Hallin expands ROV fleetVessel & ROV News // October 24, 2007
Hallin Marine is expanding the number and the scope of its fleet of ROVs with an order for seven new vehicles.
Aberdeen based Hallin Marine (UK) Ltd has placed the US$5.4 million order to extend its subsea inspection capabilities. All seven of the ROVS are designed to operate in the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) market.
The new vehicles will complement the company’s existing six ROVs, which are construction or work class machines – physically larger, hydraulically operated and more heavy duty than electric inspection ROVs and designed for subsea construction, rather than observation.
The new machines are scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2008 and consist of three different models from the Saab Seaeye Marine range:
• Three containerised Seaeye falcon systems, 350m depth-rated.
• Two containerised Crane based LARS Seaeye Lynx. systems, 1,000m depth-rated.
• Two containerised 'A'-frame-based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems, 1,600m depth-rated.
Saab Seaeye Marine will be supplying the ROVs, Hydromec in Great Yarmouth the launch and recovery systems, while Hallin Group company Hallin Marine Engineering Pte Ltd is building the containerised control desks in Singapore.
Mike Arnold, MD of Hallin Marine (UK) Ltd, said: “During the last year we have successfully established our presence as an ROV operator in the oil and gas subsea industry with our construction and workclass vessels. Our clients now want us to help with their subsea inspection requirements and we have placed orders for excellent, cutting edge vehicles that will ensure we are equipped to handle a variety of IRM work scopes."
“We are confident that, like our other ROVs, these new inspection vessels will go straight to work when they arrive. These additions will increase our flexibility and give our clients a wider choice of services from an independent supplier.”