The Hercules is a proven and respected Subsea 7 vehicle which offers 125HP, high payload capacity and the capability to run a multitude of tools. The vehicle is primarily used for operations where ROV reliability is critical such as supporting subsea construction/IRM tasks.
The order is a testament to Subsea 7’s confidence in SMDH to deliver first class ROV systems. This contract is in addition to four SMDH designed Centurion QX drill support ROV systems currently in production for Subsea 7’s i-Tech division.
SMD Hydrovision have been manufacturing high quality underwater remotely operated systems and associated deck handling equipment for over 30 years. In addition to ROV systems, SMDH is world renowned for seabed intervention systems such as cable and pipeline, ploughs and trenchers designed for sustained operation in the harshest environments.
Subsea 7 is one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction contractors. Subsea 7 has more than 100 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), five pipeline construction yards and a fleet of modern, high specification dynamically positioned ships capable of deepwater reeled and flexible pipelay, deepwater subsea construction and saturation diving. www.subsea7.com
October 17, 2006