A highly reliable ROV capable of performing multiple seabed preparation tasks
This fall pipe ROV, delivered in 2011 and deployed from rock installation vessel “the Flintstone,” is one of the largest and most powerful ROVs that Seatools has ever built. Besides size and power ratings, its multi-functionality gives this ROV a distinct character. The fall pipe ROV can be equipped with a powerful mass flow excavation tool to facilitate high-volume excavation tasks. Moreover, a seabed grader for precision seabed grading can also be added. Thanks to its multi-functionality, our customer DEME performs multiple seabed tasks using the same piece of equipment, which results in highly economical operations.
- Project scope
- Full-fledged FPROV system, including mass flow excavator and seabed grader
- Delivery date
- July, 2011
- Project duration
- 13 months
Thanks to its multi-functionality, our customer DEME performs multiple seabed preparation tasks using the same piece of equipment, which results in highly economical operations. How can we enhance your operations?
Features & Specifications
Highly reliable ROV architecture
Highly redundant system architecture thanks to three hydraulic power packs.
Multi-functional through MFE and seabed grading tools
Instead of placing a liner pipe at the center, a powerful mass flow excavation tool can be deployed. Like this, the ROV is also capable of performing high-volume excavation tasks. Furthermore, a grader can be installed on the ROV, allowing for accurate leveling of the seabed.
High degree of automation for precision rock-dumping
This fall pipe ROV’s control system features advanced control algorithms to facilitate functions such as follow track line, tracking speed control, and auto swing mode.
- Type of ROV Fall pipe ROV
- Installed power 600 kW
- Depth rating 2000 meters
- Drive configuration Electric-hydraulic
- Positioning capabilities Auto-depth, Auto-heading, Auto-track, Auto-swing
- Dimensions (l x w x h) 6.3 x 3.7 x 3.9 m (excl. survey frames)