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March 18, 2022

MacArtney to Supply All-electric LARS for SMD ROV

(Photo: The MacArtney Group)

(Photo: The MacArtney Group)

The MacArtney Group announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) to supply the world’s first all-electric launch and recovery system (LARS) for a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV).

The MacArtney eLARS will be supplied to integrate SMD’s next-generation EV work class ROV (WROV) technology, specifically for the Atom-EV.

MacArtney noted its eLARS offers several environmental benefits, including reduced risk of oil spillage with zero pressurized oil over water. The system provides approximately 30% better energy efficiency than traditional hydraulic systems, and maintenance is reduced by up to 50%, with the eLARS being fully electric, the company said.

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