Fugro already has a large number of Saab Seaeye ROVs and has also taken the opportunity to update three of its earlier generation Saab Seaeye ROV Systems to the latest specification and standard. The 2011 newbuild order includes four Lynx and two Panther XT ROV Systems.
The new ROV Systems are already en route to Singapore, Brazil and the UK, where they will operate in support of drilling and completion; offshore construction; inspection, repair and maintenance and long term “Life of Field” support. The systems will operate from Fugro’s fleet of specialist support vessels or from an end customer’s platform.
For their inspection role, the Lynx is complete with cameras and sonar, along with a manipulator and tooling skid. The Panthers are configured for light intervention work and survey tasks and are prepared for operations using Fugro’s specially developed lightweight tooling solutions. In addition to the composite video and serial data transmission via fibre optic cables, some of the systems also include an Ethernet high speed data link to allow more advanced sensors such as multi-beam sonar systems to be fitted to the ROV.
Font – ROV Tech UK (Fugro)
By Rodrigo Cintra