Bowtech Products Ltd announces contract award with ROVOP to equip two ROV systems with high powered LED lights and underwater cameras
Thursday, May 09, 2013
ROVOP has recently invested a further £4 million in two new vehicles as part of its planned expansion over the coming years; the first is a 3,000m rated, 150 horsepower work class Schilling HD ROV and the second a SAAB SeaEye Cougar XT ROV system, which has been selected by the company for its powerful yet compact features.
Image Caption: Mike Thomson, Regional Manager Europe/West Africa at FMC Schilling Robotics, Brian Hector, Technical Director at Bowtech Products and Mike Duffus, Project Manager at ROVOP with the ROVOP, Bowtech Equipped Schilling HD ROV.
The Schilling HD ROV follows an identical system, which was delivered in February 2013, for which Bowtech Products supplied a L3C-650-L colour tooling camera (with integral LED lights) and a LCC-700-L monochrome tooling camera, (also with integral LED lights).
The scope of supply for the new Schilling HD ROV system includes three of the latest 20,000 lumen high powered output LED-V-SERIES floodlights, six LED-R-7300 series lights, two L3C-650-L colour tooling cameras, a SURVEYOR-SD 36:1 colour zoom camera and the newly released EXPLORER PRO low light camera. The same suite of cameras will be integrated onto the SeaEye Cougar XT ROV system.
Bowtech Products has also supplied all of the associated cables, connectors and brackets for the cameras and lights.
Doug Middleton, Operations Director at ROVOP said: "In line with our policy of selecting only the most advanced equipment for our growing fleet of ROV systems, the Bowtech Products range of LED lights and cameras have been chosen as ideal for our Schilling and SeaEye vehicles. These lights and cameras provide the optimum subsea performance and reliability, and we are delighted to continue working with Bowtech Products."
Mike Winstanley, Sales and Marketing Director at Bowtech Products added: “Bowtech Products has a long established relationship with the owners of ROVOP; they selected our products to integrate to their rapidly expanding ROV fleet to meet their high demands for quality, reliability and support of this cutting edge technology. All are crucial to reliable operations within the harsh environment in which they operate. This is a partnership rather than a client/supplier relationship; we all strive to deliver the best to our customers.
"This is the third major award to Bowtech Products for the supply of cameras and lights to new ROV fleets in 2013. This latest contract with ROVOP together with existing heads of agreements already secured with Bibby Remote Intervention Limited and Reach Subsea AS of Norway, amount to GBP1.2M of cameras and lights through to 2017.”
For more information, please visit www.bowtech.co.uk.