Rov News


ARAS Marine Buys Falcon ROV

Oct 14, 2021

Turkish marine operations company, ARAS Marine, acquired a deep-rated Saab Seaeye Falcon remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support a wide range of projects in both International and Turkish territorial waters.ARAS Marine's projects range from…

Greensea, Ocean Infinity Collaborating on ROV Control

Oct 04, 2021

Greensea Systems, the company behind OPENSEA, an open architecture software platform for the marine sector, has signed a deal with Ocean Infinity to supply OPENSEA as the open architecture platform for the Armada Dynamic Payloads Control (DPC)…

Saipem, WSense Developing Comms Networks for Subsea Drones

Oct 04, 2021

Italian Saipem has signed a cooperation agreement with the Italian start-up WSense to develop complex communication networks for subsea drones.These multi-purpose intelligent nodes will be designed and qualified by Saipem and WSense to be interfaced…

Zelim, Chartwell Building Remotely Operated Offshore Rescue Vessel

Sep 21, 2021

Zelim, a company previously known as Offshore Survival Systems, has teamed up with naval architect Chartwell Marine to deliver a remotely operated rescue vessel designed to be mounted on offshore facilities.'Offshore energy sites present a hazardous environment for personnel and vessel crews…

HonuWorx, ORE Catapult Working on Ridley - Subsea Mothership for Offshore Wind ROVs, AUVs

Sep 20, 2021

UK-based technology developer HonuWorx and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult working to develop a submersible mothership that will 'make subsea robotics a sustainable and cost-effective solution for offshore wind farms.'The project…

ROVOP Names New President for Americas. Eyes Offshore Wind Opportunities

Sep 09, 2021

Remotely operated vehicles specialist ROVOP has appointed Daniel Wheeler as its new President for the Americas, to lead the company in Houston as it prepares for its next phase of growth in the region both in oil and gas and in the emerging offshore wind sector there…

DOF's Skandi Achiever DSV to Stay with Petrobras Until 4Q 2022

Sep 02, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea has won more work in Brazil with Petrobras.After a recent three-year contract secured for a pipelay support vessel duo co-owned with TechnipFMC, DOF Subsea said Thursday it had secured a contract…

Global Underwater Hub Appoints Its First Chair

Sep 01, 2021

Global Underwater Hub, a newly formed UK-based subsea industry organization, has appointed Andrew Hodgson, a former CEO of Tyneside-based subsea engineering firm Soil Machine Dynamics, as its first chair. Hodgson will take up the role as the…

Tech File: A Resident Eyeball ROV

Aug 19, 2021

There's also space in the market for resident observation systems, believe Boxfish Research and Transmark Subsea. The two companies signed a partnership agreement in October 2020 to deliver a fully autonomous resident observation ROV, the ARV-i…

ROVs: Time for Renewal in the Work Class world?

Aug 17, 2021

There are tentative signs of the start of a renewal in the work class ROV fleet. But what form will it take?The work class ROV (WCROV) market has taken something of a battering over the past few years. The 2014 downturn and then a pandemic has…

ROV Services Market Update

Aug 11, 2021

Chart courtesy Kimberlite International Oilfield Research The ROV Services market continues to be a key component for helping subsea operators achieve greater levels of operational efficiency and to reduce costs and will play a growing role…

Artemis vCompact ROV designed to Access Tight Spots

Aug 05, 2021

TSC Subsea designed a new ROV-deployed automated scanning tool to address the challenge of carrying out tight access field joint inspection through difficult to penetrate pipeline coating.Artemis vCompact, a smaller, lightweight, more-flexible version of the standard Artemis…

Market Report: The Work Class ROV Market

Aug 02, 2021

Demand for work-class ROVs (WROV) has traditionally been determined by the state of the global offshore oil & gas industry. This is likely to remain the case in the short to medium-term. However, there’s a new kid on the block – offshore wind…

DOF Subsea Orders Two Work-class ROVs from Forum Energy Technologies

Jul 28, 2021

Norwegian offshore vessel operator DOF Subsea has ordered two 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from Forum Energy Technologies (FET).Forum Energy Technologies will build the ROVs at its UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

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