Fugro Singapore took delivery of OCTANS Serial Number 1000, part of an order of eight OCTANS for their FCV 3000 Work Class ROV Systems, in November 2007.
The FCV 3000 is a 150HP Deep Water Work Class ROV. Designed and built in-house by Fugro, it boasts state of the art positioning, construction support, inspection and survey technologies. It is capable of undertaking a range of complex underwater intervention and support tasks at water depths up to 3,000 msw below sea level.
"It's a matter of selecting the best sensors on the market and Fugro is very satisfied with the ease of use and performance of OCTANS," said Jim Mann, Fugro's Global ROV Manager. "Fugro will be completing the eighth FCV 3000 shortly and the company plans to produce eight more FCV Systems in 2008."
"The sale of the 1000th OCTANS shows its high performance and quality," said Wilbert de Groot, Managing Director, IXSEA Pte Ltd. "This IMO certified survey grade gyrocompass and complete motion sensor, which is based on IXSEA's FOG technology, outputs true heading, roll, pitch, surge, sway, heave, speed, acceleration and rate of turn."