Forum Energy Technologies has sold two Sub-Atlantic Comanche ROVs to international diving contractor Baltic Taucherei- und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock (Baltic Diver Germany).
The deal, supported by distributor Scholz Ingenieur Bϋro, will see both systems delivered at the beginning of May 2017 following an optimised manufacturing schedule.
Baltic Diver general manager, Eyk-Uwe Pap, said: “We have a long association with Comanche vehicles having used them in support of our operations on a number of previous occasions. We have found this ROV to be very capable and reliable and it will be an excellent asset to complement our operational requirements. By investing in our own vehicles, we are in a strong position to capitalise on the increasing opportunities in Baltic Sea windfarm business.”
The Sub-Atlantic Comanche’s will initially be used to support Baltic Diver’s recent contract awards for ordinance clearance and cable lay inspection operations in the Baltic Sea. The second Comanche will be used as a backup in support of the main vehicle.
Malcolm Johnston, sales manager for Forum Subsea Vehicles, said: “Baltic Diver is a highly respected offshore services contractor in Germany. The company has recently expanded its established diving business to offer a comprehensive ROV capability to meet the increasing demand for ROV services in the Baltic Sea. Purchasing two Sub-Atlantic Comanche systems to support these operations is a clear demonstration of their confidence in our vehicles.”