Subsea Vision acquires Cougar XT Compact ROVVessel & ROV News // June 25, 2012
Subsea Vision has taken delivery of a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT Compact, the low profile powerful ROV specially designed for working in high current areas and where access is restricted.
Subsea Visionís immediate target market for the Cougar XT Compact is the North Sea oil and gas industry. Further applications for the leaner Cougar are within the wind and tidal renewable markets where strong shallow water currents are a particular problem.
It means that Subsea Vision, the specialist ROV supplier, can now offer an enhanced service to floating production, storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs).
Utilising their ROV systems from the clientís vessel or platform saves clients from contracting expensive ROVSVs and holdback tugs.
With the Cougarís power it can free-swim with ease to reach the furthest points on an FPSO or clientsí subsea assets from a single launch point. Complete with a combined HP water jetting and hydraulic skid Subsea Vision can offer a diverse range of subsea services.
This follows industry projections that the demand for FPSOs is set to double by 2015 as companies seek new areas for exploration and production.
ďThe Cougar XT Compact will be able to work for longer periods in strong tidal areas and Subsea Vision will be able to offer larger tooling packages, such as pipe tracking systems and manipulator/hydraulic skids for light work class operations,Ē said Subsea Visionís Chris Bryant.