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Film-Ocean Beefs Up ROV Fleet

first_imgEllon-based ROV services provider Film-Ocean has expanded its fleet of vehicles with the acquisition of its tenth Saab Seeye Falcon and a Quasar WROV from SMD.According to SMD, the delivery included a refurbished Quasar MkII Work Class ROV system (WROV), Tophat Tether Management System (TMS) and associated deck equipment,First sold in 2012 for use in the oil and gas market, this 3000-meter rated Quasar WROV has carried out multiple campaigns of work for its previous owner.SMD Services purchased this system for resale and have since refurbished the system; changing out now obsolete components and upgrading the hydraulics, enabling the system to operate as new 7 years after it was first delivered.Earlier this year, STAPEM Offshore acquired Film-Ocean with plans for growth in new and existing markets, with a particular focus on the offshore wind farm sector.Liam Forbes, Head of Delivery for SMD Services, said: “This has been a fantastic project to work on. By working closely with our new customer Film-Ocean, we have delivered a refurbished asset that will serve their operational needs for some time to come.”Mike Mackie, Film Ocean’s operations manager, said: “We have been working closely with SMD on this project for some time now. The Quasar MKII is a highly capable system and its introduction to our business further enhances our existing fleet and enables us to provide a wider range of services to better serve our customer’s requirements. In addition we have included a high specification Survey package and upgraded the entire system to Panolin Greenmarine environmentally friendly oils. We look forward to build on the excellent working relationship we have established with SMD.”last_img read more