Bourbon orders ROV E-LARS for Arctic-class vessel

Offshore staff

KONGSBERG, Norway – Kongsberg Evotec will deliver an E-LARS launch and recovery system for ROVs to Bourbon Offshore Norway in December.

The system will be installed on a new VARD 2-12 Arctic design AHTS vessel, developed for operations worldwide, including arctic regions.

Kongsberg Evotec says the permanent magnet motor technology used in the E-LARS, combined with a customized control system, brings operational advantages including accurate heave compensation with minimal power use.

To ensure safe and efficient ROV launch and recovery, the control system provides the operator with continuous information about capacity use, the amount of regenerated power, umbilical status, and history. The equipment is also designed for minimal maintenance, Kongsberg Evotec adds.


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