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FET Secures ROV Supply Contract for Ocean Research Facility

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured a contract from a major North American ocean research facility to supply an electric observation-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), which will be used for the exploration of deep sea.The Mohican ROV system will be put to service to document sea floor communities and species of interest at various depths up to a rating of 2,000 meters.Anticipated areas of focus will include proposed and established marine protection areas as well as other biologically significant locations of interest in the marine environment on the continental shelf.The ROV will be used

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FET to Supply Work-Class ROV to Mexican Subsea Firm

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured a contract from AQUA Exploracion to supply one its ultra compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV).The XLX-C will be equipped with a comprehensive spare parts package to optimize performance and reliability.The ROV will complement and increase AQUA Exploracion’s existing capabilities and will be used to enhance subsea exploration, inspection, and intervention operations in challenging environments.The ROV has a 2,000m depth rating and, coupled with compact Dynacon LARS design, and is well suited for inspection, survey repair and

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FET and Safeen to Collaborate on Development of Electric Thrusters for ROVs

Forum Energy Technologies (FET), though its Subsea Technologies product line, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an underwater inspections provider Safeen Survey and Subsea Services to collaborate on the development of electric thrusters for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).A signing ceremony took place at the Oceanology International trade event in London, UK as FET launched its updated 300Vdc and 600Vdc range of direct current thrusters.As part of the MoU agreement with Safeen, the thrusters will be subject to extensive cycle testing to fully validate functionality, durability and

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ROV Specialist FET Names First Ever Energy Transition Chief

ROV specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed Martin Thomson as its first ever energy transition business development manager within its subsea business.Martin Thomson, who will be based at the company’s Aberdeen office, brings with him a wealth of experience in both the subsea and offshore wind sectors as the firm seeks to bolster its influence in the market.Thomson has previously held senior sales positions at Subsea7, GE Oil & Gas, KCA Deutag and Oerlikon Surface Solutions. He joins FET from Dril-Quip where he was director of sales – Europe and Africa. His


UK Ministry of Defence Selects FET's ROV to Enhance Salvage Operations

Forum Energy Technologies said Thursday it had secured a contract from the UK Ministry of Defence Salvage and Marine Operations (SALMO) team to supply a work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV).The system has been acquired by SALMO following an Urgent Capability Requirement (UCR) from its customer, which was announced in May. The ROV will complement and increase the existing UK Defence salvage capabilities managed by SALMO and will be used to support salvage and wreck surveys.The XLX-C Work class ROV was manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire, and will be delivered

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Forum Energy Technologies Launches Tooling Rental Service for ROVs

ROV-specialist Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has launched a new tooling rental offering for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in response to the changing demands of the subsea sector."With increasing ROV asset investment across hydrocarbon and offshore renewable energy, as well as defense sectors, FET’s new rental offering is designed to address the need for readily available tooling equipment in the development, operation, and maintenance of upcoming offshore projects," Forum Energy Technologies said."Available immediately for rental are torque tools, linear actuator override

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints UnderOcean as Subsea Operations Partner in Brazil

ROV supplier Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has appointed UnderOcean Servicos Maritimos (UnderOcean) to represent its Subsea operations in Brazil.The partnership will see UnderOcean provide business development and engineering support on behalf of FET’s Subsea Technologies product line in Brazil. Headquartered in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, UnderOcean will deliver service, repair, calibration, upgrades, and modifications for FET’s remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), associated tooling, and Dynacon Launch & Recovery Systems.

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FET Observation-class ROV for Memorial University

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) secured a contract from the Memorial University of Newfoundland to supply an electric observation-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to its Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI), School of Ocean Technology.The primary function of the Sub-Atlantic Mohican ROV system will be to support ocean research, while it will also be used for pilot technician training. For ocean research operations, the ROV will be required to carry a payload skid for navigation, equipment and sensors, as well as be capable of manipulation and intervention.The Mohican is equipped for inspection

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FET to Deliver Four ROVs to DOF Subsea

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) said it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to deliver four of its advanced work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).The ROV order comprises of two 200HP XLX-C’s, which have recently been delivered and mobilized in late 2022, as well as two 200HP XLX Evo II’s to be delivered in Q2, 2023, FET said. The XLX Evo II’s hydraulic systems have been redesigned in line with this contract and now share a vastly increased quantity of common component parts with the XLX-C’s, providing a customer benefit for spares commonality and subsequent availability

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