Ashtead Technology Forms Partner Agreement with Caribbean-based Reliance Subsea Services

Global subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has entered into a partnership with Trinidad and Tobago-based Reliance Subsea Services Limited. The US arm of the Scotland-headquartered business will provide subsea survey and ROV equipment through Reliance across the CARICOM region to support offshore drilling, field development, IRM and decommissioning projects. Allan Pirie, CEO at Ashtead Technology, said: “The appointment of Reliance Subsea as our business partner is an important milestone for us, as they have strong connections within the CARICOM market and a compelling record of assisting international service providers in the region. We are looking forward to combining our... (read more)
2020-06-02 08:48:02

Mariscope Introduces Innovative Solutions in Underwater Cleaning and Measurement using ROVs

Mariscope Meerestechnik is a Germany-based company that has been a pioneer in the development of underwater robotic solutions for more than 25 years, and is specialized in underwater systems integration customized to customer’s needs. Mariscope has now added the Commander MK III Off-shore to its range of products – a new ROV with very special features. This vehicle was designed, developed and manufactured to carry out special offshore tasks, and later adapted to other activities such as biofouling control-related tasks in aquaculture. The world, in the context of a global pandemic like the one that exists today, needs systems and... (read more)
2020-05-14 03:31:23

MacArtney Puts First All-electric eLARS into Production

In line with customer demand to meet the green agenda for more eco-friendly products, the all-electric eLARS, developed in collaboration with MacArtney customers, features a number of eco-friendly benefits. Zero-pressurized oil over water significantly reduces the risk of oil spillage, and energy efficiency is improved by more than 30% compared to hydraulic systems. The new eLARS provides a low cost of ownership with Plug-and-Play mobilization, maintenance work reduced by up to 50% and cost-efficient spares with minimum lead times. Designed with a high degree of integrity, the actuation of the system is based on tried and tested MacArtney technology with... (read more)
2020-04-28 09:52:12

SRV 8 ROV on boat

SRV 8 ROV on boat (read more)
2020-04-14 12:46:52

Securing Offshore Oil and Gas Infrastructure with USVs

Employing commercial-off-the-shelf USVs that can be rapidly reconfigured with a diverse range of sensors can enhance the ability to deliver energy to America and the world. This is a win-win for the energy industry, says George Caldorisi when he describes the securing of oil and gas infrastructure with Unmanned Surface Vehicles. While the exigencies of climate change have led to major strides in the development and deployment of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and others, the world’s energy needs will continue to be met primarily by oil and natural gas for the foreseeable future. As readers of Hydro International are well aware, the strategic implications of the United States’ transition from energy dependence to energy independence to becoming a net oil and gas exporter are being felt worldwide. While some saw this sea change coming, most did not, and the community of nations is still coming to grips with... (read more)
2020-04-06 09:50:21

Fugro's CEO: “Working for a Safer and More Sustainable World”

Interview with Mark Heine
Mark Heine is chairman of the board and CEO of Fugro, with the headquarters in the Netherlands. Fugro is the leading and largest specialised survey company in the world, serving the full lifecycle of assets, and calls itself a Geo-data specialist. For the avid mountaineer Heine, challenges are never too high to take on, not even heading up a multinational in transition, from a company largely dependent on the oil and gas industry to one that wants to co-create a sustainable and liveable world. We talked to Mark Heine about leadership style, strategies for finding new employees, and Seabed 2030. About this ambitious project, Heine says ‘Commercial companies need to work together with NGOs and academia to make this happen.’ Mark Heine is chairman of the board and CEO of Fugro, which is headquartered in the Netherlands. Fugro is among the leading and largest specialized survey companies in the world, serving the full lifecycle of assets, and describes itself as a geodata specialist. For the avid mountaineer Heine, no challenge is too great to take on, not even heading up a multinational in transition from a company largely dependent on the oil and gas industry to one that wants to co-create a sustainable and liveable world. We talked to Mark Heine about leadership styles, strategies for finding new employees, and... (read more)
2020-03-19 02:28:42

Gaps M5, an Omnidirectional USBL System for Accurate Location

iXblue, a provider of navigation, subsea positioning and imagery solutions, announces the launch of the Gaps M5, a new compact, export-free and omnidirectional USBL system for accurate location, positioning and tracking of subsea assets. The latest addition in iXblue’s new USBL product range, the new Gaps M5 joins the renowned Gaps (now Gaps M7). Gaps M5 integrates an Attitude and Heading Reference System based on iXblue FOG technology for stable heading, roll and pitch compensation and a true north reference. Smaller, lighter and easy to install, Gaps M5 is ready-to-use and calibration-free. It offers accuracy better than 0.5% up to... (read more)
2020-03-17 09:38:09

Don’t Miss the Oi2020 Technical Conference

In the free-to-attend Oi2020 Technical Conference, you will hear from experts and thought leaders about a variety of disciplines in different sectors. Happening across the three days of the event, the technical tracks will focus on key areas of application and technology across the whole of the Oceanology range. Technical insights, updates on the industry and case studies will provide you with the information and inspiration you need for your futures projects. Check for details and the latest updates of each day programme. 1. Offshore Energy Development - Sponsored by Bibby Hydromap This conference track will explore the developments... (read more)
2020-03-05 08:46:31

Hydro International's Editorial Team to Produce 'Show Daily' at Oceanology International 2020

Registration is still open for Oceanology International 2020 (17–19 March 2020), marking the 50th anniversary of the world’s best known and most celebrated ocean technology exhibition and conference. Organizers Reed Exhibitions predict that OI2020 will be the largest edition in the expo’s 50-year history, with over 500 companies exhibiting to more than 8,000 buyers and influencers across more than 17,000m2 of indoor exhibition space in ExCeL London. Visitors can register for exhibition tickets via the OI2020 website.  Hydro International's editorial team will be producing the Show Daily, a printed newsletter distributed daily on the exhibition floor. Do you have any suggestions, questions or news... (read more)
2019-12-19 04:14:00

Dockside Demonstrations at Oceanology International 2020

At the dockside of Oceanology International, 2020 visitors are offered daily demonstrations of the newest and innovative floating technologies. This live experience will allow them to immerse in the real benefits of the technologies brought to Oi 2020, including the latest in ASV, ROV, Sensorand Imaging technologies, as well as multiple survey and working vessels. Visitors can watch live coverage of equipment at work via the popular elevated viewing cabins alongside the Royal Victoria Dock, private meeting areas and onboard working vessels. All this free of charge. Oceanology International has doubled the number of companies demonstrating the technology in 2020, so don’t miss... (read more)
2020-02-26 09:50:05
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