Category Archives: ROV


DW Spots Slowdown in Work-Class ROVs Utilisation

November 18, 2015

The global ROV market is anticipated to significantly contract in value terms in 2016 (-6.3%) and then plateau in 2017, due to the current oil price downturn, according to a provider of market research & consulting within energy industry, Douglas-Westwood (DW). In its latest ROV market forecast for the operation of work-class ROVs through to 2019, DW has highlighted… Continue Reading »


Bourbon Gets Two More FMC ROVs

October 25, 2015

FMC Technologies has delivered the remaining two, in series of four, new Heavy Duty remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) ordered by Bourbon Offshore. Two of these HD ROVs, designed by FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics, were delivered in September this year, with the remaining two announced for the fourth-quarter delivery. According to FMC, ROVs are capable of operating… Continue Reading »


ROVOP in New Contract Wins

September 20, 2015

ROVOP has revealed more than £2.5 million worth of new contract wins in the last month from its Aberdeen and Houston offices across the oil, gas and offshore wind markets. Work scopes for the projects, extending into Q3 2016, include Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) on several North Sea operators’ platforms, pipeline route survey in… Continue Reading »


ROVs Remove Dangerous Fishing Nets from Deep Waters

September 16, 2015

The Northwest Straits Foundation, based in Bellingham, Washington, in conjunction with Global Diving & Salvage has used a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV and supporting Falcon ROV to remove derelict fishing nets  from deeper waters without adversely affecting the habitat. The Foundation has already removed over 5,600 of these derelict fishing nets from the Puget Sound by… Continue Reading »


ROV Conference to Address Industry Crisis

September 9, 2015

Subsea UK’s 2015 ROV Conference will host a discussion on advancements in remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology and the challenges posed by a difficult marketplace. The event, which takes place on Friday 11th September, during the final day of Offshore Europe will welcome experts from across the industry to debate a range of subjects including the… Continue Reading »


Training at The Underwater Centre takes Ross from Fixing Bikes to Fixing ROVs

August 31, 2015

Ross Anderson graduated from the Premium ROV Course in 2014 and now works for Aleron Subsea in Aberdeen. Here we look at how his training at The Underwater Centre prepared him for his exciting new subsea career and what it took to get that all-important first job in the ROV industry… Before starting his ROV… Continue Reading »


Oceanica Adds Two Lynx ROVs (Brazil)

August 16, 2015

Brazilian subsea engineering company, Oceanica, is expanding its Saab Seaeye ROV fleet with two new Lynx vehicles. According to the company, each Lynx will be used in conjunction with two new vessels being built for Oceanica’s growing Petrobras activities in the vast Brazilian oil fields. Head of ROV operations, Manoel Teixeira Lopes Filho, said: “I… Continue Reading »



May 10, 2015

Subsea engineering specialist, Oceaneering, has launched its latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV) NEXXUS, which is being showcased at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The Nexxus is a 250 HP 3000 meters standard and 3950 optional depth heavy-work-class ROV. The vehicle is approximately 3 meters in length, 1.5 meters wide and 1.8 meters high. According to Houston-based… Continue Reading »


Subsea UK Calls for Papers Prior to ROV 2015 Conference

May 3, 2015

Subsea UK has launched a call for papers for the annual conference, now in its third year, which is focused on remotely operated vehicle activities. Namely, the UK industry body is urging industry experts to step forward and voice their concerns over the challenges currently facing the sector as a result of the falling oil price… Continue Reading »

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