Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Market Research Report - Global Forecast to 2027

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Market Research Report - by Industry (Oil & Gas Application, Military & Defense, Scientific Research, Others) by System Component (Electronics & Control Systems, Frame & Propulsion, Camera & Lighting Systems, Others) by Vehicle Type (Observation Vehicle, Work Class Vehicle, Towed & Bottom-Crawling Vehicle) and Region - Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/A&D/5558-CR | December 2018 | Region: Global | 145 pages

Remotely Operated Vehicle Market overview

The growth rate is thriving for a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Market. The market has planned to improve its services and products for its future growth and development. The remotely operated vehicles market has aimed to break its own 2017 last record that is the market valuation of USD 1,727.6 million to increase by 2023. Therefore, the remotely operated vehicle market has expectations of increasing 10.51% CAGR to achieve USD 3,127.7 million for the forecast period of 2018 to 2023.

The ROV market is used for various research purposes in defence or military services, scientific research industries, oil and gas application industries and many more.  The current report has focused on multiple factors, which influence the remotely operated vehicle market growth. These factors include the growing investment in the defence and military services and increasing investment in gas and oil research. The defence or military is searching for accessing various sources to develop their underwater services, where the remotely operated vehicle market has provided help. The oil and gas industry is also searching to explore the underwater services where the remotely operated vehicle market has served with the manipulators and cameras. As a result, the increasing demand for remotely operated vehicles in various sectors has brought many countries' attention.

However, remotely operated vehicles become very expensive globally; the quality of products and services has increased its demand in many sectors. The remotely operated vehicles market has the advantages of 3D printing that helps to shoot down the product's price. The more demand for advanced new technology in scientific research, defence services and gas and oil application industry has been fulfilled by the ROV market by providing updated services.

Covid-19 analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicle Market

The ongoing pandemic has affected the global market’s products and services. As other sectors, it has also impact on the remote operated vehicles market across the world. The COVID-19 has decreased the product's sales, and the pandemic has forced the remotely operated vehicles market to adopt new strategic objectives to increase the reduced demand for the product sale. These updated strategies are made by keeping in mind the current requirement of the public. The COVID-19 analysis report says that the pandemic has affected the production of the ROV market as the demand decreased and affected the product's supply chains. Remote operated vehicle manufacturers take back their supporting hands as they are also in a financial shortage.

Moreover, it was a very crucial period for the remotely operated vehicle market. However, with the adoption of new strategies, the global remotely operated vehicle market has set up their businesses again and developing according to the time. The key drivers have also cooperated with the ROV market to overcome the loss of the sale. As a result, the ROV market has maintained its stability in the global market with its position and achieved its strategic goals by 2023.

Remotely Operated Vehicle Market Dynamics 

  • Key drivers

The governmental authority and regulatory bodies have set up some regulation to promote the growth of various remotely operated vehicles useful for the underwater application. Expressly, these set up standards are to ensure the safety, cost-effectiveness and value addition of the petroleum industry growth and development.  These standards have developed the growth of the ROV market. The planning to control climate change and reduce the carbon footprint in the global environment has increased the demand for underwater remotely operated vehicles. These developments are meant to reduce air pollution, but it has increased the ROV market demand.

The pharmaceutical industries need petrochemical products, which raise marine activities. In search of the varieties of product, they need the cooperation of the ROV market, which also developing the demand of remotely operated vehicle industry.

  • Opportunities

The ROV market has increased its demand over the products. In 2017, the ROV market achieved a market valuation of USD 1,727.6 million, which is an excellent achievement globally. The COVID-19 has stopped the ROV market's services for some time, but now it has developed more opportunities for the ROV market globally.

The key drivers have given more support to the remotely operated vehicle market to increase its business globally by 2023. Involving more key drivers to the ROV market can develop the manufacturing and selling of the product. Overall, the opportunities improve the quality of the remotely operated vehicle.

  • Market restraints

The market has faced the only restraint within the forecast period is COVID-19. In 2020, the pandemic affected the ROV market. The key drivers have given their more effort to increase the quality and effective product to improve the remotely operated vehicle market demand globally.

  • Challenges

The market might face problems in eradicating the regional boundaries to reach all the regions' demand. The ROV market needs to provide quality products to its customers.

The key drivers play a significant role in outreach all the regions and develop its supply chain. On a large scale, the product demands are increasing day by day, and according to that, the ROV market needs to increase the key driver's strength.

  • Cumulative growth analysis

The remotely operated vehicle market analysis is essentially concerned for the growth across the world. The stakeholders take care of the quality to expand their businesses with following some agreements. The key drivers are growing their businesses to reach all the remote locations of the world.

Therefore, the market imposes many strategic plans to upgrade their businesses after facing a significant loss in COVID-19.


Value chain analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicle Market

In 2017, the ROV market had generated more market revenue and kept its position in high. It has aimed to achieve the double of market revenue by 2023. For a specific period in 2020, the pandemic has given loss to the ROV market, but nowadays it has balanced its status in the global and trying to achieve its goal by 2023.

The ROV products are highly preferred in search and rescue work, heavy lifting, observation and inspection ROVs, and subsea engineering services increasing the demand of the ROV market and adding more value to it globally.

Segmental analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicle Market

  • By service

The global market has asked for more remotely operated underwater vehicle for construction. The increased demands are developing new services in various sectors, working in-depth like deepwater, shallow water, ultra-deepwater and many more to come.

