Saab Receives ROV System Order from FMV for the Swedish Navy

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 14:54

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for ten ROV systems (Remotely Operated Vehicle), which will be deployed operationally for seabed surveys, inspections, light underwater operations and recovery of objects. Saab will fulfil the deliveries using the Seaeye Falcon system, which is being adapted to meet FMV's specifications.


Babcock Completes WHS Design For South Korea’s Jangbogo III Submarine

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 08:57

Babcock has successfully completed the design definition of the Weapon Handling System (WHS) for South Korea’s Jangbogo III submarine, marking an important milestone in the project. Babcock was awarded a contract by DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering) to design the Weapon Handling and Launch System (WHLS) for the 3,000 tonne Jangbogo III submarine, and manufacture the equipment for the first two boats of a class of up to nine.

New Kongsberg acoustic positioning system

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:14

Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime has extended its range of acoustic positioning systems with introduction of μPAP, a compact and portable unit for operation from surface vessels to track ROVs, tow fish, divers and other subsea targets at depths down to 4,000m. Operating in either SSBL (super short baseline) or LBL (long baseline) modes, it measures distance and direction to subsea transponders while computing 3D position in local or geographical coordinates.


IHC Hytech wins order for containerised air-dive spreads

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 13:33

IHC Hytech, part of Royal IHC, has secured an order for two innovative containerised air-dive spreads from Bluestream, an offshore and subsea company that operates in the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors. These high-quality systems consist of a containerised 1,800mm decompression chamber with a full three-dive control panel and a separate machinery container that will be modified to meet the customer’s needs.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:52

Oceanica, the long established Brazilian subsea engineering company, has ordered two Saab Seaeye Falcon ROVs for its expanding operations with Petrobras.


The Falcon's respected reputation in Brazil was a decider for Oceanica, says head of ROV operations, Manoel Teixeira Lopes Filho.


For him, the Falcon's world-proven reliability and performance was a vital factor.


SMD Release Advanced ROV Training Simulator

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 09:57

SMD are delighted to announce the release of the new advanced ROV Training Simulator. SMD's R&D department have been working together with technology partner Tree C to develop a new dynamic and intuitive simulator which addresses current training market needs and requirements, with a particular focus on operator/pilot training and mission planning and rehearsal.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 09:01

Surrey based Planet Ocean have announced that they have been appointed as UK and Ireland distributors for the Canadian Deep Trekker range of remotely operated vehicles.



Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 08:59

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated and Bolt Technology Corporation jointly announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement that provides for the merger of Bolt with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teledyne. Pursuant to the transaction, Teledyne will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Bolt for $22.00 per share payable in cash. The definitive agreement contemplates that Bolt will pay its previously announced quarterly dividend of $0.09 per common share, payable on October 2, 2014, to stockholders of record on September 3, 2014.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 08:58

Sonardyne International Ltd. has been formally presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire. Dame Mary Fagan presented the Award in the Innovation category for Sonardyne’s Sixth Generation (6G®) product platform during a visit to the company’s head office and manufacturing facilities in Yateley, Hampshire.