Rov News


Hydromea, ACE Ink Deal on EXRAY Wireless ROV

Sep 13, 2022

Hydromea and Air Control Entech (ACE) entered into a service partnership agreement to commercialize EXRAY, a wireless ROV (remotely-operated underwater vehicle), for inspections at offshore floating platforms.ACE will actively promote and use…

Oceaneering's Hybrid AUV/ROV Achieves TRL 6 For Pipeline Inspection

Aug 29, 2022

Subsea services and technology specialist Oceaneering said Monday that its Freedom AUV, has achieved Technology Readiness Level 6 on a 1-9 scale.Oceaneering said that its Freedom, a hybrid AUV/ROV system, is the result of a long-term collaborative relationship between Oceaneering…

Japan's Windy Network Acquires Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Aug 25, 2022

Windy Network, a Japanese 3D survey company, has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater remotely operated vehicle for its operations.The company plans to deploy the ROV on a wide range of missions, including academic research, marine archaeology…

Helix, Volstad Agree Long Term Charters for Construction Support Vessel Duo

Aug 23, 2022

Helix Robotics Solutions Limited, the U.K. Robotics division of Helix Energy Solutions Group, and the Norwegian shipowner Volstad Maritime have agreed on five-year charter extensions for both the Grand Canyon II and Grand Canyon III construction…

DOF Nets Vessels, ROV Deals in Brazil Worth More Than $253M

Aug 22, 2022

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has secured contract extensions and new contracts for three of its vessels in Brazil with Petrobras. The deals are worth more than USD 253 million.The contracts, awarded to DOF Brazilian subsidiaries, Norskan Offshore Ltda…

Rovco Charters VOS Star

Jul 11, 2022

ROV services firm Rovco has chartered the VOS Star vessel from owners to support the delivery of its offshore wind farm projects.  The 68m long DP2 multi-purpose support vessel will support Rovco’s increasing number of secured offshore wind campaigns throughout 2022…

Rovco Nets UXO, Seabed Survey Deal at Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

Jun 30, 2022

Subsea and hydrographic survey services firm Rovco has signed a contract with the Dutch marine services contractor Van Oord to carry out subsea investigation works on Dutch offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Noord. Rovco will perform an unexploded…

Brazil's Oceanica Buys Two FET ROVs for Deepwater Work with Petrobras

Jun 08, 2022

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered two work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) sales to Brazilian marine engineering companyOceanica to support its deepwater intervention operations.The systems were built at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside…

Saipem's FlatFish Drone to be Deployed for Ultra-deepwater Inspection at Shell and Petrobras Fields in Brazil

May 24, 2022

Italian oilfield services and technology company Saipem will provide its FlatFish subsea drone for Shell's and Petrobras' ultra-deepwater projects in Brazil.Under the contract, Shell and Petrobras will use Saipem's FlatFish subsea drone in two…

EDF, ORCA Hub in 'First' Autonomous ROV Wind Farm Foundation Inspection

May 23, 2022

EDF Renewables has deployed a customized remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to carry out what is believed to be the first autonomous wind farm foundation inspection at its Blyth offshore wind farm in the UK.The ROV was modified to include cutting…

DOF Wins $260M in AHTS, ROV Deals with Petrobras in Brazil

May 16, 2022

Oslo-listed offshore vessel operator DOF has, through its Brazilian subsidiaries, won new long-term charter and service contracts with Petrobras for four AHTS vessels and ROVs. The vessels, Skandi Angra, Skandi Paraty, Skandi Urca, and Skandi Fluminense…

'Intelligent Muscle' - Saab Seaeye to Showcase 'Pioneering' Electric Manipulator at OTC

Apr 25, 2022

ROV maker Saab Seaeye said Monday it would present its new and extremely powerful and intelligent electric manipulator on Saab Seaeye’s Stand 1406 at the Ocean Technology Conference, Houston, 2 – 5 May 2022.'The pioneering breakthrough is Saab…

Offshore Power Bank: Reach Subsea Orders 'Reach Remote' USVs

Apr 13, 2022

Norwegian subsea services company Reach Subsea has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime for the construction of the first two in a series of Reach Remote unmanned offshore surface vessels (USVs).These units will serve as mobile power banks…

Robotic Fish Being Developed for Offshore Inspection in Hard-to-reach Spots

Mar 17, 2022

UK-based subsea battery specialist Verlume, formerly known as EC-OG,  said Thursday it had joined with consortium partners to progress the development of an autonomous underwater robot that moves like a fish to enable efficient offshore inspection regimes in harsh and hard-to-reach environments…

Rovco Invests in SMD's EV Work Class ROV

Mar 17, 2022

Subsea equipment maker Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) and offshore services provider Rovco have signed a Letter of Intent for next-generation EV Work Class ROV (WROV) technology.Under the deal, announced Wednesday, SMD will provide Rovco with a new Atom EV high-performance electric WROV…

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