After Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors closed following the Fukushima disaster, wind is now seen as an important alternative energy source.
MacArtney has supplied a TRIAXUS remotely operated towed underwater vehicle to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, and one of the largest and most diverse agencies in the world.
Canyon has McDermott award for ROVs services across construction and pipelay support vessels. Three years plus options is duration. Canyon will mobilise dual work ROV spreads as required and is initially expected to cover North Ocean-102, North Ocean-105, newbuild North Ocean-108, and newbuild DLV-2000. Mid-2014 is expected to see first mobilisation with six systems on three vessels.
DeepOcean has opted for the new concept Leopard ROV from Saab Seaeye.
Deeptech of Egypt has ordered Quasar mark II work ROV from SMD. System is 150 horsepower and rated to 3,000 msw. Later this quarter will see system delivered complete with A-frame and TMS. Deeptech already operates Quantum 9, two Tritons plus one Seaeye
Meridian Ocean Services has added two Saab Seaeye Lynx ROVs to its Falcon fleet to undertake a wider range of deeper inspection tasks at short notice.
The news that signals consistent with the missing Malaysia Airlines plane have been detected has been called the most promising lead so far.
Experts are still urging caution at this stage, but if these "pings" detected by the Australian ship Ocean Shield are confirmed a recovery operation could at last get under way.
David Mearns, director of Blue Water Recoveries Ltd, said: "We've gone from little hope to a lot of hope in the space of a day.
Off Aberdeen, Scotland (CNN) -- Against a bright blue sky, seagulls noisily squabbled above us as we set off aboard a crew boat, feeling rather small as we gently weaved our way past the gigantic vessels docked in Aberdeen harbor. The calm conditions that had allowed us to easily film inside the port quickly changed once we left the harbor, as we came up against 25-knot winds, rolling waves and spray soaking us from all sides.
They have lain submerged off the coast of Britain for more than 70 years, but three unexploded German bombs were finally disposed of by a small device that looked like a Hubba Bubba chewing gum packet.
The 50kg devices barely shook the surface of the water as they were blown up by British explosives experts, although any marine life in the area may have got a bit of a shock as the boom radiated through the depths.