Pharos Unveils Upgraded Trenching ROV

Pharos Offshore has recently completed the development and enhancement of a 2,500m rated SMD-built tracked jet trencher, which has subsequently been named the UTV400.

With the completion of the upgrades, Pharos Offshore has brought the system back in-line with current working practices by modernising the equipment and doubling the burial capabilities of the 400hp Trenching ROV (TROV).

The system utilises high power to provide inspection, repair and maintenance tasks, with the ability to debury, cut and recover subsea products.

Offering a trench capability of 2m max depth, soil dependent, 100kPa max, the UTV400 tool packages, 1.0/ 1.5 and 2.0m, can be changed out at sea depending on project requirements and can work to a minimum jetting speed of 100m/h even in firm seabeds, according to the company.

The system is capable of performing works from the shore end (5m WD) right through to 2,500m water depth.