The China Geological Survey, located in Beijing, China has placed an order for an ISE HYSUB 130 HP Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) system. To be delivered in the first quarter of 2009, the ROV is the first for China's geological institution, governed directly under China's Ministry of National Land Resource.
The new ROV for the Guangzhou Marine Geology Survey (GMGS) located in Guangzhou will be the accomplished and proven ISE HYSUB, depth rated to 4000 meters. The vehicle comes equipped with eight hydraulic thrusters, two ISE Magnum manipulators (seven & five functioning), six cameras, a full sensor package, and ISE's open-architectural control system, ACE.
The ROV will be complete with a uniquely designed Hydrate Recovery Pressure Vessel (HRPV) which includes temperature and pressure conservation. The HRPV comprises a containment housing that provides an additional level of temperature control required due to the pressurized nature of the sample being recovered. The HRPV comes with penetrations for valve and fitting assemblies that allow the assembly to be connected to analyzers and/or storage devices. After the fittings are connected the pressure can be relieved and the off gassing of the sample begins. The resultant gas is then pressure regulated and released into a customer supplied analyzer for quantification of the gas composition.
The ROV will provide GMGS the capability to perform hydrate survey, geological survey and assist in reaching greater depths for mineral exploration of fundamental importance to China. It will accompany the Society's new Hai Yang 6 Hao research vessel due to be delivered before the end of 2008.