Seatools delivers for Van Oord

SeatoolsThe ROV will serve Van Oord’s new subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes. The 450kW rock installation ROV successfully underwent sea trials and is ready to be deployed for SRI campaigns.

The ROV positions the fall pipe above the target and with accuracy facilitates rock installation in over 1000m water depth. Like all other Seatools fall pipe ROVs, the ROV features a dynamic positioning system enabling the vehicle to pursue a pre-programmed track with great precision.

The ROV is equipped with the latest version of Seatools’ ROV DP technology, which accomplishes the highest possible levels of rock installation efficiency. Seatools claim this allows Van Oord to achieve a minimum of rock spillage and cost-effectively execute rock installation operations.

The ROV control system had the introduction of an automated thruster tuning functionality. This feature enables automatic tuning of the hydraulic propulsion system required which needs to be done due to wear over time or after component replacement (e.g., hydraulic motors or thruster valves).

The automated tuning functionality, which is activated by the push of a button, yields time savings when compared to periodic manual tuning.

Jan Frumau, Seatools’ Managing Director, is proud to see the ROV operate from Van Oord’s state-of-the-art rock installation vessel Bravenes. “Fruitful cooperation between the companies resulted in a cutting-edge piece of subsea equipment that features the latest innovations in the field of ROV technology. We rest assured that Van Oord will perform efficient rock installation campaigns thanks to our long-term collaboration and the delivery of this mission-critical device.”

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