ROV Planet Articles

IMO type approval of high-end gyro compass with INS

15.03.2016
Oceanology International 2016, 15-18 March, Stand D600 Kongsberg Maritime has received IMO Type Approval (Wheelmark) for its state-of-the-art MGC R3 COMPASS system. The gyro compass fits well into the range of offerings from KONGSBERG for navigation and ship control systems.

Kongsberg launches compact Seapath technology for hydrographic survey applications

15.03.2016
Oceanology International 2016, 15-18 March, Stand D600 Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled innovative new additions to its highly regarded Seapath range of integrated Heading, Attitude and Positioning sensors at Oceanology International 2016 (stand D600). The new Seapath 130 series is a compact, portable take on the proven Seapath technology used by hydrographic surveyors globally. As an easy to deploy solution for KONGSBERG’s leading multibeam, single beam and sonar systems, the Seapath 130 series is ideally suited for operation on a diverse array of survey platforms, including vessels of opportunity.

Kongsberg demos new shallow water multibeam at Oceanology

15.03.2016
Oceanology International 2016, 15-18 March, Stand D600 The latest development of Kongsberg Maritime’s EM 2040 multibeam echo sounder technology platform is being demonstrated at Oceanology International 2016. The new EM 2040P is a highly portable shallow water multibeam echo sounder designed for easy transport and quick deployment on any vessel, while offering survey performance up to and exceeding the IHO-S44 special order and the more stringent LINZ specification.

Integrated Solutions for research vessels - Kongsberg presents the 'Full Picture' at Oceanology

15.03.2016
Oceanology International 2016, 15-18 March, Stand D600 Integrated Solutions for Research Vessels are in focus on the Kongsberg Maritime stand (D600) at Oceanology International 2016. The Norwegian headquartered global maritime technology company has over many years focused on a ‘Full Picture’ strategy, which enables it to support Shipowners, Naval Architects and ship-builders throughout the entire design, construction and operational life-time of a vessel. KONGSBERG’s Integrated Solutions for Research Vessels cover all key technology areas on board including navigation and automation, in addition to cutting-edge hydroacoustic and position reference systems.

iXBlue launches its brand-new inertial naviagation system ROVINS NANO and revolutionizes ROV navigation

15.03.2016
The whole offshore industry was impatiently waiting for it: specifically designed for ROV navigation, ROVINS NANO provides highly accurate positioning at all depths, including for Middle Water Station Keeping. With now a full range of subsea inertial navigation systems, from ROV navigation to offshore survey, iXBlue can help you everywhere you need it under the sea.

Harkand to support start-up work for Maersk Oil

15.03.2016
HARKAND has been awarded a multi-million pound contract with Maersk Oil North Sea UK Ltd to deliver subsea support services to the operator including a commissioning support campaign for the Flyndre development located in the south-eastern part of the Central Graben Basin in the North Sea.

New 1-Axis Controller with internal 800W sine drive from Galil

15.03.2016
The DMC-30012 Series is Galil's latest generation single-axis motion controller. It uses a 32-bit RISC processor to provide higher speed than older models. The DMC-30012 features an internal 800-Watt brushless sine drive which minimizes space, cost and wiring .The motion controller operates stand-alone or can be networked to a PC via Ethernet.

N-Sea Expands into the French Offshore Wind Industry with New Partnerships

15.03.2016
Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea, has signed a letter of intent with CERES Recherches & Expertise Sous-Marine and TechSub Industrie Environement, to provide subsea survey, installation and remediation services to the French offshore wind industry.

Atlas achieves first Helideck Certification Agency accredited course

15.03.2016
MARKET leader in digital learning technologies Atlas Knowledge Group has achieved its first ever course accreditation from one of the helicopter industry’s leading authorities which regulates the safe operation of helidecks and helicopter landing sites.

1Cam installed on submarine volcano

15.03.2016
As part of the National Science Foundation Ocean Observing Initiative (NSF-OOI) Cabled Array project SubC Imaging was selected as the vendor for providing underwater High Definition Video Cameras (1Cam) and Lights (Aquarea LED) to the Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington for the CAM HD instrument. The APL-UW team integrated the camera/lights into a system which added a pan/tilt and other metadata sensors and 10Gigabit fiberoptic interface to the Cabled Array infrastructure. The system transmits uncompressed video to shore over the cable where it is recorded and then compressed for live streaming over the Internet. The instrument is currently deployed at Axial Seamount and is imaging an active hydrothermal vent with a diverse biological community. Check out the first footage!


