ROVs

Focus ROVsEvery month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in Hydro International magazine. By including a mix of older and more recent articles, we will present a complete recap of the subject. Furthermore, we will be bringing you a bi-weekly round-up of ‘Focus Stories’ related to the theme through our newsletter (sign up here). The theme for August 2017 is:

ROVs

Hydrography uses them in various ways that we assume to be familiar: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), They serve many applications – the choice of articles may be of inspiration for yours!

You can also read the 2016 Unmanned Systems Special magazine.

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A New Solution for Subsea Metrology

Invariably, metrology is required at the critical stages of field development and the main goal for improvement is to reduce the time taken for acquiring data. The technique discussed offers significant improvements in terms of time and required equipment. Offshore Construct... (read more)
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High-resolution Structural Inspection of a Flooded Tunnel

Acquiring accurate data on the structural integrity of submerged tunnels, as well as shafts and underwater caverns, has long been a challenging and costly problem for water companies, hydroelectric schemes and mine operators alike. While dewatering of tunnels is one option t... (read more)
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Trends and New Technology in the ROV Industry

Over the past few years, the requirements for ROV support in the oil & gas sector has been hampered by the downturn in the sector. However, the continued investment in renewable energy has provided opportunities for manufacturers to continue their R&D projects to cre... (read more)

Hydroelectric Power Plant Inspections

In Brazil there is a legal requirement to inspect all hydroelectric dams and power plants (HPP) every five to ten years, but the methods to be employed for such inspection are not well-defined. Most of the work is currently done by autonomous scuba divers using visual and co... (read more)

ROVs as Versatile Workhorses

The concept of ROVs does not seem to change too much over time. Basically, they are self-propelled instruments working in deep waters up to about 6,000m that are linked to a vessel-based controller. This distinguishes them from AUVs that move underwater without a tether to a... (read more)

What’s Next for Subsea Robotics? Semi-automation Software

The subsea industry has been pioneering the use of robotics for intervention and repair for more than two decades now. We have seen the advent and evolution of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and their accompanying technologies, including sensors, navigation and station ke... (read more)
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Trends in Hydrography

It’s often a cliché to say that everything offshore has changed since the introduction of GPS, but there have certainly been many changes since back then in the 1980s. The other obvious transformational technology has been computers and computer processing... (read more)

Underwater Detection of Crashed Airplane

The Indonesian Association of Marine Survey Contractors launched a survey operation in early January 2015 to support the Indonesian National Agency for Search and Rescue. The operation was aimed at searching for a commercial plane, Air Asia QZ8501, reported missing on 28 Dec... (read more)

Understanding the Unthinkable

In the night of 14 April 1912, the unthinkable happened. The mightiest ship afloat, the brand new White Star Line ship Titanic, was on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England, to New York. The ship was advertised as unsinkable. And, if unsinkable, why should there be ade... (read more)

“We Are Limited by Imagination Rather Than Technology”

Now that the spotlights are on unmanned vehicles for various tasks in subsea survey, inspection and maintenance, it’s interesting to see how two businesses are looking at the technology. In 2016, Kongsberg and the start-up Eelume started their cooperation to develop an... (read more)
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STR Enhances Its Rental Portfolio With iXBlue OCTANS NANO

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR) has increased its portfolio of specialised subsea rental equipment with the purchase of iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO.The OCTANS NANO subsea gyrocompass will be used in ROV and structure monitoring operations. The order is part of STRs expand... (read more)

ROV for Deepwater Wreck Salvage

Blue Water Recoveries has awarded Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) the contract to supply a Triton XLX 35 ROV for their latest deepwater salvage project. The 4,000 metre rated system includes the latest in tooling and survey interfaces, including High Definition video for improv... (read more)

Another ROV Build for Fukada Salvage

International Submarine Engineering, Canada, is pleased to announce the contract to build a 50HP 3,000mdepth Hysub ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan. The Fukada Hykuyo Hysub 50-3000 is a versatile and capable medium duty work-class ROV. The vehicle will be outfi... (read more)

AC-ROV Concept Vehicle

Ac-cess and their engineering partners at All Oceans (UK) have been researching, developing and testing materials and components leading to development of the AC-ROV concept video camera and sensor platform. This has six thrusters, all identical, to give the operator all the... (read more)

Two Ultraheavy-duty Hydraulic ROVs for Geoconsult

Schilling Robotics announced today the sale of two Schilling Ultraheavy-duty hydraulic UHD ROVs to Geoconsult AS. The 150-shp ROV systems will expand Geoconsult’s capabilities by allowing operations at depths of up to 4,000 metres. The systems will be delivered with Schillin... (read more)
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