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Seatools Unveils New Deepwater Excavator

Subsea technology company Seatools has introduced the Carrera E 3D motion-controlled precision flow excavation spread. The 630+ kW, all-electric deepwater excavator features Seatools’ advanced ROV DP technology and sets the stage for better accuracy, production and workability in the mass flow excavation (MFE).Seatools developed the Carrera E mass flow excavation spread leveraging its capabilities in heave compensation and ROV control technologies. The patent-pending spread features 3D motion control, which enables precision excavation operations at a minimum of seabed disturbance. Thanks to the

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Remote Monitoring System Delivered for The Ocean Cleanup

Subsea technology company Seatools said it has completed the development, manufacturing and testing of a remote offshore monitoring system on behalf of The Ocean Cleanup, a nonprofit organization dedicated to removing plastic from the world’s oceans.The monitoring system is currently integrated into the first-ever ocean cleanup system at The Ocean Cleanup’s assembly yard in Alameda, Calif.In the third quarter of 2018, The Ocean Cleanup’s system will be deployed into the waters between Hawaii and San Francisco. The primary goal of the Pacific trials is to confirm the performance of

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Rock Installation ROV Delivered to Van Oord

Subsea technology company Seatools said it has delivered a highly automated fall pipe remotely operated vehicle (ROV) on behalf of its client Van Oord.The 450-kW rock installation ROV underwent extensive sea trials and is ready to be deployed for subsea rock installation (SRI) campaigns from Van Oord’s new SRI vessel Bravenes.The ROV positions the fall pipe above the target (e.g., a pipeline) and with high accuracy facilitates rock installation in over 1,000 meters water depth. The ROV features an advanced dynamic positioning (DP) system enabling the vehicle to pursue a preprogrammed track with

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Seatools to Supply Monitoring System for The Ocean Cleanup

Subsea technology company Seatools said it has won a contract to develop and deliver a remote offshore monitoring system that will be used to gain real-time insight into the performance of the first-ever ocean cleanup system.   The contract was awarded by The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch nonprofit developing advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans from floating plastic. The group will deploy the system during trials starting later this year on the U.S. West Coast.   “Besides the fact that we thoroughly support this meaningful initiative, the project is compelling from a

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New Dredging Sensors for Jan De Nul Group

 Subsea technology company Seatools said it is in the process of delivering an extensive range of dredging sensors to Jan De Nul Group. The sensors will be used to monitor the dredging operations of three trailing suction hopper dredgers currently under construction.    The delivery will comprise a broad range of dredging sensors, including (differential) pressure sensors, rotation angle sensors, inclination sensors and wire length sensors. The sensors supply real-time data on a wide range of dredging process and equipment parameters. As such, the instrumentation provides the basis

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Seatools Upgrades FPROV on Van Oord’s FFPV Stornes

In June of this year, remotely operated vehicle (ROV) manufacturer Seatools completed the upgrade of the fall pipe ROV installed on Van Oord’s flexible fall pipe vessel Stornes. The depth upgrade enables Van Oord to perform precision rock installation in water depths of up to 2,100 meters.   Seatools initially delivered the fall pipe ROV in 2007, with a depth rating of 1,350 meters. Over the years, the 300 kW fall pipe ROV, executed with a range of dynamic positioning modes such as auto-heading, auto-track, and auto-swing, successfully performed precision rock installation operations in

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Seatools Automated Anode Cage Installation Tool for GeoSea

Subsea technology company Seatools said it has been awarded a contract from GeoSea for the design and delivery of an automated anode cage installation tool to be used in the Hohe See offshore wind farm construction.   The highly automated anode cage installation aid, designed in close collaboration with engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor GeoSea, will be deployed to help accurately position, direct and fasten 71 anode cages for Hohe See wind farm without divers or remotely operated vehicles (ROV).    According to Seatools, GeoSea will benefit

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Seatools Debuts New Dredging Monitoring Systems

Seatools has introduced the fourth-generation DipMate backhoe dredging monitoring and control systems, with an upgrade that encompasses two models: Essential and Pro.   Seatools described Essential as a cost-competitive visualization system that contains all essentials for efficient backhoe dredging, while the Pro is an advanced version that can be delivered with a range of automation modules enabling operators of all skill levels to dredge safely and maximize dredging productivity.   “Since we first launched DipMate, the system gained tremendous popularity among backhoe dredger

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New Subsea Storage Technology Introduced

In January of this year, Dutch subsea technology company Seatools completed an R&D program on a subsea liquid storage technology. During the program – a continuation of an earlier engineering study performed on behalf of Statoil Petroleum AS – the storage technology passed a full product qualification test program and will now be applied at a Pile Installation Frame operated by Seaway Heavy Lifting.   The oil and gas industry’s shift toward seabed positioning of (pressure-balanced) equipment like pumps, compressors, and related power grids that can compromise switch gear

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New Mort Collector for Offshore Fish Farms

On behalf of its client De Maas SMC, Dutch subsea technology company Seatools completed a feasibility and conceptual design study on a Remotely Operated Mort Collector (ROMoC). The study resulted in a highly automated mort collection system capable of effectively collecting dead fish in large-scale offshore fish farms as currently developed by De Maas SMC.    In addition to innovative large-scale fish farm concepts, the trend toward offshore fish farming also requires the development of related systems, such as a fish farm cleaning system. This system facilitates efficient and reliable

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Seatools Debuts Subsea Compensator Range

Dutch subsea technology company Seatools has introduced its new subsea hydraulic compensator range: the Advanced series.   This new subsea compensator range, based on the preceding Hyco range, delivers improvements in robustness, durability and standardization, according to the manufacturer.   Seatools, a specialist in subsea hydraulic systems, said it performed an extensive development trajectory that led to the Advanced series. The new range, meant for heavy-duty subsea hydraulic systems – such as subsea vehicles (e.g. ROVs and trenchers) and dredging systems (suction tube SHPU

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Seatools Introduces Active Heave Compensation Module

Dutch subsea engineering company Seatools has introduced an intelligent active heave compensation module: HeaveMate, a system for new and existing offshore and subsea equipment such as winches, cranes and LARS systems.   HeaveMate can be delivered either as an OEM package with the essentials for heave compensation (black box controller with sensors and software) or as part of a complete turnkey system, including mechanical and hydraulic hardware. Seatools’ simulation capabilities are applied to ensure proper performance of the overall system in any sea condition and situation (including

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Seatools to Launch Pile Dredge Tool at OTC

Dutch subsea engineering company Seatools is poised to launch its latest product, Pile Dredge Tool (PDT), at the 2016 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.   Combining Seatools’ strengths in subsea equipment development and dredging expertise, this latest pile cleaning and dredging tool is capable of removing soil plugs and cleaning of pre-piled jackets, such as commonly found in the offshore wind industry. The system can be used for all kinds of other pile excavation operations as well, such as for the preparation of piles prior to abandonment operations.   Seatools

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