ROV Planet Articles

i-Tech Services positioned for growth in Gulf of Mexico

04.02.2019
i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has taken on 13 new people in Houston following a successful twelve months which saw the office secure a series of new contract awards in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean Infinity Sets Standards for Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

04.02.2019
Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with XPRIZE, the global leader in designing and operating world-changing incentive competitions, to provide state-of-the-art, high-resolution baseline maps against which competitors for the Grand Prize of the US$7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE will be judged.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands its Australia Team

04.02.2019
Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Steve Harris as Technical Operations Manager – Australia. This comes following expansion into the region and appointment of Jason French as Business Development Director – Asia Pacific, in September 2018.

Energy Minister to attend opening day of Europe’s largest annual subsea conference and exhibition

04.02.2019
Scottish energy minister, Paul Wheelhouse will attend Subsea UK’s annual flagship event in Aberdeen this week, where industry experts will gather to explore why disruptive and enabling technologies hold the key to greater levels of transparency, efficiency, and performance.

Trelleborg Exhibits Advanced Composite Materials at Underwater Intervention

04.02.2019
Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of advanced composite materials at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-7 on stand 624, These will include Eccofloat®, a high-strength syntactic foam engineered to meet deep-sea buoyancy requirements for subsea applications.

MCEDD 2019 Releases Technical Program

04.02.2019
The MCEDD 2019 Technical Program is a testament to the spirit of our industry. Our 2019 conference theme, Remaining Competitive in a Rising Tide certainly applies to the selection of this year’s presentations. Due to the large number of Abstracts submitted, less than 30% of these were accepted for the 2019 Program. We extend our thanks for everyone who submitted abstracts.

CNIM teams up with MAURIC for the design and delivery of 14 EDA-S to the French Navy

04.02.2019
CNIM, acting as prime contractor, teamed up with SOCARENAM, CNN MCO and MAURIC, to win the tender competition for the design and the construction of 14 EDA-S (Engins de Débarquement Amphibie – Standards) for the French Navy. These Amphibious Standard Landing Crafts will be based on the CNIM’s LCA design and will replace the previous generation of Landing Crafts of French Navy, the CTM.

ECA GROUP - MEET US AT IDEX 2019

04.02.2019
ECA Group will be showcasing its latest innovations at IDEX exhbition in Abu Dhabi (ADNEC) from 17th to 21st February - booth 07-B57. Our team will be happy to welcome you and present you our solutions for Defence & Security : Naval and Air-Land Robotic systems.

NEW C-Kore Sensor Monitor Tool increases safety around well-heads

04.02.2019
C-Kore Systems are pleased to announce a new subsea testing tool, the C-Kore Sensor Monitor. The Sensor Monitor can be used in decommissioning, fault-finding and construction campaigns to provide feedback from subsea sensors, such as wellhead pressures and temperatures, even when a subsea datalink is not available.

Opportunities for collaboration between Scotland and Japan to be highlighted at workshop

03.02.2019
The opportunities which exist for Scottish companies to collaborate on R&D projects with Japan will be highlighted at a workshop at this year’s Subsea Expo.


Saab Seaeye Expands Business Development Operations

03.02.2019
Saab Seaeye, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric underwater robotic vehicles is expanding its business operations with the appointment of Ryan Lumsden as Business Development Manager.

BIRNS Introduces New Extreme Cold, Extreme Depth Pressure Testing

03.02.2019
The team at BIRNS, Inc. is known for developing and manufacturing a range of advanced marine products that demonstrate high performance under pressure. The company has now launched a remarkable new precision testing capability for deep submergence connectors and cable assemblies—an extreme low temperature, extreme depth testing system. The test system successfully allows 48 hour+ continuous testing of connectors and cable assemblies at 6km in a controlled 2°C (±1°C) environment.

New Scantrol AHC controller with integrated MRU

31.01.2019
Scantrol recently launched an AHC controller with integrated Motion Reference Unit (MRU). The controller, mTRACK, makes it possible to design efficient and affordable Active Heave Compensation (AHC) solutions for all winches and cranes that are used for subsea operations.

Leading Hydrographic Survey, ROV and Renewable Energy Recruitment Specialists; UTM Consultants Ltd, solidify their expansion plans by welcoming new Business Manager, William Best.

31.01.2019
Cornwall based Marine recruitment specialist; UTM Consultants Ltd are excited to announce the appointment of a new Business Manager, Will Best, following the recent opening of a new office in Bristol where he will be based. William Best will head up the ROV, Autonomous Vehicles & Inspection business line of UTM Consultants Ltd.

SMD Shanghai Complete Manufacture of Quantum MkIII WROV

31.01.2019
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce that SMD Shanghai, SMD’s Chinese entity, have successfully completed the manufacture and commissioning of a Quantum MkIII work class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) at their facility in Lingang, Shanghai. This is the first WROV to be built at their facility since its opening in 2018.

Rovco and Global Marine Group enter invested partnership

31.01.2019
Subsea technology company, Rovco has formed an invested partnership with Global Marine Group (GMG) an innovative market leader in offshore engineering, to bring intelligent inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) solutions to the global offshore market.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 18

28.01.2019
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 18: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring ROVOP ready for an exciting 2019 – DriX: One year in operation – Cougar: Best for New Zealand Navy – Gigantic step for NZ robotics; headed to Antarctica – Forum's new eROV means big savings for operators – New undersea maps lead to hydro-thermal vents and species discoveries – Poster – ROV restoration in Venezuela – Phoenix submarine rescue team completes operation off the coast of Alaska – An Oardacious expedition – How to keep international business travel safe – OSEA2018 review – Why the oil & gas industry need to embrace digital transformation – USCG Blue Technology Focus Day – Teledyne introducing XRT: eXtended Range Tracking – ROV Support: challenges on land and in the deep.

Webtool Expands Cable Retrieval and Pipeline Decommissioning Focus at Subsea Expo

28.01.2019
Hydraulic cutters and systems specialist, Webtool, is exhibiting the latest developments in its industry-leading ROV electric cutters, cable retrieval and pipeline decommissioning tools on stand 124 at Subsea Expo 2019, 5-7 February, Aberdeen. Webtool integrated cutters also featured include IWOCS emergency disconnection and emergency deck cutters.
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