SMD announced the delivery of three Quantum Work Class remotely operated vehicle (WROV) systems to China’s largest offshore engineering construction company, COOEC Subsea Technology Co.
SMD was awarded contracts to supply COOEC with three Quantum MkIII 3000m rated WROV systems in the 1Q 2015. The orders include one 12Te and two 15Te launch and recovery systems, SMD DVECS-S control systems for each vehicle and a comprehensive spares and support package.
In addition to supporting COOEC during system mobilization, the contract includes a comprehensive SMD customer training package for COOEC personnel, with the option for training to take place at SMD’s training suite in northeast England, or at the customers’ preferred location.
The Quantum WROV is the ultra-heavy duty construction class vehicle in SMD’s WROV range. It utilizes multi-platform Curvetech components, with the machines designed to be capable of supporting the most demanding of subsea operations.
DVECS-S control includes an advanced dynamic positioning system, allowing hands-free hovering and navigation and thus enabling the pilot to concentrate on the job in hand. The user friendly system allows the pilot to simply point-and-click on the map screen to move the ROV. Through communication with commonly fitted ROV instruments DVECS-S are designed to accurately control the position of the ROV throughout the water column – even in high currents.
SMD first supplied COOEC with WROVs over 10 years ago. COOEC now have a total of nine SMD WROVs in their fleet following delivery of the three new Quantum systems.