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DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

it has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil.The systems will be manufactured at Forum’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire and delivered in the first quarter of this year.The compact 2,000m rated 150HP XLX-C vehicles, which are coupled with compact Dynacon LARS designs, are the first of their kind to be delivered to the market. Forum has engineered the ROV footprint to suit the current

Caley Dive Bell Handling System (Photo: Seanamic Group)

Seanamic Expands Global Umbilical Business

systems for well intervention, workover and BOP (MUX and direct Hydraulic), saturation diving and subsea habitats, ROVs and submersibles.   Umbilicals International designs and manufactures custom dynamic thermoplastic umbilicals and cables for the offshore and seismic industries. The new UK facility will extend Umbilical International’s reach. And is consistent with the Seanamic Group’s mission to offer surface to seabed equipment and services through its turnkey offerings, providing significant competitive and implementation benefits through synergy in design and manufacture

Designed to disarm waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the SeaWasp is small enough for fast and easy deployment. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Maritime Mine Threat Experts Visit Saab Seaeye

 With threats from underwater mines and waterborne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) ever present, an international group of defense and civilian specialists in mine countermeasures visited Saab Seaeye’s U.K. facility.   The group, that included the Deputy Director of The NATO Underwater Research Centre, saw a range of existing and newly developed underwater robotic vehicles used in searching for, disarming and neutralizing mines and waterborne IEDs.   The robotic vehicles are designed to work remotely to reduce the risk towards mine disposal personnel at sea and in waterways.

ASV C-Enduro (Credit ASV)

Heriot-Watt University Orders ASV C-Enduro

in Robotics and Autonomous Systems as a research facility. “The facility will train upward of 65 Innovation Ready PhD students in aspects of robot interaction, starting in the autumn of 2014” he continued. The research involving C-Enduro forms part of the ROBOTARIUM national UK facility for research into the interactions amongst robots, environments, people and autonomous systems. This initiative is run by EDU-RAS (The Edinburgh Alliance in Robots and Autonomous Systems) and involves Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh. The ASV C-Enduro was selected during

Severn Subsea Technologies research and development centre in Redruth, Cornwall

Severn Glocon Acquires Calidus Engineering

future technical challenges in subsea oil and gas production. Calidus’ downhole products already developed will provide major sales opportunities with worldwide oil and gas corporations. In addition to modeling and engineering design services, Severn Subsea Technologies’ Redruth (U.K.) facility has a machine shop equipped for manufacturing prototypes. The business is set to become the nucleus for Group subsea R&D and systems integration activity, in tandem with small-bore subsea valve firm LB Bentley’s R & D Team and the Severn Unival Brighouse Valve Innovation Center. The

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