Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) Heavy-Duty (HD) ROV systems from maritime operator SMIT. The HD systems will be rated for 4,000m and will be supplied with tether management systems (TMS), control vans, and launch and recovery systems (LARS). SMIT will install the HD ROV systems onboard their subsea diving support vessels in support of the company's expanding global subsea operations. The systems will be delivered first quarter of 2012.
"As a global leader in the offshore market, we are delighted that SMIT has selected Schilling and the HD ROV system, which incorporates innovative technical solutions that provide superior system performance and reliability," states Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer for Schilling Robotics.
Dennis M. Stolk, manager operations for SMIT Subsea, stated: "With the addition of Schilling's HD work-class ROV systems SMIT is expanding and diversifying its global based inspection-class ROV fleet. These work-class ROVs will be outfitted with a comprehensive range of survey and tooling equipment to support subsea construction and IRM operations therewith increasing the versatility of our dive support vessels."
The HD ROV will support SMIT's expanding and diversifying global-based ROV fleet.