Recently, ROV manufacturer Forum

Subsea Technologies announced that it had supplied three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class vehicles to DOF Subsea, which ordered the trio to support its projects offshore Brazil. Each of the compact ROVs measures 2.8m

in length, 1.7m in breadth and 1.9m in height, and has a payload capacity of 200kg, with standard equipment including: up to eight cameras and up to six individually dimmable lights; a heading, pitch and roll sensor; an obstacle avoidance sonar or multibeam acoustic camera; and a Doppler velocity log, among other items. Te operator can also opt for either an armoured or soſt umbilical. Speaking earlier in the year, as the order

was confirmed, Forum Subsea Technologies commented: “In total, DOF Subsea has more than 60 of Forum’s ROVs in its global fleet.” Each XLX-C unit is capable of operating down to 2,000m, and draws on a work-class-performance 112kW main engine and auxiliary hydraulic system.

Modus expects to take delivery of a new Saab Sabertooth hybrid AUV in Q3 this year

Subsea tasks In a similar vein, subsea and seabed intervention services provider Modus has confirmed an order for Saab’s 3,000m-rated Sabertooth hybrid AUV (H-AUV), which it expects to take delivery of in Q3 this year. Tis vehicle will primarily be used for high-speed survey work and will feature extended autonomous endurance, Modus says. According to Jake Tompkins, Modus

CEO: “Tis [order] is part of a significant programme to develop not only a fleet of autonomous vehicles but also AI and machine learning methods for integrating data, data visualisation, remote vehicle control and mission planning.” Te AUV’s depth rating will enable

it to undertake “a wide range of subsea tasks across all sectors,” Modus adds.

The group ordered its first H-AUV – which, coincidentally, was also a Saab Sabertooth model – in 2017, as a tool in its pipeline inspection and subsea docking services. Te Saab Sabertooth H-AUV can be

operated with or without a tether. It features a maximum length of 4.09m and is powered by a 30kWh battery pack, which reportedly helps to grant it an endurance of up to 14 hours. Te Sabertooth can maintain a speed of 4knots. OMT

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