen science missions to the farthest reaches of the planet. EYOS, the authority in private superyacht expeditions, has partnered with Ocean Conservation Exploration and Education Foundation (OCEEF), a 501(c)(3) organization to educate the world about the ocean through immersive, data-collecting missions aboard OCEEF’s five-star research yacht, RV Odyssey. The advanced vessel will circumnavigate the world with missions in Antarctica, the Chagos Archipelago, the Galapagos and other remote destinations, where they will explore aquatic ecosystems teeming with biodiversity alongside top scientists, explorers, students, and educators.

World's First underwater inspection vehicle featuring Adaptive Autonomy successfully deployed at Nordsee One Offshore Windfarm

26.09.2022
Trials of the state-of-the-art A.IKANBILIS Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (HAUV) conducted by Nordsee One GmbH and supported by manufacturer BeeX Pte Ltd and European partner Subsea Europe Services GmbH at the Nordsee One wind farm in the German North Sea have demonstrated true autonomous operation of an underwater inspection vehicle for the first time ever.

Tripartite subsea energy MoU signed between Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy and Verlume

22.09.2022
Baker Hughes, Mocean Energy and Verlume have signed a triparty memorandum of understanding (MoU) to identify and discuss potential opportunities for collaboration on integrated wave energy and subsea energy storage solutions for the emerging subsea clean energy market.

Cellula Divests its Seafloor Drill Division

22.09.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of its Seafloor Drill Division by a confidential client. The sale, completed on September 2, 2022 will facilitate Cellula's focus on development of proven, trusted autonomy as it brings its industry leading fuel cell powered, long range AUVs, Solus-LR and -XR to market. The investment will also support the ongoing development of Imotus-S, Cellula's latest AUV innovation for vessel signature measurement.

TechnipFMC Awarded a Significant Subsea Contract for Shell’s North Sea Development

22.09.2022
TechnipFMC has been awarded a significant(1) engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract by Shell for the Jackdaw development, located in the United Kingdom North Sea.

UK Royal Navy Acquires Latest Generation REMUS 100S

21.09.2022
Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today the delivery of three REMUS 100s unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) to the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy. The new systems bring enhanced endurance and the latest generation of sensors and payloads, allowing for increased data quality and mission efficiency.

Voyis Imaging Releases the Revolutionary Insight Nano Compact Laser Scanner

21.09.2022
Voyis Imaging Inc. (Voyis) has been a pioneer of subsea inspection technology, commercializing the first underwater laser scanner, the ULS-100. This product has been proven in surveys worldwide, producing quantitative analysis and actionable results in the most challenging environments.

Ocean Robotics Planet Buyer's Guide 2022 is out of NOW!!!

20.09.2022
Ocean Robotics Planet has launched the ROV/AUV Parts & Equipment Suppliers Buyer’s Guide 2022. The magazine of choice for Marine & Underwater Robotics Professionals. Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet!

Modus Subsea Services awarded the world’s first resident subsea drone contract by Equinor Energy

20.09.2022
Modus, a world leader in the application of Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs / subsea drones), has achieved a world-first contract with Equinor for the provision of underwater intervention drone missions at their Johan Sverdrup field.

C-Kore Celebrates their 600th Subsea Testing Unit Deployment with their New Subsea Optical TDR Tool

20.09.2022
C-Kore Systems is proud to announce the deployment of their 600th subsea testing tools. This milestone event occurred for an installation campaign in the Gulf of Mexico, one of C-Kore’s growing markets and included their new Subsea Optical TDR tool.

Armach Robotics Identified as “Solution to Watch”

19.09.2022
Armach Robotics (Armach) has been shortlisted to compete in the Ocean Opportunity Lab and World Ocean Council’s (WOC) The Biofouling Innovation Challenge. This is the first competition of its kind, born from an initiative to encourage the industry to embrace creative and innovative solutions around the effects and costs of biofouling within the ocean, maritime and renewable industry, and to restore biodiversity.

Ocean Winds East Announces Name of New York Bight Project as BLUEPOINT WIND

16.09.2022
Ocean Winds East, LLC, (OW East) today announced Bluepoint Wind as the official name of its planned offshore wind power project in the New York Bight. The project will be located 38 nautical miles off the coast of New York and 53 nautical miles off the coast of New Jersey and will be able to generate up to 1.7 gigawatts of clean energy, powering up to 900,000 homes, and avoiding an estimated 5 million metric tons of CO2 – the primary cause of climate change. The project will help nearby states achieve important greenhouse gas reduction goals and offshore wind targets including New York’s goal of developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035 and New Jersey’s goal of developing 7,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy by 2035.

Subsea Expo 2023 Awards and Conference Abstract Deadlines Extended

15.09.2022
In light of recent events and in respect of the period of national mourning, the organisers of Subsea Expo 2023 have announced an extension to the deadline for award entries and conference abstracts. Global Underwater Hub, which organises the three-day industry showcase, has extended the closing date for submitting nominations for the Subsea Expo Awards and abstracts for the conference programme by two weeks to Friday 30 September.

Bordelon Marine Signs Charter Agreement for the MV Connor

15.09.2022
Bordelon Marine LLC has signed a one-year term charter agreement, starting in July 2022, with Subsea 7 i-Tech US Inc. for the MV Connor Bordelon; 260’ DP2 Jones Act Compliant Ultra-Light Intervention Vessel.

Fugro Expands its Presence in the Middle East with New Facility in JAFZA

15.09.2022
The leading global Geo-data solutions provider, Fugro has inaugurated a new facility in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) expanding its footprint in the Middle East and India region. With this new facility, Fugro reaffirms its commitment to offering expertise and advanced Geo-data solutions to the rapidly growing energy, infrastructure, and construction industries in the Middle East and India.

Maersk Drilling secures additional five-well drilling work scope with Petrogas

15.09.2022
Maersk Drilling and Petrogas E&P Netherlands B.V. have agreed to an amendment of the previously entered contract for the provisioning of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute, under which an option included in that contract will be replaced by a newly entered five-well drilling contract which will employ Maersk Resolute to drill three wells at the A15 field and two wells at the B10 field, both of which are located offshore the Netherlands.

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