Remote Systems News

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Rose Joins IMCA as Technical Adviser

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Andre Rose as Technical Adviser - Competence & Training, Remote Systems and ROV.Rose has spent most of the last 18 years working in the ROV industry, including time as a pilot/technician, superintendent, ROV manager and client representative.He has a background with the Royal Navy, where he spent 19 years in its Fleet Air Arm working with rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Initially, he completed an apprenticeship in aircraft mechanical engineering, before being trained as an avionics engineer.When he left the Navy, after a short

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Plans ROV Seminar in Stavanger

in the growing renewables sector is another. The need to recruit and retain properly trained, competent people remains vital.   These challenges and opportunities have led the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to organize an ROV Seminar, with the theme ‘The future for remote systems and ROVs in the offshore construction industry’. Chaired by Graham Duncan of TechnipFMC, the IMCA ROV Committee Chairman, it will be held Tuesday 30 - Wednesday 31 May at Oceaneering International’s facility in Stavanger, Norway. The free-to-attend seminar is open to IMCA members

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Names New Technical Director

, “Richard’s track record speaks for itself. He has been committed to marine contracting from the moment he joined the industry, and has seen IMCA at work ‘from the other side’ having held many committee positions, the most recent of which was as Vice Chairman of IMCA’s Remote Systems and ROV Division Management Committee. He will certainly be able to ‘hit the ground running’. I wish him well, and know IMCA’s technical program is in safe hands. I am firmly of the view that Richard will greatly enjoy his new role.   “My role over the past 18 years

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SeeByte Delivers Glider Fleet Piloting Tool to NOC

Oceanography Centre (NOC) with an asset management system. This will provide remote mission planning capabilities, as well as enabling 24/7 remote monitoring for NOC’s glider fleet.    Using the SeeTrack glider-fleet management tool developed for NOC MARS (Maritime Autonomous Remote Systems) users can remotely monitor the position of each glider in the fleet and re-plan and change mission plans accordingly. This effectively provides a tool where every glider’s vital stats can be monitored and tasking updated in one place. This can be done from a remote laptop at any time of

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Osiris Achieves IMCA Diving Membership

as it promotes good practice and contracting members must demonstrate their capability to operate at an industry wide benchmark,” explained Aiden West, managing director of Osiris. “The achievement of securing IMCA diving division membership – following within a year of securing our remote systems and ROV division membership – underscores our commitment to working to the highest standards in this safety-critical environment.”   “IMCA membership is increasingly seen by our customers in the oil and gas, and offshore marine renewables sectors as representing the vital

HYDRACraft 1400 (Photo: Unique Maritime Group)

Unique Hydra to Debut Diving Daughtercraft System

seminar includes an array of presentations given by specialists on technical, safety and environmental issues affecting the industry. This year’s program focuses on the initiatives being employed to improve performance across various technical divisions such as marine, diving, offshore survey, remote systems and ROVs

New Industry Role for Harkand’s ROV Manager

head of remotely operated vehicles (ROV) has been announced as the new vice chairman of a global offshore, marine and underwater engineering trade association’s ROV committee. David Rhodes has been voted in by fellow members of the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) Remote Systems and ROV Division Management Committee. The committee is one of the association’s technical groups committed to the promotion of good working practices in the areas of health, safety, the environment, quality and efficiency, as well as giving technical guidance. This is the first

IMCA to Host Asia-Pacific Meeting in Perth

and guests, follows a closed early morning voting member meeting. From 10 a.m. the open meeting will consider competition law policy; provide a worldwide update on all IMCA divisions – Competence and Training; Safety, Environment and Legislation (SEL); Diving; Marine; Offshore Survey; and Remote Systems & ROV; and then encompass an international regulatory update; and discuss recent safety-related incidents before the first of a series of presentations takes place. “We certainly have a packed and highly relevant programme,” said Jane Bugler, IMCA’s Technical Director

Quasar ROV being launched (Photo: Bibby)

Bibby Reports Thriving Subsea Business

clients.” Bibby Subsea said it aims to deliver a diverse range of subsea construction projects for operators worldwide. Services include project management and engineering, innovative remotely operated vehicle support vessels (ROVSV) and survey capabilities, diverless intervention, advanced remote systems and tooling packages, in-house survey and data processing, subsea construction support services, and inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM).  

Osiris Recognized with IMCA Accreditation

Osiris Marine Services, a division of James Fisher and Sons plc, is proud to announce that it has achieved the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) accreditation for the Remote Systems and ROV Division. IMCA is the internationally respected trade association representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. The Remote Systems and ROV Division of IMCA assists ROV operators in achieving high levels of safety and efficiency, and this accreditation is in recognition of Osiris meeting these high levels. “Achieving IMCA accreditation for our ROV services is

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