Photo: ROV deployment (Courtesy of Forum Energy Technologies)

DOF Subsea orders Forum Energy Technologies ROVs

Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured an order from DOF Subsea to deliver two 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

The vehicles, due to be delivered in the second half of 2021, will be manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.

FET said it increased the power available on the ROV to suit the current specifications required by DOF Subsea and its prospective clients. It has an auxiliary hydraulic circuit that is capable of meeting contractual requirements, paired with a high payload capacity to carry additional tools.

The compact 200HP XLX-C delivers high performance in a small form factor, FET stated. The vehicles are said to be the first of their kind to be delivered to the market featuring this footprint and capability.

“We are delighted to have contracted these ROVs with DOF Subsea, adding to the vast fleet of Perry ROVs under their ownership in a deal which further strengthens our long-standing partnership”, said Mark Ainsworth, FET’s customer account manager.

“It is a testament to the whole FET team that we continue to win new build ROV contracts in such a challenging marketplace, and that new design initiatives such as this one are able to be driven as we continue to provide 24-hour technical support and swift critical spares provisions to a growing global portfolio”.

Ingve Osberg, asset manager at DOF Subsea, said: “DOF Subsea decided to increase the ROV fleet with another 2 XLX-C systems, based on the performance and capabilities of these WROV’s and the innovative solutions to meet our client’s demands that FET brings to the table.

“Having a fleet majority of FET Perry ROVs allows us to maximise standardization of ROV equipment and spares for flexible use in all regions. We can also readily find qualified personnel with experience of ICE control systems, and are able to be provided with 24-hour support in all of the DOF ROV operational regions“.

Back in 2019, DOF Subsea ordered three ultra-compact Perry XLX-C work-class ROVs from FET for projects in Brazil.