Rov News


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…

MSC Launches 'MiniSpector' ROV

May 18, 2021

Egypt-based company MSC has introduced a mini ROV aimed at lowering subsea inspection and 3D metrology costs for the global energy industry.According to MSC, the new ROV called the MiniSpector, can be launched from a platform, reducing the need for additional vessels and equipment…

VIDEO: Hydromea 'Cuts the Cord' with New Compact Underwater Drone with Live HD Video Feed

May 11, 2021

As technology development continues at pace in the subsea space, a young innovative group out of Switzerland—Hydromea—unveiled the prototype of what it is calling the 'world’s first' wireless underwater drone in a pool demo on May 11, 2021. According to the company…

3D at Depth Acquires Hybrid AUV/ROV

May 04, 2021

Subsea laser LiDAR (SL) technology and 3D data visualization solutions specialist 3D at Depth Inc. has acquired Saab Sabertooth Hybrid AUV / ROV. The company said that the multi-million-dollar investment will complement 3D at Depth's SL Subsea…

Nexans Awards $23,5M ROV Contract to IKM Subsea

Apr 13, 2021

Nexans Norway, a company building and installing subsea cables for the international offshore energy industry, has signed a  ROV services contract with ROV specialist IKM Subsea.Under the contract, IKM Subsea, based in Bryne, Norway, will deliver ROV services on vessels Nexans Skagerrak…

Aberdeenshire-based ROV Firm Eyes Middle East Growth

Mar 31, 2021

Aberdeenshire-based ROV company HPR ROV has said it has signed an exclusive two-year agreement with Saudi-based Intelligent Energy Services (i-Energy).i-Energy will act as an exclusive agent for HPR ROV in the region, enabling the firm to offer its ROV systems to the Middle East marketplace…

Rovco's Robotics Spin-off Vaarst Open for Business

Mar 24, 2021

Vaarst, an offshore robotics technology spin-off from ROV-services firm Rovco, was formally launched Wednesday.Vaarst says its goal is to revolutionize the offshore robotics sector - 'leveraging intelligent data flows for smart asset management…

Forum Energy Technologies Targets Growth in South America

Mar 17, 2021

U.S.-based oilfield products supplier Forum Energy Technologies (FET) said it has entered into a partnership with Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda to represent its operations in Brazil as part of the business’ long-term growth strategy in South America…

Oceaneering Wins Integrated Rig Services Deal in Gulf of Mexico

Mar 02, 2021

Oceaneering's Subsea Robotics (SSR) and Offshore Projects Group (OPG) have been awarded an integrated rig services contract covering the Murphy Oil-operated Khaleesi/Mormont and Samurai fields in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The work scope includes…

Turkish Oil Spill Response Firm Acquires Saab Seaeye ROV

Feb 26, 2021

Turkish oil spill response firm MOST Maritime has acquired a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV to help with the rapid detection of hazardous substances in Turkey’s offshore waters.'MOST Maritime’s emergency response team chose the remotely operated vehicle…

Rovco in Management Shift as CEO Set to Lead New Robotics firm Vaarst

Feb 25, 2021

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV services to the offshore energy industry, on Thursday said its CEO would lead a new start-up technology company, Vaarst, which will be looking for business opportunities in the wider industrial robotics sectors…

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