SMD integrates SeeTrack CoPilot for fall-pipe ROV use

Offshore staff

EDINBURGH, Scotland – SMD has integrated a SeeTrack CoPilot onto a fall-pipe ROV for the Jan De Nul Group use. The ROV will be used in subsea rock-dumping jobs.

"This mid-water DP application is a world first,” says Ioseba Tena of SeeByte. “We are running very accurate control-and-enable fly modes that help optimize rock-dumping. CoPilot achieves this by using an INS aided by a USBL. This system can also be used to help mid-water DP applications using conventional Work Class ROV systems."

The successful integration of SeeTrack CoPilot to the SMD vehicle took place on the fall-pipe and mining vessel Simon Stevin in Bergen.

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SMD ROV with integrated SeeTrack CoPilot.


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