ROV Planet Articles

Looking for deep-sea animals – and finding manganese nodules

21.02.2015
The biology of deep-sea animals and processes of plate tectonics are actually the themes of the first expedition of the new German research vessel SONNE. Quite accidentally marine scientists and oceanographers have now encountered an occurrence of manganese nodules which may dwarf all previously known manganese nodule fields in the Atlantic.

Seatronics' Predator ROV verifies identity of lost treasure liner, S.S. Connaught, off Northeast US

19.02.2015
Seatronics’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Predator, has successfully verified the identity of lost treasure liner, the S.S. Connaught, off the Northeast coast of the USA. The Predator was deployed in a subsea mission organised and led by Endurance Exploration Group, Inc. (OTCQB: EXPL).

Stockbridge High School Underwater Robotics Team Fundraising

18.02.2015
The Stockbridge High School Underwater Robotics Team, consisting of 10 high school students, are preparing for their fourth mission to Palau and need your support to help in fundraising as they are short of their goal of $25,000 that is required to unlock the funds.

Apogee Series, the most accurate MEMS Inertial Navigation System

18.02.2015
SBG Systems releases the Apogee Series, the most accurate inertial navigation systems based on the robust and cost-effective MEMS technology. The cutting-edge Apogee Series is also the smallest and lightest inertial navigation system at this level of accuracy. High Accuracy, cost-effective, compact, the Apogee adds extreme versatility and simplicity to its many qualities.

SMD to Supply KT Submarine with QT1000

17.02.2015
SMD are delighted to announce a contract award with KT Submarine for a QT1000 high powered cable installation and maintenance ROV.

Subsea UK Awards Winners - Proserv, ToolTec, Tracero, Alf Leadbitter & Alan Muirhead

16.02.2015
This year’s Subsea Expo was a record-breaking event with almost 9,000 recorded visits by 6,500 registered delegates over the three days, Subsea UK reported. Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference and Aberdeen’s second largest event after Offshore Europe, broke all records this year with a 23% increase in attendees and 200 exhibitors. The outstanding achievements and innovative technologies devised by some of the country’s leading subsea companies over the past 12 months were recognised at Subsea UK Awards.

Sonardyne nets £1 million 6G order from Seatronics for West Africa project

13.02.2015
Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Seatronics, an Acteon company and global leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, is to take delivery of £1million worth of its 6G acoustic positioning technology. The contract was placed on Day 2 of the Subsea Expo 2015 exhibition and conference in Aberdeen.

Sonardyne and Forum Subsea Rentals close major deal at Subsea Expo

13.02.2015
Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Forum Subsea Rentals (FSR), a global provider of rental equipment to the offshore and marine industry, is to substantially increase its stock holding of Sonardyne 6G Long BaseLine (LBL) acoustic positioning technology. The order for an undisclosed sum was confirmed on the opening day of Subsea Expo 2015, Europe’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, which is taking place from the 11th to the 13th of February in Aberdeen.

Subsea Industry Expecting 2 Years of Tough Times, says Industry Chief

13.02.2015
The fast-growing UK subsea sector, which supports 60,000 jobs, is in for two years of tough times and will only weather the storm if it embraces innovation and new technology, says industry body. On the opening day of Subsea Expo, Europe’s largest subsea event, the chief executive of Subsea UK told delegates that the industry is facing considerable challenges but the fundamentals in subsea remain relatively strong and the sector could see a significant improvement in 2017 – 2019.

Ashtead Technology Kicks-off 30th Anniversary Celebrations with Contract Win

12.02.2015
Ashtead Technology has secured a new contract with FUGRO to be a preferred supplier of subsea rental equipment and associated services to all its operating companies around the world. The award comes as the Aberdeen head-quartered business, which is the only global, independent provider of subsea electronic and survey equipment rental, sales and services, launches its 30th anniversary celebrations at Subsea Expo tomorrow (11 February 2015) marking three decades of subsea technical excellence.


World Preview of Latest Generation Underwater Robot at Subsea Expo

11.02.2015
The world’s largest manufacturer of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) will launch its latest generation subsea robotic system at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen this week. Forum Energy Technologies will unveil the XLX-C ROV – a highly capable work-class vehicle that is more compact than the highly successful XLX model but with similar capabilities. This new ROV has been two years in development and represents a multi-million pound investment by Forum.

SMD Further Strengthen Sales Team

11.02.2015
In order to further develop our business while maintaining the strong customer relationships that are key to our success, we have added two new members to our sales teams.

NEW ONLINE SEALING TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE CENTER FOR OIL AND GAS ENGINEERS

11.02.2015
A new information hub has been launched to showcase best practice in sealing technology in a bid to provide “solutions for tomorrow’s engineering”. The Knowledge Center by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions aims to bridge the gap between design engineers’ needs and standard technology documentation, bringing useful information together as part of one digital portal.

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2015

09.02.2015
The world's most premier event for Commercial Diving Contractors, Remotely Operated Vehicles, Manned Submersibles, and all other aspects of the Underwater Operations Industry will take place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. February 10-12, 2015. Please ask for a paper copy of ROV Planet from the MATE Center Booth 330 or take one from the UI magazine distribution bins!

SMD Announce New Chinese Shareholder

06.02.2015
Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Ltd (“SMD”) are pleased to announce that our shareholders have signed a sale and purchase agreement with Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric Co. Ltd a subsidiary of CSR Corporation Limited of China, for the sale of the entire share capital of the SMD group.

OTC’s Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) Names 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

05.02.2015
The Offshore Technology Conference’s (OTC) 2015 Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) has announced its 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award honorees for the Individual and the Company/Organization/Institution Categories. Award honorees were unanimously chosen after months of careful consideration and deliberation on the award nominations in both categories.

Sonardyne achieves OHSAS 18001 accreditation around the world

03.02.2015
Subsea technology company Sonardyne International Ltd., has announced that its UK sites in Yateley, Aberdeen and Plymouth have been awarded OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System Standard accreditation after successful audits of all three sites. The news follows similar recent announcements from Sonardyne’s overseas subsidiary companies; Sonardyne Brasil Ltda., Sonardyne Asia Pte. Ltd. and Sonardyne Inc., each of whom have earned OHSAS 18001 certification. This latest achievement, demonstrates Sonardyne’s commitment to health and safety in the workplace on a global scale.

Offshore Survey 2015 Launches Cutting Edge Conference Programme

03.02.2015
OCEAN BUSINESS - The Offshore Survey Committee are delighted to reveal one of the most impressive programmes yet for its fifth conference which takes place from 15 - 16 April 2015, alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK.
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