Shark SRL acquires Saab Seaeye Panther XTVessel & ROV News // March 23, 2010
Romania-based subsea services company Shark SRL has acquired a Saab Seaye Panther XT electric work ROV for use with a Reson SeaBat 7125 multi-beam sonar system.
The company reportedlty expects to see more accurate pipeline survey results using an electric ROV rather than the acoustically noisy hydraulic vehicle commonly employed for multi-beam survey work.
Saab Seaeye said Shark Subsea will also gain considerable cost savings in space and handling, by using the compact-sized, but powerful Panther XT work ROV, rather than a much bulkier hydraulic vehicle.
The ROV comes as a complete compact survey ROV solution with a pair of three-function hydraulic camera booms fitted with Seaeye cameras and LED lights to provide high quality video images. Also fitted is an Ixsea Octans gyro, a Doppler velocity log, sound velocity probe and a Digiquartz depth sensor.
The accuracy of the SeaBat sonar, which can detect a target as small as a tennis ball, makes it well-suited for high-resolution seafloor survey work.