FMC wins Tidewater ROV contractVessel & ROV News // July 8, 2014
FMC Technologies has received an order from Tidewater Subsea for two UHD-III remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). The order was won by the company's Schilling Robotics business unit.
The ROVs are due to be delivered in fourth quarter of 2014.
The UHD-III is the latest generation of work-class vehicles, incorporating FMC Technologies' ISOL-8 Pump as a key feature that enables compliance with API Standard 53, which requires a secondary intervention method on blowout preventers (BOPs) to close rams in less than 45 seconds.
FMC claims that the UHD-III is the only API 53-compliant ROV available on the market.