Panthers Picked for Gulf

SeaDiscovery.com
Friday, June 21, 2013
The powerful ten-thruster Panther XT Plus

Zamil Mermaid Offshore Services has chosen three Saab Seaeye Panther XT Plus ROVs for a seven-year inspection and repair contract for Saudi Aramco.

The Panther XT is known for its reputation as a small but high powered, light work ROV. Zamil Mermaid’s operations manager, Neil Howie, said the Panther XT Plus is a versatile vehicle for all types of jobs. He added that it has the advantage of a small footprint and an ability to work easily in two-knot shallow water currents, ideal for the Gulf.

“It is a high-end modern vehicle that is easy to maintain and well suited for the scope of work undertaken for Saudi Aramco,” Howie said. He explained that all three vehicles will need to carry out multiple work tasks including light construction, inspection and surveying.  

Each of the three 1,000-meter rated Panthers come with their own launch and recovery and tether management systems, along with a split control cabin and workshop – one of which is supplied by Zamil Mermaid.

According to the manufacturer, the Panther XT Plus is a popular vehicle in the Gulf for a number of reasons:

It can handle 90% of the tasks normally undertaken by a hydraulic work-class ROV bringing major savings to operations in the Gulf.

Being a smaller system operators can use a smaller ship, if necessary – an advantage in the shallow waters of the region.

An electric vehicle is better suited for the warm waters in the Gulf where hydraulic ROVs have a problem keeping oil cool.

Faced with strong currents, the Panther XT Plus’ unique combination of 10 powerful thrusters and twin Schilling manipulators means it can hold station in strong currents of up to four knots whilst working at complex or robust tasks.

In fact, the Panther XT Plus has 50% more power than any other ROV of its type and can swim 30% faster, Seaeye said.

And for an operator, its number of thrusters offers a high level of redundancy to keep the vehicle working before bringing it home.

 

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Sen. Inhofe

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) today hosted Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla., for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division.   The senator,

Hempel CEO Jullien Plans Retirement

Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group. He will step down from his role as CEO on March 31, 2016 at the latest.

DNV GL Launches Singapore Service Center

DNV GL's new Singapore Service Center (SSC) will streamline customer support and enhance customers’ experiences by giving them a single point of contact for all operational issues.

Contracts

Vigor’s Tacoma Yard Delivers Breasting Barges to Foss

Vigor Industrial expands its newbuild capacity in Washington; Tacoma yard delivers three breasting barges   Fabrication teams at Vigor Industrial’s Tacoma, Wash.

Hands Across the Water

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has

Icebreakers Ordered for Neft’s Novy Port Project

Aker Arctic’s icebreaker design selected for Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port project   Aker Arctic and Vyborg Shipyard have confirmed a contract for the design of two

Ship Repair & Conversion

New Milling Disc from IN.MOTION

IN.MOTION Technology Distribution, LLC, announced the launch of a new milling disc designed for fast, efficient beveling, weld preparation and weld repair. According to the manufacturer,

Hands Across the Water

U.S. firms leverage Netherlands-based Damen Shipyard’s vessel designs and technical support. For nearly 40 years, Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands has

Damen Installs BWT System to Cable Innovator

Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work

Offshore

Italian Navy Takes Back Fishing Boat Seized Near Libya

The Italian navy took back control on Friday of a Sicilian fishing boat that had been seized overnight by unknown assailants near the Libyan coast, the defence ministry said.

Steelhead Introduces a New Yacht Crane

Steelhead Marine, a North American crane manufacturer, has expanded its product offering with the launch of the new E Series 1000 crane. Suited for commercial and recreational vessels,

SEACOR Marine Sweeps NOIA SIS Awards

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) today presented SEACOR Marine with the 2015 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award and Safety Practice Award.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2020 sec (5 req/sec)