Greece-based Assodivers ordered an additional SMD Atom 100hp, 3000m-rated, work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with launch and recovery system (LARs) from SMD.
The new ROV system will be delivered 3Q this year and will complement Assodivers' existing Atom ROV system which has been performing successfully since it was delivered in 2012. Assodivers plan to use the Atom straight from delivery to support a series of projects in Europe for the provision of submarine cable installation and protection services for some of their major clients.
SMD describes the Atom as an ultra-compact work-class ROV, comparable in size to a large electric ROV but providing true work-class capability. The system is suitable for drill support, IRM, survey, and light construction duties and can be mobilized on vessels and rigs with limited deck space. Designed with ease of operation and maintenance in mind, Atom boasts the DVECS II distributed control system with graphical displays and pilot aids coupled with latest generation Curvetech multiplatform components.