Okeanus Science & Technology has delivered a self-contained rapid mobilization remotely operated vehicle (ROV) launch & recovery system to Phoenix International.
The fully integrated system, designed and built to launch and recover a free-flying ROV, contains a winch/level wind assembly, self-erecting A-Frame, docking head/over-boarding sheave assembly and electro-hydraulic power unit, all mounted to a single skid.
The entire handling system, which was designed and built in accordance with ABS Rules for Building and Classing Underwater Vehicles, Systems and Hyperbaric Facilities (2017), is powered by an Okeanus-supplied 18 kW (25 HP) electro-hydraulic power unit which is also stored on the skid assembly during transport, the company noted.
Don Brockett, vice president of Okeanus said “We are pleased to have been selected by Phoenix International to provide such a compact, comprehensive free-flying ROV launch and recovery system enabling Phoenix to enhance their worldwide ROV services by providing a system conducive to immediate deployment via air or ocean transport. Our design greatly streamlines the logistics of transporting a complete ROV package to optimize mobility and productivity.
“Our manufacturing and engineering capabilities once again have combined to enable Okeanus to provide a cost-effective system in accordance with our customer’s specifications.”