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Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has completed sea trials in Norway, the manufacturer announced on Wednesday.The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough to perform subsea maintenance and repair work. It is suited to the aquaculture market and capable of tasks such as net and tank inspection.Working with its Norwegian partner, Innova AS, Forum tested the XLe Spirit at a fjord with a 500-meter water depth. The standard equipment function testing was

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

The latest version of Forum Subsea Technologies’ VMAX simulator launched this week is designed to integrate with its next generation of electric remotely operated vehicles (eROV).The XLe Spirit was the first vehicle to be launched from the new range last year, and Forum announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is

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DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

Forum Subsea Technologies announced Tuesday it has secured orders from DOF Subsea to supply three of its Ultra Compact Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROV). DOF Subsea will deploy the vehicles onto three of its ROV support vessels for recently awarded projects in Brazil.The systems will be manufactured at Forum’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire and delivered in the first quarter of this year.The compact 2,000m rated 150HP XLX-C vehicles, which are coupled with compact Dynacon LARS designs, are the first of their kind to be delivered to the market. Forum has engineered

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Forum Unveils New eROV

Forum Subsea Technologies' recently launched XLe Spirit is the first observation-class electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to utilize Forum’s Integrated Control Engine (ICE) to bring greater functionality commonly only found in larger work-class vehicles.According to the manufacturer, the advanced control electronics pod fitted to all Forum XLe observation class vehicles enables superior connectivity and expansion capabilities. Ethernet interfacing allows for seamless integration with other industry sensors using common IP architecture and ease of remote data transfer.Kevin Taylor

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AREG Membership on the Rise

.Among the 25 new sign-ups are marine engineering firm EC-OG, weather forecasting business StormGeo AS, fabric maintenance business, Venko Offshore and Optimus, the multi-discipline engineering design consultancy. They will be joining the ranks of long-term members such as BMT Cordah, DNV GL, Forum Subsea Technologies, Shell UK Ltd, and Xodus Group.AREG was founded in 2003 to support firms looking to grow within the renewables sector. It provides opportunities for direct access to some of the industry’s largest developers through its events. It also connects businesses with access to projects,

Manipulator control using Dex-OS software integrated to VMAX ROV simulator during engineering analysis (Photo: BluHaptics)

Simulation Meets Automation to Enhance ROV Training and Analysis

Forum Subsea Technologies and BluHaptics, Inc. have announced a joint agreement enabling technologies from both companies to be combined to provide solutions for ROV and subsea engineering applications.   The VMAX Software is a 3D ROV simulation product, which is used for training and evaluation of ROV pilots as well as by subsea engineering teams for modelling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks related to installing and maintaining subsea equipment.   As Forum’s VMAX ROV Simulator provides a variety of ROV training scenarios designed to test pilots’

Forum Majore ROV (Photo: Forum Subsea Technology)

ROV Sales for Forum Subsea Announced

Forum Subsea Technologies a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. has announced a strong start to the year with three recent sales awards in Russia and Norway.   The deals will see the firm supplying four of its Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to academia and the aquaculture industry. These wins are in line with the company’s continued growth strategy to diversify into new ROV markets across the globe and complement its work in the oil and gas and renewables sectors.   The first sale is to an academic research facility in Russia. Awarded through Forum’s local

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Underwater Center Debuts ROV Ops Training

to continue investing in the next generation of talent or risk a ‘crippling skills gap’ in the wake of the global drop in the oil price. The Underwater Center has received increasing support from the subsea industry and a number of companies - including Technip, Subsea 7, Fugro, Forum Subsea Technologies, FMC Schilling Robotics, Lawson Engineers Ltd, Digital Edge Subsea, Kongsberg and, more recently, Valeport – have been instrumental in developing the training syllabus, as well as donating much needed equipment. Steve said: “The new contextual training we are offering in conjunction

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Forum Energy Technologies to Supply MPL with Four ROV's

aboard MPL’s new “African Inspiration” multi-purpose service vessel for service offshore West Africa and the other two will be added to their global fleet. “Forum is very pleased with its continued association with Marine Platforms Limited,” said Bill Boyle, Forum Subsea Technologies’ Senior Vice President. “The choice of Perry vehicles for their new vessel and for use in such an operationally demanding market represents a vote of confidence in the reliability of the XLX series and reflects Forum’s strategy of providing first class engineering and

DSS Enters Frame Agreement with FORUM/DYNACON

Delta SubSea LLC (DSS) announced a frame agreement with FORUM Subsea Technologies DYNACON business as a preferred vendor of standard LARS designs. The agreement increases DSS’s ability to fulfill its aggressive growth plan while maintaining the highest quality equipment as to maintain DSS’s “Best in Class” mission statement. In support of the frame agreement, Dynacon has committed its resources to support DSS with service and spares globally. Scott Dingman, DSS’s President – CEO, states, “I am thrilled with this partnership as it is part of our concept

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