Marine ROV Simulator

Marine Simulation LLC has released ROVsim, a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) simulator. The applied technologies have been originally developed for the video game industry and over two decades of industry experience, ROVsim is optimised to simulate a wide range of mission variables: from changing currents and visibility, tether and collision problems, to electronics and gear failures. Potential simulated missions include: harbor security, hull inspections, dam and bridge inspections, deep water drilling and cable work, law enforcement / evidence recovery, scientific data collection, tunnel / pipeline inspections, marine archeology and underwater rescue. ROVsim is designed to operate on low-cost personal computers... (read more)
2006-12-01 12:00:00

Mercury for ROV Training

The Underwater Centre has recently added to its training capabilities by acquiring another Mercury Sonar. Originally designed for Mine Hunting and Classification, the Mercury Sonar is a compact, frequency agile system operating from 600kHz to 1.2MHz, combining long-range target identification with short range measurements.   Now standard on smaller observation ROVs, it is manufactured for use at 300m,1000m, 3000m or 6000m. In addition, it can be operated by a standard laptop without any dedicated surface equipment using non-licensed PC software.   Sonavision director, Andy Williamson, commented that in the unpredictable waters of Loch Linnhe where visibility can be poor, it's... (read more)
2008-06-02 03:08:34
2017-01-30 02:37:50

Ultra-heavy-duty ROV

Schilling Robotics has sold an UHD 05 ultra-heavy-duty hydraulic ROV to Phoenix International’s Subsea Projects Group. The 3,500-metre, 150-shp ROV system will add extremely heavy lifting capacity to Phoenix’s ROV fleet. The system, which will be the first UHD to operate in the Gulf of Mexico, is scheduled for delivery in May 2006. The UHD system includes Schilling’s new Digital Telemetry System, automatic control functions such as StationKeep, and Schilling’s new XE extended-excursion hydraulic TMS. (read more)
2006-01-05 12:00:00

Sub-Atlantic ROV Contract

Oceanteam 2000 Limited has placed a substantial order with Sub-Atlantic Limited, for five ROV-systems. The range of systems purchased includes the Comanche system, one of the latest developments by Sub-Atlantic, utilising proven technology already in use on its Mohican ROV. This system will be fitted with Orion manipulators from Schilling Robotics Inc., an Alliance partner with Sub-Atlantic Limited. These industry-recognised manipulators will allow Oceanteam 2000 to undertake projects requiring a greater degree of intervention than is currently possible with other electric ROVs commonly in use. The full range of systems ordered by Oceanteam 2000 includes the Mohawk, Super Mohawk and... (read more)
2005-12-01 12:00:00

ROV Bathes in Whisky

McPherson Ltd, one of the biggest whisky road hauliers in Scotland, have purchased an AC-ROV 100 to examine the internal welds, baffles and valves of their tankers to meet the UK period inspection requirements. Ian Jamieson, Fleet Engineering Director of McPherson Ltd, said that using the AC-ROV avoids the high risk ‘man-in-tank’. Ian sees the AC-ROV 100 as the way forward for capturing evidence of the inspection. The date and time marked video survey is recorded real-time onto a SD card built into the AC-ROV system. The file can be transferred or referred to in the future by any auditing... (read more)
2016-07-15 10:33:22

Hydroserv Buy AC-Rov

HydroServ have purchased an AC-ROV underwater inspection system from manufacturer Ac-Cess Co. HydroServ is a multi-disciplinary marine organisation supplying a variety of construction, engineering, vessel and consultancy services to the Marine sector in Ireland the UK and Europe. With extensive near-shore and offshore experience in marine operations; vessel charter & management; marine construction and underwater operations including ROV inspection, HydroServ are well placed to gauge the benefits of the micro ROV and its unique characteristics. The unit can be in the water in 2 minutes, after the deployment the system is stowed away in one hand carry case – it’s... (read more)
2007-07-11 09:54:07

Stats Purchase AC-ROV

Specialist engineering group Stats have initially purchased one AC-ROV underwater inspection system for use on their various pipeline integrity projects.The company were actively searching for a genuinely work capable micro submersible. Sighting the systems size (critical to Stats applications), versatility, manoeuverability, and durability, the AC-ROV is for Stats a genuine micro 'work class' ROV that allows serious inspections of confined underwater areas. A convenient detail was found in the fact that the AC-ROV is manufactured in Aberdeen, Scotland, just a few miles from Stat's HQ. (read more)
2006-10-20 12:00:00

New ROV Survey Package

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced an EM 3002 ROV Survey Package. It consists of a complete suite of imaging, positioning and communication hardware and software, and has been designed for straightforward installation and mobilisation on any ROV. The package includes: EM 3002 single- or dual-head multi-beam echosounder HIPAP 500 or 350 (P) SSBL acoustic positioning system Hydro Acoustic Inertial Navigation (HAIN) and motion-sensing system bathymetric sensor doppler log. Based on the EM 3002 multi-beam echosounder, this new package is capable of providing highly detailed pictures for close-up inspection work and detailed and accurate mapping, as well as acoustic imaging of the... (read more)
2005-12-05 12:00:00

ROV Assists Environmental Groups

A coalition of environmental groups from New York and New Jersey are using Fishers SeaOtter ROV to gather evidence on the state of the marine environment in the area’s coastal waters. \"One of our main concerns is the use of contaminated material to fill holes in the bottom of New York harbour that were created by previous dredging operations\", says spokesman Frank Crescitelli. Another concern is the dredging operations that remove contaminated material from the bottom of the harbour. These types of operations put contaminants back into the water which can then spread throughout the entire marine ecosystem. Frank operates... (read more)
2007-03-16 03:45:25
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