Brazilian order for Tritech’s Gemini

27th August 2015

Tritech International Ltd [Tritech] is pleased to announce the sale of its industry-leading multibeam sonar Gemini, to Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) providers Sistac Sistemas de Acesso S.A. [Sistac]. Sistac initially hired a deep-rate Gemini to evaluate its performance during sea trials and after the company observed its capabilities, subsequently purchased the sonar. The Gemini 720id …

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INNOVATUM PURCHASES ITS FIRST ‘WORK CLASS’ ROV, THE SAAB SEAEYE PANTHER XT

26th August 2015

Thanks to a very speedy preparation by Saab Seaeye Ltd, Innovatum Ltd has taken delivery of a new Saab Seaeye Panther XT ROV system, which is immediately deployed in a North Sea location, to support cable-lay operations, joining Innovatum’s 2 Cougar XT ROVs.   The Panther is the seventh ROV in the Innovatum fleet, and …

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SEATRONICS SECURES FIRST UK SALE OF 2G ROBOTICS’ ULS-200 UNDERWATER LASER SCANNER

26th August 2015

Seatronics, an Acteon company, has secured the first UK sale of 2G Robotics’ ULS-200 underwater laser scanner. The system was purchased by HR Wallingford; a world-leading independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation, based in Oxfordshire.   The ULS-200 is 2G Robotics’ mid-range underwater laser scanner. The system has a lightweight, compact design and low …

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KONGSBERG ESTABLISH EUROPEAN SUPPORT CENTRE FOR ITS REVOLUTIONARY SEAGLIDER AUV

26th August 2015

Kongsberg Maritime has announced the creation of a European support centre in Southampton, UK, for its Seaglider autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).   Seaglider is a buoyancy driven AUV manufactured by Kongsberg Underwater Technology, Inc. in Lynnwood, Washington, USA. Due to the product’s long duration deployments for continuous measurement of oceanographic parameters, Seaglider has revolutionised the …

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NATO UDWG 2016 Industry Reception date confirmed

24th August 2015

Sonistics is pleased to announce the date of the 2016 NATO Underwater Diving Working Group (UDWG) Industry Reception. As part of the Working Group, the Industry Reception will be held on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Hamburg. SMERAS Directory Members Invitation to NATO UDWG 2016

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HMS Artful arrives at Faslane Naval Base

24th August 2015

Britain’s latest nuclear-powered submarine will soon be in operation after arriving at its new home on the Clyde. Artful, the third of the Royal Navy’s new Astute class attack submarines, will carry out sea trials before entering service later this year. The 7,400-tonne vessel travelled from its construction yard at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria to the …

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BAE kicks off major nuclear submarine yard upgrade

24th August 2015

To equip the yard for construction of the largest submarines it has ever built, between £300 and £400 million is being spent expanding and upgrading the yard. In it’s 2014 update to Parliament on progress in the future nuclear deterrent, the overnment outlined its part in financing the facilities upgrade program. The report said the …

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Saab Seaeye’s Falcon to assist inspection of Guri Dam in Venezuela

24th August 2015

Venezuela has selected a Falcon remotely operated vehicle (ROV) developed by Saab Seaeye to carry out integral inspection work and a thorough survey of infrastructure and turbines of the Guri Dam. Guri Dam supports one of the largest reservoirs in the world and the work is underway to extend its life by another 30 years. …

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The Analox team head off to the Underwater Centre

20th August 2015

The Analox team ready to undergo training at The Underwater Centre A group of Analox team members were invited to The Underwater Centre in Fort William to undergo training similar to that delivered to Commercial Divers and ROV pilot technicians. The Centre provides a comprehensive, purpose-built dive-site, with subsea environments to mirror real-life surroundings. The …

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VENEZUELA PICKS FALCON FOR ONE OF EARTH’S LARGEST DAMS

20th August 2015

The Venezuelan Government has chosen a Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV fitted with a special survey system for inspection of its vast Guri Dam and associated turbines. Built in the 1960s and one of the largest reservoirs on earth, work is underway to extend the life of the dam by 30 years. Guri Dam, Venezuela At …

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