MacArtney welder works on MERMAC eA skid

MacArtney kicks off all-electric LARS production

Underwater technology specialist MacArtney has started manufacturing of its first eLARS system.


To meet the green agenda the all-electric eLARS features a number of eco-friendly benefits.

Zero pressure oil over water reduces the risk of oil spillage, and energy efficiency is also up by more than 30 per cent versus hydraulic systems.

The new eLARS provides Plug-and-Play mobilisation, further reduced maintenance and cost-efficient spares with minimum lead times.

MacArtney product manager, Klaus Brix, said:

“The system is fully equipped with several features designed to improve functionality including docking head feedback, an Emergency Recovery Mode and integrated controls between the winch and MERMAC eA A-frame, all demonstrating a system that can fulfil and surpass our customers’ expectations”.

The eLARS provides real-time condition monitoring, automated operations and offers custom options.

The system boasts a compact design to increase workspace on the skid and is fully scalable to support any payload.

The all-electric eLARS includes the new MERMAC eA scalable A-frame, an a-Frame.

Winch options with the eLARS include the MERMAC winch series and further custom winch options.

The first eLARS design will accommodate a wide range of ROVs and also ISO 20ft High Cube container size.

SWL (Safe Working Load) is 3,500 kilograms.

The first complete, compact system in production should be ready for testing and sea trials in summer 2020.