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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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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IMCA Publishes ROV Personnel and Vehicle Statistics

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA, UK) has long collected information, both on personnel working on remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and also on the types of ROV in operation. There has now been a thorough reassessment of the original reported data goin... (read more)
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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 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)

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)
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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)

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)

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)

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)
ROVs News

New Zealand Underwater Robotics Start-up Sets Sails to Antarctica

Boxfish Research, New Zealand’s leading underwater robotics start-up have announced that on 2 January, co-founder and experienced mechanical engineer Ben King, began his journey to Antarctica. Accompanying Dr Regina Eisert and a research team from the University of Can... (read more)

Panther XT ROV

Saab Seaeye has launched the Panther XT, a more powerful, deeper swimming version of their successful Panther Plus ROV with a much greater tooling capability. It comes as world sales of the Panther range of electric work-class ROVs exceed 30 vehicles. ROV operators will bene... (read more)

First Work-Class Vehicle Certificated by Germanischer Lloyd

The Kiel 6000 ROV manufactured by Schilling Robotics has been certified by Ger­manischer Lloyd (GL) as meeting requirements for safety and environmental impact. The technical monitoring group GL has conducted safety surveys of thousands of ships and several ROVs, but the sur... (read more)

Sonardyne Aids NOC with Deepest Undersea Vent Discovery

Sonardyne International Ltd.’s Ranger 2 USBL acoustic positioning system has played an important role in the recent discovery of the world’s deepest known undersea volcanic vents by a team from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton, UK. The expedition used Ra... (read more)

1000th OCTANS Delivery

Fugro Singapore took delivery of OCTANS Serial Number 1000, part of an order of eight OCTANS for their FCV 3000 Work Class ROV Systems, in November 2007. The FCV 3000 is a 150HP Deep Water Work Class ROV. Designed and built in-house by Fugro, it boasts positioning, construct... (read more)
 
 
 
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