ROV Planet Articles

Cellula Receives Contract for Design and Build of an Imotus-S AUV for Signature Measurements of Marine Vessels

15.07.2022
Cellula Robotics Ltd. is pleased to announce a contract through Innovative Solutions Canada's Testing Stream for the build and test of a hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for use in underwater measurements of a ship's acoustic and magnetic signature.

NOAA Explorers Dive Into the Mysteries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

15.07.2022
This summer, take the plunge and join NOAA Ocean Exploration and partners as we explore along the longest mountain range in the world: the mid-ocean ridge. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge portion of this range spans the north-south length of the Atlantic Ocean and stretches an impressive 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles). This largely unexplored underwater mountain range has captivated the imagination of explorers for more than a century. It’s time to unlock some of its secrets – LIVE!

Verlume Scales Up Manufacturing Capacity with New Operations Facility

14.07.2022
Verlume, a specialist in intelligent energy management and energy storage, has moved to a larger operations facility as it prepares to fulfill ambitious growth plans. Located in the former Weatherford building within the Raiths Industrial Estate in Dyce, Aberdeen, the 20,000 square foot facility boasts a generous workshop floor, cranage, office space and laboratory areas.

Reach Subsea ASA: Subsea Vessel Deep Cygnus Secured for 4+1 Years

14.07.2022
Reach Subsea, the trusted data and subsea service provider for ocean-based industries, has entered into an agreement with Volstad Maritime for use of the subsea vessel Deep Cygnus for 4 years, with an option to extend for 1 year.

Kongsberg Maritime Secures Several Major Contracts for HUGIN AUVs

13.07.2022
Following a recent uptick in orders, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division has announced that it has secured over NOK 450M in contracts for HUGIN AUV in Q2 2022. The order income consists of a healthy mix of recurring business with existing customers and new customers that will utilize the HUGIN platform in their operations.

Fugro’s Innovative Blue Snake™ System Achieves Success on its First Offshore Wind Project

12.07.2022
Fugro has successfully completed a contract for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to perform a geotechnical site investigation at the IJmuiden Ver (Noord) V and VI wind farm sites as part of the geophysical survey package.

Rovco Strengthens Offshore Wind Campaigns with Charter of VOS Star Vessel

11.07.2022
Rovco has signed an agreement for the charter of the VOS Star from owners Vroon to support delivery of its offshore wind farm projects. The charter signals a new working relationship between the leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects and the international shipping company.

EVENT: MATS 2022 Southampton

11.07.2022
We're looking for inspiring speakers, pioneers and thought leaders for our upcoming Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase (MATS): a key international event in the marine technology calendar. Submit your abstract before the 27 July.

IQUA Robotics and Partners Awarded the PLOME Research Project

08.07.2022
A scientific team led by the University of Girona (UdG) will develop an underwater platform to intelligently monitor marine ecosystems in real time. The project is called “Platform for Long-lasting Observation of Marine Ecosystems” (PLOME) and is carried out jointly with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), the Universitat Politècnica de Madrid (UPM), the Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) and the company Iqua Robotics SL.

UK Hydrographic Office Calls for UK Government Organisations Involved in Seabed Mapping to Join Newly Unveiled UK Centre for Seabed Mapping

06.07.2022
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is inviting UK government organisations involved in seabed mapping who share common interests in optimising the UK’s national maritime assets to become a member of the newly unveiled UK Centre for Seabed Mapping.


Fugro’s Geo-data Supports the Development of Denmark’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm

06.07.2022
Fugro has begun geotechnical site investigations at RWE’s Thor offshore wind farm development. The collected Geo-data will be used to inform the design, fabrication and installation of the main wind farm components including turbine foundation, inter-array and export cables. With a planned capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) Thor will be Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to date, producing enough green electricity to supply the equivalent of more than one million Danish households.

Port of Aberdeen Welcomes First Vessel to South Harbour as Construction Continues at Pace

05.07.2022
The Port of Aberdeen welcomed the first commercial vessel to Aberdeen South Harbour on Saturday 2 July, as construction of the £400 million port expansion continues at pace. Subsea 7’s Seven Atlantic dive support vessel berthed at Dunnottar Quay to change over the crew, offload project equipment and stock up on provisions after completing inspection, repair and maintenance work for EnQuest. The vessel will return to South Harbour later in the month for annual routine maintenance.

Centurion Combines Aleron and Seanic UK to Create Centurion Subsea Services

05.07.2022
CENTURION Group, a global leader in the supply of rentals & services to the critical industries, has announced that it is combining Aberdeen-based brands Aleron and Seanic UK to form Centurion Subsea Services (CSS).​

Fugro Expands its USV Fleet with the Development of the ‘Blue Prism™’ for Autonomous and Sustainable Geophysical Surveys

05.07.2022
Fugro has signed a contract with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects for the naval design of Blue Prism™, Fugro’s next generation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). Specifically engineered for operations in both coastal and offshore environments, the Blue Prism™ will combine an ultra-low carbon footprint with high quality data collection, weather resilience and endurance characteristics.

Boskalis Expands Presence in the US with Opening of New Offshore Renewables Office in Providence, Rhode Island

01.07.2022
Boskalis, with a presence in the US market spanning more than forty years, has recently opened a new office to support the rapidly developing US offshore wind market along the east coast. The office, located in Providence, Rhode Island, will serve as the Boskalis renewables hub from which multiple project teams will be supported.

Rovco Signs Subsea Contract for Hollandse Kust (noord) Offshore Wind Farm

30.06.2022
Rovco, a leading provider of offshore subsea and hydrographic survey projects, has signed a contract with Van Oord to perform subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord.

NATO launches Innovation Fund

30.06.2022
On Thursday (30 June 2022), at a signing ceremony hosted by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, Leaders and Ministers from 22 Allied countries* launched NATO’s Innovation Fund, the world’s first multi-sovereign venture capital fund.

Maersk Drilling Awarded One-well Contract with Shell in the UK North Sea

29.06.2022
Maersk Drilling has secured a contract from Shell UK Ltd for the provision of the harsh-environment jack-up rig Maersk Resilient for the drilling of the Pensacola well in the UK sector of the North Sea. The contract is expected to commence in the second half of 2022, in direct continuation of the rig’s previous work scope with Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM), with an estimated duration of approximately two months.
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