ROV Planet Articles

Sonardyne appoints Robin Bjorøy as new Managing Director

Subsea technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has today announced the appointment of Robin Bjorøy as its new Managing Director. Robin succeeds John Ramsden who leaves the position after six years in charge to return to Singapore following a transition period.

OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai Call for Papers

Due Date: November 15, 2016 Every Spring, the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society sponsor the OCEANS conference in either Asia or Europe. It is a prestigious conference/exhibition that draws hundreds of international attendees. The venue for OCEANS'16 MTS/IEEE Shanghai, the Shanghai International Convention Center, has a high reputation both at home and abroad for holding large-scale international conferences, has expansive meeting and exhibition space, with a riverside view, and is convenient to major airports and other local, modern attractions.

BIRNS introduces revolutionary new coax contacts

RF Connector Solution Features Low Insertion Losses While Capable of Open Face Pressure Resistance BIRNS, Inc. has launched a new range of coaxial subsea connector contacts with unheard of performance characteristics. The BIRNS Millennium™ series connectors developed with the new contacts have had groundbreaking testing results, including a maximum insertion loss of 0.7 dB at signal frequencies to 3GHz, with an associated maximum SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) of 1.7:1. Even more remarkable, the new coax contacts withstand open face hydrostatic pressure to depths of 1433m so far in initial testing protocols, with more testing currently under way. Additionally, the new design provides incredible ease of assembly and connects directly to a standard MIL-STD-348 SMA connector.

Valeport expands into optical sensors and debuts with Fluorometer launch

Valeport has just released a new range of optical sensors, which debuts with the launch of a Fluorometer for measurement of Chlorophyll, Rhodamine and Fluorosceine.

Ashtead Technology Secures Exclusive Underwater Glider Agreement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- 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

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

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

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

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.

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