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Next generation ROV enters subsea market with a splash

Posted on 25.05.2010 - 12:00 EDT in ROV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

Next generation ROV enters subsea market with a splashSubsea technology and services firm Triton Group will deliver the first of its next generation ROVs to the offshore industry this month as it announces a further contract win for the Triton XLR in deals totaling £3.8million. Group company Perry Slingsby Systems (PSS) has completed work on the first of the custom-built XLRs to Romanian client Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP) for immediate deployment in offshore Russia. The news comes as PSS announce a second contract win which will see it provide a system to Technocean with delivery in June 2010.

The Aberdeen-headquartered Group announced the deals during Subsea 2010, Europe's biggest two-day subsea conference and exhibition. The XLR is the latest evolution of the successful Triton series and 'baby brother' to the heavy-duty XLX. Designed and manufactured by PSS, the world leading supplier of remotely intervention technologies, the 125HP vehicle has been designed for drill and light construction work and incorporates the latest controls technology, the revolutionary ICE Integrated real-time Control Engine, intuitive graphic user interface and ergonomic pilot control consoles with touch screen technology.

Triton XLR ROV"The XLR is the next step in the evolution of subsea systems which started with the XL. Our aim was to create an innovative system which offers the utmost in efficiency and reliability for the lightweight end of the market," said Rory Satterfield, VP - Products Division, Triton Group.

"A key element in its success is its compatability with the XLX and other vehicles which allow subsea operators to be fully flexible in the scope of jobs they can undertake and cross utilize various parts such as thrusters, umbilicals, cameras and valve packs. "Each of these systems is built to order to feature a range of components tailored specifically to meet the needs of our customers who operate in some of the most challenging and demanding environments.

"The new acquisition will be installed onboard GSP Prince, the geotechnical and diving / ROV support vessel which entered the company fleet in September 2009," said Fanel Hahui, GSP's CEO.

"We have at the moment firm employment both for the vessel and the subsea equipment, including the custom built Triton XLR ROV in two of our offshore construction projects, Galata and Olympia. We'll also use the Triton®XLR ROV in subsea operations carried out under the TPAO contract, the vessel's operation being at the moment under review for this contract."

GSP is carrying out three offshore construction contracts at the moment, valued at more than £255 million. The GSP vehicle is rated to 2,000m with 125hp and comes with an extended length tether management system that is compatible with either the XLR or XLX. The Technocean vehicle is rated to 3,000m and will be delivered with a tether management system complete with DNV rated power system and specific tooling skid.

Formed in 2007, Triton Group comprises eleven companies offering a range of products and services to the subsea energy industry. Split into three divisions - Rentals, Products & Services and Technical Services, the Group offers the widest range of subsea technologies, equipment and expertise in the world from its global network of manufacturing and support centres.

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