ROV Planet Articles

Forum launches new deep-water test tank and gains industry accreditation at new European centre

15.06.2016
Leading subsea technology provider Forum Energy Technologies (UK) Limited has unveiled a deep water test facility and received industry accreditation for the calibration laboratory at its new European Operational Centre in Aberdeen. The indoor test tank is one of the largest in the North-east of Scotland and is dedicated to testing subsea tooling and survey sensors as well as work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

Fugro secures geotechnical site investigation contract at Hollandse Kust (zuid) wind farm zone

14.06.2016
Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation survey contract for the Hollandse Kust (zuid) Wind Farm Zone. This follows previous contracts awarded earlier this year for geophysical survey and metocean monitoring at the same site. The work will be performed using dedicated geotechnical DP2 vessels from the Fugro fleet. Taking place over a period of two months, it will result in an integrated geological/geotechnical soil model of the site.

JW Fishers offers $$$ for photos and videos

13.06.2016
JW Fishers is inviting customers in commercial diving, law enforcement, military, marine archaeology, and recreational diving to submit photos and videos of their underwater search equipment. A $250 gift certificate will be given for each video interesting enough to post on our website, and a $100 gift certificate for each good photo.

Subsea Industry Urges Government to Support the UK’s £9billion Sector in the Face of Lower Oil Prices

13.06.2016
MPs and Cabinet Ministers will be urged to do everything they can to protect the £9billion subsea industry at a Parliamentary Reception this week.

BaltRobotics Sp.z.o.o. had been selected as one of the 20 finalists of the Award

13.06.2016
BaltRobotics Sp.z.o.o. had been selected as one of the 20 finalists of the Award: " START UP WORLD-2016 " with the solution "Wireless Underwater Acoustic Video Communication Channel - "AUV-based" one < http://www.start-up.world/index.php#awards>

Next Generation Wire Rope Lubricant Continues to Impress

13.06.2016
New trials of a technologically advanced wire rope lubricant introduced to the international market by ROCOL have prompted highly positive feedback from a leading offshore contractor.

ROVOP has been awarded £3million worth of new contracts

13.06.2016
Independent remotely operated vehicle (ROV) provider ROVOP has been awarded £3million worth of new contracts, which sees the company expanding into two new territories. For the first time ROVOP will complete projects in South East Asia and Mexico, signalling success for both its Aberdeen and Houston bases.

Tekmar Trial Proves Successful at The Underwater Centre

11.06.2016
Tekmar Energy, which supplies cable protection systems (CPS) to the offshore windfarm industry, has successfully carried out a full-scale demonstration of its products at The Underwater Centre, the subsea training and trials facility based in Fort William The objective of the demonstration was to prove the ability to rapidly and reliably remove a CPS without the need for divers. This is particularly key for the future as offshore windfarm projects are being installed in increasingly deeper waters where diving becomes more dangerous and costly.

NSRI to showcase UK’s academic expertise

11.06.2016
The National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI) is bringing together academic experts from across the country to come up with a collaborative approach to unlocking the potential of small pools of hydrocarbons in the North Sea. NSRI is hosting an event in Aberdeen on 22 June to highlight the expert skills that are housed in the UK’s top universities which will help recover 1-1.8 billion barrels of oil which currently cannot be exploited economically. Universities, technology developers and the wider industry will come together to hear about the capability the UK academic community has to meet the challenges, and the developments which can ultimately help progress concepts through to infield implementation.

Subsea Survey Shows Sales Down in £9bn Sector but Investment in Technology and Exports Vital to Secure Sector’s Future

11.06.2016
A snapshot survey by industry body, Subsea UK, has revealed that, while sales have dropped since the oil price collapse, the UK’s subsea industry is maintaining its investment in technology and looking to increase exports.


North Sea infrastructure deals in the pipeline, says Deloitte

09.06.2016
The North Sea will see a rise in infrastructure deals this year, with private equity funds playing an increasing role in midstream assets, according to business advisory firm Deloitte. Against the backdrop of a low oil price, more oil and gas companies are looking to rationalise their portfolios and divest non-core assets in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), the firm said – with private equity and specialist infrastructure funds likely purchasers.

Swathe Services becomes HYPACK Dealer for UK and Ireland!

09.06.2016
Swathe Services is pleased to announce that they are now a HYPACK dealer for the UK and Ireland. This means that they can now offer HYPACK hydrographic survey software to customers purchasing R2Sonic packages and also to anyone operating within the offshore industry. The HYPACK 2016 software system provides surveyors with all of the tools required to design surveys, process data, reduce it and generate a high quality end product. It can be used for a wide range of tasks, from collecting hydrographic survey data or environmental data to simply positioning a vessel in an engineering project.

Technip awarded major natural gas field development contract in Mediterranean Sea

09.06.2016
- Leveraging its broad-based solutions - Technip has been awarded a major(1) contract to develop the Bahr Essalam, Phase II development in the Central Mediterranean Sea. This natural gas field development, which is operated by Mellitah Oil & Gas B.V. Libyan Branch, a consortium between National Oil Corporation and ENI North Africa, will be tied back to the Sabratha platform, which is situated approximately 110km off the Libyan coast in a water depth of approximately 190m.

BIRNS, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW MANUFACTURING ENGINEER HIRE

03.06.2016
OXNARD, CA – BIRNS, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 certified global leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies, has announced the hire of Xin Lian as Manufacturing Engineer.

IMCA publishes revision to safe & efficient ROV OPS guidance

30.05.2016
Technical developments and operational experience are fundamental to the latest revision of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) ‘Guidance for the safe and efficient operation of remotely operated vehicles’ (IMCA R 004 Rev 4). This can be downloaded free of charge from the IMCA website at www.imca-int.com/media/72417/imcar004.pdf or via the home page at www.imca-int.com

Nautilus Minerals Chairman Retires

30.05.2016
Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX:NUSMF, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces that Mr. A. Geoffrey Loudon has advised the Board that he is retiring and will not stand for re-election at the upcoming Annual General Meeting on June 1, 2016 (the "AGM").

Trelleborg's UK Roadshow to explore Liquid Silicone Rubber capabilities

27.05.2016
An advanced simultaneous injection of Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) in combination with technical plastics, which has revolutionized high-tech fields of application, is to be showcased at a technical road show. The event, which will travel across the UK and Ireland, will give industry experts a chance to learn more about the pioneering technology capabilities developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Aquabotix introduces new mini Inspection Class ROV - The Endura

25.05.2016
Intuitive software and robust hardware make the Aquabotix Endura the most innovative and advanced mini-ROV on the market. Aquabotix, a marine technology company delivering the accessibility of today’s electronics products to the complex world of underwater ROVs, announces the immediate availability of the Endura. The Endura has been engineered for dependability and functionality across a wide range of underwater applications. It surpasses other mini ROVs in thrust, dependability and software performance
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