A contract worth $10m covering automated handling equipment has been awarded to ODIM by Zhejiang Shipbuilding (Sinopacific Group) in , reports indicated.
The delivery comprises four automated ODIM LARS launch and recovery systems for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and two ODIM ABAS deck cranes. The handling equipment is due for delivery in 2009, and will be installed on the two IMR-vessels (inspection, maintenance and repair) being built for Neptune Offshore, .
ODIM's Launch And Recovery System (ODIM LARS) is an established industry standard onboard new subsea vessels. The Launch And Recovery Systems will handle remotely-operated vehicles being used in water depths down to 4 000 metres.