Global Marine (GMS) are the world's largest independent provider of submarine cable installations and operate a range of very large subsea vehicles to assist with their cable operations.
GMS required a smaller, robust and portable ROV for near-shore work that they are undertaking and selected the VideoRay ROV manufactured by Atlantas Marine. The VideoRay is supplied in two pelican cases making it easy to transport around the world, either in cars, vans, planes or helicopters. It is robust enough to deal with sub zero temperatures and can cope with currents of up to 4 knots.
VideoRay ROV (lower right), alongside a Global Marine subsea vehicle
With high quality cameras, and the ability to record images to DVD, Global Marine saw that these robust little micro ROVs could be utilised in a number of important projects planned for 2008.
"I am most impressed with the portability, ease of use, video quality and sheer power of such a small ROV. We are immediately putting our new VideoRay to work on a dam inspection this week, and we shall deploy VideoRay on various wind-farm inspection projects that we are undertaking in the coming months," said John Davies, Global Marine Subsea Operations Manager following recent successful trials at their Portland base, Atlantas Marine are based close to Global Marine’s Portland (Dorset) site, and supply and support a comprehensive range of underwater inspection equipment. Atlantas has consistently proved to be the most successful VideoRay Dealer worldwide during the last seven years.
"We were very pleased to receive an order from a company that has demonstrated such demanding standards for excellence as Global Marine," said Charlie Foll, Managing Director of Atlantas Marine. "This is just a part of a very successful year for Atlantas Marine; a year in which we have sold the 1000th VideoRay product and which has culminated in winning the VideoRay Best Dealer Award".