Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.
The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, which it has operated for 10 years.
Naviera Tramarsa’s main activity is the inspection of oil platforms in the north of Peru for the hydrocarbon exploration and production company Savia Oeru, where the Falcon has undertaken visual inspections and CP measurements.
Naviera Tramarsa said the Cougar XT will expand and improve its ability to inspect, clean and perform non-destructive testing.
Their Cougar XT comes with a high definition enhanced monochrome camera and a Kongsberg color zoom camera, a Tritech Super SeaKing sonar, dual five-function manipulator, cleaning brush tool, CYGNUS ultrasound thickness gauge and pipe cable tracker.
The Cougar’s compact footprint makes it easy to mobilize and, despite its size, still provides the power and maneuverability to handle a wide range of heavy tooling and sensors, the manufacturer said. The vehicle features six thrusters interfaced with a fast-acting control system.