The work class ROV system complements their existing fleet, which includes two 100 hp 3000 m rated Atom ROV systems, originally delivered in 2012 and 2014 respectively and an SMD pre-lay plough delivered in 2018. The Quasar will be installed onboard Asso.subsea Astrea DP2 Multi-Purpose Service Vessel to support cable laying, protection and repair.
The Quasar is SMD’s medium size work class ROV offering high-current performance and good tooling/instrument carrying capability, along with stability in strong currents. It is equally capable of salvage and construction operations using its isolated hydraulic system which can run high power tools. Access to the vehicle's quick release Curvetech™ multiplatform components is fast and easy decreasing maintenance time and increasing availability.
Paul Davison, Managing Director of SMD’s Equipment business commented: “Asso.subsea commitment's to purchase a fourth system from SMD is testament to the performance of our products and through life support we give our customers. They have two of our Atom Work Class ROV systems and a pre-lay Plough system already in their fleet. We are delighted they continue to choose SMD equipment to further extend their capabilities.”
Asso.subsea commented: “We are delighted to welcome the 3rd ROV system from SMD to Asso.subsea ROV fleet. Asso.subsea steady growth goes hand in hand with a well proven collaboration with SMD. The delivery of the Quasar will raise the profile of ROV services within the suite of services offered to our clients”.
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