Acergy invests in customised Schilling UHD ROVsVessel & ROV News // March 27, 2006
Schilling Robotics has announced that Acergy has purchased two Schilling ultraheavy-duty hydraulic ROVs. The 150shp, 3,000m ROV systems, which are based on Schilling’s UHD ROV, will add power, flexibility, and enhanced vehicle control and intervention capability to Acergy’s remote intervention fleet.
The new ROV systems are the product of a collaboration between the two companies to produce a new fleet vehicle for Acergy. The ROV systems have all the core UHD technologies, but they also incorporate features to enhance operational efficiency by allowing simple and flexible configuration for mission-specific tasks.
Both ROVs will include Schilling’s XE TMS. The TMS can load up to 825m of 35mm tether, and offers this extended-excursion capacity without increasing overall TMS size.
Tether capacity is increasingly important in Acergy’s pipelay business, where work often needs to be performed at extended distances from its vessels.
The new Acergy ROV systems will be installed aboard Polar Queen, which has been recently chartered by Acergy for deepwater flexible pipelay and subsea construction tasks worldwide.
The ROVs will support this work in depths up to 2,000m. Both systems will be delivered in November 2006.