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Seaeye - Press Release - April 13, 2005

Cougar, a Guardian Angel for the big boys!

Faced with debris clearance in hazardous conditions, Italian ROV contractor DNT Offshore turned to Seaeye for a flexible solution to a complex handling problem.

For areas of work inaccessible to their main contractor’s large hydraulically powered work ROVs, DNT Offshore were able to provide what they termed their ‘Guardian Angel’ in the shape of Seaeye’s compact, quick-change, work capable Cougar ROV system.


Massimo Martini (right) accepts Cougar 1402 from Matt
Bates (MD of Seaeye) at OMC 05 in Ravenna.

During a typical joint operation that involved debris clearance in hazardous conditions, the main 100 shaft horse power work class system fitted with a diamond wire cutter was kept out of danger on the outboard side of the task whilst the more manoeuvrable and dexterous Cougar was flown in behind members to be cut away to provide the work ROV pilot and cutting tool operator with a vital second view of the job in hand and enable the cut to be made safely. It was often necessary for the Cougar to make horizontal excursions of over 300 metres to get to the work site.

Seaeye Cougar is an electric work ROV designed for rapid role change using interchangeable skids of bolt-on packages slung below the vehicle. Rapid change is achieved by pre-trimming each tool skid for the same buoyancy and by designing the interfaces with the minimum of connections.

During this operation the Cougar was equipped with a 5 function manipulator and 38mm Webtool anvil wire rope cutter to support the primary WROV and provide ‘Guardian Angel services’ should it become trapped.

Other standard tooling packages include: electric torque tools, dual manipulator skid, brush tool skids, jet cleaning skid, FMD tool orientation skid and survey suites.

The standard Seaeye Cougar is a compact work vehicle depth rated to 2000 metres with options available up to 6000 metres. The vehicle has a very useful 80 kilo (176lb) payload capacity.

Massimo Martini, President of DNT, formally took delivery of their second Cougar system from the Fareham, England, based ROV manufacturer’s MD at the OMC conference in Ravenna last month

For more information click here: Seaeye Cougar

Chris Tarmey
CEO
www.seaeye.com
mailto:rovs@seaeye.com
Tel: +44 (0)1329 289000
Fax +44 (0)1329 289001



 


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