Fugro orders Scantrol control systems for ROV tethers

Fugro Subsea Technologies in Singapore has contracted Scantrol for four AHC launch and recovery systems (LARS).

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BERGEN, Norway– Fugro Subsea Technologies in Singapore has contracted Scantrol for four AHC launch and recovery systems (LARS). These will operate with the Fugro work-class FCV 3000 ROV system.

Scantrol worked with Fugro and its hydraulic supplier Bosch Rexroth to devise an optimum solution for implementing AHC on both new and existing LARS units.

The first two AHC systems will be installed on theFugro Aquarius, under construction in Brazil, and another vessel for Sealion Shipping.

According to Scantrol, the ROV pilot uses the AHC technology to maintain the position of the vehicle’s tethered management system (TMS) during docking and undocking of the ROV. The aim is to avoid an incident that could damage the tether.

Scantrol AHC is said to keep the TMS in a fixed position so that docking of the ROV against the TMS can be performed safely and in a controlled manner without heave motion induced by waves compromising the TMS’ position. The AHC function is expected to also lead to improved and accurate control during deployment and retrieval operations.

5/14/2013

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