ROV Planet Articles

Oceans 17 attracts hundreds of delegates from across the globe

Almost 800 delegates from over 25 countries attended the 60th OCEANS '17 MTS/IEEE conference at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in Aberdeen this week.

Scottish Government supports diver and ROV skills training to address future skills shortage

Skills Development Scotland has awarded The Underwater Centre in Fort William funding to help ensure that Scotland is ready to supply the qualified workforce that the subsea industry will need in the future.

Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie picks Falcon for Emergencies

For their search, rescue and recovery operations The Royal Moroccan Gendarmerie has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robotic vehicle.

North Sea embraces C-Kore for fault-finding operations

C-Kore Systems recently deployed their subsea testing tools on three different fault-finding operations on the North Sea for three different UK customers. In each case C-Kore found the root cause of low IR faults, allowing the operators to return the field to health.

Oil and gas confidence rises from historic lows

· Notable rise in confidence from historic lows last year but improvement not universal · 42% of firms expect to be growing by January 2018 · More than half believe the industry has already reached the bottom

UDT 2017: Optimising the constraints by maximising the variables

With the growth that the underwater defence sector has seen of late and the rapid increase in the number of nations planning to expend resources in this area, UDT 2017 which took place from 30 May - 1 June in Bremen, Germany, has again proven itself to be the premier global meeting place for undersea professionals, showcasing the vibrancy of this market.

The MTS/IEEE OCEANS’17 conference returns to Aberdeen, Scotland with a focus on energy and offshore renewables.

The bi-annual MTS/IEEE OCEANS conference returns to Aberdeen – 19th to 22nd June 2017, at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.

Trelleborg Showcases Subsea Solutions at Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show

Trelleborg’s offshore operation will showcase its innovative range of high performance subsea solutions designed to bridge the gap between cost and performance at the Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show in St. John’s in Newfoundland including buoyancy solutions, cable and flowline protection and thermal insulation solutions.

The world first commercial onshore remote WROV operations started.

The world’s first* commercial onshore controlled ROV operations commenced at IKM Subsea headquarters in Bryne Norway 12th June.

Experienced Robotics Expert Joins ARGGONAUTS Team

The ARGGONAUTS – the only German participants in the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE – are expanding their team. Sasa Jevtic (40) will be supporting the Fraunhofer IOSB team with immediate effect in their development of autonomous robot systems used for deep sea exploration. Last February, the team led by Dr. Gunnar Brink reached the semi-finals of the competition, which offers a total of seven million dollars in prize money.

Wood Group secures new contract with BAE Systems for UK Royal Navy submarines

Wood Group has been awarded a new industrial services contract by BAE Systems Submarines. Effective immediately, the two-year contract is to provide insulation installation services to the UK Royal Navy's Astute class submarines based in Barrow-in-Furness, and includes up to three one-year extension options.

SMD Upgrades Subsea Vehicle for Prysmian Offshore Power Projects

Following an extensive upgrade and modernisation programme, a remotely operated vehicle designed and manufactured by Tyneside-based subsea engineering specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed its first round of projects burying offshore power cables.

Fugro Venturer to commence offshore survey campaign

With a maiden voyage that takes her to the deep waters of Ireland’s Atlantic margin and the far North of the Barents Sea, Fugro Venturer is the newest of Fugro’s successful purpose-designed, standardised survey vessels - a series originally formulated in 2013.

Stress Engineering Services joins with DeepMar Consulting to expand services

Stress Engineering Services, Inc., (SES) the global leader in consulting engineering services, has teamed up with DeepMar Consulting to expand its existing upstream service offerings. The integrated team will work alongside clients to increase assurance of successful projects in regards to health, safety and environment (HSE), reliability and efficiency.

One more NATO Navy selects ECA Group A9-M light AUV for MCM operations

With its very low magnetic and acoustic signature, the AUV A9-M underwater drone is particularly adapted for mine disposal diverse uses. Easily deployable from a small rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB), it operates safely, close to the most sensible mines. This underwater robot, designed by ECA Group experts in navigation, communication or underwater imagery, complies with the most demanding specifications of NATO navies. It has been selected among different solutions for its compactness and its operational performances.

Industry and Scottish Government Back Oil & Gas Resource to Tackle Looming Experience and Knowledge Gap

A major digital resource developed for the oil and gas industry, has received £50,000 from the Scottish Government. This supplements the £800,000 received from industry, the universities and other sponsors to enable the research, development and launch of this multi-disciplinary project. The International Centre for Oil and the Environment (ICOE) is working with industry, academia and regulators to produce this authoritative resource for today and tomorrow’s industry leaders. This platform captures the accumulated knowledge and inter-disciplinary expertise of the last 40 years of offshore operations to transfer it to the next generation.

Meet the market face-to-face in Qingdao at Oi China 2017

Oi China, the premier marine technology and ocean science forum in China where industry, academia and government share knowledge comes to Qingdao for the first time from 1st - 3rd November 2017. Don't miss this opportunity for your company to learn how domestic and international suppliers capitalise on China's rapidly developing offshore energy and marine industries.

Proserv looking to future growth with new £7million Great Yarmouth facility

Energy services company Proserv is preparing for future growth by investing in a new purpose built technology centre for subsea controls and communications in Great Yarmouth. The move will see around 190 employees consolidate from two sites in the area into the new 65,000 sq ft Beacon Park site in Gorleston-on-Sea which will feature modern office, manufacturing and yard space and provides the flexibility to add a further 20,000 sq ft of workshop capacity. Construction will commence next month with the building expected to be completed during March 2018.

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