ROV Planet Articles

FORSSEA ROBOTICS and GMS announce the creation of an underwater vision & photogrammetry joint laboratory

19.11.2018
Offshore robotics company FORSSEA ROBOTICS chose GMS as main technical partner to certify its real-time visual positioning technologies. A joint laboratory will be created to develop a common offer covering camera calibration, subsea image treatment and innovative photogrammetry solutions.

North Tyneside mayor officially opens £10million Pryme Group facility

19.11.2018
Norma Redfearn CBE, elected mayor of North Tyneside, has officially opened the new, state-of-the-art facility of integrated manufacturing specialist Pryme Group. Staff have relocated from nearby Ryton, Tyne and Wear, to a purpose-built engineering services and manufacturing centre at the Tyne Tunnel Estate, North Shields, following a £10million investment. With operations across the UK and headquarters in Dundee, Pryme Group provides integrated manufacturing solutions for the oil and gas, aerospace and defence industries.

Ocean Infinity locates the missing Argentinian submarine, ARA San Juan

19.11.2018
Ocean Infinity, the seabed exploration company, confirms that it has found ARA San Juan, the Argentine Navy submarine which was lost on 15 November 2017.

Coda Octopus takes the lead by launching the first product based on artificial intelligence for object identification

13.11.2018
Coda Octopus today announced that it is launching its Survey Engine® Automatic Object Detection Package (“SEADP”) a new product for the subsea geophysical market (in the first instance). SEADP is based on algorithms designed and developed around artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. SEADP is the first of a series of artificial intelligence-based technology products that it intends to launch in fiscal year 2019.

Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Taiwan

13.11.2018
Subsea 7 S.A. today announced the award of a substantial(1) contract to Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), an entity in Subsea 7’s Renewables and Heavy Lifting Business Unit, for the Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm project by YunNen Wind Power Company, a company of the wpd group, for the supply and installation of the export and inner array grid cable system.

Arctic Rays Hammerhead – Low Cost, Ultra-Compact Pan & Tilt Released

13.11.2018
Seeing the need for a simple, low-cost, ultra-compact pan and tilt for moving its lights and cameras, Arctic Rays, LLC has released Hammerhead for use on multiple platforms, including ROVs, HOVs, ASVs, landers and fixed platforms. Hammerhead provides a rated torque of 6.8 N-m (5 ft-lbs) and a stall torque of 12.2 N-m (9 ft-lbs) in a compact envelope measuring only 5.45” (138mm) tall x 4.06” (103mm) wide x 2.5” (63mm) deep. Hammerhead features absolute position feedback and unlimited rotation in both axes at speeds up to 5 rpm (30 degrees/sec) with user-settable soft-stops and turns counter for precise control. It is made of 316 Stainless Steel and available in a 1,000-meter rated air-filled version, or a 6,000-meter oil-filled version. In-air weight for the oil filled version is 2.7 kg (6.0 lbs), with in-water weight being 2.0 kg (4.4 lbs).

400 Million NOK ROV contract awarded to IKM Subsea by AKOFS Offshore.

13.11.2018
AKOFS Offshore (AKOFS) was awarded a five + three year light well intervention (LWI) services contract on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) with Equinor earlier this year, and IKM Subsea is proud to announce that AKOFS has selected IKM Subsea to be their ROV partner for the contract.

ROVOP expands in Middle East with new base and ROV systems in the region

13.11.2018
ROVOP, the independent provider of subsea remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services, has expanded in the Middle East – opening a new base in the region to offer the highest quality ROV service.

Ocean Infinity Ltd. Orders 5 HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

09.11.2018
Hydrographic and Geophysical Survey company Ocean Infinity has placed 3 separate orders for a total of five Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Systems, increasing its inventory to 15. The AUVs are supplied with the latest generation Kongsberg Maritime HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar, giving Ocean Infinity a total of 6 HUGINs with the ability to deliver high resolution imaging in its fleet.

Ashtead signs global master lease agreement with Oceaneering

07.11.2018
Leading independent provider of subsea equipment rental, sales and services to the offshore industry, Ashtead Technology Limited has today (7 November, 2018) announced that it has secured a global master lease agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of global oilfield services provider, Oceaneering International Inc.


ROV Planet Magazine Issue 17

31.10.2018
ROV Planet Magazine Issue 17: The magazine of choice for Subsea Construction and ROV/AUV Professionals. Featuring the Royal Visit to the Balmoral Subsea Test Centre – Collaborating to make ROVs small and user friendly – Aleron Subsea have recently launched a new underwater vehicle: the TRACKROV – Navigating the murky waters of Southeast Asia’s offshore market – iXblue INS and DVL tight coupling performance improvements – Poster – BP to host Discussion Panels for “The 2025 Offshore Oilfield” at UI2019 – Dome view ports: Best performance under pressure – From Seabed to Everything: Unmanned Maritime Systems – Cost of anode repair cut with the Cougar – Smart torque tool takes off – One of the most compact AUVs ever produced – Isotek’s DC power innovation.

ECA Group receives a letter of intent for a contract worth more than €12m for the supply of equipment for the French Barracuda submarines

24.10.2018
At the occasion of EURONAVAL, Naval Group and ECA Group signed the letter of intent for a contract worth more than € 12 million for the supply of equipment (electric propulsion and variable speed drives), as well as associated spare parts, for submarines 5 and 6 of the Barracuda program, led by French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA). The contract will run for 53-month period and will end in 2023.

Rovco expands ROV fleet with new Falcon DR ROV

24.10.2018
UK subsea services company, Rovco, has expanded its ROV and hydrographic survey capabilities with the addition of a Saab Seaeye Falcon DR ROV to its fleet.

Research expedition begins to investigate deep-sea mineral deposits

22.10.2018
This week the Royal Research Ship (RRS) Discovery set sail to the Rio Grande Rise in the South Atlantic, 1400 km east of Brazil, to investigate cobalt-rich mineral deposits of interest to potential deep-sea mining.

Drafinsub Picks Top Falcon for Extensive Operations

22.10.2018
Declaring the Saab Seaeye Falcon, ‘the industry standard’, Italian underwater works company, Drafinsub, chose the top selling Falcon electric robotic vehicle for the wide ranging and complex tasks undertaken by the company.

ROVOP strengthens fleet versatility with acquisition of 28 ROVs

22.10.2018
ROVOP, the independent provider of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has today announced the purchase of the entire fleet of 28 ROV systems from M2 Subsea.

Subsea state? Steady with waves of optimism

19.10.2018
With the oil price hovering around $80 and increasingly positive signs of an increase in activity, Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK give his prognosis of the UK’s subsea sector, which is worth £9billion and supports 50,000 jobs.

UUV Town Hall – OCEANS 2018 Charleston

18.10.2018
Save the Date – Wednesday, October 24, 2018 2:30pm – 4:00pm
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