ROV Planet Articles

Undersea Technology Makes a Splash at UDT 2022

Exhibitors from around the world have gathered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to showcase the innovative undersea technologies that will support maritime operations in the underwater domain over the coming decade.

FET Delivers Two Additional Work-class ROVs to Oceanica in Brazil

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered two work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) sales to Brazilian marine engineering company Oceanica Engenharia e Consultoria Limitada (Oceanica) to support its deepwater intervention operations and strengthen its offering to the energy sector.

South Devon College Pioneers Maritime Autonomy Training With Acquisition of Two HydroSurv USVs

South Devon College has acquired two Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) that will give marine autonomy students at its new Marine Academy hands-on experience of remote vessel operation. The USVs were unveiled at the Academy’s opening ceremony in Dartmouth in April, a milestone moment in the history of South Devon College, which is celebrating its 90th birthday this year.

SeeByte Awarded Contract from DE&S to Provide C2 and Autonomy for Royal Navy MHC

SeeByte has been awarded a contract by Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) agency to provide a range of command and control, autonomy and software design services to the UK Ministry of Defence in support of all Mine Hunting Capability (MHC) and related programmes.

Forcys – A Sea Change in Naval Underwater Technology

Forcys brings to market world-changing solutions from leading technology partners Chelsea Technologies, EIVA, Sonardyne, Voyis and Wavefront. Backed by over fifty years of experience, Forcys offers the global maritime defence sector, remote, autonomous and networked control capabilities that deliver integrated situational awareness to customers in the underwater domain.

Transocean Spitsbergen to Drill for Two Licences

Equinor has, on behalf of the Haltenbanken West Unit and Halten East licences, awarded Transocean Spitsbergen a firm drilling programme consisting of nine wells and optionsfor another two. The value of the contract is estimated at around NOK 2.4 billion, including the options.

New Generation of Combat Submarine Not Susceptible to Modern Weapons or Cyber Attacks

The ability to carry out a mission with a combat submarine on the other side of the world within 24 hours has now become a reality with the NEYK N3 built by Ocean Submarine. The world’s most manoeuvrable submarine features state-of-the-art-technology that allows it to complete missions even when faced with cyber-attacks.

Rovco Charters Glomar Worker for Offshore Wind Projects

Rovco has further bolstered its fleet to support its growth in offshore wind. The leading provider of offshore subsea and survey solutions has signed a charter party agreement with Glomar Offshore for the Glomar Worker dynamic positioning (DP) vessel.

OFG Completes the Acquisition of NCS and P-Cable

Ocean Floor Geophysics, Inc (OFG) is pleased to announce that it has completed its acquisition of NCS SubSea, which provides ultra-high resolution 3D seismic data to the oil and gas and new energy markets via their market-leading P-Cable system. With the addition of P-Cable technology, OFG now provides the broadest range of marine geophysical data technology and services available in the offshore market today, offering the widest range of sensor solutions from surface, AUV and ROV platforms, combined with unique multiphysics processing, integration, and interpretation capabilities.

Greensea Systems Acquires C-2 Innovations Product Line of Seafloor Crawling Robots and Creates New Company Bayonet Ocean Vehicles

Marine robotics technology specialist Greensea Systems Inc. (Greensea) today announces the launch of Bayonet Ocean Vehicles, a new company created to develop, manufacture, and distribute a line of amphibious robots recently acquired from C-2 Innovations Inc.

European VIPs Line Up for UDT 2022 Conference

Defence leaders from European government and military forces will lead discussions at UDT 2022, when the undersea defence community reunites in Rotterdam on 7-9 June.

Cellula Completes CRD100 Seafloor Drill Maintenance and Upgrade Program

Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed the mid-life maintenance and upgrade to Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co., Ltd. (Fukada)’s Unicorn-1 Seafloor Drill, based on Cellula’s CRD100 Seafloor Drill. The upgrades, including improvements for increased automation and a new user interface, incorporates many lessons learnt from the last six years of offshore work, resulting in greater operational efficiency, functionality and lifespan of the drill.

Saipem and Havfram to Evaluate a Potential Cooperation in the Offshore Wind Business

Saipem SpA, Havfram Holding AS and HVAS Invest Kappa AS (a holding company controlled by HitecVision) have signed a non-binding agreement to evaluate a potential collaboration in the development and construction of offshore windfarms.

Kraken Awarded $1.6 Million for AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar Systems

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce new contracts valued at more than $1.6 million for its AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS). Deliveries will occur in 2022. Due to confidentiality reasons the customers cannot be named.

EVENT: Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology USA Conference

The US is now committed to delivering a hybrid fleet that will be necessary for the Navy to meet emerging security concerns and compete and win in an era of great power competition by expanding and developing a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned undersea vehicles (UUV), and unmanned surface vessels (USV).

HII Uses Movie Release to Celebrate Its Workforce

With HII-built aircraft carriers featured prominently in the movie release of “Top Gun: Maverick,” the nation’s largest shipbuilder recognized the release as an opportunity to celebrate its workforce, their contribution to national security and the company’s growing technologies business. In Virginia, where HII is the state’s largest industrial employer, the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division invited shipbuilders to get an early screening of the movie.

New Long-term Contract for Edda Freya

DeepOcean and Østensjø Rederi extend the long standing Relationship around the state-of-the-art Edda Freya vessel. Edda Freya is an advanced, hybrid-powered construction vessel suited for operations worldwide, designed by Salt Ship Design with a focus on cable laying operations, offshore constructions and advanced maintenance and repair operations. She was built by Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway. Edda Freya is one of three Østensjø Rederi- vessels on contract with DeepOcean.

Subsea 7 Awarded Contract Offshore Brazil

Subsea 7 today announced the award of a major contract by Petrobras for the development of the Búzios 8 field located approximately 180 kilometres off the coast of Rio de Janeiro at 2,000 metres water depth in the pre-salt Santos basin.

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