Offshore testing underway for Surveyor Interceptor ROV
Reach Subsea and MMT Sweden AB have announced today that after one week of offshore testing from the vessel Edda Fonn, a survey ROV called the Surveyor Interceptor is performing according to expectations, and “both on speed and the survey data quality”.
To remind, Reach has together with its survey partner MMT and manufacturer Kystdesign developed the Surveyor Interceptor.
It is designed to carry survey instrumentation to perform pipeline inspection, route surveys, subsea installation surveys and environmental surveys down to 2.000 m water depth. Reach Subsea says that given the vehicle’s features, including the hydra- dynamic shape, it is intended to deliver ultra high- resolution data at a substantial lower cost per km compared with today’s assets.
“We are so far very pleased with the results and the data quality and performance is within or above expectations. The Surveyor Interceptor will be ready for commercial work for 2015 and we are looking forward to presenting this innovative ROV to our clients,” says Jostein Alendal (CEO, Reach) and Ola Oskarsson (founder and project leader, MMT).