Hallin Marine (UK), a subsea solutions provider to the oil and gas industry, has ordered seven new vehicles to expand its fleet of Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs).
The total value of the orders for ROVs designed to operate in the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) market amounts to £2.85m. The ROVs are intended to extend Hallin Marine’s subsea inspection capabilities.
The new vehicles will complement the company’s existing six ROVs, which are ‘construction’ or ‘workclass’ machines – physically larger, hydraulically operated and more heavy duty than electric inspection ROVs and designed for subsea construction, rather than observation.
The new machines are scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2008 and will consist of three different models from the Saab Seaeye Marine range. These are three containerised Seaeye Falcon systems, two containerised Crane based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems and two containerised A frame based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems.
Mike Arnold, MD of Hallin Marine (UK), said: ‘During the last year we have successfully established our presence as an ROV operator in the oil and gas subsea industry with our construction and workclass vessels.
‘Our clients now want us to help with their subsea inspection requirements and we have placed orders for excellent, cutting edge vehicles that will ensure we are equipped to handle a variety of IRM work scopes.
‘We are confident that, like our other ROVs, these new inspection vessels will go straight to work when they arrive. These additions will increase our flexibility and give our clients a wider choice of services from an independent supplier.’