ROV Planet Articles

Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International Become Part of Pryme Group

08.08.2021
Caley Ocean Systems and IMES International (previously part of Seanamic Group) have merged with Pryme Group today to create a business with broad capabilities supplying products, services and solutions to the energy, defence and other industrial markets.

Greensea Launches EOD Workspace Simulator

08.08.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of EOD Workspace, the software and control solution for military EOD operations, has launched EOD Workspace Simulator. The new simulator, created in partnership with GRi Simulations, incorporates a physics engine based on actual subsea vehicle models which provides the realism needed to prepare operators, technicians, and other subject matter experts to be successful in critical real-world subsea environments when using EOD Workspace in the field. EOD Workspace Simulator will be offered for sale to military groups actively using EOD Workspace.

TSC Subsea Launches New ROV-Deployed Scanning Tool

07.08.2021
TSC Subsea, global specialist in developing advanced subsea inspection solutions for challenging situations, has designed a new ROV-deployed automated scanning tool which addresses the issue of carrying out tight access field joint inspection through difficult to penetrate pipeline coating.

Oceaneering Secures Three-Year Integrity Management Services Contract in PNG

07.08.2021
Oceaneering International, Inc. announces that its Integrity Management and Digital Solutions (IMDS) segment has won a new multi-year contract in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with a major operator.

Key Appointments Bolster EC-OG’s International Growth Plans

07.08.2021
EC-OG, a leader in intelligent energy management and storage technologies for the energy industry, has made a series of new appointments to drive its ambitious growth plans.

FREE registration opens for Ocean Business 2021

05.08.2021
Ocean Business 2021, taking place 12-14 October 2021 at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK, has just launched FREE online registration at www.oceanbusiness.com. The event promises to bring the world’s ocean technology community together in-person for the first time since the pandemic begun, with an exhibition of over 360 global companies showcasing the very latest ocean technologies, products and techniques.

Deep Ocean Engineering Supports Enviro-Tech Diving with their Two Phantom ROVs

04.08.2021
Deep Ocean Engineering recently supported Enviro-Tech Diving Inc. in Seattle, Washington with their 2 Phantom ROVs, purchased through government auctions.

iXblue Announces Strategic Partnership with RDML Tim Gallaudet to Strengthen its Growing Presence in the U.S.

03.08.2021
iXblue, Inc. and iXblue Defense Systems announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership with Rear Admiral (RDML) Timothy Gallaudet through his marine technology consulting agency, Ocean STL Consulting. With this partnership, iXblue and RDML Tim Gallaudet will be advancing iXblue’s growing market presence in the U.S. in the fields of maritime autonomy, navigation and positioning for both defense and the private sectors.

Greensea Expands Operations in Vermont

03.08.2021
Greensea Systems, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open architecture software platform for the marine industry recently expanded their Vermont operations by leasing 4,200 ft2 of additional commercial space at The Creamery located at 20 Jolina Court, Richmond, VT. The new commercial space will provide additional office space as well as a much needed engineering laboratory space for research and development.

Subsea 7 Announces Floating Wind Acquisition

02.08.2021
Subsea 7 today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the equity of Nautilus Floating Solutions S.L. a developer of technology for the floating wind market based in Bilbao, Spain.

Fugro Helps NOAA Update Nautical Charts in Alaska

02.08.2021
Fugro has completed fieldwork on a hydrographic survey project for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to update nautical charts off the northern coast of Unimak Island, Alaska. Located in the Bering Sea, the island supports multiple fisheries, a major transit route, and at sea cargo transfers.

Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute Kick Off Joint Quest to Inspire the Public About the Ocean

01.08.2021
Ocean exploration organizations Nekton and Schmidt Ocean Institute announced today that they have entered into a new partnership to work collaboratively on expeditions and to advance public understanding of the ocean by engaging cultural sectors such as fashion, food, and sports.

IMCA Publishes AUV Audit Guidance Document in Bid to Promote a Common Approach

01.08.2021
The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) newly published ‘AUV Audit Guidance Document’ (IMCA S 028) has been developed by members of the Offshore Survey Division Management Committee with a view to promote a common approach to the auditing of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their associated support systems.

Subsea 7 completes Pipeline Bundle for Buzzard

30.07.2021
Subsea 7’s 88th Pipeline Bundle in 40 years is now in the Buzzard field ready to link the new northern area wells back to the existing platform. Subsea 7 was awarded the contract in 2018 for the project management, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Bundle, along with associated well and platform tie-ins.

FET to deliver next-generation ROVs to DOF Subsea

29.07.2021
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to supply two of its improved 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The advanced ROVs will add fresh capability to the DOF Subsea fleet and can pave the way for aged asset renewals with a new and improved class of ROV. The systems will be manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire and will be delivered in the second half of 2021.

UK Hydrographic Office confirms Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher as National Hydrographer & Deputy Chief Executive

27.07.2021
The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has announced that Rear Admiral Rhett Hatcher has been permanently appointed as the United Kingdom’s National Hydrographer and as UKHO's Deputy Chief Executive, effective 1 July 2021.

Voyis Announces Participation in the Endurance22 Project: Finding & Modelling Shackleton’s Sunken Ship in Antarctica in 1915

27.07.2021
Voyis is excited to announce that they will be providing their Insight Pro underwater laser scanner and Observer stills camera system for the Endurance22 project. The project sets out to locate and document Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, believed to be at a depth of over 3000m. Shackleton was a famous polar explorer whose ship sunk in the Antarctic in 1915.

Major New International Expedition Sets Sail

27.07.2021
This month, scientists from the UK’s National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will join a team of marine scientists from the iAtlantic project on a month-long collaborative expedition to investigate the ecosystems and natural processes in the deep sea around the Cabo Verde islands in the central Atlantic Ocean.

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