Brazil’s Belov Orders Saab Seaeye ROVs
Brazilian-based underwater operator, Belov Engenharia, has switched to Saab Seaeye ROVs for work on Brazilian offshore fields.
It is the first purchase of Saab Seaeye vehicles by Belov, founded in 1981 and a key provider of services across civil, harbour and offshore operations.
General Manager, André Weber Cameiro says they changed to Saab Seaeye, “because Saab Seaeye has a reputation for reliability and fewer maintenance problems”.
He explains why he chose the Lynx ROV in particular:
“It has the power to handle a wide range of work-class tooling, not usually possible in an ROV of its size, yet still has enough power left to go where you want, and do what is needed,” he says.
The Lynx − and deep-rated Falcon ROV, also ordered − will work from fixed rigs in and around jackets and semi-submersibles, where operationally quick and easy system re-location is important.
“The ROV system will be in a state of constant mobilisation as it will be moved from one side of a rig to another,” says André Weber Cameiro, who sees the Lynx system, with its tether management cage, as being particularly easy to move around.
With over 200 billion barrels of reserves estimated in Brazil’s oil fields, the demand for powerful and intelligent ROVs that can work reliably in deep water operations will grow as the huge fields are developed.
Offshore Energy Today Staff , December 5, 2011