ROV Planet Articles

Aquaterra signs investment deal with EV

Aquaterra Energy, a leading global offshore engineering solutions provider, has secured a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity as the company gears up for service expansion and new technology launches.

Moog Focal Expands Subsea Oilfield Communications Product Line

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada – Moog Focal is pleased to announce the successful qualification and release of the Quad Serial Server (QSS) module. This product combines a 4-channel serial server with integrated 3-port Ethernet switch on a single 3U Eurocard to seamlessly integrate serial interface sensors with modern Ethernet-based control systems. It also enable transmission of Ethernet data over legacy serial telemetry links. The low power, space efficiency, and remote configurability of the QSS facilitates subsea integration and significantly reducing costs of subsea upgrades and new developments.

Vessel Bulletin - Topaz Captain

Topaz Energy and Marine’s DP2 MPSV Topaz Captain, has finalized a successful ROV campaign in ultra-deep waters. The vessel recently departed from its base in San Diego and is now being repositioned to the Gulf of Mexico, where she will be available for immediate charter.

Underwater Intervention 2018 - Call for Abstracts

After a very successful show this past February, preparations are already underway for Underwater Intervention 2018! Our Track Chairs are diligently working to compile compelling content and dynamic speakers to produce the best educational sessions possible—but we need your help!

LAGCOE Organization Announces Topics of Keynote Presentations at LAGCOE 2017

LAFAYETTE, La. (July 19, 2017) — LAGCOE, a nonprofit energy industry organization focused on educational programs and organizer of a leading technical exposition and conference, has announced the details of the opening and keynote presentations to be delivered at LAGCOE 2017, held October 24-26 in Lafayette, La., USA.

Fugro To Install New Undersea Power Cable In South Australia

Fugro has been awarded a contract to install a subsea power cable for South Australia’s distribution network management company, SA Power Networks.

Aquatec launch Aquatec Rentals

Aquatec Group is pleased to announce the launch of Aquatec Rentals, a comprehensive rental service featuring the most popular oceanographic, environmental and offshore instruments.

Breaking the Surface - the centre for maritime robotics research!

This year a coastal town in the north of Dalmatia, Biograd na Moru, Croatia, will host once again a workshop and a field training for underwater explorations - Breaking the Surface (BTS) which advances the knowledge and technology in marine robotics, especially in the region.

Atlas Director Andrew Blears Expands Subsea Services in APAC

Andrew Blears, Director for leading Energy, Marine and Renewables recruitment specialist Atlas Professionals, will now be based in the company’s Singapore office to support the team and enhance Atlas’ collaboration with local businesses in the Asia-Pacific.

Greensea Appoints New Robotics Engineer

Richmond, Vermont, USA, July 13, 2017 – Greensea, creator of OPENSEATM, the universal marine industry operating platform, has recently announced the appointment of Geoffrey Abbott as Robotics Engineer. Prior to joining Greensea, Geoff was a software development manager at MyWebGrocer, where he led a team in the Rapid Application Development Group. His experience also includes partnership in a local software development company and a teaching position in advanced programing at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Geoff earned his B.S. degree in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science at the University of Vermont, and he is a practitioner of the martial arts of Aikido and Tae Kwon Do.

Phoenix Welcomes New Bids and Proposals Manager

Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announces that Mark Shaffer has joined the company as a Bids and Proposals Manager overseeing the complete proposal delivery process including pricing, composition, and scheduling for our Oil and Gas Division.

Siem Offshore Contractors Signs Contract with JDR Cable Systems for the Beatrice OWF

Siem Offshore Contractors GmbH (“SOC”) announced that UK-based JDR Cable Systems Ltd. (“JDR”) has been selected to provide termination and testing services for the inter array cable system of the 588 MW Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd project.

ECA Group awarded a significant contract for French Navy’s PAP subsea demining robots

ECA Group announces today that a new 5 years contract was awarded by French Ministry of Armed Forces for supplying consumables for French navy PAP demining ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles). The amount of this contract will be over 4M€ up to a maximum of 8 M€ depending on utilization frequency. In 1977, ECA Group delivered the very first mine disposal vehicles PAP to the French Navy. In 2017, forty years later, they are still in service with support from ECA Group.

VisualSoft selected for the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a new contract that will see its market-leading pipeline and cable survey software installed on the world’s most advanced cable laying support vessel, the NKT Victoria.

OPITO appoints CEO

Global safety, standards and workforce development organisation OPITO has appointed John McDonald as CEO as the organisation seeks to further drive the international skills agenda for the oil and gas industry.

Atlas Professionals secures new Operations and Maintenance contract with DONG Energy

Following a successful and highly competitive tender process to support Heavy Lift Operations and Support activities across the UK, Germany and Denmark Atlas Professionals have signed a 2 year deal with Dong Energy. The contract sees Atlas Professionals become the sole provider of skilled WTG Technician’s Level 4 & 7, Heavy Lift Supervisors and Managers to support Operations and Maintenance programmes on wind farms across the three territories.

Webtool Announces First Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack for Smaller ROVs at Offshore Europe 2017

Hydraulic cutting tools specialist, Webtool, is announcing the industry’s first battery-powered, high pressure hydraulic power pack, enabling smaller and inspection class ROVs access to the Webtool range of hydraulic wire rope and softline fibre rope cutters, at Offshore Europe 2017. In addition, the stand will feature the Webtool Cable Retrieval Tool (CRT200), developed in consultation with international certification body and classification society, DNVGL, and the Webtool portable, softline, deck emergency cutter for offshore vessels. The lightweight, battery powered power pack gives electric ROVs a Webtool cutting capability for softline ropes and guidewires. Called EHP350, it is designed to be used with Webtool wire rope and softline at water depths up to 1000m.

Stress Engineering Services appoints Brian Weaver as sales manager

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services, has appointed Brian Weaver as sales manager. As part of the firm’s global growth strategy, Weaver will be based in Houston and co-ordinate sales for the upstream, midstream, materials, testing and measurement and control practices for SES.

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