ROV Planet Articles

Trelleborg Highlights Local Content Development with Event in Nigeria

17.10.2017
Trelleborg’s offshore operation, along with its partner SDH Integrated Services, hosted its first local content event in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The purpose of this was to highlight how Trelleborg is complying with the provisions of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act of 2010 by training and hiring local talent in Nigeria to manufacture its range of innovative offshore solutions.

OceanWorks welcomes technical director

13.10.2017
OceanWorks International is pleased to welcome back Harald Grob as Technical Director. Having spent almost half of his 30+ years of experience with OceanWorks, it’s a befitting role that Mr. Grob takes on; leading the technical staff and providing innovative solutions to OceanWorks customers in all markets.

Final Call for Subsea UK Award Nominations

13.10.2017
Industry body, Subsea UK has issued a final call for entries ahead of its prestigious 2018 business awards. The awards recognise companies and individuals who are leading the way in Britain’s £9billion subsea sector.

KBR Diego Garcia LLC to Support Diego Garcia Navy Base Ops after GAO Protest Resolved

12.10.2017
KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that, consistent with a decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the award of a $515 million fixed price with award fee contract to KBR Diego Garcia, LLC will stand. The work on the contract, awarded in May by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, will begin in November 2017.

Subsea UK conference to examine latest underwater technology

12.10.2017
The latest subsea technologies and adaptations developed in response to increasingly challenging market conditions will be among the topics under the spotlight at Subsea UK’s 2017 Underwater Vehicles Conference.

Sonardyne acoustic technology used in hunt for flight recorder at helicopter crash site

11.10.2017
A mission to search for the wreckage of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter which crashed into the Atlantic earlier this year killing all four crew members, was supported with underwater locating equipment from Sonardyne International Ltd.

New HT/HP subsea valve coating developed and deployed for first time

10.10.2017
An international collaboration between Hardide Coatings and Master Flo Valve Inc (MFV) has developed a new solution to protect high temperature, high pressure (HT/HP) subsea choke valves. The valves are the first of their kind to feature the Hardide-T coating, which can be applied to choke valve stems so they can withstand temperatures up to 400°F and pressures of 20,000 psi.

Shortlist for OPITO Safety and Competence Awards 2017 announced

10.10.2017
Global skills and standards organisation OPITO has announced the shortlist for its Safety and Competence Awards 2017. The awards will take place as part of the OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC) on the 8th November at the Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur, and winners will be chosen under two categories, New Thinking and New Generation. Competing for the New Thinking award are ERGT, INSTEP and Wild Geese Group, while ETSDC, KMSTC and Wood Group Training will vie for the New Generation award.

Ampelmann provides increased operational efficiencies with E1000 Development

10.10.2017
Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its gangway from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies.

NSRI reveals the challenges and opportunities in wave and tidal energy sectors

10.10.2017
Potential enablers which will assist subsea supply chain companies to break into the growing wave and tidal energy sectors, and associated technological barriers to their progress, have been identified by NSRI (National Subsea Research Initiative). The findings, part of NSRI’s online Matchmaker database, reveal how UK firms can link up with technology researchers and developers to adapt their offerings and take advantage of the immediate diversification opportunities in marine renewables.


THE EXHIBITION 7 - 9 Feb 2018 | Aberdeen

06.10.2017
Attracting over 5,000 delegates and hosting in excess of 150 exhibitors, Subsea Expo is the world's largest subsea-focused exhibition and conference and is completely free to attend.

Final Call for Speakers at World's Largest Subsea Exhibition and Conference Deadline: 10 October 2017

06.10.2017
The last call for speakers at the Subsea Expo Conference has been issued. The deadline for abstracts is 10 October 2017. The Subsea Expo Conference runs multiple parallel sessions over three days and attracts a broad range of experts to discuss the challenges facing the industry, cost efficiency, new technologies and diversification, among other topics.

IOSTIA engages USGRI.com to plan and implement its ocean science and technology government relations and lobbying effort

06.10.2017
A serious and substantive public policy program will be a major thrust of IOSTIA, and a key benefit to member companies IOSTIA (IO-sha), the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association http://www.iostia.org, a new 501(c)(6) industry association representing businesses that provide technology and services for sectors that sustainably and commercially utilize the oceans, today announced that it has engaged the bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm USGRI.com to plan and implement an aggressive public policy program aimed at Capitol Hill and the regulatory agencies in an effort to provide a unified industry voice in Washington, DC. The IOSTIA government relations program will work to introduce or support legislation and regulations that benefit the economic growth and commercial development of its members in the energy and ocean industries.

Rovco joins NVIDIA Inception Programme

06.10.2017
UK-based subsea company Rovco has announced plans to take artificial intelligence (AI) to new depths after being selected to join the NVIDIA Inception Programme. Designed to nurture start-ups that are revolutionising industries with advances in AI and data science, the virtual incubator programme supports members overcome critical stages of product development, prototyping, and deployment. Being selected by NVIDIA will see Rovco benefit from hardware grants, marketing support and training to aid the development of the firm’s range of underwater robotics and subsea inspection techniques.

Quest Offshore & Gulf Publishing Announce "Gulf Quest, LLC"

05.10.2017
Gulf Publishing Company and Quest Offshore Resources have announced the formation of Gulf Quest LLC for the joint operation of offshore conferences, including the leading global deepwater technology event, Marine Construction Engineering Deepwater Development (MCEDD).

Subsea companies to cash in from NSRI funding event

05.10.2017
Fledging subsea firms will discover how they can overcome common financial challenges through industry supported and government-backed initiatives at an event in Aberdeen on 26th October. The workshop will explore the wide range of tools and resources available to SMEs, technology developers and innovative companies, providing market expertise, funding, skills and organisational support.

Kokusai Cable Ship Places Contract with SMD for Plough A-Frame and Twin Self-fleeting Drum Cable Lay System

04.10.2017
Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) are pleased to announce the signature of a contract with Kokusai Cable Ship Co. (KCS) for the design and manufacture of cable lay equipment and a plough A-frame, to be installed on KCS’s new purpose-built cable laying vessel.

Sonardyne secures a major contract from Magseis for next generation seismic node positioning equipment

04.10.2017
Subsea technology manufacturer, Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, announced today that Norwegian seismic services company, Magseis, has awarded it a major contract for seabed node acoustic positioning technology to support an expansion in its deep water survey activities.
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