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WATCH: Building a Typhoon MK2 ROV

April 24, 2016

A time-lapse video above shows Total Marine Technology (TMT) building its Typhoon MK2 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in Bibra Lake, Western Australia. TMT is an Australian-based designer and manufacturer of work class ROVs and intervention tooling for the offshore drilling and production industry. There are two types of Typhoon MK2 ROVs. The Typhoon MK2, capable… Continue Reading »

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Atlantas Marine Makes Video Tool for ROV Surveys

March 18, 2016

Yeovil-based small ROVs and survey services provider, Atlantas Marine, has made its first move into ROV instrumentation with the design and manufacture of a video overlay device intended to make cathodic protection surveys easier and faster. Being shown in public for the first time at Oceanology International, the new tool has been designed to display… Continue Reading »

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SBSS Wins Hainan Subsea Cable Survey

March 9, 2016

S. B. Submarine Systems, a joint venture between China Telecom and Global Marine Systems UK, (SBSS) has been awarded the contract for ROV inspection of the Hainan 500kV cable system by China Southern Grid. SBSS said it will mobilize its cable ship Fu An and Sea Lion III ROV from Shanghai to undertake the work in… Continue Reading »

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ROVOP and WFS Join Forces to Slash OPEX

February 3, 2016

ROVOP, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) service provider, and WFS Technologies, developer of wireless instrumentation and control solutions, have teamed up in effort to, reportedly, reduce certain operating costs by up to 80% and extend asset life by years. To launch the collaboration, the two companies recently held a live demonstration of ROV-deployed wirelessly enabled products… Continue Reading »

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Tritech Boosts Saipem ROVs

February 2, 2016

Italian Oil and Gas industry contractor, Saipem, has selected Tritech’s Gemini 620pd multibeam profiling system for its work class remotely operated vehicles (WROVs). Namely, Saipem has purchased a suite of Tritech products comprising Gemini 620pd sonars, Surface Control Units (SCUs) and Gemini Hubs, for accurate time stamped data. The Gemini 620pd sonars will run in… Continue Reading »

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IKM Subsea Bags ROV Contracts in Singapore

January 27, 2016

IKM Subsea Singapore has been awarded two contracts for the provision of ROV services to two unnamed clients. The first is a subcontract for a repeat customer for ROV services onboard a derrick lay barge. The duration of the contract is approximately 200 days, starting January 2016. IKM has mobilized its Merlin WR200 workclass ROV onboard and will be providing personnel to operate… Continue Reading »

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Geo Oceans Supports Pipeline Decom Project

January 24, 2016

Perth-based Geo Oceans has completed a six-week contract for 24/7 ROV support over 40 days of subsea pipeline decommissioning operations for Vale in New Caledonia. The project involved operating from a construction barge ROV visual guidance for crane operators using a pipe grab to remove a subsea pipeline in 40 – 60m of water. The… Continue Reading »

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The Underwater Centre Expands ROV Training

January 16, 2016

Fort William-based subsea training and testing facility, The Underwater Centre, has added the FMC Schilling TITAN 4 syllabus to its current ROV training suite. According to TUC, the course familiarises candidates with all major components of the TITAN T4 manipulator and provides system operation and routine maintenance procedures. The Centre has adapted the course to offer… Continue Reading »

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Forum Sub-Atlantic ‘Mojave’ for Spanish ROV Training School

November 21, 2015

EuroROV, the Spanish ROV training and engineering company, has taken delivery of a Forum Sub-Atlantic Mojave vehicle for its newly-launched ROV pilot training facility. The electric observation ROV, which was manufactured by Sub-Atlantic’s parent company Forum, can be set up and deployment using any domestic power supply. Sebastian Ruggirello, co-founder of the training school, said:… Continue Reading »

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