Schilling Robotics, a leading producer of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), will supply Allseas Group S.A. with three additional ultraheavy-duty UHD™ ROV systems in late 2008. Allseas will use the systems to perform survey support, pipeline touchdown monitoring, and a wide array of construction support tasks in the world’s major oil and gas regions.
The ROVs feature 150 shp and are rated for operation to 4000 meters. The systems include Schilling Robotics extended-excursion XE™ TMS systems, two of which have 850-meter tethers and independent propulsion systems.
Special features for survey and pipeline inspection operations include camera booms and profilers that pop up from the vehicle’s rear for deployment. Schilling’s standard AutoTrack™ utility, which allows survey coordinates to control vehicle movement, will further facilitate survey operations.
Says Schilling Robotics’ Regional Manager Jason Stanley, “We are obviously very pleased that Allseas, which is one of the world’s major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies, is placing additional UHD orders with us. We appreciate their confidence, and we know that we can supply the most advanced subsea technology available.”
Schilling Robotics was selected by Allseas in 2007 to exclusively supply ROV technology for use on Allseas vessels, and the three new UHD systems will join four others delivered in 2007 and early 2008.