Aberdeen-based ROV manufacturer Sub-Atlantic Ltd, part of the Triton Group, has netted orders for six electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems with five different international customers during an unprecedented week of sales activity.
The orders are for a Comanche Light/Medium Work Class system for a Far East diving contractor; a second Comanche system built to bespoke design for a European scientific institute; a Super Mohawk intervention vehicle for a Singapore subsea contractor; two Mojave observation class ROVs to be used for a major civil engineering project in China; and a Navajo observation class vehicle for a Russian government institute.
"This record breaking week of vehicle orders valued at over £2.5million contributes to a very strong year of vehicle and component sales activity for Sub-Atlantic Ltd and is a reflection of the excellent reputation of our product both in design and manufacture across a broad spectrum of industries," said general manager John Ferguson.
"It also reflects the high calibre and dedication of our sales team, both domestically and overseas, with excellent contributions from our agents who have worked hard to win these contracts in a highly competitive marketplace."
Since its formation in 1997 Sub-Atlantic Ltd, which employs 55 people at bases in the UK, Houston and Singapore, has emerged as the market leader in the design and manufacture of small to medium sized electric ROV systems and the thrusters and components used in the manufacture of hydraulic work-class ROVs.
Sub-Atlantic systems are designed to allow subsea operators to minimise operation costs and maximise profit. The Mohican and Comanche are setting new standards in electric ROV performance with 3000 volts, 400 hertz transmission systems allowing the vehicles to operate over very long but small diameter cables. The Comanche has previously been supplied in a 6,000 metre / 20,000 feet configuration.