Hydrovision - News - June 18, 2005
Quantum WROV delivered
SMD Hydrovision’s (SMDH) new QUANTUM ROV
System has been recently delivered to QinetiQ
in the UK for torpedo recovery and range maintenance
operations. The system consists of a 16ft compact
control/power cabin, SMDH A-Frame/winch and QUANTUM
WROV with torpedo recovery package. It has been
installed and commissioned at the Butec range
in Scotland and successfully completed a number
of sea trials including simulated torpedo recovery
using a special clamp arrangement.
The 125 SHP QUANTUM - which is classed as a heavy
duty construction WROV - performed better than
expected posting a bollard pull of 830kgf using
it’s new Curvetech HTE 380BA thrusters.
Maximum speed easily exceeded 3 knots which is
even more impressive considering the vehicle is
equipped with dredge skid, full auxiliary tooling
circuit and 46 hydraulic channels provided by
a variety of 4, 8, 10 and 12 function Curvetech
intelligent valve packs. This ROV also boasts
an 8 camera capability, quad pan/tilt setup, 350kg
payload and abundance of acoustic survey instruments.
With the QUANTUM WROV, SMDH have succeeded in
combining high performance with heavy tooling
capability in a compact package that permits easy
access for maintenance. The inclusion of the new
PC based distributed vehicle control system (DVECS)
brings new levels of simplicity from reduced subsea
electronics and harness size with powerful built
in features such as survey software and user programmable
touch screen controls.
These features result is a new breed of competent
and versatile Work Class ROV suitable for construction
and survey in oil & gas, military and scientific
For all enquiries about the QUANTUM ROV, other
Work Class ROV systems in the Q-Series range and
information about CURVETECH ROV building blocks,
please contact our sales team.