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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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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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)

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)

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)

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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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)

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)

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 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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Connecting to Tomorrow’s Talent

Mutual learning and innovation were top of the agenda when MacArtney’s US arm spent a weekend in the inspirational company of the underwater technology talent of tomorrow. The event was held at the NASA Johnson Space Center, where the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory (NBL) astron... (read more)

Predator Inspection Class ROV

Global Marine Systems launched Predator, an Inspection class ROV, at HydroVision International in Charlotte, NC, USA, the world's largest gathering of hydro professionals. Predator is a modular, 300m rated inspection-class ROV system. Designed to be a highly portable system,... (read more)

First TOGS-NAV Systems for SMD

First deliveries of the CDL TOGS-NAV have been received by SMD at their facility in Wallsend, England. The first two systems were delivered in October on an accelerated schedule as part of a major contract awarded to CDL earlier this year. The TOGS/NAV system will be a stand... (read more)

Bespoke Winch System for South-Asian Defence Contractor

A prominent defence contractor, who is an existing user of SubConn connectivity products and EMO multiplexers from MacArtney’s product portfolio, has taken delivery of a customised winch solution equipped with a 3,000m fibre cable and termination. The traction-based wi... (read more)

SNK Ocean Co Ltd Orders ISE Hysub ROV

International Submarine Engineering, Canada, has agreed to build another HYSUB Remotely Operated System (ROV) for SNK Ocean Co, a Japanese marine services company based out of Tokyo. SNK will be provided with a 100HP ROV with depth capability to 2,000 metres. This 100HP ROV... (read more)
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