ROV Planet Articles

Phoenix opens Office at Stennis Space Center

28.10.2019
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) is pleased to announce that they have opened a satellite office at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.

DeepOcean announces Name of Subsea Trenching Business as Enshore Subsea .

28.10.2019
DeepOcean Group, (DeepOcean), today announces that from 1st November 2019 its world renowned subsea trenching division shall become Enshore Subsea.

International SOS Increases Investment in North Sea Oil & Gas Medical Services

24.10.2019
International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, has increased its investment in Iquarus. International SOS, which previously had a minority stake in Iqarus through a joint venture, is becoming the majority shareholder and taking sole ownership of the business in Aberdeen. It is also increasing its investment in Iqarus’ Global Health Services business in Dubai

C-Kore Systems Received their Queen’s Award for Enterprise

24.10.2019
It’s been a year of celebrations for C-Kore Systems. Having received the Innovation & Technology Award at Subsea UK’s awards ceremony in Aberdeen in February, this summer C-Kore was honoured with The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, in the Innovation category. This, combined with continually increasing trade and the launch of the new C-Kore Sensor Monitor, means that 2019 has been the busiest year ever for the company. The formal Queen’s Award presentation was an ideal opportunity for the C-Kore team to take a moment and reflect on their achievements so far.

Change of Management as Nortek Grows and Develops

24.10.2019
After over two decades at the helm of Nortek, a specialist in oceanographic instrumentation, Atle Lohrmann is taking on new challenges at newly started Hefring Engineering in Boston. Nortek’s new CEO, Finn Ivar Marum, has been entrusted with the task of ensuring Nortek’s continued growth.

MacArtney Canada Hits the Ice with New Head of Sales

24.10.2019
MacArtney Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia are passing the puck to Darren E. Penney as Head of Item Sales for Central and Eastern Canada.

TerraSond Completes First Geophysical Survey for Mayflower Wind

23.10.2019
TerraSond, an Acteon company, has completed a high-resolution geophysical survey for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDPR Offshore North America LLC. The two-month campaign, which began in July 2019, surveyed an area, 20 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA, that can support up to 1,600 MW of offshore wind. The wind farm is scheduled to deliver energy in the mid-2020s and has the potential to power up to 680,000 homes. The project is TerraSond’s first with Mayflower Wind.

Korean Offshore Wind Farm Market

23.10.2019
Fugro has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Underwater Survey Technology 21 (UST21) in a move that opens up the South Korean offshore wind farm market.

Aker Solutions Targets Growth in Low Carbon and Renewable Energy

23.10.2019
Aker Solutions aims to generate about half of its revenue from renewable or distinct low carbon solutions by 2030, according to the company's 20/25/30 strategy.

Ocean Industry CEOs to Convene at WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Paris

23.10.2019
The WOC Ocean Executive Forum will assemble a unique, cross-sectoral panel of Senior Executives at the 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) - Paris, 20-22 November - in a high-level plenary discussion to advance industry leadership, collaboration and action for sustainable development.


Seabed Geosolutions has secured a letter of award to provide a 3D ocean bottom node (OBN) survey in 2000 m of water in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.

22.10.2019
The 410 km2 survey, which has a contract value of over USD 50 million, will be performed for a prominent energy company using Seabed Geosolutions’ proprietary Manta® OBN technology and remotely operated vehicles. The four-component (4C) project will begin in the second quarter of 2020 and will take around 4 months to complete.

Registration is now open for the 2019 UK Glider Community Workshop, hosted at the NOC in Southampton on 14–15 November

18.10.2019
The workshop will take place on Friday 15 November, and will be preceded by a networking reception and dinner on the evening of Thursday 14 November at The Dancing Man Brewery. The event will provide an opportunity for the UK research community to come together to discuss the latest technology developments and scientific discoveries related to ocean gliders.

Wings Travel Management expands footprint in US

18.10.2019
London-headquartered Wings Travel Management (www.wings.travel), global specialists in managing complex travel and people logistics to the energy and marine sectors, is expanding its footprint in the United States with the acquisition of the energy and corporate travel business of Lafayette-based Associated Travel in Louisiana, for an undisclosed sum. The agreement takes effect on 1st November 2019 and is a key strategic milestone for Wings as it gives the company a presence in a second major US energy sector hub, complementing Wings’ existing operation in Houston.

SSVC to launch subsea MiPlayer at Pacific 2019

18.10.2019
SSVC Media Innovation will be demonstrating its new subsea version of MiPlayer at Pacific 2019. Already in use with the UK Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and UK Border Force, the MiPlayer platform offers access via WiFi to media streaming of recreational and training content in remote locations where internet connectivity is poor or absent. The subsea platform has been specially adapted to provide an on-demand service updated via USB or external connectivity, meaning that for the first time users are able to access downloaded recreational media and training materials while submerged.

Transmark Subsea acquires WiSub, enables wireless underwater drone docking

18.10.2019
Connectivity in the underwater environment is the mission for Norwegian companies Transmark Subsea and WiSub; their combined forces deliver unprecedented automation capabilities to the blue growth sector internationally. Both companies have been key equipment and service providers to underwater intervention drone (UID™) docking stations since 2018. This convergence of mature cable and connector manufacturing and design with innovative wireless underwater power and data transfer systems ensures reliable delivery of turnkey docking solutions. These systems support subsea automation, especially for enabling underwater drones to remain persistently resident at the underwater work site but operated safely from shore.

INSITE programme launches major industry-science collaboration

16.10.2019
The INSITE Programme has launched a major collaboration between offshore industries and researchers, designed to give marine scientists access to valuable industry-acquired ecological data.

Japan and Scotland invest £21million into research and development for the Blue Economy

15.10.2019
A joint initiative between Japan and Scotland, formed two years ago, will see almost £21million invested into underwater technology projects to promote economic growth opportunities in the Blue Economy.

Impact Subsea Expands Operations With New Office

15.10.2019
Impact Subsea has announced the expansion of operations with the opening of a new office in Aberdeenshire, UK.
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