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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“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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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)

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)

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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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)

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)

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)

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)
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AC-ROV Options

AC-CESS has successful launched a suite of new vehicle options. During Ocean Business 2009 (Southampton, UK) an USBL positioning and tracking system, thickness gauge and variable intensity laser scaling system was demonstrated.     Visitors were encouraged to fl... (read more)

TAF Buys AC-ROV

AC-CESS has announced the delivery of an AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System to CDF Commercial Diving Fankhauser / TAF Taucharbeiten AG (CDF / TAF). This company specialise in underwater construction, engineering, industrial cleaning and inspection.     Managing... (read more)

Another ROV Build for Fukada Salvage

International Submarine Engineering, Canada, is pleased to announce the contract to build a 50HP 3,000mdepth Hysub ROV for Fukada Salvage and Marine Works, Japan. The Fukada Hykuyo Hysub 50-3000 is a versatile and capable medium duty work-class ROV. The vehicle will be outfi... (read more)

Phoenix International Continues ROV-Fleet Expansion

Schilling Robotics will supply Phoenix International with three additional UHD ROV systems in 2007 and 2008. All three systems will feature 200-shp power and will be rated for 4000-metre operation. The systems will include Schilling's extended excursion XE TMS and are slated... (read more)

Ashtead to Represent Vortex

Ashtead Technology has been appointed as exclusive Global Rental Representative, within the Oil and Gas sector, for Vortex International Ltd for the rental of the Vortex Dredge Unit. The most powerful 4 inch ROV and diver dredge unit in the world (40 to 50 ton/hr), the Vorte... (read more)
 
 
 
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