Bluestream Picks Panther to Cut Construction Costs

22nd April 2015

With the subsea industry looking to cut costs, Bluestream Offshore has ordered a fourth Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV to undertake tasks normally performed by hydraulic vehicles. “Our clients want high-spec equipment to take on more complex construction work at a lower cost,” says Bluestream’s managing director, Rolf de Vries. “For instance, we have …

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US Navy awards three-year submarine engineering contract to BAE

20th April 2015

BAE Systems has been awarded a three-year contract by the US Navy to provide engineering and other services for modernise weapon launch platforms on US and allied submarines. The company will provide the navy with a range of support services like development, analysis and integration of new weapon launch and payload systems, mechanical configuration and …

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Whale plays peek-a-boo with ROV deep in Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana coast

16th April 2015

About 20 Septembers ago, I was fishing for yellowfin tuna in the Gulf of Mexico with a Plaquemines Parish native who, at the time, was an offshore guide. Our first stop of the day produced two good fish before the action died, and we decided to see what else we could find. On the way …

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BLUESTREAM PICKS PANTHER TO CUT CONSTRUCTION COSTS

15th April 2015

With the subsea industry looking to cut costs, Bluestream Offshore has ordered a fourth Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROV to undertake tasks normally performed by hydraulic vehicles. “Our clients want high-spec equipment to take on more complex construction work at a lower cost,” says Bluestream’s managing director, Rolf de Vries. “For instance, we have …

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Nissan is providing its Around View Monitor technology to help search the ocean floor for natural resources with robot crawlers in Japan

14th April 2015

NISSAN, THE JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and robot crawler maker, Topy Industries, are collaborating to make remote operated vehicles (robot crawlers) more effective on the ocean floor. Nissan will provide an advanced version of its Around View Monitor (AVM) technology, the same tech, well, sort of, that gives you a birds-eye …

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Teledyne SeaBotix Opens ROV Service Facility

13th April 2015

   Teledyne SeaBotix, a manufacturer of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), including the LBV and vLBV lines, announced today the phased opening of a service support and repair facility within its parent organization, Teledyne Marine Systems, which is located in North Falmouth, Mass. Dr. Thomas Altshuler, Teledyne Marine Systems Vice President and Group General Manager, said, …

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FUGRO PROVIDES ROV SYSTEMS AND INNOVATIVE TOOLING FOR NEW TOTAL CONTRACT

8th April 2015

Fugro has been awarded a five-year contract with an estimated value of USD 100 million by Total E&P Congo. The agreement is for ROV services and remote subsea tooling in the Moho Nord field, situated around 75 kilometres off the coast of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Fugro will supply four 200hp FCV …

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GRASSHOPPER RIDES FALCON FOR 3D VIEW OF DAM

7th April 2015

A retractable sonar system has been specially designed by underwater engineering services company Subsea Fenix to set atop a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV. Nicknamed ‘The Grasshopper’ the concept has made possible a more detailed inspection of a reservoir dam in central Italy than could otherwise be achieved. Faced with the problem of mounting a BlueView …

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Fugro wins Total Congo contract

1st April 2015

Fugro has been awarded a five-year contract with an estimated value of USD 100 million by Total E&P Congo. The agreement is for ROV services and remote subsea tooling in the Moho Nord field, situated around 75 kilometres off the coast of Pointe Noire in the Republic of Congo. Fugro will supply four 200hp FCV …

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Rolls-Royce purchases R.O.V., Brattleboro company

1st April 2015

BRATTLEBORO >> Rolls-Royce announced early Monday morning it had purchased R.O.V Technologies, Inc., a Brattleboro-based business primarily providing nuclear utility operators with remote visual inspection services for boiling water and pressurized water reactors. “We are delighted with today’s announcement which provides an excellent opportunity to enhance the reactor inspection and cleaning solutions that we provide …

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