Panther ROVs selected by Zamil Mermaid Offshore ServicesVessel & ROV News // June 26, 2013
Zamil Mermaid Offshore Services has chosen three Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROVs for a seven-year inspection and repair contract for Saudi Aramco.
The Panther XT is well known for its reputation as a small but high powered, light work ROV. Zamil Mermaid's operations manager, Neil Howie, says the Panther XT Plus is a versatile vehicle for all types of jobs. He adds that it has the advantage of a small footprint and an ability to work easily in two-knot shallow water currents, ideal for the Gulf.
"It is a high-end modern vehicle that is easy to maintain and well suited for the scope of work undertaken for Saudi Aramco," he said.
Mr Howie explained that all three vehicles will need to carry out multiple work tasks including light construction, inspection and surveying.
Each of the three 1,000m-rated Panthers come with their own launch and recovery and tether management systems, along with a split control cabin and workshop - one of which is supplied by Zamil Mermaid.