Hallin Marine is offering a cost effective solution for the North Sea inspection market by pairing its ROVs with a full survey spread aboard the RRS Ernest Shackleton for the coming season.
The Aberdeen-based operator has put together the deal that will see the subsea support vessel chartered on a 100 day hire from Acergy Norway and teamed up with a suite of NCS Survey’s equipment, three of Hallin’s own ROVs and an experienced crew to operate the whole package.
The combination is aimed at the North Sea’s platform and pipeline inspection market and is likely to appeal as a turnkey solution in, what is expected to be, a season short of vessels, equipment and experienced operators.
Hallin will install one of its Quasar 100HP work class, tethered management system ROVs and two of its Seaeye Lynx inspection class ROVs on board the vessel. NCS Survey installed equipment will allow the online recording of survey data, positioning and offline chart preparation, data analysis and interpretation.
The famous, 80m dynamically positioned RRS Ernest Shackleton will have a crew of up to 10 ROV personnel and eight survey staff to supplement its own master and crew.
Mike Arnold, the MD of Hallin Marine UK, said: "We have put together a great package that will really help operators and major contractors find a simple, cost effective solution to their North Sea survey requirements. Onboard an excellent ship we have our own new, high-specification ROVs providing quality data to state of the art recording and analysis equipment and systems. We haven’t announced our seasons plans but already have firm enquiries, so that makes us confident we have put together something that the market is ready for!"