FMC Technologies expands BOURBON Offshore's ROV Fleet

Source: FMC Technologies

FMC Technologies delivered two of four new HD remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to BOURBON Offshore this month and will deliver the remaining two in the fourth quarter of 2015.

FMC Technologies delivered two of four new HD remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to BOURBON Offshore this month and will deliver the remaining two in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Capable of operating at depths of up to 3,000 meters (9,842 ft.) below sea level, FMC Technologies’ HD ROVs will be mobilized onto BOURBON’s dedicated fleet of multi-purpose support vessels.

"We provide our clients with highly-qualified, experienced ROV operators, capable of piloting and maintaining these next-generation ROVs, ensuring the proper monitoring of operations, upstream and downstream. These new deliveries mark the continuation of BOURBON’s commitment with Schilling Robotics that began with the development of our first HD vehicle in 2010.The efficiency and ease of operation of the HD ROVs offer our subsea projects technological advantages," explains Patrick Belenfant, Senior Vice President of Subsea Services for BOURBON Offshore.

FMC Technologies, via its Schilling Robotics business, offers the most sophisticated and advanced robotics technology in the subsea oil and gas industry. Its ROVs deliver the most power and efficiency in their class, and directly benefit operators through high fidelity, automated control modes: StationKeep™, AutoDisplacement™, AutoTrack™, and Intelligent Power Management that provide precision and stability while performing difficult intervention tasks.

While designed to be robust, FMC Technologies’ ROV system maintenance is greatly simplified by providing comprehensive system diagnostics and intuitive maintenance solutions. Sub-systems are designed to be quickly maintained without any requirement for advanced technical skills or specific system knowledge.

“We engineer ROVs that are easy to operate and easy to maintain so that complicated tasks will be easier than anticipated for customers,” said Tyler Schilling, President for FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics. “The HD ROVs are highly maneuverable and therefore ideal for activities such as survey, equipment installation, or asset tie-in.”

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