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 “workclass” 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:
• 3 containerised Seaeye falcon systems, 350m depth rated
• 2 containerised Crane based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems,1000m depth rated
• 2 containerised A frame based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems 1600m 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.”