WATCH: Saipem Hydrone ROV/AUV


The animation shows a new hybrid ROV/AUV technology as a permanent subsea infrastructure for Life of Field management services.

The so-called Hydrone, developed by Italian oil and gas industry contractor Saipem and its Sonub division, was born as an evolution of the Innovator 2.0 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system.

In 2016, Saipem completed sea trials of the Innovator 2 heavy work-class ROV after three years of design and testing.

The new Hydrone system expands the ROV by integrating AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) functionalities and new automation features, suitable to perform inspection and light intervention operations for long time, without support vessel.

“Our resident intervention ROV moves the industry a step closer to cost effective subsea field operations and maintenance, allowing the transition from vessel based operations to permanently integrated subsea technology,” Saipem said.

Subsea World News Staff; Video: Saipem

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News

Events>

<< Jan 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Subsea Expo Conference

The Subsea Expo Conference runs multiple parallel sessions over three days and attracts a broad range of experts to discuss…

read more >

ACENS 2019

Submission shall pass the double blind paper review first in order to be presented in the conference…

read more >

iXblue Annual User Conference

This one-day event is a golden opportunity for participants to share their experience on the latest technologies…

read more >

European Gas Conference

Alongside our hosts OMV and the largest delegation of Gazprom attendees, the European Gas Conference…

read more >