For the first time in over one hundred and fifty years, it is possible to actually see the submarine Hunley. Until recently, it was completely covered by an encrusted layer of sand, sediment and shells that built up slowly over time. For the past four months, Clemson University conservators have been conducting the delicate task of chiseling away this concretion.
Reach Subsea and MMT Sweden have recently finalized successful offshore tests on the new Surveyor Interceptor ROV from the vessel Edda Fonn.
Seatronics, an Acteon company, leaders in the rental and sale of marine electronic equipment, and 2G Robotics, leaders in high precision subsea measurement technology, are pleased to announce a global sales and distribution partnership. The 2G Robotics line of underwater laser scanners will now be available through Seatronics for equipment rentals and sales. Customers will benefit from global access to the high resolution and precision of the 2G Robotics underwater laser scanners and from the offshore expertise and global technical support provided by Seatronics.
EdgeTech has delivered a new sonar system for MMT's high-speed Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV), the company announced today.
The EdgeTech system is a dual frequency side scan sonar operating at 600/1600 kHz combined with a sub-bottom profiler operating at 1-10 kHz. The side scan sonar includes custom Multi-pulse (MP) and Dynamically Focused (DF) capabilities. To ensure customers can take full advantage of the high-speed capabilities of the MMT Surveyor Interceptor ROV, the sonar needed to be able to produce high quality images while operating at higher speeds than typically seen with work class or inspection class ROVs.
SMD announced a contract award with KT Submarine for a QT1000 high powered cable installation and maintenance ROV.
The 2000m rated ROV embraces the latest technologies in jet trenching and ROV design with 1000hp of total installed power and 940hp of variable jetting power. The QT1000 is capable of trenching rigid products, power cables and telecommunication cables up to three metres into the seabed, SMD said.
Bibby Offshore, a leading provider of subsea installation and services, continues its global success with the announcement that its Singapore division, Bibby Offshore Singapore (BOS), has secured a contract with subsea service provider Seascape. Singaporean company Seascape, a subsidiary of Mermaid Subsea Services, has appointed BOS to provide ROV services for its DP2 dive support vessel (DSV), the Windermere.
Defense and security company Saab has won a contract to deliver a Water Borne Improvised Explosive Device Remotely Operated Vehicle (WBIEDROV) in cooperation with the U.S. Underwater Hazardous Device Team’s (UHDT) Technical Support Working Group (TSWG).
At Underwater Intervention in New Orleans Deep Trekker Inc. is showcasing for the first time a brand new Remotely Operated Vehicle, the Deep Trekker DTX2. This new ROV represents the first in a new line of subsea vehicles to complement the companies existing portable ROV line, the DTG2. The Deep Trekker DTX2 is the first ever subsea vehicle to combine the patented pitch mechanism that Deep Trekker is known for with 4 powerful, vectored thrusters for maneuverability unmatched in this vehicle class.
Mojo Maritime, leading British tidal energy marine operations specialists, and IKM Subsea, Norwegian ROV manufacturer and operator, have jointly secured a significant EU Horizon 2020 Grant to support a €1,200,000 R&D project to develop an ROV for use in high energy tidal sites, and capable of being operated from Mojo's ground breaking tidal energy vessel, the Hi Flo 4 (HF4).
McDermott has informed that the Derrick Barge 50 (DB50) recently completed the installation of a drilling and production platform in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico continental shelf that included the heavy lift of a 3,250-ton jacket.