Forum Energy Technologies Unveils Next-Gen Video Recording Solution for Subsea Surveys

2nd February 2023

©FET ROV technology specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) on Wednesday unveiled its latest generation of video recording solutions for the survey and inspection of subsea assets. “Version 11 (V11) of VisualDVR, a digital video recorder produced by FET’s VisualSoft product line, marks a major step forward for the technology’s capability and user experience. VisualSoft was …

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Oceaneering to Support Decommissioning Project Offshore Brazil

2nd February 2023

  Oceaneering International announces its Offshore Projects Group (OPG) segment has won a contract from Ocyan to support a decommissioning project offshore Brazil. The scope of work includes subsea specialized tooling to perform the decommissioning of subsea infrastructure related to three floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) vessels offshore Brazil. Oceaneering will provide specialized personnel, …

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Fugro’s USV Provides TAQA with Safer and More Sustainable Offshore Inspections

31st January 2023

  Fugro has completed its first fully remote offshore survey inspection in the North Sea for energy company TAQA using one of its Blue Essence® uncrewed surface vessels (USV) with Blue Volta® electric remotely operated vehicle (eROV). The complex project, in Europe’s busiest part of the North Sea, involved the inspection of two platforms and …

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HABITAT-SAVING ALGORITHM HELPED BY SEAEYE FALCON

30th January 2023

Scientists at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have acquired a second Saab Seaeye Falcon underwater robot. The Seaeye Falcon is used to conduct surveys of marine fish and invertebrates in Washington’s Puget Sound, where some rockfish populations were fished to levels that threatened extinction.   High-definition stereo camera and paired lasers are …

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Fugro plots first remotely operated autonomous offshore wind farm inspection

23rd January 2023

Netherlands-headquartered Fugro has revealed plans to carry out a remotely operated autonomous offshore wind farm inspection, said to be an industry first. Fugro will use its Blue Essence uncrewed surface vessel (USV) equipped with the Blue Volta fully electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to conduct the inspection early this year. The plan is to control …

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James Fisher Subtech to Provide Diving Support at UK Nuclear Power Station

19th January 2023

JF Subtech’s UK CalMar Civils Team   James Fisher Subtech (JF Subtech), provider of specialist technical marine support to the renewables, oil and gas, civil works and salvage markets, and part of James Fisher and Sons plc, has been awarded a contract with EDF to undertake diving works at its Sizewell B Nuclear Power Station …

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SEAEYE FALCON THRIVES IN CROCODILE-INFESTED WATERS

12th January 2023

ASI Group have deployed a Saab Seaeye Falcon robot into crocodile-infested waters in East Africa. The crocodiles have been preventing manual inspection of remote inland underwater structures supporting East Africa’s power generation.   Imaging the smallest anomalies in the murkiest waters. The curious crocodiles soon lost interest in the Seaeye Falcon as the robot ventured …

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FET delivers trio of ROVs to OceanPact in Brazil

11th January 2023

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has delivered three of its 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to Brazil-based OceanPact. The systems, which were manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, will be deployed across two of OceanPact’s vessels to support inspection, repair and maintenance services for the state-owned oil company’s oilfields (Petrobras). The 3,000m …

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Falcon ROV on Minesto’s tidal power job in Faroe Islands Falcon ROV on Minesto’s tidal power job in Faroe Islands

21st December 2022

Local marine services provider SJH Commercial Diving has outlined plans to use Saab Seaeye’s Falcon underwater robot to support Minesto’s tidal power work in Faroe Islands. Illustration/Minesto’s Dragon 4 (Courtesy of Minesto) SJH Diving has been involved with the project for over two years and will now be tasked with supporting Minesto’s operations with multiple …

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JFD wins £63M ‘Third In-Service Support’ NATO submarine rescue system contract

21st December 2022

JFD has today announced that it has won the prestigious ‘Third In-Service Support’ (3ISS) contract, worth £63M, continuing seven years of safety critical operational assurance services to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). The 3ISS contract awarded to JFD by the NSRS Authority, on behalf of the Participant Nations, UK, France and Norway, demonstrates its confidence …

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