ROV Planet Articles

Launch of revolutionary subsea power cable repair solution for offshore wind, made in Ireland

AERSUBTM an innovative, patented in-situ subsea power cable repair habitat was launched by Co.Wexford based Irish Sea Contractors to reduce cable repair costs by up to 50% in 0 – 200m water depths and address a growing demand in the global offshore wind power cable market.

Latest Autosub Long Range makes the right moves during Portland Harbour trials

The latest Autosub Long Range (ALR) vehicle being developed by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has successfully completed its first live trials in the waters of Portland Harbour in Dorset.

WFS launch world’s first subsea wireless edge network for real-time monitoring

WFS Technologies Limited (WFS) unveiled the world’s first subsea wireless edge network for real-time monitoring of subsea assets at this week’s Ocean Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

Logan Industries introduces new Passive Heave Compensation Winch

The new Passive Heave Compensation Winch system, a set of winches engineered to safely provide constant tension through the rated range of motion, is primarily used in subsea drilling and completion activity, but applicable to any environment where a load experiences resistance to movement due to hydrodynamic drag (ROVs, PLETs, etc.). Far less complex than an active compensation system, the winch is electrically powered and uses a custom-built Hydraulic Power Unit and control set to monitor winch status and activity.

JW Fishers' Side Scan Sonar Aides South Dakota Search and Recovery Teams

JW Fishers Mfg. has been producing Side Scan Sonars (SSS) since 1992, when the first thermal printer SSS was introduced. The original SSS came standard with a 17” thermal printer which allowed the operator to display the ocean floor on thin thermal imaging paper. JW Fishers expanded the technology and moved towards software-driven solutions in the mid-2000’s, allowing customers to discard the heavy paper-based printer in favor of a computer-based graphical user interface. Today, Fishers’ SONAR VIEW software provides the operator with complete control over the system’s operating parameters. Users may choose between 10 different scan ranges and 8 color schemes. With a GPS unit connected, position coordinates are automatically captured with the side scan data. Operators simply hover the computer mouse over a target and the GPS position coordinates are displayed on the screen.

Microplastics accumulate in hotspots for deep-sea life

Research published earlier in the week reveals that microplastics often accumulate on the deep sea floor in the same place as diverse and dense marine life communities. This is because the same submarine sediment flows that transfer the oxygen and nutrients needed to sustain life, also transport microplastics from urban rivers to the deep-sea floor via pathways such as submarine canyons.

Oceaneering equips its latest generation subsea vehicles with Sonardyne navigation technology

Oceaneering International Inc. has ordered hybrid navigation systems from underwater technology specialist Sonardyne Inc. for its subsea resident vehicles Freedom and E-ROV.

Subsea Technology & Rentals Form Exclusive Partnership with Forssea Robotics

Following the success of its partnership with Forssea Robotics that was formed in June 2018, Subsea Technology & Rentals (STR) were delighted to announce at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston that both parties have formed a global exclusive partnership.

Ashtead Technology’s global expansion continues with (USD) $2m investment in new Houston HQ

Ashtead Technology has completed its (USD) $2 million investment in a new Houston facility as part of their ongoing international growth plans. The new building is three times the size of the previous address allowing the global subsea equipment solutions firm to increase their service lines and capabilities from their Gulf of Mexico headquarters.

Oil and gas skills strategy reveals rapidly changing sector

Energy skills body OPITO has set out a strategy to prepare the UK oil and gas industry for a shift in skills requirements over the next six years.

Ashtead Technology announces new leader for Asia Pacific

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has appointed a new regional director for Asia Pacific and announced the completion of the firm’s six-figure sum investment to double the size of its Singapore facility as part of its international growth strategy.

SubConn Double Production Facility

Seeking to fulfil market needs, the MacArtney Group and SubConn Inc. have worked together to find a production solution for the SubConn® connector range.

Riptide earns Frost & Sullivan’s 2019 North American Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for its Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Technology

Frost and Sullivan has selected Riptide Autonomous Solutions with its North American Strategy and Innovation Leadership Award in the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) market. Frost & Sullivan recognized Riptide as the 2017 North America Product Leader in the UUV market and continues to be impressed by its competitive strategies, latest technology innovations, and overall best practices.

Teledyne Benthos Offers GPS Upgrade for Acoustic Modems/Releases

Teledyne Benthos is pleased to announce the availability of a new GPS option for their feature-rich UTS-9000 series Universal Topside Units used to command their full line of acoustic modems and releases. Via the new 2.0 upgrade, customers can upgrade their existing UTS-9400 units to include this capability, or order it as an option on all new systems. This new feature saves users valuable time and money by allowing them to survey in, and record, precisely where their acoustic releases and/or modems are deployed using only the topside unit and a dunking transducer. This allows for fast and easy detection and recovery using a minimal set of hardware.

Teledyne RD Instruments Launches Next-Generation Doppler Velocity Log

Teledyne RD Instruments (TRDI) announces the launch of its new next-generation Doppler Velocity Log (DVL), the Tasman DVL. In 1995, Teledyne RDI designed and manufactured the industry’s first DVL, the Workhorse Navigator. The Navigator remains the gold standard, with thousands of units delivered globally to provide precision, onboard navigation for subsea and surface vehicles.

ITEC 2019 – Project Viking in the Spotlight

ITEC, the international forum for the military and civil security simulation, training and education communities, is pleased to announce that the 2019 event will feature a special show floor exhibition experience and conference panel dedicated to the Swedish Armed Forces and Exercise Viking.

Subsea industry offered chance to fly the flag for UK at Oil & Gas Asia

UK subsea companies are being given the opportunity to present innovative technology to an international audience with Subsea UK at Oil & Gas Asia.

Well inspection at Ridracoli dam

Accurately inspected Ridracoli dam with a 50kg ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) lowered down to a 50m well directly connected and supported by a reinforced umbilical cable designed and produced by NOVACAVI for The Sea Opportunities.

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