Cougar News

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Cougar XT Chosen for Africa Subsea Ops

In a bid to boost its offshore deep water operations, RusselSmith, a Nigeria-based oilfield services provider, has chosen Saab Seaeye’s Cougar XT electric underwater robotic vehicle to boost its ROV fleet.“The Cougar is an ideal choice,” says RusselSmith CEO, Kayode Adeleke. “It is a powerful, highly maneuverable and capable ROV and we believe it will add a lot of value to our subsea operations.”RusselSmith sees the Cougar meeting its current and projected subsea undertakings which include inspection, repairs, maintenance, light construction work and drill support.For them

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Hydramec Delivers ROV LARS to NZ Navy

Hydramec Offshore has completed the supply, integration and operational testing of a fully active heave compensated (AHC) launch and Recovery system (LARS) for a Saab Seaeye Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to the New Zealand Navy.The New Zealand Navy having acquired Ostensjo’s EDDA FONN multipurpose vessel for conversion to a diving support vessel required an ROV to assist with Diving support and other operations.Ostensjo’s chose the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT ROV as it fulfilled all the requirements the NZ Navy were looking for.The Supply Brief for the LARS system was very

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Naviera Tramarsa Adds Another ROV

Offshore operator Naviera Tramarsa has extended its subsea vehicle fleet with a new Cougar XT remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) from manufacturer Saab Seaeye.The 2,000m rated Cougar XT will enter operations in May 2019, joining the company’s Saab Seaeye Falcon ROV, which it has operated for 10 years.Naviera Tramarsa’s main activity is the inspection of oil platforms in the north of Peru for the hydrocarbon exploration and production company Savia Oeru, where the Falcon has undertaken visual inspections and CP measurements.Naviera Tramarsa said the Cougar XT will expand and improve

The Saab Seaeye Cougar XT is the only system with the power to operate the SubC anode replacement tool, and also operate in strong shallow water currents. (Image courtesy of SubC Partner)

Cougar ROV Helps Cut Costs of Anode Repairs

An advanced anode repair concept is said to save up to 75 percent in costs compared to hydraulic delivered anode repair systems.The new concept, created by SubC Partner, has been launched with the help of Saab Seaeye’s Cougar XT electric e-robotic underwater vehicle as a development platform. It can be adapted for any size and shape of sacrificial anode, whether surface mounted or welded, and offers a very fast anode exchange procedure that avoids diver intervention and can be undertaken in extreme weather conditions.The system comes as a skid, and is a resource targeted at offshore wind installat

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Hunting Pipes and Cables at a Lower Cost

a low electrical and acoustic noise signature.In future, Innovatum also plans to fit their Smartsearch UXO system to the Sabertooth for hunting down unexploded ordnance.  The company already operates Smartrak on three of Saab Seaeye’s remotely operated vehicle models, the Falcon, Panther and Cougar which, like the Sabertooth, can operate close inshore in strong currents and tidal flows

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Rovco Completes Amazon Reef Survey for Greenpeace

U.K. subsea services company Rovco said it has completed an underwater survey of the Amazon Reef, off the northern coast of Brazil, for environmental organization Greenpeace.The Bristol-based firm carried out a full 3D seabed survey, deploying its SubAtlantic Mojave and Seaeye Cougar remotely operated vehicles (ROV) while using its latest 3D reconstruction technology. The project also required Rovco to mobilize a survey grade, fully redundant Ultra-Short Base Line (USBL) system for accurate subsea positioning.Findings revealed the existence of coral reef near the mouth of the Amazon, which extends

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Bluestream Secures Annual IRM Contract of Total E&P Netherlands

Services as her maritime partner utilising the Dynamic Positioning class 2 vessel VOS Sugar. Bluestream will execute the complete inspection and cleaning work in two phases. During the first phase Bluestream’s own fully equipped Inspection Class Seaeye Tiger ROV and the Compact Work Class Seaeye Cougar XT ROV will be used, while a team of qualified inspection divers will be deployed during the second phase

Saipem's new Innovator 2.0 ROV (Photo: Saipem)

Work Class ROVs

allow ease of configuration. The Perry XLX Evo also features an enhanced and fully integrated survey system with interfaces compatible with all modern survey equipment, including sub bottom profilers, multi-beam sonars, etc.   Saab Seaeye Saab Seaeye has a number of vehicles in all classes. The Cougar Compact is the deepwater version of the compact, highly flexible and extremely powerful Cougar-XT. With all the benefits of the XT and the full range of optional quick-change tool skids, the Cougar-XTi also features a new concept in power distribution, self-diagnostics and a newly designed modular

The new ship comes with a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi as a key on-board resource package (Photo: Saab Seaeye)

Cougar ROV Chosen for New Supply Ship

Shipbuilding and offshore services company Timsah’s new multipurpose supply vessel, built for hire, is to be launched complete with a Saab Seaeye Cougar XTi underwater vehicle as a key onboard resource package.   The A1 class 2441 ton ship is rated for towing, firefighting and offshore support and includes a helicopter pad and accommodation for 60 crew.   Founded in 1961, Timsah operates globally and in particular throughout the Middle East.   The new vessel will continue to expand Timsah’s activities and has been conceived to meet future demands, the company said.

Barry Macleod, managing director Photo Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Wins Shell Subsea Deal

two contracts from Shell to provide inspection services on assets in the Corrib Natural Gas field in the North Atlantic Ocean.   The first contract, completed in June this year, saw Bibby Offshore’s construction support vessel Olympic Ares - equipped with Quantum Work Class and SeaEye Cougar Inspection Class ROVs - perform subsea inspections 83km off the North West coast of Ireland, in water depths of approximately 360m.   The 40 day campaign involved pipeline survey inspection work on a 83km long 20” gas pipeline, and internal wellhead and manifold fault diagnostics, structural

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