ROV Planet Articles

SMD wins contract for supply of Quasar MKII System

13.09.2016
Wallsend, UK: Shanghai Salvage Company (also known as China Offshore Engineering Shanghai, Co), a state owned entity who have a long history in diving and salvage have signed an order with SMD for a Quasar MKII 6000m remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2017, the system will include a full suite of equipment suitable for both deep sea salvage and oil and gas operations.

MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey

12.09.2016
The Marine Technology Society and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) cosponsor a joint annual conference and exposition on ocean science, engineering, and policy. Held at the Portola Plaza and Monterey Marriott Hotels, the OCEANS conference covers four days and will feature 130 exhibitors, 11 tutorials, 8 workshops and special sessions, nearly 20 student posters, and a record number 510 technical presentations. It looks to be an exceptional week of information-sharing, networking, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Monterey Conference Update

09.09.2016
We are less than 2 weeks away from OCEANS ’16 MTS/IEEE Monterey! OCEANS’ 16 will feature 130 exhibitors, 11 tutorials, 8 workshops and special sessions, nearly 20 student posters, and a record number 510 technical presentations. It looks to be an exceptional week of information-sharing, networking, and engaging in thought-provoking discussions.

Technology Showcase Success at Ashtead Technology

09.09.2016
Over 100 subsea professionals attended Ashtead’s annual Technology Showcase this week to explore the latest underwater technologies which are helping the subsea industry meet the challenges of increasingly complex projects in the most cost-efficient way.

MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey

08.09.2016
We are less than 2 weeks away from MTS/IEEE OCEANS’16 Monterey! The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) anticipates a great turnout with a superior technical program and wonderful events to educate as well as entertain the registrants. The week will start with local tours at several of the more than 20 marine-related facilities.

ITF issues open call to developers for oil and gas technology proposals

08.09.2016
The Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) has issued an open call for proposals for ‘close-to-market’ technologies that can offer innovation or efficiencies in activities across the entire spectrum of oil and gas operations. ITF primarily addresses the shared technology challenges of its membership by issuing thematic calls for proposals. The not-for-profit organisation has introduced this open call as a mechanism for developers to put forward innovative solutions from a wider range of oil and gas activities.

MCEDD 2017 call for abstracts

08.09.2016
As 2017 approaches the market is beginning to stabilize. Of course, that can be interpreted in numerous ways. The last 2 years have been quite tumultuous for the entire industry. However, there are thousands of lessons to be learned. In the course of history we have weathered numerous highs and, absolutely, some lows, but we persevere.

Special low temperature power cables for Concordia research station on the Antarctic Plateau

08.09.2016
Novacavi recently applied its experience in engineering cables for extreme temperatures and environmental conditions in conceiving special low temperature power cables for Concordia Station, the permanent and all-year research station on the Antarctic Plateau. This French-Italian research facility located on one of the coldest places on Earth needed a customized cable solution securely operating under freezing conditions ranging from -85°C in Winter to -25°C in Summer.

Nominations Open for Annual Subsea UK Awards

08.09.2016
Nominations have opened for the 2017 Subsea UK Awards. Now in its 11th year, the awards seek to recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s successful £9billion subsea sector. Entries are being sought for the best subsea company of the year (large and small), the most promising young person in the sector, the most exciting new enterprise and the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the subsea industry. The awards will also recognise achievements and innovations in technology, sponsored by Simmons & Co International, safety and exports.

NSRI to Support Companies Get Their Technology Off the Ground

06.09.2016
The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is hosting its second annual Developers Day event on 15th September in a bid to further support companies to get their technology to market. The session will feature a series of presentations outlining available resources and the support organisations which can provide assistance with research and development, tax, funding and patenting.


Sonardyne delivers collision avoidance sonar to MARSS Group for new private vessel

06.09.2016
Maritime security company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that it has supplied forward-looking sonar technology to MARSS Group of Monaco for a 120 metre-plus private vessel that was recently delivered to its new owner in Europe. The NOAS (Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar) system was specified for the unnamed vessel to allow it to explore remote, poorly charted places with the assurance that potentially hazardous underwater obstacles can be identified and avoided. The contract also included the supply of Sonardyne’s market-leading diver detection sonar, Sentinel. This complements the NOAS installation to enable the detection of underwater intruders approaching the vessel when stationary.

Sonardyne delivers acoustic positioning simulator to Brazilian DPO training school

06.09.2016
Equipment that simulates acoustic positioning operations on dynamically positioned (DP) rigs and ships, has been supplied by Sonardyne Brasil Ltda. to vessel control and automation company, GE Power Conversion for their new training school in Macaé. The Sonardyne Marksman hardware and 6G Sim software will be used to provide student DP Officers (DPOs) with an understanding of the important role acoustic positioning has in assisting a vessel to remain in a specified location whilst underwater operations are being conducted.

Ashtead Technology Lands Deal with Dutch Engineering Firm

06.09.2016
Aberdeen-headquartered Ashtead Technology has secured a deal with leading international contractor Van Oord to provide the latest generation of video processing systems for worldwide offshore construction operations. The agreement will see Ashtead supply five SubC Imaging DVRO systems to the Dutch-based company, allowing them to record multiple 3D, HD and SD video channels simultaneously for future offshore construction, dredging and marine engineering projects.

New Underwater Robotics Company Positioned For Success - Rovco awarded first UK contract

05.09.2016
A new subsea company has officially launched today (5th September) with the announcement of its first UK contract. An independent company focussed on underwater integrity, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), surveying and subsea services for both oil and gas, and renewables, Rovco has secured a contract with a UK Marine Trust.

STR acquires industry leading Cable Counter technology from Remontec

01.09.2016
Great Yarmouth based Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, production and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore industry have acquired the product rights to Remontec’s cable counter technology.

Topaz and ABB renew longstanding vessel contract for wind farm support

01.09.2016
Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, today announced the renewal of its long standing contract with ABB for the Topaz Installer, Topaz’s specialized cable laying vessel. Under the terms of the contract, the Topaz Installer will provide ABB with cable-laying services in support of wind farms in the North Sea for a period of one year plus options of at least 12 months. The contract was first signed in 2010.

Wood Group secures engineering framework agreement with DONG Energy

30.08.2016
Wood Group has been awarded a new engineering services framework agreement by DONG Energy, to support their oil & gas assets across the Danish, Norwegian and UK continental shelves. Front end development, maintenance and modifications, engineering, and late life and decommissioning services, for both topsides and subsea facilities, will be provided under the four year contract, which is effective immediately.

MCEDD 2017 call for abstracts

30.08.2016
MCE Deepwater Development invites you to be a part of one of the industry's most respected technical programs; submit your technical abstract today! No formal paper is due, simply fill out the information requested and include a brief description of your topic. MCE Deepwater Development 2017 celebrates it's 14th annual edition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 3-5 April, 2017! The technical program of MCE Deepwater Development engages key members of the deepwater oil and gas community by providing a stage for world-class technical discussions focusing on the technology, innovation and experience paving the way to realizing a future of increasing demand. The technical program works together with the focused exhibition and valuable networking opportunities to create an environment conducive to better understanding the long-term vision of the global deepwater industry.
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