Phoenix Augments ROV Fleet

Phoenix International, Inc. has acquired two powerful, heavy-duty work Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to augment its expanding ROV fleet: a 200 hp Perry Slingsby Triton 210 and a Soil Machine Dynamics 400 hp NEREUS II ROV. Both systems can operate in a free-flying or tracked mode and are capable of performing intervention, sampling and submarine cable/pipeline related tasks. The systems include hydraulic manifolds capable of supporting a diversity of underwater tools and tooling systems, dual 7-function Schilling manipulators, TSS 340/350 cable/pipeline tracking systems, cable gripping and cutting WebTools and water jetting systems for cable/pipeline burial and excavation projects. The vehicles... (read more)
2004-02-02 12:00:00

ROV for SNK Ocean

ISE has delivered a new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) for SNK Ocean Co. Ltd., a Japanese marine services company based out of Tokyo, Japan. SNK has other ISE equipment. The HYSUB ROV, the ‘Hakuyo 150-3000', is designed to perform functions including cable burial, salvage, research and survey. It is SNK's deepest-diving ROV, rated to an operational depth of 3,000 metres. It will compliment SNK's existing HYSUB ROV that operates to depths of 2,000 metres. The vehicle is equipped with four lateral and three vertical thrusters, two manipulators, a full sensor package, and ISE's customised control system, ACE.The ROV is also... (read more)
2010-10-25 03:15:50

Prodive Purchase AC-ROV

Prodive Services (Tuzla, Romania) have purchased an AC ROV underwater inspection system from ACCESS Co UK. The 80m tether-remotely operated vehicle was specified to include a rear view camera and light system and an additional 100m tether with custom reel.   Mr Christian Vlad, owner director of Prodive is delighted with the micro ROV's performance, with a series of jobs successfully completed, for example confined access in hazardous environment jobs, ranging from a reservoir pipe, ship's hulls and harbour inspections in the Tuzla area to ongoing inspections at the Cernavodã Nuclear Power Plant, Romania's only nuclear power station.   For... (read more)
2007-07-27 04:21:21

Seatrax Singapore ROV Contract

Singapore diving contractor Seatrax Singapore has contracted with subsea specialist Sub-Atlantic Asia Pacific to further strengthen its subsea services capability with their first electric work class ROV. The Comanche was chosen for its reliability, high power to weight ratio, hydraulic systems and to carry out work class tasks such as torque tool operations, drill support and survey projects. The system has been ordered as a Zone 2 certified unit which will compliment Seatrax Singapore's operational capability in the drilling / intervention support and construction market. The contract will see Sub-Atlantic supply a 2000 metre rated Comanche system with a delivery... (read more)
2010-07-19 11:25:06

ROV DP Capabilities Demonstrated

A recent trials partnership between Sonardyne International, UK, and USA-headquartered Oceaneering International has resulted in the development of a Fly-By-Wire (FBW) system for ROV control in any water depth, allowing the vehicle to hold station indefinitely and navigate to real-world coordinates automatically. A Sonardyne SPRINT system was installed on one of Oceaneering’s Maxximum ROVs and integrated with a Sonardyne Ranger 2 Ultra Short Baseline (USBL) system for acoustic aiding of the Inertial Navigation System (INS). The trials took place in the Gulf of Mexico in water depths of 3,057 metres (10,030 ft) and results showed that continuous hovering of the... (read more)
2012-11-28 10:39:05

ROV Replaces Drop Cameras

FMC Technologies had a requirement to update and improve the visual inspection of subsea equipment within their test tank. Historically, a network of dropper cameras has been used to monitor the testing of equipment. The biggest problem that FMC testers had was differentiating between leaks and air pockets, because dropper cameras could not get in close enough and were extremely difficult to manipulate. An AC-ROV solves this dilemma.   This and the fact that many areas could not be accessed with a dropper camera caused major testing delays. A solution was required to overcome these problems. FMC decided to go... (read more)
2008-07-07 09:54:34

New AC-ROV Distributors

AC-CESS has signed international distribution agreements with two market leading companies: Seavision Technologies (Newcastle, Australia) and ROVTS in Korea.     Seavision is the equipment and component supply arm of ATSA Defence Services. Founded in 2000 as a service partner for Royal Australian Navy, ATSA combines innovation and expertise to deliver solutions for technological applications involving world leading advanced electronic systems. Having taken delivery of their first AC-ROV, Seavision Technologies primary focus is the supply of equipment deployed in harsh military maritime environments. Mr Darren Burrowes, ATSA Marketing Director, is very enthusiastic about his latest project; "The AC-ROV gives a... (read more)
2008-12-19 03:51:24

Noordhoek Expands ROV Fleet

Noordhoek Offshore has ordered 2 new Sub-Atlantic Mohican ROVs and 3 new Seaeye Falcon ROVs. The decision to order new ROVs is another step within the growth strategy of Noordhoek, which already has two new vessels under construction; a DPII Saturation Diving Support Vessel for delivery Q4 2009 and a dedicated DPII ROV Survey Vessel for delivery Q1 2010.     This order continues Noordhoek´s fleet rejuvenation programme and adds 5 units to Noordhoek's ROV fleet, operating mainly in the inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) market. The delivery of these new ROVs is scheduled for the second quarter of 2009.... (read more)
2009-03-24 02:37:30

MERMAC ROV Winch Series

The MacArtney Group (Denmark) has upgraded the MERMAC R series of ROV winches. Featuring power and speed, minimal maintenance requirements, a rugged and compact design, Active Heave Compensation (AHC) and a unique Remote Diagnostics Tool - the MERMAC R series has been developed for ROV systems and tasks of all types. Selecting the right winch system for a specific vessel, ROV system and task portfolio can be complex. Employed for work class and inspection ROV systems alike, MERMAC R winches are available as standalone systems, as part of launch and recovery packages or as part of complete vessel moon pool... (read more)
2013-10-18 11:08:04

Internet Control of ROV

Internet users can now reach under the sea to pilot a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) docked at an unmanned experimental laboratory based off Vancouver Island. It means researchers worldwide can view video images direct from a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV as it undertakes its designated tasks, along with a 3D image of the vehicle in operation.   Conceived by the Ocean Technology Laboratory team at the University of Victoria, the subsea hub platform is the first undersea laboratory with its own resident ROV. Real-time access over the Internet will allow researchers to monitor or conduct tests on equipment from anywhere... (read more)
2008-12-16 12:00:00
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