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    Hallin Marine to acquire more ROVs

    Vessel & ROV News // October 27, 2006

    Hallin Marine has taken delivery of its fourth ROV, which has immediately joined the companyís other three systems in going to work for Hallinís clients, and has announced that it has taken up its options on two new systems from the same manufacturer which, when delivered, will bring its fleet up to six.

    Hallin Marine UK Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hallin Marine Subsea International PLC, ordered four state of the art ROVs in February this year at a cost of £6.5 million.

    Delivery of the systems, two heavy duty construction class Quantums and two work class Quasars, commenced in August and the final system has just been commissioned and delivered to Hallin from the Newcastle factory of leading ROV manufacturer SMD Hydrovision Ltd.

    The final ROV from the initial order is Quasar 2 and it immediately went to an offshore construction project installing anode skids on a three month-long contract.

    The value of contracts gained to date for the ROVs is in excess of £5 million.

    The company has now taken up its options for two more work class Quasars at a cost in the region of £3 million for delivery by the third quarter of 2007.


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