M2 Subsea unveils new ROV test tank
ROV services provider M2 Subsea has unveiled its recently commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
M2 said that the indoor freshwater tank, which can hold 73,600 liters of water, was created for the primary purpose of testing ROVs and ancillary equipment.
“The facility will allow the company to be in total control from the planning to completion of asset testing, ensuring the quality and rapid turnaround of results before they are deployed for both domestic and international projects,” the company said.
The tank is commercially available for subsea manufacturers and service providers to rent, along with or without M2 Subsea’s ROV fleet. The facility has already been successfully used by Acteon Group for product testing, M2 Subsea said.
The company added that the tank was located within M2 Subsea’s existing workshop, measures 8 x 4 x 2.3 meters, and can accommodate both work-class and observation ROVs. It also features a gantry crane as well as 2t and 16t forklifts for any unloading and loading requirements.
M2 Subsea CEO, Mike Arnold, said: “The commissioning of the test tank offering at our Aberdeen base is a great benefit to M2 Subsea. The facility provides us and the local subsea market with a high-quality area for the wet testing of new equipment and will allow for us to test assets more quickly and effectively.
“The tank provides M2 Subsea complete control over the testing process and enables us to deliver clients exactly to their requirements, ensuring the quality they receive is to our high standards. We are also able to access the data gathered and provide reports in an efficient manner as there are no third-party data companies involved.”