Subsea 7 invests in ROV fleetVessel & ROV News // November 15, 2005
Subsea 7’s IRT (Integrated Remote Technologies) division has announced it has awarded contracts to the value of US$18 million for five advanced Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) systems.
The five new systems are necessary to satisfy firm project commitments and will be the latest generation Hercules heavy construction vehicles which are capable of operating at 3,000m and have a power rating of 125hp (upgradeable to 150hp).
Maximum flexibility is achieved with mobile launch and recovery systems allowing deployment to any vessel in the Subsea 7 fleet.
The systems will be built and integrated by SMD Hydrovision at their facility in Newcastle.
Bill Boyle, Vice President of Integrated Remote Technologies, said: "Following an extensive examination of the ROV systems available in the market, Subsea 7 concluded that the Hercules vehicle, designed in-house by Subsea 7, was the best in class. These additions to our ROV fleet will allow Subsea 7 to continue to be at the forefront of deepwater remote intervention.”