ROV Planet Articles

2G Robotics, NOAA, and OARS Collaborate to Document Historical American Shipwrecks

07.07.2016
2G Robotics recently collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to document America’s maritime heritage. 2G Robotics and NOAA, with the assistance of Offshore Analysis & Research Solutions (OARS), used 2G Robotics’ underwater laser scanning technology to create 3D models of some of America’s most nationally significant shipwrecks.

STR announce partnership agreement with dredging tool specialist Subsea Tooling Services

06.07.2016
Subsea Technology & Rentals Ltd (STR); global specialists in the design, manufacture and rental of advanced subsea technology for the offshore energy industry are pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Aberdeen based Subsea Tooling Services (STS) to hire, service and support their high performance range of subsea dredging systems held mobilisation ready at STR offices. The Predator and Gremlin range of dredgers will become the latest offering from STR as they continue to invest in products and services that add value and complement their diverse spectrum of subsea and marine technology.

North east schools put in strong performance at international ROV comp

04.07.2016
Two north-east schools have performed strongly in an international underwater robotics competition, finishing in the top 20 teams from across the globe. The teams, from Mintlaw Academy and Robert Gordon’s College, competed in the Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Centre’s 2016 ROV international final in the United States, which took place at the end of June.

N-Sea Supports Strategic Growth Plans with Chief Commercial Officer Appointment

04.07.2016
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has appointed Rienk De Vries as Chief Commercial Officer. Currently based near Rotterdam, Mr De Vries joins N-Sea with more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry. Having spent a significant amount of time with Applus+ RTD, one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies, Mr De Vries has experience of global leadership, driving businesses strategies and new product and technology innovation.

TTS Syncrolift appoints ROCOL as lubricants supplier

04.07.2016
Global technology leader and lubricant manufacturer, ROCOL, has secured a key agreement with the world’s leading shiplift company.TTS Syncrolift, which manufactures 90% of all shiplifts worldwide, has appointed ROCOL as its recommended lubricant manufacturer. Norway-based TTS Syncrolift is part of TTS Group, a global organisation that designs, develops and supplies equipment solutions and services for the marine and offshore industries. ROCOL products will be applied to all new build shiplifts by TTS.

New UK marine technology show launched

01.07.2016
The UK’s National Oceanography Centre is to host a brand new marine autonomy and technology showcase in November this year. The week long programme of workshops, talks, demonstrations and networking builds on the success of our 2015 Marine Autonomy Showcase, and the launch of the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre, and is in response to the growing desire of UK marine technology businesses to engage with the Research base for the further development of Marine Autonomous Systems.

Top honours for OpenHydro at Marine Industry Awards

01.07.2016
Tidal technology developer OpenHydro, a DCNS company, has been honoured in three categories at the Marine Industry Awards which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway last night, Thursday 30th June. The Offshore Ireland Award, Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award and the Overall Marine Excellence Award were secured by OpenHydro for its pioneering activities in the development of tidal turbine technology.

Ocean Installer completes first deep water mooring job

30.06.2016
Ocean Installer has recently completed a mooring recovery and reinstallation project for a GOM production facility. Work location was in ultra-deep water (>2500m) and this is Ocean Installer’s first mooring job at such water depths. The project was executed by Ocean Installer’s operating center in Houston, Texas and covered management, detail engineering, planning, mobilization, material handling, transportation, recovery- and re-installation operations to replace the mooring lines.

Fugro deploys additional resource for the world's largest see-hunting survey.

30.06.2016
Fugro has deployed multi-purpose offshore survey vessel Fugro Gauss to join the Fugro Brasilis offshore Mexico, to help complete the world’s largest seep-hunting survey for multiclient geoscience data company, TGS.

The Underwater Centre and Bibby Offshore link up to offer apprentices unrivalled ROV experience

30.06.2016
Scottish subsea training facility, The Underwater Centre, has linked up with Bibby Offshore to provide ROV apprentices with the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience, unavailable anywhere else in the world. The apprentices, who are employed by Bibby Offshore but are still too young to go offshore, will benefit from operational experience in the field with live ROVs and will undertake a wide variety of tasks including the mobilisation/demobilisation of the work class ROV


Expedition to test new technologies for deep sea deposit exploration

30.06.2016
A research expedition leaving Southampton today, led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), will address the massive technical challenges in exploring for sea-floor mineral deposits. This expedition will take place on board the RRS James Cook, marking a decade of service that has seen this ship travel 218972 miles in pursuit of science – the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe ten times.

UK’s oldest deep-water Marine Protected Area successfully protects coral reefs

28.06.2016
A unique study recently published by scientists from the National Oceanography Centre and University College Cork shows that deep, cold-water corals are very slow to recover from damage. Therefore deep-water Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) protect vulnerable marine ecosystems most effectively when they are put in place before that damage occurs.

Tritech welcomes royal guest

23.06.2016
Tritech International Ltd, [Tritech], a Moog Inc. Company, welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent on Wednesday 22 June, 2016 to the company’s Ulverston, Cumbria site. Tritech designs and manufactures high-technology sonars for underwater applications which enable underwater vehicles to perform tasks such as obstacle avoidance and target detection in industries such as Oil & Gas and Defence.

Memorandum of Understanding between Boskalis Subsea Services and Delta Subsea LLC

22.06.2016
Delta Subsea LCC, a leading integrated independent provider of ROV Services and Solutions, and Boskalis Subsea Services, a global subsea IRM provider have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to provide integrated Diving and ROV solutions in the Gulf of Mexico.

Enhance your industry profile

22.06.2016
Be heard at the world's leading marine science and ocean technology exhibition and conference in its first North American edition.

New Member joins Southampton Marine Robotics Innovation Centre

22.06.2016
Embargoed for 00:01 Monday 27 June 2016. Australian headquartered company Blue Ocean Monitoring, experienced global provider of ocean monitoring services, is expanding its offices and taking space in the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton.

Fugro deploys its Q1400 trenchers at three North Sea Oil and Gas Projects

21.06.2016
Following successful delivery of recent cable-lay and trenching projects for the renewables sector, Fugro has secured three contracts for its trenching services for oil and gas clients. The contracts will see its high performance Q1400 trenching systems deployed in the North Sea over the next 12 months.

Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing from IMCA

21.06.2016
The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published ‘Guidance on drug & alcohol policies and testing’ (SEL 040). It is downloadable free of charge to members and non-members alike at www.imca-int.com/media/252259/imcasel040.pdf. Within its 28 pages there are sections on ‘Who should be tested? - Reasons for testing’; ‘Tests for drug and alcohol abuse’; ‘Urine testing’; ‘Breath testing’; ‘Record keeping’; ‘Problems with testing’; and ‘Cut-off levels’ as well as a useful glossary of terms and guidance on further information.
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