Focus ROVsEvery month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in Hydro Internationalmagazine. 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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“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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ROVs

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)

Trends in Hydrography

It’s often a cliché to say that everything offshore has changed since the introduction of GPS, but I really think it’s true, almost everything has changed since back then in the 1980s. The other obvious transformational technology has been computers and co... (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)
ROVs

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)

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)

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)

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)
ROVs News

H300-V 300m Depth-rated Inspection-class ROV

H300-V is a new ROV launched by ECA Group at the occasion of Underwater Intervention 2017. It is  dedicated to observation and inspection missions. The H300-V ROV has been developed to meet the demanding markets using observation-class ROVs in harsh environments. Powerf... (read more)

Technip ROV Contract

Perry Slingsby Systems has secured a contract to supply a workclass ROV system and equipment to Technip. The agreement will see PSS deliver a Triton XL47 system, Dynacon winch, surface power and control equipment and surface control van in December 2008 for use in oil and ga... (read more)

UAS-to-ROV Wireless Communications Demonstrated

Subsea wireless automation provider WFS Technologies and marine rental equipment specialist Seatronics demonstrated UAS-to-ROV wireless communications at a Subsea Internet of Things event in Houston, USA. The demonstration took place on 15 February 2017 at the Delta Sub... (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)

Hydro-Lek Accelerates Repair Services

Hydro-Lek have announced an increase in stock holding of their full range of ROV tooling across the board to meet customers’ requirements for fast and efficient customer service with reduced delivery times. Higher stock levels have also enabled the company to offer a 2-week... (read more)
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