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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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 and New Technology in the ROV Industry

Over the past few years, the requirements 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 cre... (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 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)

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)

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)
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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)

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)

“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)

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 News

AC-Powered Underwater LED Floodlight

Remote Ocean Systems is unveiling the new Q-LED underwater LED floodlight at Underwater Intervention 2008. The compact Q-LED operates on 120 or 240 volt AC power, yet fits in the same compact footprint as Remote Ocean Systems' trusted QL-3000 floodlight, which has been a mai... (read more)

ROV Simulator Workshop During OI

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA, UK) is to hold a half-day workshop with the theme ‘The Diverse Role of the ROV Simulator' during Oceanology International on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at the ExCeL Conference & Exhibition Centre, London. The modern,... (read more)

ROV Activities in Plenty From IMCA

A new guidance note, a new CD and a call for 2004 ROV statistics from members are a measure of the level of work of IMCA's - the International Marine Contractors Association - Remote Systems & ROV Division Management Committee. The latest guidance note from the Division is T... (read more)

Deep Trekker at Dubai International Boat Show

Deep Trekker, Canada, will be introducing the DTG2 submarine micro remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to the Middle Eastern yachting market at the Dubai International Boat Show in Dubai, UAE. The Deep Trekker ROV is ideally used for hull and props inspections, troubleshooting a... (read more)

Flying ROV systems

In the test tank of the Southampton University different companies were showing the smooth operation of their equipment.   'It's always hard to push it in', commented the SeaEye's ROV operator who happened to be demonstrating his device at the moment of Hydro Inter... (read more)
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