ROV Planet Articles

Ashtead Technology Secures Exclusive Underwater Glider Agreement

05.11.2015
Ashtead Technology has secured a global asset management agreement with Blue Ocean Monitoring to store, maintain and supply underwater gliders for ocean data monitoring. Blue Ocean Monitoring is a world-leader in the provision of ocean data solutions using autonomous subsea and surface glider technology. The deal will see Blue Ocean Monitoring expand its service offering globally with Ashtead providing asset management services and project support from its offices in Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore.

New ROV Support Vessel Fugro Aquarius delivered in Brazil

04.11.2015
Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel (RSV) Fugro Aquarius, the most advanced vessel of her type built in Brazil.

CCC selects Sonardyne Ranger 2 acoustics for DP vessel fleet

04.11.2015
CCC (Underwater Engineering) S.A.L, leading providers of offshore construction and subsea services in the Middle East and India, has selected Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 acoustic positioning technology for its entire fleet of dynamically positioned (DP) diving and support vessels.

New global business director for Forum Subsea Rentals

02.11.2015
Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR) has strengthened its senior management team with the promotion of Nicki Nicholls to the role of global business director. Ms Nicholls will be responsible for managing and developing the ambitious long-term growth plans for all Forum’s rental product lines. She will be based in FSR’s newly opened operations centre in Westhill, Aberdeen.

Novacavi special umbilical cable for innovative high power working rov

29.10.2015
Novacavi has recently supplied a custom umbilical cable suited to support a high power work ROV system to operate alongside bigger vessels.

Tritech Gemini Sonars for Renewables Company

28.10.2015
Tritech continues to grow within the renewables market with orders from Irish tidal turbine company, OpenHydro Group Limited [OpenHydro].

Ashtead Technology Invests $300,000 in New Underwater Technology

28.10.2015
Ashtead Technology, the leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry, has invested over $300,000 in the latest generation of visual inspection tools for deep sea exploration.

N-Sea Successfully Completes Unexploded Ordnance Campaign

28.10.2015
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has successfully completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey, ID and disposal campaign for the TenneT project, BorWin3. Taking place between January – August this year, the work scope involved surveying the seabed to identify and remove undiscovered explosive devices along the cable route of BorWin3.

Tayport company to feature in documentary

28.10.2015
A Scottish technology company, which has developed pioneering new technology to help flush out fish bombers who damage already endangered coral reefs in Malaysia, is set to feature in a documentary programme.

Technip awarded a substantial contract to supply the first flexible pipes for the Libra pre-salt field

27.10.2015
- Confirming its strong expertise in deepwater and leveraging its technological leadership - Technip was awarded a substantial(1) contract from Libra Oil & Gas BV, a consortium led by Petrobras Netherland BV (40%) and partners: Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNOOC (10%) and CNPC (10%).


North East England subsea specialist secures major UXO investigation contract

26.10.2015
Modus Seabed Intervention, one of UK’s leading subsea specialist contractors, has secured a major contract on DONG Energy’s prestigious Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm.

TRAIN-R app makes waves in the North Sea

26.10.2015
HALF the North Sea offshore workforce has downloaded a mobile app designed to give them access to their training and certification records anywhere at any time. In its first year, the OPITO TRAIN-R app has been used by over 11,500 workers since its introduction September 2014.

STR signs Agreement with IKM Technique

26.10.2015
Subsea Technology and Rentals is excited to announce a new partnership with Norwegian subsea tooling experts IKM Technique. This agreement will enable STR to further provide complete technology solutions by offering an extensive range of industry leading ROV tooling, service and support from its UK base and regional agents.

Drilling the Earth’s mantle beneath the Atlantic Ocean

26.10.2015
An international team of scientists will set sail from Southampton to drill through the Earth’s mantle in the centre of the Atlantic Ocean. They leave on board the Royal Research Ship James Cook on 26th October 2015 to explore the Atlantis Massif, a 4000 metre high underwater mountain.

Robot school opens to help address environmental challenges

26.10.2015
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a partner in a new £2.5m Centre for Doctoral Training in the use of 'robotic' systems for environmental sciences.

Technip awarded an important flexible pipe contract for the Layang Development

26.10.2015
Technip has been awarded an important subsea contract by JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Malaysia) Ltd in the Layang field, Block SK10, offshore Sarawak, Malaysia at a water depth of 85 meters.

Bibby HydroMap to present d’ROP® to The Hydrographic Society in Scotland

26.10.2015
Seabed survey company Bibby HydroMap will be presenting their survey ROV d’ROP to The Hydrographic Society in Scotland later this month in Aberdeen.

C-Innovation ROVs on track with Sonardyne SPRINT INS

26.10.2015
C-Innovation, an integrated marine services company whose core services and products evolve around ROVs within the oil and gas sector, has placed a major order for SPRINT Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) from Sonardyne International Ltd.
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