New Seabed Classification Software Launched
Classification software, users can now save valuable interpretation and reporting time when generating charts or maps in support of their geophysical survey projects. Ideal geophysical survey applications include site and geohazard investigation in support of pipelay, jacket and riser installation or subsea cable laying operations. For example, ripples in the seabed that alert operators to strong and potentially dangerous currents, can now be more quickly and more repeatably identified for better decision making. Environmental applications will greatly benefit from the automated classification over
Bender UK Delivers ROV Power Monitoring
monitoring equipment from Bender UK is being used by remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operator Film-Ocean to verify the integrity of power supplies offshore.For Bender, whose insulation monitors and earth fault location technologies are employed within the oil and gas industry to protect personnel, subsea equipment, installations and associated electrical infrastructure from insulation failure, the Film-Ocean application marks the first for its power quality monitoring (PQM) technology in the subsea sector.Subsea contractor Film-Ocean provides ROV inspection and intervention services, and it relies
Interview: David Ince, Event Director, Oi
From its founding in 1969, Oceanology International has evolved into what is arguably the biggest and best gathering for the global subsea technology community. To help celebrate Oi’s 50th, Marine Technology Reporter visits with David Ince, Event Director, Oceanology International for his insights on ‘what’s to come’ for visitors and exhibitors at Oceanology International 2020 in London.Briefly discuss your responsibilities with the venerable Oceanology International brand.I have responsibility for the management and operational delivery of the Oceanology International portfolio
Subsea Tech's 'March of Miniaturization'
A growing battalion of small, compact systems is marching in on the subsea world, in some ways making it a bigger space for more to enter. Elaine Maslin reports.Smaller remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and smaller autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) are growing in number and in turn driving smaller technologies that support them. The result is a few new kids on the block and what you could call a rising march of miniaturization.They span from vehicle manufacturers to acoustic and optical sensor system makers. A number of these attended a demonstration event focused on unmanned systems in the
AUV Project Boosts Endurance, Navigation Capabilities
A two-year project has delivered a step-change in unmanned platform endurance and navigational precision.The £1.4 million ($1.8 million) Precise Positioning for Persistent Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (P3AUV) project, led by subsea technology specialist Sonardyne International Ltd., with partners the National Oceanography Center (NOC) and L3Harris, and part funded by Innovate UK, has set new standards for long-endurance underwater navigation and automated subsea positioning of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).In addition, the project also set out to increase the use of autonomy in offshore
Seatool’s Plug-and-Play Subsea HPU Range
Seatools offers a new range of subsea hydraulic power units (SHPUs) which come as true plug-and-play solutions.“We believe this new product range proposes a unique offering,” said Johan Sol, Business Development Manager at Seatools. “Complementing Seatools’ existing line of subsea hydraulic components, with the launch of this underwater hydraulic powerpack range we grow alongside existing customers and meet the needs of new customers.”The ready-to-roll powerpacks were designed to meet the demands of today’s subsea equipment and clients’ configuration requirement
First Subsea CPS for WindFloat
UK's developer and supplier of connectors, First Subsea has delivered a beach landing Cable Protection System for the export cables on the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project, located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal. Hengtong Group was contracted through its Submarine Business Units to deliver the export cable for the beach export system which was installed on schedule by its contractor DeepOcean at the end of June 2019.The cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. First Subsea project manager
2G Robotics Unveils Micro Inspection Skid
Canadian marine technology company 2G Robotics said it has launched a new laser survey skid for inspection class remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV).Developed in partnership with iXblue and Nortek, the all-in-one integrated Micro Inspection Skid delivers high accuracy inspection capabilities with subsea dynamic laser scanning to enable survey and inspection by low cost vehicles.Available for new and existing vehicles including the Saab Seaeye Falcon and the Seatronics VALOR, the skid features a plug-and-play design that comes fully calibrated and only requires mounting and connection to the vehicle'
Will 2020 be the year for Subsea Mining?
Support Vessel , location- FUJIAN province PRC. Courtesy FUJIAN MAWEI SHIPBULDINGChallengesLegalAlthough the technical challenges are daunting for any type of deep-sea mining, the legal and environmental challenges presented to any mining operation are potentially even more so. Any commercial subsea activity which falls within the EEZ generally 200nmi (and for the purposes of subsea mineral rights, extends out to 350nmi to the continental shelf) is governed by an individual coastal state’s regulations. Some of the Pacific Island nations which early on had significant offshore mineral
Cable Protection System for WindFloat Atlantic Project
First Subsea has delivered a beach landing Cable Protection System for the export cables on the 25MW WindFloat Atlantic project.The project is located 20 kilometers off the coast of Viana do Castelo in Portugal.Hengtong Group was contracted through its Submarine Business Units to deliver the export cable for the beach export system which was installed on schedule by its contractor DeepOcean at the end of June 2019. The cable protection system is designed to suit the export cable and consists of clamps, bellmouth and cable protection. WindFloat Atlantic uses cutting-edge technology from Principle