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    SMD to supply oil salvage ROVs to Japan

    Vessel & ROV News // June 28, 2010

    SMD has been awarded a contract for supply of two Quasar general purpose Work class ROV systems to Nippon Salvage in Japan.

    The two systems, specified to a high level, are to be primarily used for salvage operations which include recovery of oil from sunken vessels. 

    The ROVs will deploy a special oil recovery tool which can drill through the vessel hull to tap and recover the oil to the surface.

    One system will also be supplied with a detachable trenching tool skid capable of burying cable products to a depth of 1.5m.

    The control cabin will be equipped with SMDs 'DriROV' simulator system.  Utilizing the ROV controls and screens, DriROV gives operators access to numerous training scenarios without the need to launch the ROV. It can also be used to practice operational scenarios, reducing risk and improving efficiency. 

    SMD will also manufacture the winches and A-Frames to complete the package.

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