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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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)
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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)

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)

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)

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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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)

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)

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 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 Distributors for Ac-cess

Ac-cess (UK) has signed up three further international distributors for the AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System. The Scandinavian and Eastern-European companies are to expand the presence of the ROV manufacturer in their regions.     Based in Norway and headquar... (read more)

ROV World Market Restores

Building on previous versions of The World ROV Market Report, this new edition from industry analysts Douglas-Westwood forecasts that following a softening of expenditure throughout 2009 a significant increase in work-class activity will occur over the period 2010 - 2014. &... (read more)

Bowtech Awarded ROV Vision Contract

Bowtech Products has been chosen by SMD and its customer, iTech, to supply all the cameras, lights and strobes on twenty (with options for up to a further ten) ROVs. This is the largest single order for cameras and lights ever received. The QX-Ultra work class ROVs were comm... (read more)

Sonardyne Helps Recovering Airbus Flight Recorder From Black Sea

Sonardyne was recently called-upon in a race to recover the flight recorders from a crashed Airbus A320. The Armavia airliner was lost with 113 lives on a flight between Yerevan and Sochi on the Black Sea coast at the beginning of May. It disappeared into water over 2,000 ft... (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)
 
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