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Tech Files

Innovative products, technologies and concepts

Vietnam Navy Puts

Remotely Operated Vehicles

Forum XLX-C ROV to the Test

New Concept from Depro, VideoRay

Depro AS and VideoRay LLC have developed a new, compact and, fex- ible ROV concept, designed to be easy-to-use and quick to mobilize.

BLUEROC is a remotely operated container solution, designed to control and operate an inspection ROV. The container consists of equipment required to run the operation (operation room, winch, LARS, TMS and the


BLUEROC is quick to mobilize and install on the vessel. All parts needed to run the operation are delivered in one 20 feet container. The system is ready to be operated within one hour.

BLUEROC is designed to operate in water depths down to 2000 meters.

The compact system can be used on all type of vessels that have available space for a 20 feet container. This gives the opportunity to use vessel with low day rates, which contributes to lower cost for the operator.

This product is comprehensive, has direct sales, rental alternatives, and operational support offshore or onshore.

Customers buying the ROV-concept will be offered a training program on

Photo: Forum how to operate BLUEROC. BLUEROC is delivered with standard setup

Forum Energy Technologies’ ROV, the Perry for 4G and Wi-Fi connection.

XLX-C, reportedly completed harbor trials for “This product is a part of a long term Depro strategy, where we want to the Vietnam Navy. The vehicle is the compact offer innovative, remote operational concepts which generates high cus- derivative of the XLX work class ROV, and is tomer value. Depro has a strong global position. a heavy-duty work class hydraulic ROV with a

To strengthen our position, we believe it is important to drive the technol- depth rating of 4000m, outftted with cameras, ogy towards more cost effcient and environmentally benefcial concepts lights, altimeters and sonars.

and products,” said Kenneth Olsen who is the CMO of Depro.

The Perry XLX-C will be used to support the “The concept and our vision has been well received by customers. The

Vietnamese’ submarine rescue vehicle in its frst system is ordered and will be delivered by the end of this year.” operations during assessment and preparation of a site for a submersible rescue. The XLX-C is ftted with Forum’s latest technology and can deliver specialized equipment, including an

Emergency Life Support System, to a distressed submarine. It was supplied with an Emergency

Life Support Stores (ELSS) underslung ROV skid which allows the transport and deployment of up to three ELSS pods at once to a distressed submarine (DISSUB). fThe XLX-C is coupled with a Forum Dynacon Launch and Recovery

System (LARS) manufactured in the U.S. The

Houston team also supplied a VMAX ROV training simulator for the XLX-C as a train- ing aid for the ROV pilots. Forum’s software developers designed a new scenario to instruct pilots on how to latch the ROV with a distressed submarine using a ‘sticky foot’ tool in order to deliver emergency supply pods.

Forum has also provided the Vietnam Navy with a VisualSoft, four Channel VisualDVR, system. This is a multichannel digital video recorder with dynamic overlay and was supplied by Forum’s VisualSoft team in Aberdeen, UK.

Image: Depro AS June 2020 12


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