Forum Energy Technologies UK has secured a contract with University of Limerick, Ireland for the provision of remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems suitable for inspection and intervention on marine renewable energy infrastructure.
In addition, iXBlue, as part of the lot 2 of the tender, has been contracted to provide navigation systems to be integrated with the ROV.
Lot 3 was for launch and recovery system (LARS) and tether management systems (TMS) for the ROV.
The ROV system will be housed at Limerick Docks where ROV systems experimentation, testing and demonstration will be carried out. For offshore operations with the ROV, the system will be mobilised from Limerick port or alternatively can be transported to other ports.
According to the tender information, the value of the contract is approximately €2.1 million ($2.3 million).