Tekmar strengthens Senior Management Team with key appointment

15.03.2016
Tekmar Energy Ltd, a leading supplier of subsea cable protection, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Barry Cooper as Operations Manager. Bringing more than 15 years of experience in the offshore sector, Barry has served in several senior management and leadership roles in businesses including Technip Umbilicals, GE Wellstream and more recently, DeepOcean.

Fugro to perform seabed surveys at world's biggest offshore wind farm

15.03.2016
DONG Energy has appointed Fugro to perform offshore pre-construction surveys at the Walney Extension offshore wind farm off the UK’s Cumbria coast. The pre-construction and engineering survey will provide detailed information to the Walney Extension project team, including additional geophysical data to ensure the seabed is clear of obstructions, including unexploded Second World War ordnance (UXO).

Horizon Surpass Traditional Drilling Expectations With Revolutionary 200kN Seabed CPT in Denmark

13.03.2016
Horizon Geosciences’ revolutionary, 200kN Seabed CPT system was used recently with great success on a complex geotechnical site investigation for Vattenfall, offshore Denmark. Horizon’s scope of work centered around turbine locations in the North Sea windfarm as well as infield cable routes. The programme of work included downhole sampling and CPT testing, seismic CPT testing, pressuremeter testing, P-S Logging, vibrocoring and seabed CPTs.

BATTELLE HorizonVue™ M360 Video System Unveiled to Maritime Industry at Oceanology International

13.03.2016
Game-changing ROV video system gives 360-degree view in real time and back on shore. Battelle’s unique HorizonVue 360 interactive camera and viewing software will be demonstrated to attendees of the Oceanology International conference in London March 15-17. The video system is now available for sale or rental throughout the global offices of Seatronics Ltd., specialists in marine electronic equipment.

Nautilus Seafloor Production Tools arrive in Oman

11.03.2016
Nautilus Minerals Inc. (TSX:NUS, OTCQX:NUSMF, OTC:NUSMF Nasdaq Intl Designation) (the "Company" or "Nautilus") announces, on behalf of the Solwara 1 Joint Venture (comprising Nautilus 85% and Eda Kopa (Solwara) Limited 15%, a subsidiary of Petromin Holdings PNG), that the three Seafloor Production Tools (“SPTs”) have arrived safely at Duqm Port in Oman.

Sales to Jan De Nul Group

11.03.2016
NORBIT has secured orders from Jan De Nul Group, through their Benelux dealer Seabed BV, for several tightly integrated all-in-one turnkey multibeam sonar systems. These compact survey systems allow for fastest set-to-work on any sized survey platform while allowing for highest quality broadband FM data from a forgiving curved receiver array. The systems each include a full Inertial Navigation Systems and surface sound speed probe and only one cable from wet-end to the small splash-proof topside.

Sustained Low Oil Price Sinks Deepwater Projects, 2016-2020 Deepwater Spend to Total $137 Billion

10.03.2016
Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecasts deepwater expenditure to total $137 billion (bn) between 2016 and 2020. This represents a 35% decline compared to DW’s previous edition of the deepwater forecast, covering the 2015-2019 period and issued at the end of March 2015. Report author, Mark Adeosun, commented, “The prolonged low oil price has impacted the deepwater market, with operators considering alternative development options and delaying the sanctioning of new projects. Compared to the same point last year – where we saw 210 potential projects visible for installation in the coming five-year period – we now expect 118 projects to be installed 2016-2020.

Technip awarded a three-year contract by Total E&P Angola for engineering services

10.03.2016
Technip Angola Engenharia Limitada, a joint venture between Technip and Sonangol, was awarded by Total E&P Angola a three-year engineering services contract. This contract covers services for the existing Girassol, Pazflor, Dalia and CLOV floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units and associated subsea field development. These FPSOs are located in Block 17, offshore Angola.
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