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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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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ROVs in Use for Renewables

The renewable energy sector is a significant user of Saab Seaeye underwater vehicles. Already the world’s largest manufacturer of electric ROVs, Saab Seaeye also has a range of autonomous and tethered AUV/ROV hybrid systems that will extend the potential for remote ins... (read more)
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Maiden Voyage Surveyor Interceptor Moved ­Traditional Boundaries

You have heard of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), but you might not have heard of the SROV yet. The S stands for Surveyor, meaning that the SROV Surveyor Interceptor is the first ROV built solely for subsea surveys, such as pipeline inspections, seabed mapping and environ... (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)

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)
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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)

Trends and New Technology in the ROV Industry

Over the past few years, the requirement 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 crea... (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)

Mission Towards ­Multirole Underwater Concept

Gabri S.r.l. is a company located in Genova, Italy, whose trade is in the AUV market. The company aims to set a new quality standard for the autonomous underwater vehicle market with its brand new project, Seastick. Gabri S.r.l. was founded in 2004 based on the experience in... (read more)
ROVs News

Engineer Impresses on Demanding Mobilisation

Aberdeen engineer Stuart Fraser has recently returned from overseas where he was supporting a Hallin Marine mobilisation. The mobilisation was a demanding job, due to the number of components required on the ROV. Ashtead Technology had a wide range of survey sensors onboard... (read more)

Follow Live Exploration of Deep-sea Volcanoes

Anyone with a computer or mobile online device can follow 35 international scientists, led by NOAA, as they explore seafloor volcanoes. The scientists are providing live video from the deep sea and describing their discoveries as they explore submarine volcanoes in the Weste... (read more)

Directors Appointed at Seaeye

Saab's decision to centralise its underwater vehicle organisation in the UK, has led to the appointment of two new directors to the board of Saab Seaeye Ltd. Bert Johansson (right on the image) is the new sales director Defence, and Mark Exeter (left on the image) becomes op... (read more)

Micro-ROV to Access All Oceans

All Oceans Engineering of Aberdeen, UK, have released details of their new vehicle, the MAC-ROV, and a range of deployment options. The MAC-ROV makes Access to All Oceans a reality for more people and more vessels. The company went public with the fact that they were develop... (read more)

MH370 Search to Recover Towfish

On 21 March 2016, the failure of a tow cable connector resulted in the loss of the SLH‑ProSAS‑60 towfish and the attached depressor that was used for the search for MH370. The two items were connected by 50 metres of synthetic tow rope. The torpedo-shaped depressor weighs up... (read more)
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