ROV Planet Articles

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 The 5 hour car journey to the Granite City has been replaced by somewhat longer haul flights.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.

STR first to invest in new Sonardyne Syrinx DVL

Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR), a multi-disciplinary technology expert specialising in the design, production and rental of innovative marine survey equipment, has become the first company to invest in their new ‘Syrinx’ Doppler Velocity Log (DVL). The order for two 4,000 metre depth rated units was placed at the recent Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton in response to demands from STR’s customers globally for a DVL that is capable of providing high integrity, high performance navigation over a wide range of altitudes and seabed types.

Ocean Business Celebrates Most Successful Show Yet!

Last week’s Ocean Business show at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton was phenomenally successful, with visitor numbers up an incredible 29%, taking attendance to 4589 visitors. With all four previous shows brimming with visitors from all over the world, it’s hard to believe it could get any better, but the show delivered everything it promised for face-to-face interaction between exhibitors and customers.

Delta SubSea Success for Enterprise Products Partners

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. jointly owns crude oil gathering pipelines serving the Lucius production area in southern Keathley Canyon in the Gulf of Mexico. They required support on their Seacor Diamond and Seacon Fearless vessels, and chose Delta SubSea (DSS) to provide ROV contract support for both vessels. The scope of work for the projects included pigging operation support, installation of GammaTrac units for pig monitoring, and subsea pig launcher installation, and other subsea support work for other vessel operations. DSS utilized the most efficient ROVs on the market, the 150-hp HD ROV, manufactured by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics.

ROVOP Announce £10M New Investment to Fuel Expansion

Today, (22 April 2015), independent subsea Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP marked the official opening of its £4.2m headquarters with the announcement of £10m of new investment and a visit from Fergus Ewing, Scottish Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism.

C-Innovation Mobilizes Six New UHD-III ROVs

C-Innovation (C-I) mobilizes six (6) new UHD-III remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), manufactured by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics for current contracts. The ROV systems are mobilizing throughout 2015 for work in the Gulf of Mexico.


A powerful magnet has been developed by Miko Marine AS, of Norway, as a practical and versatile tool for ROV operators. Incorporating patented technology that increases its performance, the magnet has been designed so that it can be switched-on and off by an ROV manipulator and used for a wide range of applications underwater. The new magnet can be applied instantly to any steel structure where it is capable of holding weights up to 750 kg and it can significantly reduce the amount of time required for an ROV to undertake a task.

Another ROV Build for ISE and FUKADA Salvage

Port Coquitlam, BC – International Submarine Engineering Ltd is pleased to announce the contract to build a 50HP 3000 M Depth HYSUB ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan.

CSR Announces Acquisition of SMD

Zhuzhou China South Rail Times Electric Co. (CSR Times Electric), Ltd., a subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR), today announces the completion of a £130m formal acquisition of the UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products, Specialist Machine Developments (SMD) Limited, the top holding company of the SMD group.

Electric Reviews Expected as STR Unveil Rechargeable Battery Pack and Charger System

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, unveils its new subsea rechargeable battery pack (SeaCell) and charger system (SeaCharge) to complement their existing portfolio of specialist equipment.

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