ACSM turns to Saab Seaeye for new ROVVessel & ROV News // January 14, 2011
Spanish subsea services company ACSM has boosted its ROV fleet with a Saab Seaeye Cougar. This comes as ACSM builds an ROV fleet that can offer a full range of ROV services to the subsea market, alongside their core business of providing ROV personnel and services to customers with their own ROV resources.
David Cedron, ACSM’s ROV Supervisor, said: "We already own a Perry TXL simulator that we use for training purposes, and a sub-Atlantic inspection ROV. When we decided to go for a heavier and more capable vehicle our choice was the Cougar."
"It has a reputation as a reliable machine within the industry. It is widely used and we have many good reports from customers and other companies that have used it. The Cougar is very versatile: it can carry out light work-class jobs but also survey tasks and it is possible to adapt a wide variety of sensors and ancillary equipment and tooling."
"It is not too big and it has a smaller footprint on deck, so we save cost, but more importantly we save on weight and bulk when mobilizing the equipment. With the Cougar we can remove the manipulator skid to have a very light configuration for inspection in high currents."