ROV Planet Articles

Ocean Installer Wins Major Castberg Marine Operations Contract

03.02.2018
Statoil ASA has awarded Ocean Installer a substantial contract for marine operations on the Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.

New Company Announces Key Collaboration

03.02.2018
A new name in global positioning services has announced a key collaboration which aims to significantly expand its portfolio of products and services. International Geomatics, a global DGPS service provider to the offshore marine sector, are pleased to announce they have teamed with Hemisphere GNSS, and are offering Hemispheres’ 'Atlas' DGNSS technology to meet its clients’ offshore positioning needs.

Oceaneering Wins Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator Competition

01.02.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) announced today that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Oceaneering International Services Limited, was named a winner in the Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator (“OWA”) competition. The purpose of the competition is to seek new or adaptable techniques that provide innovative and low-risk inspection solutions that address industry challenges.

Trelleborg to unveil pioneering subsea technology to aid unconventional well demands

01.02.2018
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is to showcase its ground-breaking sealing technology specifically developed to meet the demands of accessing unconventional wells. The leading sealing company will unveil the industry’s widest range of approved sealing materials for subsea systems at the Subsea Expo Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen in February.

Coda Octopus Announcing the New 3D Connect

01.02.2018
Coda Octopus is pleased to announce the release of the all new 3D Connect. The 3D Connect is a new and intuitive integration platform for seamless integration of the entire Echoscope® 3D sonar range, giving a single connection point for all our sonars, single and dual-axis rotators, above water camera and F180 series GPS and Motion sensors.

Trelleborg to unveil pioneering subsea technology to aid unconventional well demands

01.02.2018
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is to showcase its ground-breaking sealing technology specifically developed to meet the demands of accessing unconventional wells. The leading sealing company will unveil the industry’s widest range of approved sealing materials for subsea systems at the Subsea Expo Conference & Exhibition in Aberdeen in February.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 14

30.01.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 14: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV Professionals. Featuring Underwater Cinematography: The MAC-ROV Shuttle System – Pixel: A Cinema-Class ROV for Subsea Documentary and Entertainment Utilization – Pushing the Boundaries of Sonar Technology – "Navigation on the Cheap" - Sparse Array, What It Can and Can't Do – QSTAR ROV Pilot Training: Hydraulics & Fibre Optics – Poster – Deep-Sea Exploration Gives New Insight to UNESCO World Heritage Site – Squishy Fingers: an Alternative Approach in Robotic Arm Manipulation – Glenair Interconnect Technology for ROVs and AUVs – Rovtech Solutions Design Bender RCM Technology Into Its Underwater Vehicles – ARCTIC Exploration Defined – Any ROV Controlled via a Tether Is Constrained – The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands.

Rovco Appoints New Operations Manager

30.01.2018
Subsea services company, Rovco has appointed Liam Warren as operations manager to support the delivery of complex ROV and survey projects across the globe.

Plymouth, MA – Riptide Autonomous Solutions Opens New Facility

29.01.2018
During 2017 Riptide Autonomous Solutions delivered an expanding portfolio of offerings including the µUUV®, an “A” sized 4.875” (124mm) diameter UUV; the 1MP One Man Portable 7.5” (190 mm) diameter UUV and the 2 MP Two Man Portable 9.375” (238mm) diameter UUV. To support this growth the company has moved into a new facility.

ECA Group - 5 & 7 functions Electric Manipulator Arms NO OIL, NO LEAKS!

29.01.2018
ECA Group, specialising in robotics & integrated systems, introduces its ARM 5E & 7E range.

OFG supports successful project combining AUV and USV mothership to survey the ocean’s depths

29.01.2018
Ocean Floor Geophysics Inc. (OFG) works with the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE GEBCO-NF Alumni Team to advance the state of the art in autonomous seafloor survey through operations support, expertise, and OFG’s HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Chercheur. The GEBCO-NF Alumni Team has completed the Technology Readiness Tests of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE using a combined Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) system. The goal of the XPRIZE challenge is to advance ocean technologies for rapid, unmanned and high-resolution ocean exploration and discovery.

Sonardyne deep tracking technology selected for German research vessel upgrade

29.01.2018
Ocean science company, Sonardyne International Ltd., has announced that its deep water acoustic tracking technology, Ranger 2, has been installed on one of the most modern vessels in the German research fleet, the Maria S. Merian. The announcement was made at the annual meeting of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO), which this year is hosted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA.

Trelleborg Exhibits Buoyancy Materials at Underwater Intervention

29.01.2018
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of buoyancy materials at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 6-8 on stand 747. In addition, Will Ricci is set to present as a materials expert with regard to buoyancy as a critical component of unmanned subsea vehicle design.

Underwater Intervention (UI) 2018 - The ROV Track

26.01.2018
Underwater Intervention is again in the wonderful town of New Orleans February 6-8, 2018. This year’s ROV Track is one of the best ever with heavy-hitters of the industry presenting some of their latest innovations. Some of the highlights include:

OEG Offshore Deliver £1.8 million GBP of Module Contracts to Subsea Markets

25.01.2018
OEG Offshore (OEG) – which specialises in the design, build and rental of specialist A60 cabins and cargo-carrying units for the offshore oil and gas market, has delivered several high value ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicles) module contracts worth £1.8 million GBP ($2.5 million USD) for TechnipFMC, Saipem and other leading subsea contractors.

Smart Torque Tool Advances an All Electric Future

22.01.2018
A breakthrough in electric torque tool technology is set to further advance the capability of electric underwater robotic vehicles. A new lightweight electric torque tool is being launched globally in a collaboration agreement between Saab Seaeye, the world leader in electric underwater e-robotic systems, and Australia-based Total Marine Technology (TMT).

Phoenix Performs Thruster Change-out and ABS In-water Survey for U.S. Missile Defense Agency

22.01.2018
The Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) a floating, self-propelled missile tracking system operated by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency consists of an X-band radar array mounted on a 50,000 ton twin-hull semi-submersible. SBX-1 uses four azimuthing thrusters for propulsion and positioning and the requirement to change-out the forward-starboard thruster waterborne fell to Phoenix International. Working closely with thruster OEM Wärtsilä Defense, the Phoenix team of divers and technicians installed a unique underwater hydraulic trolley system to allow the 25-ton thruster to be moved outboard of the thruster well once separation from the steering pipe was complete. This innovation was required because the semi-sub deck overhang coupled with a shallow Pearl Harbor repair berth precluded a direct yard-and-stay procedure. The Phoenix team was able to remove the existing thruster and, reversing this process, install a rebuilt thruster all within the tight timeline stipulated by the ultimate client. As the thruster work commenced, our client asked if Phoenix could also prepare SBX-1 for and perform an ABS in-water survey (IWS) in parallel with the thruster change-out. Our Pearl City location and Hawaii based team allowed us to answer in the affirmative and we went to work immediately performing waterborne hull cleaning, shell-plate thickness gauging, sea-chest blanking, and visual inspection with an ABS surveyor in attendance. During the inspection our divers discovered fishing net inside the aft-port thruster. They subsequently removed the rope guard, cut away all netting, inspected the thruster seals and re-installed the rope guard. All pre-inspection, inspection and repair work was conducted while the thruster change-out was in-process.

Deepocean awarded contract for ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 Project

22.01.2018
DeepOcean 1 UK Limited, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has been awarded a significant contract for performing ploughing operations on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
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