ROV Planet Articles

Rovco Crowned New Enterprise of the Year at Subsea UK Awards

12.02.2018
Subsea services firm, Rovco was crowned the New Enterprise of the Year at the prestigious Subsea UK Awards in Aberdeen last week.

IKM Subsea Singapore Starts 2018 with Multiple Contract Awards

11.02.2018
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IKM Subsea Singapore has started 2018 well with a double contract award. The first is a contract to provide 2 x ROVS for a FNLG Mooring Installation in Bangladesh. IKM Subsea provided 1 x Merlin WR200 and a Comanche with the necessary toolings onboard the vessel Jumbo Javelin. IKM was chosen due to previous experience with the client, Jumbo Offshore and the ability to perform in strong weather conditions in Bangladesh. With the Merlin WR200, the operating weather window is extended to help and execute the project.

NOVACAVI Launching a Matt PUR Finished Version of ROV Dynamic Cables

11.02.2018
Novacavi is launching a matt PUR finished version of ROV dynamic cables to improve operational efficiency and maneuverability both in water and on deck.

M2 Subsea secures multi-million dollar contract with TransCanada to support pipeline installation

06.02.2018
M² Subsea has secured a multi-million dollar contract with TransCanada to carry out pipeline-span support on the company’s pipeline installation for the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan gas project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tritech Launches The World’s Smallest Multibeam Imaging Sonar

06.02.2018
Tritech International Limited [Tritech] has announced the release of the 720im sonar, which adds another model to the popular Gemini range. The sonar’s small size and competitive price, brings multibeam imaging technology to situations not previously possible. Weighing less than 500g and measuring only 63mm wide, the new unit is significantly smaller than other comparable sonars available. Utilising state-of-the-art microelectronics and proven sonar technology, it delivers superior quality sonar imaging from an ultra-compact unit.

Webtool Takes a Lead at Subsea Expo 2018

04.02.2018
Hydraulic cutting tools and systems specialist, Webtool, will exhibit a wide range of high performance, subsea and maritime cutting tools, together with the industry leading Webtool cable gripper, at Subsea Expo 2018 on stand 124.

Ocean Installer Wins Major Castberg Marine Operations Contract

03.02.2018
Statoil ASA has awarded Ocean Installer a substantial contract for marine operations on the Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.

New Company Announces Key Collaboration

03.02.2018
A new name in global positioning services has announced a key collaboration which aims to significantly expand its portfolio of products and services. International Geomatics, a global DGPS service provider to the offshore marine sector, are pleased to announce they have teamed with Hemisphere GNSS, and are offering Hemispheres’ 'Atlas' DGNSS technology to meet its clients’ offshore positioning needs.

Oceaneering Wins Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Competition

01.02.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) announced today that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Oceaneering International Services Limited, was named a winner in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (“OWA”) competition. The purpose of the competition is to seek new or adaptable techniques that provide innovative and low-risk inspection solutions that address industry challenges.

Trelleborg to unveil pioneering subsea technology to aid unconventional well demands

01.02.2018
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is to showcase its ground-breaking sealing technology specifically developed to meet the demands of accessing unconventional wells. The leading sealing company will unveil the industry’s widest range of approved sealing materials for subsea systems at the Subsea Expo Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen in February.


Coda Octopus Announcing the New 3D Connect

01.02.2018
Coda Octopus is pleased to announce the release of the all new 3D Connect. The 3D Connect is a new and intuitive integration platform for seamless integration of the entire Echoscope® 3D sonar range, giving a single connection point for all our sonars, single and dual-axis rotators, above water camera and F180 series GPS and Motion sensors.

Trelleborg to unveil pioneering subsea technology to aid unconventional well demands

01.02.2018
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is to showcase its ground-breaking sealing technology specifically developed to meet the demands of accessing unconventional wells. The leading sealing company will unveil the industry’s widest range of approved sealing materials for subsea systems at the Subsea Expo Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen in February.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 14

30.01.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 14: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring Underwater Cinematography: The MAC-ROV Shuttle System – Pixel: A Cinema-Class ROV for Subsea Documentary and Entertainment Utilization – Pushing the Boundaries of Sonar Technology – "Navigation on the Cheap" - Sparse Array, What It Can and Can't Do – QSTAR ROV Pilot Training: Hydraulics & Fibre Optics – Poster – Deep-Sea Exploration Gives New Insight to UNESCO World Heritage Site – Squishy Fingers: an Alternative Approach in Robotic Arm Manipulation – Glenair Interconnect Technology for ROVs and AUVs – Rovtech Solutions Design Bender RCM Technology Into Its Underwater Vehicles – ARCTIC Exploration Defined – Any ROV Controlled via a Tether Is Constrained – The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands.

Rovco Appoints New Operations Manager

30.01.2018
Subsea services company, Rovco has appointed Liam Warren as operations manager to support the delivery of complex ROV and survey projects across the globe.

Plymouth, MA – Riptide Autonomous Solutions Opens New Facility

29.01.2018
During 2017 Riptide Autonomous Solutions delivered an expanding portfolio of offerings including the µUUV®, an “A” sized 4.875” (124mm) diameter UUV; the 1MP One Man Portable 7.5” (190 mm) diameter UUV and the 2 MP Two Man Portable 9.375” (238mm) diameter UUV. To support this growth the company has moved into a new facility.

ECA Group - 5 & 7 functions Electric Manipulator Arms NO OIL, NO LEAKS!

29.01.2018
ECA Group, specialising in robotics & integrated systems, introduces its ARM 5E & 7E range.

OFG supports successful project combining AUV and USV mothership to survey the ocean’s depths

29.01.2018
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) works with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE GEBCO-NF Alumni Team to advance the state of the art in autonomous seafloor survey through operations support, expertise, and OFG’s HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Chercheur. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed the Technology Readiness Tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE using a combined Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system. The goal of the XPRIZE challenge is to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.

Sonardyne deep tracking technology selected for German research vessel upgrade

29.01.2018
Ocean science company, Sonardyne International Ltd., has announced that its deep water acoustic tracking technology, Ranger 2, has been installed on one of the most modern vessels in the German research fleet, the Maria S. Merian. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), which this year is hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.
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