AC-CESS CO UK Ltd (Aberdeen, Scotland), manufacturer of the market leading AC-ROV Underwater Inspection System has successfully launched a suite of new vehicle options. Revealed to great interest at Ocean Business 2009 (Southampton, England) a new USBL positioning and tracking system, thickness gauge and variable intensity laser scaling system was demonstrated to visitors and exhibitors alike.
The new options are inline with the AC-ROV ethos of mobility, portability and robustness, with each solution a fully integrated arrangement. The outcome retains the clean, robust and snag free shape of the AC-ROV, with each option representing a simple retrofit with no specialist operator training required.
As with all shows, visitors were encouraged to fly the AC-ROV in the stand demonstration tank, while successful dockside demonstrations of the new AC-ROV High Performance Thruster (HPT) where carried out. The HPT offers greater vehicle speed, power and excursion capability without compromise of control or stability. The HPT will be fitted to all new build AC-ROVs as standard and is available as a straight change-out component to all existing users.