Rolls-Royce has won a contract to supply its 100th and 101st Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS). The contract signed with DOF Subsea, will see the latest two systems installed aboard the DOF Subsea Skandi Neptune.

Rolls-Royce Launch and Recovery Systems allow the deployment and recovery of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to a depth of 3,000m plus. The system has highly accurate active heave compensation to cope with severe weather and can automatically launch and recover a ROV to a given target depth and at a given target speed.

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Ingve Osberg, DOF Subsea, Group Asset Manager, said: “DOF Subsea have 31 Rolls-Royce Launch and Recovery Systems deploying and retrieving a range of ROVs safely, precisely and reliably in a wide range of operating environments worldwide.”

Bjørn Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, General Sales Manager, said: “DOF are the largest operator of our Launch and Recovery System and their purchase of over 30 of these systems is evidence of our products’ ability to meet our customer’s needs for advanced technology which can operate reliably in even the most extreme conditions.”

Rolls-Royce Launch and Recovery Systems are also used by Farstad, Olympic, REM, Havila, k-Line, Ocean Installer, Eidesvik, GC Rieber, Allseas, COOEC and TechDOF.

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