The key drivers are the leading developer of the ROV services who help the global market reach its all-region.

  • By Technology

The global demand is increasing; to meet that demand hybrid remotely operated vehicle (hrov) has been created. The marketing strategies has brought advanced technology such as

  • Hydraulic tool control system

  • Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS)

  • Vehicle cameras and lighting system

  • Tether Management System (TMS)

  • Vehicle control and navigation system

The manufacturing industries have given more efforts to develop advance technologies in this field.

  • By Type

The global market has class I to V of its products, including light work class vehicle, medium work class vehicle, and heavy work class vehicle. According to the demand it supply’s its product.

Regional Analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicle Market

The ROV industry has its craze worldwide like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa. Further, it has planning to increase its business all the remote areas of the countries.

As a result, the global market has a good rapport with all the key drivers to upgrade their business.

Competitive Landscape

Here are some provided lists of the market players, who are operating the global ROV industry. Please have a look at it.

  • Fugro Subsea Services Ltd.

  • IKM Gruppen AS


  • Sea Robotics

  • Innova


  • The Whale Inc.

  • Teledyne Technologies International Corp.

  • Total Marine Technology

  • Subsea 7

  • Saab Seaeye Ltd

  • Oceaneering International Inc.

  • Planys Technologies

The players mentioned above have taken responsibilities and takes care of the global market demands. All the players use various strategies to increase their business in this international field.

Recent development

The remotely operated vehicles market has developed many system components like electronics and control systems, camera and lighting systems, and frame and propulsion. The recent development in remote control vehicles with cameras is more popular nowadays.

The new development in its system can attract many customers, as these are very eye-catching for them. The key players play a significant role to deliver these products to their customer.

Report overview

  • Market overview highlights the global ROV market.

  • COVID 19 analysis

  • Description over the Market Dynamics

  • Value chain analysis for the ROV market research

  • Market segmentation overview

  • The regional analysis of the ROV market

  • Competitive landscape analysis

  • The recent development of the ROV market

The all-over report is about to generate more market revenue by the forecast period of 2023.

  1. Segmental table

  • By Service

  • deepwater,

  • shallow water,

  • ultra-deepwater

  • By Technology

  • Hydraulic tool control system

  • Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS)

  • Vehicle cameras and lighting system

  • Tether Management System (TMS)

  • Vehicle control and navigation system

  • By Type

  • light work class vehicle,

  • medium work class vehicle,

  • heavy work class vehicle.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market is predicted to grow at a 10.51% CAGR between 2017- 2023.

The global remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market is predicted to reach USD 3,127.7 million by 2023.

North America will lead the global remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market.

The ROV market's projected value will be USD 3,127.7 million by the forecast period of 2018-2023.

In the present situation, the ROV market has 10.51% CAGR growth rate, which is a reasonable growth rate.

Global Remotely Operated Vehicle Market: Competitive Landscape

Oceaneering International, Inc., Subsea 7, Fugro, DOF ASA, and Helix Energy Solutions Group are the five major players operating in the global remotely operated vehicles market. Oceaneering International, Inc. held the largest share among top five players with a share of 22.61%, in 2017, followed by Subsea 7 and Fugro with respective shares of 19.86% and 8.22%. These companies continue to retain their strong global presence through expansions, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships & collaborations, and extensive product portfolio.

Oceaneering focuses on the development and commercialization of new technologies. The company also focuses on acquisitions to add complementary technology, products, and services to its portfolio. For instance, in 2016, the company acquired the assets of Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC, which is a privately held provider of riserless light well intervention (RLWI) services. Additionally, Oceaneering added seven ROVs to its fleet in 2017. The company aims at growing in four key areas—Riserless well intervention, pipeline solutions, robotics and automation, and asset integrity.

Subsea 7 is focused on enhancing its fleet, developing new technology, and strengthening its market position. The company believes in offering clients integrated solutions and investing in developing strong relationships. It is also focusing on early engagement, combined technology development, and innovation, which will improve flow assurance and lower costs.

Fugro focuses on research and development to create new products that meet customer requirements. Moreover, the company aims at expanding its presence through acquisitions and by opening new facilities across the globe.

DOF is focused on repaying its debt. The company emphasizes the safety of operations.  To this end, the company is developing a new program called Maintenance the RITE Way to underline the importance of keeping vessels and assets tidy, clean, and shiny. It has also strengthened its position in the AHTS segment by implementing new anchor handling guidelines that focus on competence and best practices.

Helix ESG is focused on the expansion of its well intervention and robotics business segments. The company plans to increase investments in enhancing service capabilities and capacity addition in the key operational regions. Through strategic collaborations and alliances with renowned companies, Helix ESG aims at enhancing its service capabilities and global presence. It also invests in the designing, manufacturing, and distributing of offshore products and services across the globe.

Although the leading players, as mentioned above, are dominating the market due to their vast industry experience, wide service offering, and geographic reach, other companies are actively contributing to the market. These players may strengthen their presence worldwide through new product/service innovations and collaboration/partnerships during the forecast period. Vendors with access to better technologies can develop unique and innovative products and services, which could render the competitors’ offerings obsolete. The competitive environment in the market is likely to intensify due to the increasing number of business expansions, contracts, and mergers & acquisitions.