Saab Seaeye delivers deep-swimming ROV

DOF Subsea has taken delivery of a deep-swimming ROV from Saab Seaeye.

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FAREHAM, UK -- DOF Subsea has taken delivery of a deep-swimming ROV from Saab Seaeye. The new 3,000-m (9,843-ft) rated Cougar XTi ROV will be permanently commissioned aboard a specially built DOF Subsea vessel, along with two hydraulic work-class vehicles.

The vessel has been constructed in Norway and will operate offshore Brazil for light well intervention.

“The Cougar XTi opens up a whole new market for the concept of a combined inspection and light work-ROV,” says Dave Grant, MD for Saab Seaeye. “Providing operation to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) depth, the Cougar XTi can either perform tasks independently or provide support for the work of construction class hydraulic ROV’s. It also brings important cost savings in deck space and can be provided with a compact single skid solution for the onboard launch and recovery system.”

12/14/2009

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