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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

Apr 10, 2019

The latest version of Forum Subsea Technologies’ VMAX simulator launched this week is designed to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year…

Unique Group Debuts New Survey USV

Apr 10, 2019

Unique Group, a provider of  services and solutions for the offshore, subsea and life support industries, has designed and developed its first Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) called Uni-Cat.With proven hydrographic survey capabilities, the Uni…

EIVA Launches ROV Steering Software

Apr 09, 2019

NaviSuite Mobula is a new software product from EIVA offering advanced steering capabilities to remotely operated vehicle (ROV) owners.The market for the micro- and mini-ROV is under drastic change, with more suppliers entering the market, and prices for the ROVs dropping significantly…

DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

Apr 09, 2019

Forum Subsea Technologies announced Tuesday it has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil…

Dynautics Launches the Phantom AUV

Apr 02, 2019

UK based marine technology company Dynautics has unveiled a new modular and scalable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) called the Dynautics Phantom.The first iteration of the product, which has been sea trialed and shipped to customers, will…

ROVCO Partners with Drexel

Mar 26, 2019

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) survey and inspection company Rovco said it has expanded its international reach after forming a local partnership with Drexel Marine Petroleum Services in Egypt.The deal will see the Bristol-headquartered firm…

Pioneering Spirit Gets a Scrub Down

Mar 19, 2019

The world's largest vessel, Pioneering Spirit, received a robotic hull cleaning during a recent port call in Rotterdam.The Allseas owned multipurpose vessel, which is on a temporary break from Nord Stream 2 pipelaying activities, made a stop…

ABS: Guidance for Remote Inspection Technologies

Mar 07, 2019

Classification society ABS has published new guidance notes detailing best practices for their use on class surveys and non-class inspections.The Guidance Notes on the Use of Remote Inspection Technologies cover pilot-operated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)…

Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Feb 28, 2019

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV…

Offshore ROV Market: $330m by 2025

Feb 17, 2019

The global market for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), which are a vital part of underwater activities in offshore, is valued at USD 210 million  in 2018 is expected to reach USD 330 million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% during 2019-2025…

The “Disruption” in AUV Trends

Feb 15, 2019

Missions—it’s all a question of missions. The mission decides the payload, battery capacity, size and processing power of an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV. King among these is payload, from which market disruption is just waiting to happen…

Saab Seaeye Progresses Vehicle Residency

Feb 14, 2019

Saab Seaeye said it has shown that underwater e-robotic vehicles can dock at remote deepwater sub-resident docking stations for data transfer, assignment instructions and battery charging.The underwater robotics company said its Sabertooth hybrid…

Partners Designing Autonomous Seismic Nodes

Feb 12, 2019

Underwater sensor technology company Sonardyne International said it is partnering with Shell Brasil and Brazilian research institute Senai-Cimatec to develop autonomous technology to make the monitoring of Brazil’s deepwater pre-salt oil fields more efficient…

ROVOP Names Wilson Head of Technology

Feb 05, 2019

Lee Wilson has joined remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) services provider ROVOP as Head of Technology.In the newly created role, Wilson will lead ROVOP's technology development in line with key client drivers such as cost optimization…

i-Tech Services Expands in Houston

Feb 04, 2019

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said it has taken on 13 new people in Houston following a 12-month period which saw the office secure a series of new contract awards in the Gulf of Mexico. The expansion grows the regional team by 25%.Recent…

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