Rov News


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…

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…

T7's Tanjung Offshore Bags ROV Deal with Pioneer Pegasus

Jul 26, 2021

Malaysia-based energy industry services firm T7 Global has won a contract for the provision of mini-ROV subsea services for Pioneer Pegasus.T7's subsidiary Tanjung Offshore Services seacured the contract for remotely operated vehicle services earlier this month…

An Overview of the Work Class ROV Market

Jul 25, 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…

‘Boaty McBoatface’ Robotic Submarine to Visit End-of-life Oil and Gas Fields

Jul 06, 2021

The UK National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has secured funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), which will take robot submarine ‘Boaty McBoatface’ around end-of-life oil and gas fields. The Autonomous Techniques for infraStructure Ecological Assessment (AT-SEA) project…

Rovco, PanGeo Subsea in 3D O&M and Survey Services Pact

Jun 17, 2021

Subsea technology companies Rovco and PanGeo Subsea have teamed up to respond to what they say is the offshore energy market’s growing need for a prompt and detailed understanding of the performance of subsea infrastructure such as anodes, CPS…

Blueprint Lab Opts for Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV

Jun 09, 2021

Blueprint Lab, a company that develops and manufactures compact dexterous subsea all-electric manipulators, has chosen the Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV as its lead in-house development platform.'Blueprint Lab’s design concept means their all-electric…

Reach Subsea Bags New Contracts for Olympic Delta, Havila Subsea Vessels

May 21, 2021

Olso-listed offshore energy services provider Reach Subsea has secured two call-offs under one of its frame agreements for 2021 execution.The contracts represent around 45 vessel days and will be performed by the Olympic Delta vessel spread…

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