Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering” or the “Company”) has been awarded an eight-year contract by Statoil. The agreement is to provide two work class electric Remotely Operated Vehicles (“ROVs”) for Statoil’s CAT-J Platforms in the North Sea.
The new ROVs are currently being built in-house and called the eNovus. With capabilities such as the Remote Piloting and Automated Control Technology exhibited in the NEXXUS ROV, the eNovus will also incorporate a new automated Cartesian Manipulator Control System that enables the Manipulator to be functioned in an XYZ plane as well as automated functionality.
By featuring an environmentally friendly hydraulic system for conventional tooling operations, the eNovus will provide a cleaner and more efficient approach to subsea operations. Additionally, customers will benefit from more available power for tooling and work packages with greater power efficiency. Furthermore, increased reliability will be achieved with more precise automated control and enhanced diagnostics.
“The eNovus is evidence of the emerging trend for cleaner and more efficient work class ROV systems. The newly advanced ROV will also serve as the basis for a future hybrid between the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and ROVs. Currently, the eNovus is under construction at our Morgan City facility and will be completed in the second quarter of 2016,” said Kevin Kerins, Senior Vice President, Underwater Vehicle Technologies.
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