Seaeye - Press Release - June 28,
SEAEYE WINS MAJOR ORDER
China has placed their first order with Seaeye
Marine for a Panther Plus ROV. The system will
be supplied to a subsidiary of the China National
Offshore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, configured for
free swimming operations with interfaces preinstalled
to accept an upgrade for future TMS operations.
It will initially be used for drill support,
inspection and pipeline survey.
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 brushless 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 and a
rate gyro give precise and rapid control of the
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 maintenance. It
will be delivered in September this year.
For more information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1329 289000