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The XLe Spirit ROV is the first in a new generation of electric ROVs - Credit: FORUM

Forum Energy Technologies Pushes for Growth in Asia

its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.The vehicle, which recently completed a successful sea trial in Norway, is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough perform subsea maintenance and repair work, Forum said.Kevin Taylor, Vice President -- Subsea Vehicles at Forum Energy Technologies, said: “We continue to see strong demand for our products in China and the wider Asian market, and recognized the need for a local partner to support our long-term growth strategy.“It’s important that we work with

The Sub-Atlantic brand Super Mohawk II ROV system - Credit: Forum Energy Technologies

Amman Mineral Orders Forum ROV for Subsea Mining Support

;s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside in Yorkshire and delivered in the first quarter of next year. This will be the company’s 37th Super Mohawk system deployed for global operation and the fourth to be built at its Kirkbymoorside manufacturing facility since the first one was produced in 2002.Kevin Taylor, Forum’s Vice President - Subsea Vehicles explained, “Forum has a strong reputation around the world for manufacturing high-quality, robust ROVs and associated auxiliary products for the oil and gas, renewables, navies, aquaculture and academic industries. This contract demonstrates

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Test Site

it to be opened and closed 1.5 hours quicker than before, creating significant efficiencies.The tank is rated to 241bar (2,400m depth) and measures 2.4m diameter x 9.7m length. An HMG300 Hydac system is also installed to accurately and efficiently capture data, including pressure, temperature and flow.Kevin Taylor, vice president of subsea vehicles at Forum Energy Technologies said: “Forum’s UK-based hyperbaric test tank has been a vital asset for decades and has supported major oil and gas operators, subsea service providers, international navies and telecommunication companies from around

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Forum Upgrades Hyperbaric Testing Facility

be opened and closed 1.5 hours quicker than before, creating significant efficiencies.The tank is rated to 241 bar (2,400 m depth) and measures 2.4 m diameter x 9.7 m length. An HMG300 Hydac system is also installed to accurately and efficiently capture data, including pressure, temperature and flow.Kevin Taylor, vice president of subsea vehicles at Forum Energy Technologies said: “Forum’s UK-based hyperbaric test tank has been a vital asset for decades and has supported major oil and gas operators, subsea service providers, international navies and telecommunication companies from around

XLe Spirit (Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum’s XLe Spirit ROV Completes Sea Trials

on the market. Ethernet interfacing allows for seamless integration with other industry sensors.The XLe Spirit incorporates a number of features to maximize its stability for use as a sensor platform, including regulated propulsion power and a wide range of auto-functions for positioning and flying.Kevin Taylor, Vice President of Forum Subsea Technologies, said, “The XLe Spirit’s successful sea trials mark a significant milestone as we continue to bring the latest technology to the industry. The vehicle’s capabilities make it ideally suited to a wide range of operations in the oil and

The Olis Master Controller provides both remote and local ROV operation in a user-friendly configuration that increases task efficiencies, according to its manufacturer. (Image: Olis Robotics)

Olis Robotics Partners with Forum Energy Technologies

.”The controller is purpose-built for future integration of 3D visualization and autonomy capabilities to further reduce expenses and increase operational capacities in the subsea market.“Forum welcomes this opportunity to offer cutting-edge robotic controls to our customers,” said Kevin Taylor, Forum’s Vice President for Subsea Vehicles. “The technology provided by Olis Robotics enables Forum to offer improvements in safety, productivity, and reliability to the substantial worldwide fleet of Forum-made ROVs owned by our customers, and to enhance the capability of new vehicles

(Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

DOF Subsea Orders Three Forum ROVS

compact Dynacon LARS designs, are the first of their kind to be delivered to the market. Forum has engineered the ROV footprint to suit the current specifications required by DOF Subsea and their prospective clients. These latest Perry ROVs are powered by a 150HP main and auxiliary hydraulic system.Kevin Taylor, Forum Subsea Technologies vice president of subsea vehicles said, “In total, DOF Subsea has more than 60 of Forum’s ROVs in their global fleet. As the market continues to pick up from a sustained downturn, it is reassuring to see this ongoing confidence in our systems which meet the

(Photo: Forum Subsea Technologies)

Forum Unveils New eROV

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, Forum VP of Subsea, said, “As the subsea market continues to recover from a sustained downturn, cost efficiency is high on the agenda for the industry. Forum recognized the opportunity to apply our leading software to a more compact vehicle to enhance capabilities and meet the changing

(Photo: Forum Energy Technologies)

University of Limerick Buys ROV for Renewables Research

navigation and flight control, state-of-the-art robotic imaging and sonar systems and fully automated manipulator systems.The vehicle will be housed at Limerick Docks where experimentation, testing and demonstration will be carried out. It will also be mobilized on vessels at other ports in Ireland.Kevin Taylor, Vice President for Subsea Vehicles at Forum, said, “We are very pleased to see the delivery and launch of Forum’s Comanche ROV which will support the University of Limerick’s renewables sector research team. The inspection and maintenance of subsea infrastructure is vitally

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