ROV Planet Articles

Novacavi Supplies a Special Tether Cable for the Italian National Institute of Geophysics

28.04.2015
Novacavi has recently engineered and supplied a special marine seismic data acquisition cable for INGV, the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. It is a custom designed and built cable to suit and ensure the needs of early detection and in real-time acquiring data of the Institute’s marine geophysical seismic monitoring latest equipments.

STR first to invest in new Sonardyne Syrinx DVL

28.04.2015
Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in their new ‘Syrinx’ Doppler Velocity Log (DVL). The order for two 4,000 metre depth rated units was placed at the recent Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton in response to demands from STR’s customers globally for a DVL that is capable of providing high integrity, high performance navigation over a wide range of altitudes and seabed types.

Ocean Business Celebrates Most Successful Show Yet!

24.04.2015
Last week’s Ocean Business show at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton was phenomenally successful, with visitor numbers up an incredible 29%, taking attendance to 4589 visitors. With all four previous shows brimming with visitors from all over the world, it’s hard to believe it could get any better, but the show delivered everything it promised for face-to-face interaction between exhibitors and customers.

Delta SubSea Success for Enterprise Products Partners

23.04.2015
Enterprise Products Partners L.P. jointly owns crude oil gathering pipelines serving the Lucius production area in southern Keathley Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico. They required support on their Seacor Diamond and Seacon Fearless vessels, and chose Delta SubSea (DSS) to provide ROV contract support for both vessels. The scope of work for the projects included pigging operation support, installation of GammaTrac units for pig monitoring, and subsea pig launcher installation, and other subsea support work for other vessel operations. DSS utilized the most efficient ROVs on the market, the 150-hp HD ROV, manufactured by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics.

ROVOP Announce £10M New Investment to Fuel Expansion

22.04.2015
Today, (22 April 2015), independent subsea Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP marked the official opening of its £4.2m headquarters with the announcement of £10m of new investment and a visit from Fergus Ewing, Scottish Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism.

C-Innovation Mobilizes Six New UHD-III ROVs

22.04.2015
C-Innovation (C-I) mobilizes six (6) new UHD-III remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), manufactured by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics for current contracts. The ROV systems are mobilizing throughout 2015 for work in the Gulf of Mexico.

NEW SWITCHABLE MIKO MAGNET LAUNCHED AS PRACTICAL TOOL FOR ROVs

22.04.2015
A powerful magnet has been developed by Miko Marine AS, of Norway, as a practical and versatile tool for ROV operators. Incorporating patented technology that increases its performance, the magnet has been designed so that it can be switched-on and off by an ROV manipulator and used for a wide range of applications underwater. The new magnet can be applied instantly to any steel structure where it is capable of holding weights up to 750 kg and it can significantly reduce the amount of time required for an ROV to undertake a task.

Another ROV Build for ISE and FUKADA Salvage

22.04.2015
Port Coquitlam, BC – International Submarine Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce the contract to build a 50HP 3000 M Depth HYSUB ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan.

CSR Announces Acquisition of SMD

20.04.2015
Zhuzhou China South Rail Times Electric Co. (CSR Times Electric), Ltd., a subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR), today announces the completion of a £130m formal acquisition of the UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products, Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Limited, the top holding company of the SMD group.

Electric Reviews Expected as STR Unveil Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger System

20.04.2015
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology company specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment for the subsea construction, geophysical, ROV inspection and environmental sectors, unveils its new subsea rechargeable battery pack (SeaCell) and charger system (SeaCharge) to complement their existing portfolio of specialist equipment.


C-Explorer 3 submersible by U-Boat Worx wins Red Dot Design Award

20.04.2015
The C-Explorer 3 from Dutch submersible manufacturer U-Boat Worx won over the 38-member jury of the Red Dot Award. U-Boat Worx proved its design excellence in the most important competition for product design, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

Ceona and Seaweld form Ghana partnership

20.04.2015
Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, has entered into a significant Joint Venture (JV) with Seaweld Engineering which will act as a strategic partner for offshore deepwater construction projects in Ghana.

Bibby HydroMap first to invest in and install Sonardyne’s new Mini-Ranger 2 tracking system

20.04.2015
Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has announced that Bibby HydroMap, a specialist seabed survey company, has upgraded the Sonardyne Scout acoustic positioning system installed on its coastal survey vessel, Bibby Athena, to the new ultra-portable and ultra-high performance Sonardyne Mini-Ranger 2 USBL system.

STR Invests in NORBIT 4000m Depth Rated Compact Multibeam Sonar System

11.04.2015
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment are pleased to announce the delivery of the first ever deep water rated, Titanium housed NORBIT iWBMS wideband multibeam sonar system.

DOF Subsea to Launch New Equipment

08.04.2015
DOF Subsea, a leading provider of integrated subsea services, will stage the European launch of a significant new addition to its suite of services next week. During the Ocean Business event at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK from April 14th to 16th, the company will showcase its newest service, utilising three Slocum Gliders, named the DOF Skandi Explorers, a technology which has previously only been seen in academic and defence circles.

Learn to drive a submarine and explore the depths of the Mediterranean Sea

03.04.2015
Waterproof Expeditions in collaboration with U-Boat Worx now offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a submarine pilot. Breda, 03 April 2015. Adventurous types, submarine enthusiasts, explorers and submersible operators can sign up for a selection of pilot training courses to be held in August 2015. No experience is necessary, as U-Boat Worx’ expert instructors will teach all the ins and outs.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 03

02.04.2015
The third issue of ROV Planet includes the following articles: Music Corner: Jane Gjestland, The Tooltec Story, The Underwater Intervention (UI) 2015 Coverage, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" ROVOP Student Placements, MATE International ROV Competition Theme 2015, The Premier of Forum’s XLX-C Work Class ROV, ROV Planet Poster, Sea Trials with the Surveyor Interceptor ROV, Pushing the Boundaries: Thinking Beyond a Full Metal Chassis (Ron Allum & the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER), The Science Behind Industry Leading ROV Positioning, Baxter, the Robot: Redefining ROV Manipulation, Blue Robotics Propelling the Future of Marine Robotics and Ocean Exploration. Sit back and enjoy the third issue!

Oil platform fire toll in Gulf of Mexico: four dead, 302 evacuated

01.04.2015
At least four people died after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico early on Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of 302 workers, Mexican state-run oil company Pemex said.
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