Schilling Robotics sells ultra heavy duty ROVs to GeoconsultNews // September 12, 2005
Schilling Robotics has announced the sale of two Schilling UHD ultra heavy duty hydraulic ROVs to Geoconsult AS of Bergen, Norway.
The 150shp ROVs will expand Geoconsult’s capabilities by allowing operations at depths up to 4,000m and will be delivered in February 2006.
The power provided by the new UHD vehicles will allow Geoconsult to operate in the harshest environments and perform the most demanding construction and intervention tasks. However, Geoconsult was also impressed by the system’s high-technology aspects.
The Schilling UHD systems will be delivered with Schilling’s new Digital Telemetry System, giving Geoconsult the capability to use the system’s gigabit Ethernet backbone for 'plug and play' interface capability with a wide range of sensors and cameras. The telemetry system supports both digital and analog video.
The vehicle systems also come with StationKeep as a standard feature. This feature allows ROV pilots to automatically hold the vehicle stationary (within a decimeter) for unlimited time.
The vehicle can also accurately displace (move) to another location, allowing the vehicle to perform precise movements, automatically follow a set of way points, or fly a pre-planned path.
The StationKeep capability, originally developed for Schilling’s QUEST WROV systems, has proven to reduce the time to perform certain tasks by 20-30 per cent.
Geoconsult’s UHD systems will also include Schilling’s new XE hydraulic TMS, which supports vehicle excursions of over 800m.
Local post-sale technical support for the two Schilling UHD systems will be provided by Schilling Robotics’ agent, Innova AS of Stavanger, Norway and by Schilling Robotics’ regional office in Aberdeen, UK. Qualified technical personnel and depot-level spares will be available from both locations.