ROV Planet Articles

Phoenix SRDRS Receives Operational Readiness Certification

08.09.2018
The Phoenix Submarine Rescue Team deployed on board the M/V HOS DOMINATOR 9-19 July and completed eight days of submarine rescue operations off the coast of Catalina Island, which culminated in a satisfactory Operational Readiness Evaluation (ORE) by Undersea Rescue Command’s (URC) parent command (Submarine Squadron ELEVEN) to maintain certification of the operators and equipment for independent operations. This periodic evaluation specifically certified URC and Phoenix to participate in the eighth iteration of the CHILEMAR exercise in San Diego waters and the SSN RESCUEX this fall in Alaska. The SSN RESCUEX will be the first time that the Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) will mate with a US submarine.

Riptide Autonomous Solutions Launches Riptide Canada

07.09.2018
Riptide is pleased to announce its first international expansion with the creation of Riptide Autonomous Solutions Canada. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Riptide Canada is being established to support the increasing demand in Canada and abroad for affordable, flexible AUV systems.

Ashtead appoints new corporate development director

05.09.2018
Global subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Launches in Asia Pacific

03.09.2018
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) are delighted to announce the launch of its Australian and Singapore Entities with the appointment of Jason French as Business Development Director for the region.

Novacavi’s cable solutions chosen for in-situ monitoring down to 4000m depth

03.09.2018
Novacavi’s custom cable solutions have been chosen for the new Idronaut VIP Deep Blue probe for the monitoring of trace metals in the aquatic ecosystems down to 4000m depth.

Ocean Installer Awarded First Contract in China

28.08.2018
Ocean Installer has been awarded a contract for 3rd Party Verification and Engineering Support work for the Liuhua 29-1 Gas Field Development located in the South China Sea.

M2 Subsea completes North Sea survey and inspection project with Ithaca Energy

27.08.2018
M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has completed a contract with Ithaca Energy UK Limited to conduct a subsea system survey of a North Sea field.

Greensea Appoints New Applications Engineer, Service Manager

22.08.2018
Greensea, creator of OPENSEA®, the universal open software architecture for the marine industry, has recently announced the appointment of Regina Yopak as Applications Engineer, Service Manager. Regina comes to Greensea with extensive at-sea experience having spent several tours as Lead Navigator and Mapping Specialist on board E/V Nautilus for the Ocean Exploration Trust. In addition to her offshore experience, Regina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Environmental Science, and a Master of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.

RipTide Selects Teledyne RD Instruments DVL for Vehicle Navigation

22.08.2018
Teledyne RD Instruments’ (TRDI) new ultra-compact 600 kHz Pathfinder Doppler Velocity Log (DVL) has been selected by Riptide to provide precision navigation capability for their Micro UUV for a recent order for the US Navy. The Pathfinder delivers a small form factor, advanced features, and Teledyne’s extensive track-record for delivering proven navigation solutions. Riptide’s Micro UUV has quickly gained favor within the marine industry for its highly flexible, open source design, which provides users with an affordable platform well suited for new autonomy, power system, subsea sensor, and payload development.

JW Fishers Gives Back to the Community

22.08.2018
JW Fishers Mfg., Inc. takes pride in being a family owned and operated business and believes in giving back to communities whenever possible. Over the past 50 years, JW Fishers has donated equipment or gift certificates to many deserving organizations. The company has developed a complete line of underwater search equipment that is offered in times of need. JW Fishers products have helped many individuals including dive rescue squads, public safety dive teams, police departments, and fire departments locate drowning victims and weapons used in the commission of a crime.


Event Schedule Announced for Teledyne Marine / DASCO Equipment Joint Users Conference in Nova Scotia, Canada

22.08.2018
Teledyne Marine and local manufacturers’ representative, DASCO Equipment, have announced the availability of the schedule for their jointly hosted Users’ Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on September 18-19, 2018. This event, which will concentrate on oceanographic and hydrographic technology, will include customer presentations, product / software training, on-water demonstrations, and the opportunity to consult with Teledyne’s technology experts. As with Teledyne Marine’s other workshops, this User Conference will encourage idea sharing, lessons learned and networking opportunities in a relaxed, yet highly productive, environment ideally suited for learning and engagement.

Marine robot provides tantalising evidence for deep-diving whales in areas targeted for deep-sea mining

22.08.2018
A new study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Southampton has revealed a series of depressions forming mysterious “tracks” on the seafloor, which may be an unprecedented record of deep-diving whales. The observations were made by a type of marine robot called an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in a region of the Pacific Ocean targeted for deep-sea nodule mining.

Sonardyne appoints new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring

21.08.2018
Underwater engineering and technology company Sonardyne International Ltd. has announced the appointment of Stephen Auld as its new Global Business Manager for Subsea Asset Monitoring.

SMD Sign Contract to Supply QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom

21.08.2018
World leading subsea equipment design and manufacturer Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract to supply a QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom.

Six-figure R&D investment sees offshore wind success for Aleron’s hybrid ROV

20.08.2018
Aberdeenshire-based ROV and tooling engineering firm, Aleron Subsea, has announced its first contract win for its new hybrid TRACKROV technology which will see it supporting unexploded clearance work on a major renewables project in The Netherlands.

Oceaneering Announces Equinor Contract Award for E-ROV Services

15.08.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has entered into a contract with Equinor ASA for a three-year term with two one-year optional extension periods to provide a resident, battery-powered electric remotely operated vehicle ("E-ROV") system to support subsea inspection, maintenance and repair activities. The E-ROV system is expected to be deployed in water depths up to 1000 meters on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Work under the contract is scheduled to commence in early December 2018.

QTrencher 1600 and 48Te A-Frame Delivered to Van Oord Commences First Job

09.08.2018
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that the QTrencher 1600 and its associated deck equipment package delivered in April 2018 to Van Oord, has commenced its first job at Borkum-2 wind farm.

C-Kore Subsea Testing Units Deployed for Chrysaor

07.08.2018
C-Kore Systems celebrated another successful deployment in the North Sea for Chrysaor’s Maria field. Once again, the C-Kore subsea testing units demonstrated their value, by reducing the testing time required compared to traditional approaches.
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