Forum Energy Technologies sells trenching ROVs to Helix Energy SolutionsVessel & ROV News // March 15, 2013
Forum Energy Technologies has signed contracts with Helix Energy Solutions company Canyon Offshore for a Perry XT1500 rrenching ROV and two Perry XLX 200hp Work-class ROVs.
The XT1500 is based on proven technology from previous trenching systems, particularly Forum’s T750 and, most recently, the T1200 that Forum supplied to Canyon Offshore in 2012.
The XT1500 has extra electro-hydraulic power enabling a wider array of burial configurations, and more tooling packages (including a precutting tool) to provide higher burial performance.
The vehicle will be capable of accepting a pipeline burial package and dredge eductor, for burying product in stiff soil and compacted sands. "The XT1500 is a culmination of Forum’s research initiatives and close working relationship with Canyon Offshore," said the company.
Forum will also provide support during the mobilization onboard Canyon’s vessel and during the sea trials.
The XT1500 trenching system is scheduled for delivery in early 2014, and will support Canyon Offshore’s subsea burial operations in the offhsore oil and gas and renewables markets.
The Perry XLX Generation 2 (G2) 200hp ROV systems will be supplied complete with Forum’s Dynacon launch and recovery systems and with tooling packages. Both XLX ROV systems are scheduled for delivery in 2013.