Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today it received an order for two of its 4,000 meter (13,000 feet) rated UltraHeavy-Duty (UHD) Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) from Australian subsea specialist TS Marine. The UHD systems will be delivered in the summer of 2010.
The UHD systems will be outfitted with Schilling's XE extended excursion Tether Management System (TMS), and will be fully integrated within TS Marine's Havila Phoenix vessel in support of Expro's AX-S well intervention operations. This expansion of TS Marine's ROV fleet reflects the company's international growth, which will be supported by Schilling's global service network. They anticipate well intervention operations to be performed on an international basis, including the North Sea and West Africa. "This is an important milestone for Schilling as TS Marine and Expro will jointly leverage the benefits of our highly integrated products and global support services," said Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer of Schilling Robotics.
TS Marine's UHDs ideally complement the AX-S system which incorporates the same core Schilling subsystems. The kindred technology synergies provide a seamless platform for the offshore crews, simplifying every aspect of operation and maintenance. "The commonality of technologies in the UHD and AX-S systems demonstrates the value of Schilling's approach to supplying reliable, modular and flexible solutions. The integrated systems design enables significant cost-efficiencies, including a reduction in the quantity of spares required for offshore maintenance, saving both customers money," said Schilling.