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    Global Marine launches Excalibur ROV

    Vessel & ROV News // May 18, 2001
    Global Marine Systems Limited, the submarine cable maintenance and installation company, has announced the latest addition to its fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the form of what it claims is now the world's most powerful cable working ROV,the Excalibur.Excalibur combines a 3m burial capability, with 900kW of power and a full2,000m water depth capability.These combined capabilities will enable it to complete more work in a single pass than any other comparable ROV, claims Global Marine, thereby ensuring that cables can be buried and protected particularly quickly.The new unit, which was built by Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) in the UK, will be delivered to Global Marine at the end of July 2001 and will commence sea trials with the company's recently chartered support vessel Toisa Conqueror.This newbuild vessel is a sister ship to the Toisa Coral, which has already proved an excellent platform for ROV operations with Global Marine."Following the significant expansion of our fleet and plough capabilities over the past two years, we are delighted to be able to introduce such leading edge ROV technology to our portfolio," explains Murray Eldridge, Global Marine's Director of CustomerService.

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