Seaeye - Press Release - June 6,
SEAEYE WINS $MILLION ORDER
China has placed their first order
with Seaeye Marine for a Panther Plus ROV. The
system will be supplied for free-swimming operations
with interfaces pre-installed to accept an upgrade
for future TMS operations.
News came after two years of negotiation
by Seaeye with a subsidiary of the China National
Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, that included
visits to Seaeye’s factory in the UK by
delegates from China and return visits to China
by Seaeye directors.
This order is for the fifteenth
Panther to be built by Seaeye for the oil and
gas industry representing the largest number of
electric work class ROVs sold by any company to
this industry. Seaeye is already the world’s
leading supplier of electric ROVs for oil and
gas applications with over 250 systems operating
world-wide with a full range of systems available
to support all operations from observation and
inspection through survey to work class.
China chose the Panther Plus for
its higher power to weight ratio, manoeuvrability,
compact size and ready deployment, say the company.
The high manoeuvrability is achieved
with a combination thrust of 220 kg forward and
170 kg lateral through eight vectored brushless
DC thrusters operating in pairs. Providing vectored
thrusters in pairs, wired in separate isolated
circuits, offers the customer a level of redundancy
not available in any other electric work ROV.
Integrated drive electronics with velocity feedback
give precise and rapid control of the vehicle.
The ROV will be fitted with a 5
function and a 6 function manipulator, video and
survey suite with the surface equipment provided
ready to install into a locally manufactured control
cabin. The manufacture of the launch and recovery
equipment will be split between China and UK.
The system will be used for drill
support, pipeline survey, inspection repair and
Chris Tarmey CEO
Seaeye Marine Limited, Seaeye House
Lower Quay Road, Fareham PO16 0RQ, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1329 289000