SMD has is to supply Aberdeen-based Bibby Remote intervention Limited (BRIL), part of Bibby Offshore, a further two Quasar MkII 150hp 3000m-rated work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), complete with launch and recovery systems (LARs).
The ROV systems will be delivered during Q1 and Q2 this year.
Bibby is a growing service provider to the construction and inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) markets.
Mark Collins, SMD’s RAS Deputy Managing Director, said: “The new vehicles will complement the other latest generation SMD ROVs currently operated by BRIL. These systems have received very good feedback, particularly with regard to reliability and performance. BRIL have reported zero down time on Quasars 14, 20 and 21, the fleet of ROVs which were delivered in September 2013.”
The new Quasars will be supplied with SMD’s Dynamic Positioning Control System DVECS-S, an advanced DP system. DVECS-S can be mated to a multi-beam imaging sonar, DVL and INS, to allow a choice of object relative positioning.
These back up SMD’s belief in providing ROV systems that are robust, user friendly and easy to maintain whilst providing leading technological solutions.
SMD is a subsea engineering company, designing and manufacturing work class ROVs, trenching systems, and subsea mining machines. They have a worldwide customer base operating in oil and gas, telecoms, mining, salvage, renewables, defence and scientific markets. SMD has offices in UK, USA, Singapore and Brazil.