Bluestream boosts ROV fleet to 20 units

Netherlands-based Bluestream has decided to increase its fleet of work class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) systems.

Bluestream said on Monday that it would increase its fleet of 18 compact ROVs by another two ROV systems to meet ongoing customer demand.

Both ROV systems, a Seaeye Panther-XT Plus and a Seaeye Cougar XT, are fitted with a Tether Management System (TMS) and can be operated from hazardous zoned areas on both platforms and FPSO’s.

The systems are fully adapted and ready to execute the first contracts in the North Sea from February 2018.

According to Bluestream, the Panther-XT Plus compact work class ROV combines the capability of precision manipulative tasks with operation in high currents and is rated to depths of 1000 meters.

The Seaeye Cougar-XT is a compact electric ROV, ideal for work tasks including light construction projects, pipeline survey, and IRM to depths of 2000 meters.

Rob de Brouwer, ROV operations head at Bluestream, said: “The past few years have seen customers recognize the difference in the quality of service we provide. Our ever expanding fleet of now 20 vehicles allows Bluestream to continue to deliver this service to even more customers globally.”