Seatools upgrades Van Oord ROVVessel & ROV News // January 26, 2015
Van Oord’s flexible fallpipe vessel (FFPV) Nordnes has been refitted at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen. The work included an upgraded ROV from Seatools.
The FPROV is an underwater robot that steers the mouth of the fallpipe, thereby allowing high-precision rock dumping in water depths up to 1,200m.
In order to support Van Oord’s schedule, Seatools worked double shifts and weekends to get the work done. After exactly 30 days of work the FPROV left the workshop on its way back to the vessel.
Seatrials were postponed until after Christmas 2014, when five Seatools specialists went to Norway to assist in the trials.