SMD Delivers Atom ROV to Sistac (Brasil)
Brazil based Sistac have taken delivery of an SMD Atom 100hp 2000m rated Work Class Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). The Work Class ROV system will be mobilised during the fourth quarter of this year and will be used initially for survey and inspection duties but will provide Sistac with the capability to expand services in the future as a fully integrated tooling platform.
The Atom ultra-compact Work Class ROV is comparable in size to a large electric ROV but with the power to provide true Work Class capability. The system is suitable for drill support, IRM, survey and construction duties and is especially suited for vessels and rigs with limited deck space.
The new Atom has been supplied with SMD’s Dynamic Positioning Control System DVECS-S, the most advanced DP system on the market. DVECS-S is mated to a multi-beam imaging sonar and other acoustic sensors to allow a choice of object relative positioning. This coupled with the ROV’s latest generation Curvetech™ multi-platform components illustrate SMD’s approach of providing leading technology that is robust, user-friendly and easy to maintain.
“We are delighted to have delivered a new Atom to Sistac,” said Michael Atkinson, SMD’s Sales Manager. “Sistac are a new customer for SMD, and although we have had many systems operating in Brazil for a number of years, this is the first contract award from a Brazilian customer. We have also received very good feedback from operators using the Atom which has proven to be a reliable, robust and flexible work platform.”
SMD have over 50 ROVs operating in Brazil supported by in-country staff providing technical advice, technical support services and spare parts.
Press Release, August 06, 2014