Slingsby - Press Release - August 30, 2004
Perry Slingsby Systems
Signs Contract With Rolls-Royce For NATO Submarine
Perry Slingsby Systems has signed
a contract with Rolls-Royce to build the new NATO
Submarine Rescue Submersible which will enter
service at the end of 2006. Rolls-Royce was selected
by the UK Ministry of Defence, acting on behalf
of partner nations UK, France and Norway for the
The manned Submarine Rescue Submersible, "SR1"
will replace the current UK rescue vehicle, LR5,
which was also supplied by Perry Slingsby Systems
more than two decades ago. The ambitious project
will take place at the company's Kirbymoorside
facility outside of Yorkshire England, and will
draw upon the vast experience that has been gained
through decades of similar successfully completed
Since the inception of the LR class submersibles
in 1974, Perry Slingsby Systems has designed and
manufactured twenty-six manned submersibles (including
the LR5 rescue submersible owned by the Royal
Navy), Scorpio and SuperSpartan ROVs designed
with tooling for ELSS pod posting, ELSS pods and
receiver bags and A046 Emergency Underwater Telephones.
Perry Slingsby Systems will also be supplying
an unmanned Remotely Operated Vehicle, Triton’
SP that will serve to locate the distressed submarine
and prepare the rescue site for the manned rescue
submersible. The ROV will also be capable of establishing
communications with the submarine, providing emergency
supplies to the submariners and removing debris
in preparation for the rescue.
SR1 is capable of diving to depths of 600 meters
to rescue up to 15 submariners per dive and is
piloted by a three-man crew. The pressure hull
is made from high-strength steel and incorporates
two main hatches, one underneath the SRV for dry
transfer from the disabled submarine and one in
the aft of the SRV for "transfer-under-pressure"
of the rescues to a hyperbaric decompression facility.
The system is air transportable and is flown to
a port near the Distressed submarine and mobilized
on a vessel of opportunity.
The system will be based at Her Majesty's Naval
Base, Clyde, in Scotland and will primarily support
the three partner nations, but will also be on
standby to assist any nation anywhere in the world.
Martin Anderson, Perry Slingsby Systems' Managing
Director and CEO said, "We are very pleased
to be supporting Rolls-Royce in this critically
important program. Our engineering and manufacturing
capability, coupled with our experience in mission-critical
programs has provided Rolls-Royce, the UK Ministry
of Defence, and the NATO Submarine Rescue program
with the clear choice for this sophisticated system."
Perry Slingsby Systems, a member of the Technip
Group, is recognized as the world leader in the
design and manufacture of underwater remotely
operated vehicles (ROV's) and related subsea equipment.
From facilities in the US and the UK, Perry Slingsby
Systems has, for over 40 years, developed subsea
intervention technologies for the oil & gas,
telecom, military and other specialist markets.
Today, Perry Slingsby Systems markets a comprehensive
range of state-of-the-art ROV's, robotic tooling
products and robotic engineering capabilities,
all backed by a worldwide network of after sales
service and support.
For further information, please
USA : PERRY SLINGSBY SYSTEMS, INC.
Vice President Sales & Marketing
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Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: 561 743 7000
Fax: 561 743 1313
UK : PERRY SLINGSBY SYSTEMS, LTD.
Y062 6EZ, England
Tel: +44 1751 431751
Fax: +44 1751 431388