Forum launches new deepwater Tomahawk ROV

Forum Subsea Technologies has launched its new Tomahawk multi-role ROV.

Mar 14th, 2012
Tomahawk multi-role ROV
Tomahawk multi-role ROV

Offshore staff

HOUSTON –Forum Subsea Technologies has launched its new Tomahawk multi-role ROV.

Tomahawk’s open deck space and payload are supported by a large buoyancy area, which provides a very stable platform. It is rated to a depth of 3,000 m (9,842 ft), making it compatible for deepwater operations in areas such as the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, and Brazil. It is suited to a variety of uses including survey, well intervention, and drilling support tasks.

The Tomahawk is equipped with Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) and dual gigabit Ethernet options and communication junction box. It can integrate the operators’ equipment, which can be monitored, controlled, and diagnosed by Forum Subsea’s Sub-Atlantic subCAN system.

Sub-Atlantic’s 3,000v, 400Hz small diameter tether technology gives the Tomahawk speed and agility for live-boating operations, says Forum. It can also be equipped with a 10kW hydraulic power unit for running heavy-duty manipulators, tools, and work skids.


Forum Subsea Technologies senior vice president Mick Jones with the company’s latest multi-role ROV Tomahawk at its manufacturing facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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