ROV Launch/Recovery System Chosen for Subsea Vessel

Kongsberg Evotec to supply launch & recovery system for new Forland Shipping AS subsea vessel

The Kongsberg Evotec's E-LARS installation for Forland Shipping's new 110 meters long, 22 meters wide subsea vessel, which is due for delivery in 2013, consists of both an 'overboard' system and a 'moon pool' system. The system is designed to handle work class ROVs with or without a Tether Management System (TMS) to depths below 4000m.

Technical highlights of the new system include the use of Permanent Magnet Motor (PM) technology and an innovative control system designed to achieve significant operational benefits by providing the operator with continuous real-time information about capacity, and umbilical status and history. E-LARS also features Kongsberg Evotec developed Active Heave Compensation that operates on minimal power consumption.

Kongsberg Evotec, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, designed E-LARS in close cooperation with end users, umbilical manufacturers and ship designers in order to provide improved ROV handling capabilities, with emphasis on operational environment and safety for both operator and equipment. Based on this, the innovative design and application of technology results in better personnel safety and optimal ROV uptime, in addition to simplified system maintenance and longer service intervals.

Kongsberg Evotec AS was acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in October 2011 and is an established supplier of marine handling systems. In addition to E-LARS Kongsberg Evotec also offers a sophisticated Bulk Hose Securing Unit and other handling systems, and designs cranes, complete with handling systems including winches, power units, bulk handling and control systems.

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