SMD Hydrovision - News - April
Curvetech Upgrade for
Van Oord ROV
SMD Hydrovision are pleased to confirm the recent
completion of the upgrade of Van Oord's Rock Dump
ROV III as part of a major refurbishment of their
vessel MV Tertnes.
The work included a new Curvetech DVECs control
system, intelligent valve packs and a large amount
of other related equipment such as bespoke junction
boxes, fibre optic mulitplexer and new instrumentation.
The DVECs control system was selected by the
client for its simple, configurable user interface.
This uses touchscreen controllers and a flat screen
PC with a bespoke pilot display. The client also
liked the distributed control which reduces harnessing
and does not need a subsea PC. This ultimately
means a simpler and more reliable system.
The control and hydraulics were installed by
an SMDH team to a very tight window during the
ships refurbishment in Rotterdam. Following commissioning
the system has already completed work on the Goldeneye
field and is now working on the prestigious and
technically demanding Ormen Lange Development.