ROV Planet Articles

Webtool Announces Compact Guide Wire Cutting Tool for ROVs

Webtool ROV cutting tools designed to cut steel guide wires used during subsea installation are announced by leading cutting tool company Allspeeds. Suitable for wire up to 30mm diameter, the WCO30 tools are a compact and more reliable alternative to larger cuttings tools normally needed for guide wire cutting.

N-Sea announces strategic expansion to Norwich

Subsea IMR provider, N-Sea Offshore Ltd has moved into new, Norwich-based premises as business continues to grow. An integral part of its growth strategy, the premises signify further expansion for N-Sea and will support the company’s increased activity in the oil and gas and renewable market in the Southern North Sea area.

Subsea Technology & Rentals receives ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology company specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment for the subsea construction, geophysical, ROV inspection and environmental sectors is pleased to announce it is now certified as an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard compliant organisation.

Valeport introduces the next generation of pressure sensor

Leading marine instrumentation manufacturer, Valeport, has introduced a new state-of-the-art pressure sensor to its range. The ultraP is the next generation of pressure sensor to be developed by Valeport, which has over 40 years’ expertise in the design, manufacture and integration of precision oceanographic instruments.

Delta SubSea Strengthens its Position in the IMR Market by Securing New Vessel

Delta SubSea, LLC (‘DSS’) has entered into an agreement with Olympic Shipping AS for the Olympic Delta, a newly built Multipurpose Subsea Support & Construction Vessel. The Olympic Delta is a GREEN Vessel designed according to DNV class, with high focus on reduced fuel consumption, which also means lesser emission to the environment. The vessel is equipped with two Delta SubSea Schilling HD 150 HP work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from DSS’s fleet.

Tidewater Subsea Executes MSA with Gallatin Marine

Gallatin Marine has executed an MSA with Tidewater Subsea to provide work class ROV services on board the AMC Ambassador DP2 Jones Act vessel. The vessel is equipped with a 60T AHC knuckle boom crane, and is currently providing IRM services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. Tidewater Subsea has mobilized a 150 hp FMC Schilling HD work class ROV on board. Projects have been successfully completed for Bennu Oil & Gas and Noble Energy to date.

Imenco UK Ltd become FPAL Registered

Aberdeen based Imenco UK Ltd has been approved and registered by Achilles FPAL. Achilles FPAL is a community used by major buying organisations within the Oil & Gas sector. FPAL enables the oil & gas sector to use Achilles' proven supplier pre-qualification system to identify, pre-qualify and assess suppliers for tender opportunities and minimise risk within their supply chains and to drive industry best practice.

Successful Pipeline Inspection for Dong E&P

MMT (Sweden) has recently completed a pipeline inspection for Dong E&P in the North Sea, Danish sector. This was the eight year in a row that MMT performed this for Dong.

Seanic Announces Strategic agreement with Envirent AS

Subsea Tooling specialist, Seanic Ocean Systems Inc. is pleased to announce a strategic distributor agreement with Norwegian firm Envirent AS.

A New Generation of Trenching

SMD has recently delivered a Q-Trencher 400 telecoms vehicle to United Arab Emirates based company E-Marine. The vehicle is to be installed on the company’s new build CS Maram; E-Marine’s dedicated Submarine Cable Installation and Maintenance Vessel which is currently undertaking dock trials ahead of its maiden voyage later this year.

Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS), secured a new contract for one FMC Schilling HD ROV

Flash Tekk, an agent of subsea support service provider Ultra Deep Solutions (UDS), has secured a new contract today for one HD ROV from manufacturer FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. The 4,000-meter rated HD system will be delivered and will mobilize in December 2015.

Multimillion pound Norwegian contract extension for Nautronix

Leading provider of through water communication and positioning technology to the offshore industry Nautronix has been awarded a multimillion pound contract extension to continue to provide Survey Services to Ocean Installer for the next 3 years.

MTCS LTD goes further afield to combat downturn

MTCS (Maritime training and Competence services) specialising in Subsea training was used to dispatching a trainer a week to Aberdeen to deliver High Voltage Safety Awareness, Assessor Skills or technical training to the various array of oil companies supplying the Oil and gas businesses in and on the outskirts of the city. Since the price of oil has dropped through the floor in the last 6 months they are finding they need to go further afield to secure business. The 5 hour car journey to the Granite City has been replaced by somewhat longer haul flights. This week trainers are in Trinidad, Hong Kong and Singapore delivering a range of safety and technical training.

New General Manager at Teledyne Bowtech Ltd

Simon Beswick has been appointed to the role of General Manager at Teledyne Bowtech Ltd. Simon was previously Managing Director of Tritech International Ltd from 2008 having joined as Finance Director in 2007. Prior to joining Tritech, Simon had spent most of his career in international roles within the specialist chemical industry. Simon is an engineering graduate and holds an MBA from Oxford University.

Business Leaders Urged to Change Energy Sector Challenges into Opportunities

Leading Scottish employee engagement firm ActivityMix is joining forces with north-east recruitment specialists Cammach Recruitment next month (Wednesday 6th May 2015) to host a motivational seminar for those working within the energy sector as it recovers from the impact of a reduction in oil prices.

2G Robotics' ULS-500 Underwater Laser Scanner now interfaced with QINSy

2G Robotics is pleased to announce that the ULS-500 underwater laser scanner is now compatible with the QPS hydrographic data acquisition, navigation, and processing software, QINSy. The QINSy suite can be used for various types of surveys, ranging from simple single beam surveys up to complex offshore construction works.

North-east firm supports ROV MATE

Aberdeen based integrated subsea solutions firm, DOF Subsea, has stepped up to support the hugely successful international ROV competition MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) aimed at encouraging young people to pursue careers in the subsea and maritime sector.

Novacavi Supplies a Special Tether Cable for the Italian National Institute of Geophysics

Novacavi has recently engineered and supplied a special marine seismic data acquisition cable for INGV, the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology. It is a custom designed and built cable to suit and ensure the needs of early detection and in real-time acquiring data of the Institute’s marine geophysical seismic monitoring latest equipments.

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