ROV Planet Articles

Trelleborg Exhibits Advanced Composite Materials at Underwater Intervention

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

IKM Testing Awarded Major Contract at Tyra Redevelopment

Total E&P Danmark A/S has awarded IKM Testing a comprehensive contract on the Danish Continental Shelf. The contract has been won in strong international competition. The contract includes cleaning and preparation for the removal of existing platforms and associated subsea pipelines. The contract will mainly be carried out in 2019 and parts of 2020.

Why you can't afford to miss out on Oi Americas

Taking place in San Diego on 25 - 27 February, Oceanology International Americas provides a unique opportunity for you to discover the solutions transforming the ocean technology industry.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Expands its Aberdeen Team

Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR), are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ian Harvey as Senior Sales Engineer.

Fugro Enhances IRM Capability with new Edda Sun ROV Support Vessel

Fugro is set to commence its first project using new multipurpose ROV support vessel, Edda Sun, with mobilisation for the IRM contract planned for March 2019.
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