ROV Planet Articles

Finalists announced in £1.5 million competition to develop advanced autonomous systems

The final phase of a competition to develop novel adaptive autonomous ocean sampling network (AAOSN) management systems for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is now underway. Two UK consortia will move forward to develop systems capable of coordinating a suite of marine autonomous vehicles gathering data from the ocean over periods of months, and tracking and sampling dynamic features

Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) AG selects Technip for a contract for Project Management Services

Technip has been awarded by TAP(1) a Project Management Consultancy (PMC) Services contract, for a project designed to transport gas from the Shah Deniz field to the European market. TAP project scope includes an approximately 870 kilometer long pipeline, which will start from the tie-in with the TANAP(2) portion of the Southern Gas Corridor project, at the Greece/Turkey border. The pipeline will then go through Greece and Albania, to eventually cross subsea the Adriatic Sea to end in Puglia, Italy, where it will connect to the Italian natural gas network.

Bibby HydroMap Strengthens Executive Board

Seabed survey company Bibby HydroMap has appointed Mick Slater as their new Operations Director. After 3 years with the company, Mick Slater has been appointed to the role of Operations Director.

Fugro wins early geotechnical investigation in one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects

Fugro has been awarded the Geotechnical Verification Investigations 2015 programme by Femern A/S, owner of the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link project. The planned 18 kilometre-long immersed tunnel will connect Denmark and Germany as part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean corridor, one of the EU’s nine priority network corridors. Detailed knowledge of the subsurface soil properties is key for the proper design and execution of this challenging tunnel construction, for which the world’s largest construction and marine dredging companies are amongst the bidders.

Premier Oil awarded two blocks in Mexico’s Round 1

Premier is pleased to announce that it, together with its joint venture partners Talos Energy (operator) and Sierra Oil & Gas, has been awarded Blocks 2 and 7 in Mexico’s Round 1 held in Mexico City on 15 July. The Blocks contain numerous leads in established and emerging plays, located in the shallow water Sureste Basin, a proven and prolific hydrocarbon province in the Gulf of Mexico. Blocks 2 and 7 contain Tertiary clastic plays, typical of the Salinas sub-basin. The forward plan is to acquire, evaluate and reprocess 3D seismic data with a view to firming up drilling locations towards the end of 2016.

MMT sponsor marine archeology investigations

As constantly being on the forefront on R&D, MMT is pleased to announce their participation and sponsorship on the investigation on the 530 year old wreck Gribshunden outside Ronneby, Sweden. MMT and MARIS (the Maritime Archaeological Research Institute) at Södertörn University have evaluated different techniques to map archaeological remains. The wreck Gribshunden has been one of the projects among others such as wreck investigations in the Baltic Sea on Mars, Lost Landscapes and Traveling Man.

Valeport release new SWiFT SVP

Following a successful showing at Ocean Business, Valeport has now released the latest addition to its portfolio of sound velocity sensors and profilers, the SWiFT SVP. Positioned as the ultimate handheld profiler, the SWiFT SVP has been designed from the outset with the intention of a seamless workflow, and has integral GPS to geo-locate every profile. This new compact unit features high accuracy sound velocity, pressure, temperature, salinity and density measurement, plus integral GPS, re-chargeable battery and LED status indications for GPS, battery and communications.

ROS LTD. Supply ROVOP Subsea LEDs

Remote Ocean Systems Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) is pleased to announce the sale of a significant number of subsea LEDs to ROVOP, an independent provider of subsea remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

There are just 2 weeks left to submit your abstract for Oceanology International China 2015

Now in its third edition, the Oceanology International China Conference is developed with government and industry associations, connecting the latest marine science and ocean technology solutions with China's rapidly developing offshore energy & marine industries.

Award-winning Centre continues to develop expertise in search and rescue training

The Italian Air Force Search and Rescue team has been expanding its skills and knowledge during a visit to world leading subsea trials and training facility The Underwater Centre, which is fast developing a reputation for supporting international rescue teams with its range of bespoke packages.

Colleges and Universities Offered e-Learning Resource

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has invited colleges and universities to use its online learning program aimed at teaching engineers the basics of sealing. Educational institutes are being urged to take advantage of the company’s commitment to “sharing its knowledge” to help develop “engineers of the future”

Fugro adds cable-lay to its trenching services

Fugro has added cable-lay services to trenching for offshore windfarm and tidal energy sectors. The company has equipped its trenching vessel, Fugro Saltire, with a compact, custom-made, cable-lay spread that comprises a reel drive system to store the cables, a tensioner to lay them, twin winches and a quadrant deployment system on rails. The equipment is fitted to the rear deck of the vessel alongside the existing trenching equipment.

Sir Eion Edgar joins Hawaiki Cable To build new submarine cable system across the Pacific

Hawaiki Cable and SIL Long Term Holdings Limited (SIL), the family investment vehicle of Sir Eion Edgar, are pleased to announce they have signed a binding agreement to become equity partners to build the Hawaiki submarine cable system.

Oceaneering Announces Appointment of Steve Barrett as Senior Vice President, Subsea Products

Houston, Texas – Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE:OII) announced the appointment of Steve Barrett as Senior Vice President, Subsea Products, with worldwide responsibility for Oceaneering’s Subsea Products segment.

Saipem received notification of termination for convenience of the South Stream BV contract

San Donato Milanese, 9 July 2015 - Saipem informs that late in the evening of July 8th it received notification of the termination for convenience of the South Stream BV contract.

Sub-Atlantic seals second ROV deal with AALEA Offshore

Global-leading manufacturer of specialist remotely operated vehicles (ROV), Sub-Atlantic, has won a second contract with Italian oil and gas subsea services provider, AALEA. The contract will see Sub-Atlantic deliver one of its class-leading Tomahawk observation ROV systems.

ROV Planet Magazine Issue 04

The fourth issue of ROV Planet is out now! Supplier Costs Beyond the Low Price of Oil | Weathering the Seasons of the ROV industry | Oceaneering Wins Spotlight New Technology Awards at OTC | The accreditation of the Oceaneering Training Programmes by OGAS | EUREKA – Delta SubSea’s Pipeline Hydrate Localization Tool | ROV Planet Poster – Schilling Robotics UHD-III ROV | The Schilling Robotics UHD-III ROV – Interview with Tyler Schilling | Deep Trekker DTG2 ‘Worker’ Review | ROVOP celebrate Aberdeen HQ Opening | Subsea Treasure Hunting – A Predator ROV looks for Gold | Wireless Underwater Acoustic Video Communication

The Last ROV to Rio

The last two ROVs to leave TMT mark a major milestone in a very significant contract for the company and an important motivator of growth and development.
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