Further deepwater ROV build programme for i-TechVessel & ROV News // January 2, 2007
i-Tech, a division of Subsea 7, has announced that it has placed a further significant order for new build deepwater work class remotely operated vehicles, which will be supplied with advanced, light weight, high performance handling systems.
The 125hp Centurion Qx is rated to operate at water depths up to 2,000m as standard with options to upgrade to 3,000m and beyond.
The systems will be built by SMD Hydrovision (SMDH) at their Turbinia works on the river Tyne in Newcastle, UK.
The Centurion Qx is an evolution of the successful Subsea 7 designed and built Centurion work class series.
The Centurion Qx incorporates a number of key components used on SMDH’s proven Q-Series range of ROV’s including DVECS distributed control and the latest generation Curvetech thrusters.
This build programme is in addition to that announced by i-Tech in May 2006.
i-Tech has already secured long term commitments for a number of the new systems - they will work in both Equatorial Guinea and Brazil.