ROV Planet Articles

UK team set to take on the world in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE final

10.12.2018
A team of North East-based subsea engineering experts are preparing to represent the UK in the final of the prestigious $7m Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition to map the sea floor.

STR becomes early adopter of Sonardyne’s new Fusion 2 software and 6 ‘plus’ hardware at OSEA 2018

10.12.2018
Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production, rental and sale of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in Sonardyne International Ltd.’s new Long BaseLine (LBL) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) software, Fusion 2. The announcement was made following Sonardyne’s launch event at OSEA 2018 in Singapore.

C-Kore Systems successfully completes A/S Norske Shell contract

10.12.2018
C-Kore Systems have successfully completed a contract with A/S Norske Shell, where their C-Kore Subsea Testing tools were used to assist with fault-finding in the Draugen field in Norway. With the use of the C-Kore tools, Shell was able to quickly locate the source of low IR on the field.

Oceaneering Enhances Global Asset Integrity Capabilities

10.12.2018
Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) announced it has bolstered its expanding asset integrity business in Chandigarh, India with more capabilities.The engineering support team is expected to grow to around 30 full time engineers by the end of 2019. The team provides highly experienced and specialized competency across all integrity engineering trades, enabling standardization, service excellence and full life cycle project execution.

Meeting Report IOSTIA / USCG Blue Technology Focus Day

08.12.2018
On November 28th, the International Ocean Science and Technology Industry Association (IOSTIA) conducted a highly-focused blue technology exhibition for the United States Coast Guard at their headquarters in Washington D.C.

Finalists announced for prestigious subsea awards

03.12.2018
The finalists have been announced for next year’s Subsea UK awards, which recognise the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the UK’s £7.5billion subsea sector.

Ashtead Technology acquires Welaptega

22.11.2018
Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology has further bolstered its rapidly-expanding inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services and capabilities with the acquisition of Canadian-based underwater inspection company, Welaptega.

Sonardyne leads ocean autonomous systems collaboration project

20.11.2018
Underwater positioning and communications technology leader Sonardyne International Ltd. has initiated a collaborative project to drive a major step change in ocean system autonomy for long-endurance autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).

Offshore Survey 2019 Calls for Abstracts

20.11.2018
The sixth Offshore Survey conference is taking place alongside Ocean Business at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton UK, from 10-11 April 2019. Don’t miss out on your chance to submit papers for the event - there are less than 4 weeks until the deadline on 14th December!

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.

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