ROV Planet Articles

Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. Announce Subsea Rentals Joint Venture

08.12.2017
Ashtead Technology and Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. have agreed to form a joint venture, creating the industry’s leading provider of subsea survey and ROV equipment rental and associated services. Forum will contribute its subsea rentals business, currently trading as Forum Subsea Rentals.

Tendeka appoints new CEO to galvanize growth

07.12.2017
Global oil and gas solutions provider Tendeka has appointed Brad Baker as its new Chief Executive Officer as the independent completions and production optimisation specialist gears up for further growth. Mr Baker joins Tendeka after a 27-year career with Baker Hughes, most recently as Vice President of Stimulation and Production Enhancement. He has held a number of global executive roles, where his responsibilities have included large legacy divisions and leading international operations, global product line management and engineering.

Registration for Underwater Intervention 2018 is now open!

07.12.2017
Underwater Intervention 2018 is preeminent event for everybody that works in the commercial diving and underwater ROV industry. Taking place at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from February 6-8, UI has something for everybody. The event features educational tracks and sessions from the preeminent thought leaders in the industry, unrivaled networking opportunities, and an opportunity for hands on evaluation of all of the latest and greatest products, services and innovations in the industry.

Paragon partners with Somos® to introduce its latest SLA material

06.12.2017
Darlington-based RP service provider, Paragon Rapid Technologies aims to remain at the forefront of the 3D printing industry by adding a high performance SLA resin to its material range.

The Underwater Centre Provides Ideal Kawasaki AUV Testing Site

06.12.2017
The Underwater Centre, a world leading provider of subsea testing and training, based on the tidal waters of Loch Linnhe in Fort William, has successfully supported the delivery of a complex Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) operational testing project in collaboration with Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI). This significant 15-day operational trial was planned for almost two years and involved the use of workshops, vessels, deep water test sites, ROVs and specialist support staff, amongst other assets.

Improving Riser Safety with Composite Buoyancy

05.12.2017
Landing String Solutions LLC signs agreement with Trelleborg’s offshore operation for Trelleborg to manufacture its patented landing string buoyancy system featuring 100% composite materials. Through this agreement, both companies are aiming to market the solution to a wider customer base globally.

M2 Subsea bolsters European business development team with new appointment

05.12.2017
M2 Subsea, the global independent provider of ROV services, has bolstered its European business development team with the appointment of David Sinclair as business development manager – renewables and decommissioning.

Abstract Deadline Extension: December 15, 2017 - OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018

04.12.2017
OTO'18 Call for Papers OCEANS'18 MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Ocean 2018 Abstract Submission Extended Deadline: December 15, 2017 INVITATION We are pleased to invite you to the OTO’18 (OCEANS’18 MTS/ IEEE Kobe / Techno-Ocean 2018) which will be held May 28~31, 2018 in Kobe, Japan. The event is hosted by three joint-organizers – the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE/OES), the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Japanese Organization of the Consortium for Techno-Ocean 2018 (CJO)

Hydratight sets record during Statoil subsea project

04.12.2017
Subsea connector specialist Hydratight has completed an oil and gas industry first by supplying and supporting the subsea installation of three remote connectors in just three weeks for Statoil off the west coast of Norway.

Aquabotix Appoints Business Leader David Batista As Chief Executive Officer

04.12.2017
UUV Aquabotix Ltd (ASX:UUV) (“Aquabotix" or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of David Batista as Chief Executive Officer. The Company’s current CEO and founder, Durval Tavares, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer.


Subsea UK and Scottish Enterprise launch £15million R&D funding call for underwater innovation

04.12.2017
-Industry body urges organisations to step forward with game changing technologies- Industry body Subsea UK in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has today announced that it has opened an R&D funding call for innovation projects to drive forward research and development projects between Scotland and Japan that will help solve the industry’s most complex technological challenges.

New Company Name in the provision of Global Positioning Services

03.12.2017
A new name in global positioning services has arrived, thanks to the launch of a new start-up in the marine industry. Whilst International Geomatics Group may be a new name, those driving the business are well-known to the industry – indeed co-founders and directors Steve Rampton (CEO) and Ken Adams (COO) have a long history in the business, making them ideally positioned to realise the new company’s corporate goals.

Korean Coast Guard Orders Falcon

03.12.2017
The Korean Coast Guard has ordered a Saab Seaeye Falcon for undersea investigations and research. This follows the sinking of the ferry MV Sewol in 2014, resulting in the deaths of 304 passengers, mostly schoolchildren, that generated a need for more response resources including underwater robotic vehicles.

Divestment non-core trenching and cable laying business finalised

01.12.2017
Today, Fugro has finalised the divestment of its non-core trenching and cable laying business to Global Marine Group (GMG), a global, leading supplier of subsea cable installation and maintenance services.

Ashtead bolsters US team to drive growth in the Gulf of Mexico

01.12.2017
Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steven Thrasher as regional vice president for the Americas.

MCEDD 2018: Last Call for Abstracts

01.12.2017
Only two weeks remain to submit your abstract for consideration at MCEDD 2018. We have received quality abstracts from 40 global operators and contractors and we aren’t stopping yet. The 2018 Advisory Board will begin the voting and selection process on December 16th. Be sure to submit your abstract before then to ensure it is taken into consideration for the 2018 Technical Program.

Ashtead bolsters US team to drive growth in the Gulf of Mexico

01.12.2017
Global subsea equipment specialists, Ashtead Technology, has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Steven Thrasher as regional vice president for the Americas. Bringing almost 20 years’ experience in the subsea industry, Thrasher, who will be based in Houston, Texas, will head up Ashtead’s US operation as it gears up for further growth in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) and neighbouring markets.

JW Fishers’ Side Scan Sonar Uncovers History

29.11.2017
What can be done when disaster strikes and the unforgiving sea claims expensive or invaluable objects? JW Fishers has assisted in the recovery of countless ships, anchors, aircraft, indispensable equipment, and, in the most devastating of cases, love ones. One of the most effective tools for underwater search and recovery is a Side Scan Sonar (SSS) system. The JW Fishers’ line of SSS systems are able to search a large area quickly and to produce a detailed image of the ocean floor, regardless of water clarity.
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