Hallin mobilises R-ROV for Australian projectProjects and Operations // August 25, 2011
Hallin Marine Australia has mobilised a construction class remotely operated vehicle system, C-ROV, onboard the support ship Go Altair. The system will be used to carry out a programme of pipeline and platform inspection on behalf of AGR Asia Pacific in Bass Strait off the southern coast of Australia.
The C-ROV is an in-house Hallin design vehicle and one of eight built by the company’s own manufacturing division in Singapore. The work class C-ROV represents a growing fleet of vehicles to be based at Hallin Australia’s headquarters in Perth.
The 100hp vehicle was mobilised from Perth to Melbourne and successfully installed onto the vessel prior to commencement of the offshore programme in mid-July.
“This contract represents Hallin’s first venture into the ROV market in Australia,” commented Hallin Australia's Operations Manager Mark Badham.
“Hallin decided to base these vehicles in Australia permanently as part of its commitment to building its business in the region. To see the first project underway so soon after the vehicles arrived in Perth is evidence of the demand for what is a cost-effective system and one that has developed over the past few years into a reliable vehicle, having been successfully deployed in a number of locations in SE Asia, the Middle East and the Caspian Sea”.
Hallin Australia and AGR Asia Pacific are seeking follow-on work for the vessel and C-ROV system now that it has been mobilised in Bass Strait.