ROV Planet Articles

Sonardyne instruments chosen by A/S Norske Shell for long-term reservoir monitoring

A/S Norske Shell is launching a 10-year seabed subsidence monitoring campaign at its Ormen Lange field in the Norwegian Sea, using long-endurance sensors from subsea monitoring specialist Sonardyne International Ltd.

Ten Falcons Make Film-Ocean a Big Fan

Independent subsea contractor, Film-Ocean, has ordered its 10th Saab Seaeye Falcon making them one of the biggest fans of the world’s most popular underwater robot.

Blue Robotics’ New Ping360 Scanning Sonar Enables Low-Cost ROV Navigation in Poor Visibility Underwater Environments

Torrance based Blue Robotics announced their newest product, the Ping360 Scanning Sonar, which offers small ROVs the ability to navigate in low visibility water conditions. The sonar achieves a new level of affordability with a price that is less than half of any other scanning sonar on the market at $1,975 USD. The Ping360 is available immediately from Blue Robotics and distributors.

Ashtead Technology completes subsea installation monitoring for Ocean Installer

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist, Ashtead Technology, has successfully completed a subsea installation monitoring project for Ocean Installer AS in Equinor’s Askeladd and Johan Castberg fields.

Subsea UK conference to highlight latest developments in underwater robotics

Industry experts are set to take to the stage to discuss the latest innovations in subsea technology at Subsea UK’s Underwater Robotics conference this month (September).

Kongsberg Maritime expands Canadian operations to high-tech ocean technology hub, COVE

Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Speakers, Training Sessions and Demonstrations Announced for Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop

Teledyne Marine will host its US based biennial Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop (TMTW) in San Diego, CA USA on October 6‐9, 2019. This event will once again attract hundreds of attendees from around the globe, who will converge to explore, learn, and share their experiences on a broad range of technologies and applications.

Defence and Security Equipment International 2019 is open for business

Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) is a biennial land, sea and air defence and security exhibition, bringing together senior international trade and military experts and providing an ideal platform for the global defence and security community to network, do business and hear unique insights from senior military speakers. DSEI is supported by the UK Ministry of Defence and Department for International Trade, and has platinum partners in General Dynamics and BAE Systems.

DOF Subsea increases its Sonardyne navigation technology fleet

International subsea services provider DOF Subsea has equipped a further three of its Brazilian offshore vessel fleet with hybrid acoustic and inertial navigation technology from Sonardyne Brasil Ltda.

Wings Travel Management tracks 40% energy sector growth this year and launches new operations in Egypt and Cyprus

Wings Travel Management, specialists in handling the complex travel and logistical needs of companies operating in the energy sector, is on track to experience 40 per cent energy sector growth of up to US$100M, after already winning over US$50M in new business around the globe over the last six months.

SMD Services Deliver Refurbished Quasar WROV

Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd are pleased to announce that their Services business have delivered a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment to Film-Ocean Ltd.

Oceaneering selects Valeport sensor technology for Freedom ROV/AUV

Valeport sensor technology has been selected by Oceaneering International for integration into its subsea Freedom vehicles.

iXblue signs MoU with 2G Robotics to enhance small ROVs inspection capabilities

iXblue and 2G Robotics have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer a new survey skid for Inspection Class ROVs. This all-in-one integrated skid will deliver high accuracy inspection capabilities on small ROVs, enabling survey and inspection on low cost assets.

Allseas chooses WFS Technologies’ Seatooth® Pipelogger for major subsea pipeline project

Allseas, a global leader in offshore pipeline installation, heavy lift and subsea construction, has chosen WFS Technologies’ new Seatooth® Pipelogger for the real time measurement of process temperature on a subsea pipeline system which they have installed recently. The pipeline system is designed to have a total gas throughput capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters per year.

Enpro Subsea showcases results of pioneering R&D programme

Aberdeen-based Enpro Subsea showcased the results of a pioneering subsea technology research and development (R&D) programme during a recent visit from Member of Scottish Parliament Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills.

SMD standardises on Sonardyne’s hybrid navigation solution for new electric work class ROV range

Underwater navigation technology from Sonardyne International Ltd. has been chosen by subsea equipment specialist Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd. (SMD) for its new electric work class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) range, launched today at Offshore Europe in Aberdeen.

Aker Solutions today launches its Intelligent Subsea offering designed to accelerate field development and maximize performance.

The industry has standardized, simplified and reduced the size of equipment in recent years, but a further step-change is needed to drive a sustainable future for the subsea industry and the world it serves.

SMD Unveil Green, Super Capable ROV Technology

This week saw SMD unveil their electric Work Class ROV at Offshore Europe. Their new Quantum/EV ROV introduces electric drive technology to the subsea sector in an optimised, modular package which brings Work Class ROV performance and capability to a new level.
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