Offshore AUV, ROV Market to Grow 18.2%
propulsion system segment in particular accounted for the highest share of global offshore AUV and ROV market in 2016. The rising demand is credited to the factors such as versatility, simplicity in small ROV, low weight, reliability, low noise, and ease of packaging in comparison to mechanical propulsion systems, the report says.Geographically, the Middle East and Africa accounted for maximum share of 27% of global offshore AUV and ROV market, driven primarily by offshore oil and gas activities. Latin America is also expected to see strong growth, the report says.
Support Vessel Delivered to Oceaneering
.Ocean Evolution features enhanced station keeping capabilities, which allows it to maintain position even during extreme weather conditions. The vessel’s position is held using two tunnel thrusters and a drop down thruster in the bow along with two Azipull thrusters in the stern. Props on the propulsion systems can be turned 360⁰ and were designed to optimize dynamic positioning of the vessel. The vessel achieved an ERN station keeping reliability rating of 188.8.131.52 which is the highest rating possible further proving the ability of the vessel to keep station in difficult conditions.The vessels
One-on-One with Martin McDonald, SVP, ROV Division, Oceaneering
on a real-time basis at the worksite, then it’s going to be more efficient and, of course, more cost effective.What evolution or improvement to ROVs – the vehicle, control elements, or accessories – would you most like to see?It’s a balance between hydraulic and electric propulsion systems. We will see electric manipulators coming into play, reducing the reliance on hydraulic systems. ROVs today still require some heavy-duty pumping and intervention capabilities, so that’s the challenge between getting the all-electric systems vs. hydraulic systems. Today, for example,
Meet PoBo: Floating Platform for Disaster Relief
."The PoBo is a modularly configurable floating device,” said Sascha Wahlster, head of civil activities for GDELS-Bridge Systems. “It can be used to assemble heavy-duty transport, working, diving and recovery platforms or bridges.”“By means of specially developed propulsion systems and supported by drone based underwater sensors, safe, semi-autonomous driving in flooded and unmapped areas will be made possible,” said Wahlster.The PoBo will be developed to be ergonomically friendly, and will have a mobile virtual reality system to conduct fast and cost-effective training
Innovation Starts @ Marine Hub Cornwall
grant fund where we can help supply grants to support R&D projects.It's fascinating. We’re seeing such a diverse range of really interesting solutions. We have around 150-160 companies in the pipeline now and it ranges from wave energy products to hybrid drive electric propulsion systems. We have people looking at tendering for offshore wind, boat landings, hydrographic survey solutions and autonomous vessels. If we can get 100 companies being more R&D focused within the next two years on top of what we are already doing, it will make a huge difference to the industry
US Navy-owned Research Vessel Back in Action
sea, while also enabling improved real-time communications with shore. Several critical sensor systems also were replaced, providing upgraded scientific capabilities and increased reliability."Besides extending the vessel's useful life at an attractive cost, this mid-life refit updates the propulsion systems with the newest in marine technology," said Tim Schnoor, the program officer overseeing ONR's research vessel program. "This means better diesel-electric generation and distribution systems, stronger compliance with environmental requirements, and reduced obsolescence of various
IKM Subsea Secures PTTEP Drilling Contract
deepest dive in South East Asia as the water depth ranges from 200mtrs to 2000mtrs. “This award definitely boosts IKM’s ROV utilization for 2018/19. With ongoing projects with SolstadFarstad, the IKM designed, built and operated Merlin WR200, shows advance electrical propulsion systems being a more reliable choice” says Ruben Subramaniam, IKM Subsea’s Business Development Manager. “The hybrid electrohydraulic technology provides clients with more uptime with numerous contingencies while reminding us that IKM have developed a fail proof mechanism
Wärtsilä Acquires Trident B.V.
€17.5 million ($20.8 million) and an additional €3.5 million ($4.2 million) earn-out, based on the business performance in the coming years. The turnover of Trident is approximately €9 million ($10.7 million). Trident Group specializes in repair, overhaul, and maintenance of propulsion systems, hull and machinery, with fully equipped workshops and certified personnel in the Netherlands, Italy, and Canary Islands. With the acquisition, Wärtsilä – which has long provided underwater services through partnerships – expands its 'vessel-as-a-service'
HII Wins USS Columbus Submarine Repair Work
been awarded a $219 million modification to a previously awarded contract to execute maintenance and modernization efforts on the submarine USS Columbus (SSN 762). Contract work includes maintenance, repair, alterations, testing and routine work on the ship’s hull structure, tanks, propulsion systems, electric plant, auxiliary systems, armament and furnishings. Work will begin immediately and is expected to be completed in August 2019. “This contract modification provides us the opportunity to work our first Los Angeles-class engineered overhaul availability at Newport News
Fugro’s Newest Survey Vessel Goes to Work
sampling in water depths of up to 3,500 meters and a permanent autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) hangar houses a Kongsberg Hugin 1000 autonomous underwater vehicle. The vessel can host a multitude of remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) platforms and the specially designed hull form and propulsion systems ensure acoustically quiet and economical running at higher than standard survey speeds. Phil Meaden, Regional Director Fugro Europe Marine, explains how the new multi-role vessel will support the company’s marine site characterization and asset integrity contracts: “The
SoCal Tech Focus: Tecnadyne
For more than 30 years Tecnadyne has been a leader in the worldwide subsea robotics industry, manufacturing underwater brushless DC propulsion systems, rotary and linear actuators, pan and tilt positioners, hydraulic power units, position sensors and pressure compensators for use on remotely operated vehicles (ROV), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), manned submersibles and other subsea platforms. Many ROV manufacturers (including ECA Robotics, Deep Ocean Engineering, Outland Technology and Shark Marine, to name a few) use Tecnadyne thrusters on their vehicles. Tecnadyne products are presently