ROV Planet Articles

i-Tech 7 appoints new Asia Pacific director

15.03.2019
i-Tech 7, Subsea 7’s Life of Field business unit, has appointed a new regional director to help strengthen and grow its life of field business in the Asia-Pacific region.

Phoenix International Pty Ltd Awarded Contract for Submarine Rescue Services from the Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence

15.03.2019
The Commonwealth of Australia Department of Defence has awarded Phoenix International (Australia) Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix International Holdings, Inc., a contract for a Submarine Rescue Service (SRS) to include the acquisition and support of the SEA1354 Ph 1 Submarine Escape, Rescue, and Abandonment System (SERAS).

The DGA chooses iXblue's Gaps acoustic positioning system for its mine warfare applications

14.03.2019
The French General Directorate of Armament for Technical Naval Applications (DGA Technique Navales – DGA/TN, formerly GESMA), an entity specialized in experimentation in the area of mine warfare, has selected iXblue's Gaps acoustic positioning system for its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) positioning and monitoring applications.

Subsea UK event to explore developments in flow assurance

14.03.2019
The developments which have taken place in flow assurance over the last thirty years are set to be discussed at an event run by Subsea UK in Aberdeen this month.

Oceaneering Secures Integrity Services Contract Extension from Equinor

13.03.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has secured a contract renewal from Equinor which covers the provision of maintenance, reliability and integrity management.

World’s first live video broadcast from underwater uses Sonardyne’s BlueComm

13.03.2019
Pioneering subsea communications technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. has been used to stream the first live broadcast to global audiences from an underwater submersible.

Global tech start-ups land coveted place on unique accelerator and share of £1 million

12.03.2019
Autonomous underwater swarm robots and micro-polymers designed to reinstate well integrity, are just some of the exciting new technologies that have secured funding through the Oil & Gas Technology Centre’s TechX Pioneer Accelerator Programme.

WFS Technologies appoints highly-regarded subsea industry player

12.03.2019
Fast-evolving global provider of disruptive wireless subsea technology, WFS Technologies, has underlined its ambitious growth plans with the appointment of a highly-regarded subsea industry player.

iXblue Takes Part in the America's Cup as an Official Supplier of American Magic Team

12.03.2019
Saint-Germain–en-Laye, France – 11/03/2019 - iXblue, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative solutions and services devoted to navigation, positioning, and imaging, has been announced as an Official Supplier of New York Yacht Club American Magic, a professional sailing team seeking to win the America’s Cup. iXblue’s has provided the team with cutting-edge, resilient and virtually maintenance-free inertial navigation systems, Hydrins and gyroscopic compasses Quadrans.

Reinforced umbilical hybrid cable for pipeline inspection tools

09.03.2019
NOVACAVI has developed a reinforced umbilical cable to ensure safe operations during inspection of oil & gas pipelines with cable-operated ultrasonic pigs. 13XM469 cable has been engineered with a hybrid configuration made of tinned copper conductors and fiber optic in stainless steel tube for reliable power supply, control and data transmission with fiber braid strength member to withstand pulling caused by friction in pipeline bends and tool weight itself.


Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop Call for Speakers Announced

09.03.2019
Teledyne Marine has announced a call for speakers for its joint Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) to be hosted in San Diego, CA; October 6-9, 2019. Teledyne Marine’s 23 industry-leading brands will once again join forces to host an expanded users’ conference in which users from around the globe will converge to explore, learn, and share their vital experience on a broad range of applications and technologies.

Pupils from All Saints Catholic High School victorious in Subsea UK’s STEM Challenge

07.03.2019
A team of pupils from All Saints Catholic High School in Sheffield have been crowned champions of the Subsea UK 2019 STEM Challenge, which saw five teams from across the UK compete to design an ROV to collect plastic from the sea.

Teledyne Marine Technology Utilized Extensively Onboard OceanGate’s Titan Manned Submersible

25.02.2019
On December 10, 2018, OceanGate’s Titan Manned Submersible reached a major milestone by successfully completing a 4,000m validation dive off the coast of the Bahamas. This dive makes Titan the only commercially operated manned submersible capable of reaching this depth. With the completion of this dive, Titan is now poised to usher in a new era of increased access to the deep ocean for commercial exploration and research ventures, allowing up to five crew members to dive to the ocean depths for a myriad of tasks and operations.

Terry Larkin appointed managing director at Pryme Group’s North Tyneside facility

25.02.2019
Pryme Group has announced the appointment of a highly respected industry figure to the post of managing director at its recently-opened Centre of Excellence in North Tyneside.

Oceaneering Awarded Integrity Management Program for Total’s Tyra Redevelopment Project

21.02.2019
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) has been awarded a two-year Integrity Management contract with Total E&P Danmark (“Total”) to support its significant Tyra Redevelopment project in the Danish North Sea.

UDT 2019 Preview

20.02.2019
UDT 2019, the 32nd in the annual Underwater Defence Technology event series, will open in the Stockholmsmässan Exhibition Centre on 13th May for three days. Stockholmsmässan is close to the city centre, well served by regular metro trains, with several large hotels nearby. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is only 30 minutes away by commuter train, which runs 8 times every hour. The venue is the Nordic region’s largest exhibition centre and offers the exhibition plenty of room to expand, whilst simultaneously hosting UDT’s sister events – ITEC, which focuses on military training and simulation, and Electronic Warfare. 2019 is the first year that all three events are co-located, enabling attendees to spark new ideas, create new collaborations and partnerships, and extend networks. It also provides senior military personnel with a more efficient use of their increasingly precious time, thereby growing the number of officers in attendance.

Sonardyne and SINTEF Ocean prove underwater robotics tracking capability in aquaculture trial

20.02.2019
Joint trials by Norwegian research institute SINTEF Ocean and marine resource technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. have proven the ability for an acoustic positioning system to track underwater robots as they move through industrial-scale fish pens.

UK Subsea organisations to explore opportunities down under

20.02.2019
The UK subsea sector will have the opportunity to strengthen its international presence at the largest oil and gas exhibition in Australasia next month.
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