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Chile's Underdeep Solutions Adds Another Falcon ROV

Dec 11, 2020

Chile's Underdeep Solutions has expanded its ROV Fleet with a third Seaeye Falcon ROV, to support its aquaculture workUnderdeep’s latest Falcon is the second 1000m deep-rated version for the company, which specializes in fish farm inspection and support throughout Chile and the region…

Solstad Taps IKM Subsea for ROV Services in Taiwan

Dec 07, 2020

ROV manufacturer and operator IKM Subsea Singapore has won a contract with the Norwegian offshore vessel owner Solstad for ROV services at the construction support vessel, the Normand Baltic.The contract will see  IKM Subsea provide the Merlin…

Rovco, CWind Wrap First Phase of East Anglia ONE Subsea Inspection Works

Nov 04, 2020

Rovco, a UK-based provider of ROV and hydrographic services has completed the first stage of its long-term contract awarded by CWind for its annual subsea balance of plant (BOP) and cable inspection works at East Anglia ONE offshore windfarm in the UK…

Forum to Deliver Trenching ROV for Subsea Cable Project in Asia

Nov 04, 2020

Forum Energy Technologies has won an order to deliver specialist subsea equipment for what it said was a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia.The contract won through Forum’s local representatives, will see the company deploy a…

Unique Subsea Robots to Serve Norwegian Oil Industry from 2022

Oct 27, 2020

Norwegian subsea drone specialist Stinger Technology has entered into a collaboration agreement with the U.S. ocean robotics firm Houston Mechatronics.Houston Mechatronics is currently developing what has been described as one of the subsea…

Oceaneering ROVs for Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. subsea services firm Harvey Gulf Subsea Solutions has selected Oceaneering for ROV and support services onboard its four Jones act compliant offshore vessels. Oceaneering will provide eight Millennium Plus ROV systems, personnel, and accompanying…

'Attic' Oil Removed from Shell Bravo Concrete Storage Cell

Oct 16, 2020

Deepocean, with Enpro Subsea as a subcontractor, has recently completed the removal of 'attic' oil from concrete storage cells at the base of Shell's Brent Bravo platform in 140 meters water depth in the UK North Sea.A DeepOcean subsea construction…

C-Innovation Orders Sonardyne Tech for ROV Ops in Brazil

Oct 13, 2020

Marine services company C-Innovation (C-I) has ordered a package of Sonardyne’s underwater positioning and navigation systems to support its operations offshore Brazil.Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) on board six ROV support vessels (RSVs) in the country will be equipped with Sonardyne inertial…

'Pioneering' Deep Sea Mineral Exploration Mission Complete Off Norway

Oct 09, 2020

The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) has completed its five-week seabed mineral research expedition on the Mohn Ridge in the northwestern Norwegian Sea, in cooperation with TIOS and using Island Offshore's Island Valliant vessel. The NPD…

In a First, ROVOP Inspects Offshore Installation via Video Link

Oct 07, 2020

UK-based ROV services provider ROVOP has said it has delivered its first remote platform-based inspection, repair, and maintenance workscope, 'effectively reducing the number of personnel required offshore,' on Premier Oil's Balmoral floating production vessel in the UK North Sea…

VIDEO: Purdue Working on Mobile Docking Station for AUVs

Oct 07, 2020

Subsea robots can be great for environmental studies and search-and-rescue missions and, but eventually, they must return to a base to recharge their batteries and upload their data, which is a challenge if your robot is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) exploring deep ocean waters…

Hydramec's LARS for Fugro's Uncrewed Surface Vessels

Oct 02, 2020

Offshore surveyor Fugro has ordered a Hydramec launch and recovery system for its new uncrewed surface vessels recently ordered from Sea-Kit.Fugro, based in the Netherlands, in August ordered two 12-meter SEA-KIT X class uncrewed surface vessels (USVs)…

VIDEO: Barcode Tags Could Cut Subsea Pipeline Inspection Costs

Sep 24, 2020

A pipeline inspection solution combining subsea drones and the use of visual markers - barcodes - on the pipelines themselves could drive down the costs of subsea pipeline inspections.The solutions is being developed by tubular solutions firm Vallourec…

Van Oord Deploys Giant Trencher to Bury Offshore Wind Cables in North Sea

Sep 23, 2020

Dutch offshore installation contractor Van Oord has deployed a large remotely operated trencher called Deep Dig-It off the Dutch coast to bury offshore wind farm cables 5,5 meters deep into the seabed.The trencher has been deployed as part of…

Subsea Technology and the New Routes to Residency

Sep 22, 2020

Efforts to increase remote capability often go hand in hand with increasing ROV residency. But exactly what form residency takes is diverging. Elaine Maslin takes a look.Dial back the clock five years and there was a movement towards an idea dubbed subsea resident remotely operated vehicles (ROVs)…

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