ROV Planet Articles

Ocean Installer Becomes Havfram: Increased Commitment to Offshore Wind

Today, Ocean Installer becomes Havfram.The name change reflects the company's increased commitment to offshore wind. The offshore wind-commitment will draw on the company’s existing insight and experience from complex subsea operations.

Ocean Infinity Selects Sonardyne for Pioneering Armada Fleet

Sonardyne technology has been selected to support the world’s largest and mostenvironmentally sustainable fleet of ocean-going, multi-role robotic vessels, which is being launched by marine robotics company Ocean Infinity.

Fugro Wins HSE Partnership of the Year Award from Total

Total E&P UK Ltd (Total) has presented Fugro with their prestigious ‘Partnership of the Year 2019’ award at their annual HSE award ceremony. Fugro won the award after completing 122 days of successful inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) operations across all Total UK offshore facilities in 2019 using their remotely operated vehicle (ROV) support vessel Skandi Carla.

Fugro Wins three Site Investigation Contracts for IJmuiden Ver Offshore Wind Farm Zone

Fugro has been awarded three geotechnical investigation contracts for IJmuiden Ver, the largest offshore wind farm (OWF) zone to be developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea.

Triumph Subsea Services New Build FDV ST-269 Contract Signed

Triumph Subsea Services is pleased to announce that it has formally entered into contract with Brodosplit JSC for the building of our ST designed Field Development Vessels. The contract is for 1 initial vessel and 3 optional vessels, options will be executed upon completion of the detailed engineering drawings and upon cutting of steel of initial hull. The initial vessel has been assigned hull number 495 and named ‘FDV Chronos’ with expected steel cutting in March / April 2021, with delivery due Q4 2023. The vessels will be built and outfitted entirely at DIV Shipbuilding Group’s owned Brodosplit facility in Split, Croatia.

Ocean Power Technologies Taps SeaTrepid International For First Remote OPT PowerBuoy® Deployment

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions, today announced it has contracted SeaTrepid International, LLC to deploy a turnkey PB3 PowerBuoy® and oceanographic monitoring system off the coast of Chile. Using remote collaboration tools, the Louisiana-based company's personnel are virtually training on technical procedures and installation requirements with the OPT project engineering team to advance a planned December deployment.

Orange will build a new cable ship through its subsidiary Orange Marine

Orange Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange, will build a new cable ship that will be even more efficient and with a reduced environmental footprint. It will be the first cable ship of her generation specially designed for the maintenance of submarine cables, both fiber optic telecommunication cables and inter-array power cables used in offshore windfarms.

Maersk Drilling Secures One-well Contract for Low-emission Rig from OMV

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a one-well contract from OMV (Norge) AS for the low-emission jack-up rig Maersk Integrator. In direct continuation of its previously announced work scope, the rig will drill one exploration well in the Ommadawn prospect in PL 970 offshore Norway.

Boskalis Awarded EUR 75 million Worth of Infrastructure Projects in the Netherlands

Boskalis has been awarded two infrastructure projects in the Netherlands with a total contract value of approximately EUR 75 million.

Fugro Boosts Remote Operations with New Centre in the Middle East

Fugro has opened a new state-of-the-art remote operations centre (ROC) in Abu Dhabi, which is already delivering successful remote and autonomous solutions to clients in the Middle East and India (MEI) region.

Equinor Joins Europe’s Biggest Green Hydrogen Project, the NortH2-project

The project aims to produce green hydrogen using renewable electricity from offshore wind off the coast of Netherlands of about 4 gigawatts by 2030, and 10+ gigawatts by 2040, kickstarting the hydrogen economy in Northwest Europe.

3rd international conference on Satellite-Derived Bathymetry announced

Marine stakeholders will meet for the third year in a row to share experiences, tools and advances in mapping shallow water topography from space

IKM Subsea Singapore Awarded their first Renewables Contract in the Region

IKM Subsea Singapore has been awarded a contract with Solstad for ROV services onboard their Construction Support Vessel, the Normand Baltic.

New SUT Chief Executive Appointed

The Society for Underwater Technology is delighted to announce that Dr Cheryl Burgess will join the SUT as Chief Executive in January 2021, bringing over three decades’ experience in the energy industry including oil & gas (both offshore and onshore); renewables; and utilities. She takes over from Steve Hall who has held the post for the past four years.

EvoLogics launches a fully integrated USBL buoy

EvoLogics (Berlin, DE) are happy to announce the new USBL buoy, a fully integrated solution based on the company’s S2C USBL devices.

Hydro Group Investing in the Future of Cable Extrusion

Hydro Group has completed their latest phase of a circa £1million investment programme with the installation and commissioning of a new cable extrusion line within the cable manufacturing arm of the business.

STR adds iXblue new Gaps M5 USBL system to its rental pool of equipment

iXblue new Gaps M5, has been selected by global rental company Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) to offer a practical, easy to export and cost-effective USBL solution to their global base of customers. Broadening STR’s existing pool of subsea equipment, Gaps M5 addresses the accuracy and performance needs and requirements for vertical and horizontal tracking applications.
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