ACSM Adds Second Cougar ROV to Fleet

SeaDiscovery.com
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The Cougar XT undergoing tests off the Port of Ferrol, Spain. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Off the coast of Spain, subsea services company ACSM has completed sea trials of a second Saab Seaeye CougarXT ready to add to their ROV fleet following successful trials offshore Norway and in the Baltic where ROV pilots and technicians reported minimal downtime and satisfaction with its performance.

Operating near the Port of Ferrol, Spain, the 2,000 meter rated Cougar undertook a range of free-swimming tests including survey routes, manipulator intervention on structures and other wet tests. An additional test included a collaborative venture with Portugal-based Abyssal, trialling their 3D visualization system that uses Augmented Technology to provide the pilot with a heads-up display in 3D showing flight paths and checkpoints to guide the pilot to the exact target location.

The Cougar XT’s maneuverability comes from six thrusters, each having velocity feedback for precise control in all directions, with a control system that makes it more responsive than any other ROV on the market.

Cougar XT has the ability to carry out light work-class jobs, along with survey tasks and the easy fitting of a wide variety of sensors, ancillary equipment and tooling for tasks such as drill support, salvage and IRM.

ACSM intend to make the Cougar XT available to clients, not only as a free-swimming option, but as a backup vehicle for ACSM’s other TMS housed Cougar where long projects or difficult offshore areas would make any quick ROV replacement a challenge.

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  • ACSM control cabin. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

    ACSM control cabin. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

  • The Cougar XT has two vertical and four horizontal thrusters. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

    The Cougar XT has two vertical and four horizontal thrusters. (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

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