Category Archives: ROV


Swire to Expand ROV Fleet

September 24, 2015

Swire Seabed, a fully owned subsidiary of Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), has placed an order for the acquisition of two Kystdesign Supporter Work-Class Remotely Operated Vehicles (WROVs) with Lidan Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS), for delivery in February 2016. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, Swire Seabed has the option to purchase two more WROVs. Swire Seabed’s… Continue Reading »


Bourbon Gets Two FMC Technologies ROVs

September 19, 2015

FMC Technologies has delivered two of four new HD remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to Bourbon Offshore this month and will deliver the remaining two in the fourth quarter of 2015. Capable of operating at depths of up to 3,000 meters below sea level, FMC Technologies’ HD ROVs will be mobilized onto BOURBON’s dedicated fleet of… Continue Reading »


The Underwater Centre to Deliver New ROV Training Programme

September 17, 2015

The Underwater Centre has unveiled a new model for increasing workforce competency in the ROV industry, using a realistic offshore instruction environment, at the recently held Subsea UK ROV conference in Aberdeen. Industry and training providers have collaborated to develop work class ROV operations training that gives personnel thorough preparation and experience in essential aspects of work… Continue Reading »


DeepOcean Bags Shell North Sea Survey Gig

September 16, 2015

DeepOcean AS, a subsidiary of DeepOcean Group Holding BV (DeepOcean), has been awarded a call-off contract for provision of ROV based Survey Services by Shell in the North Sea. According to DeepOcean, the contract is for three years plus options. “Shell in the Greater North Sea has been on our Client target list for a… Continue Reading »


UNF Professor Gets Grant for ROV Development

September 10, 2015

Dr. Bill Dally, an associate professor in the School of Engineering at the University of North Florida, was awarded a grant for more than $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop an amphibious remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for coastal research and education. The vehicle will allow on site measurements during storm events and under other… Continue Reading »


Oceaneering Launches ROV-Mounted Subsea PA Probe

August 30, 2015

Oceaneering has introduced its most recent innovation, a deepwater Phased Array ultrasonic inspection capability for subsea applications down to 3000m (10,000 feet). According to Oceaneering, the new system is already validated for use by a number of operators following trials carried out in Houston, Texas. The system is deployed by ROV using Oceaneering’s Neptune scanner,… Continue Reading »


IMCA Provides ROV Statistics for 2014

August 9, 2015

The International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) 2014 survey of remotely operated vehicle (ROV)s, and ROV personnel reveals that in February 2014 a total of 3,369 ROV personnel (superintendents, supervisors, pilot techs and other offshore ROV support personnel) were working, and in August the total figure was 3,617. The total number of ROVs in February was… Continue Reading »


Will ROVs ever completely replace human divers?

July 24, 2015

Written by Jeremy Cresswell – 22/07/2015 3:00 pm With increasing demand for remotely operated vehicles, depth, cost, power and safety are powerful arguments The development and subsequent growth in demand for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) emerged due to a desire to explore depths and work beyond the reach traditionally carried out by divers. Since their… Continue Reading »


TMT Ships Final Two ROVs for Sapura’s PLSV

July 9, 2015

The last two ROVs to leave Australia’s Total Marine Technology (TMT) mark a major milestone in a very significant contract for the company. Typhoon 28 and 29 were the last ROVs to be built for one of TMT’s most significant jobs, the build, install and support of 12 ROVs for Brazil. These two ROVs, like the… Continue Reading »


Hybrid ROV-AUV Technology Could Aid Oil, Gas in Remote Offshore Ops

June 9, 2015

Technology developed by robotics researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) allowing an underwater vehicle to switch between remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations could aid the oil and gas industry by enabling a range of robotic interventions in new ways. Cape Cod, Mass.-based WHOI is eager to partner with… Continue Reading »

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