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    Modus invests in another ROV

    Vessel & ROV News // May 17, 2013

    Modus Seabed Intervention in the UK†has confirmed an investment in†an advanced†ROV to further enhance its fleet of subsea vehicles.

    Manufactured by SMD in northeast England, the†150hp Quasar ROV ordered by the company will, claims Modus,† be the first work-class system in operation in the industry that†utilises 'step change' technology in advanced auto function and control.

    "This offers greater performance, efficiency and environmental resilience, targeted for deployment in high current areas experienced in offshore windfarms as well as oil and†gas fields for survey, construction support, inspection and maintenance of subsea infrastructure," the company said in a statement.

    Darlington-based Modus said it believes it will be the first operator in its field to deploy the†Quasar ROV, which features the advanced functionality developed by SMD in conjunction with SeeByte.

    Through the integration of technology from subsea vehicle software specialist SeeByte, thielatest generation of SMDís DVECS-S control system enables pilots to perform operations with increased accuracy and reliability, which helps reduce task-based operational costs combined with offering greater versatility and minimised risk.

    Offering a range of precision auto position controls, the system will enable greater accuracy in ROV positioning throughout the water column, including high current reactive control.

    The new spread is currently in production and will join Modusí fleet of†construction support ROV systems in the third quarter of 2013.

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