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September 24, 2010

DOF Subsea Picks Schilling's UHDs Once Again to Expand Their Fleet

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Schilling Robotics, LLC, a firm specializing in subsea systems, announced that it has secured two new orders for 200hp UHD remotely operated vehicle “ROV” systems from DOF Subsea.

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DOF Subsea is a company specializing in subsea services. It provides subsea construction, survey and inspection, repair and maintenance services. It also owns and operates a large, high specification fleet of modern subsea construction, intervention and survey vessels. It offers ROV operations, diving operations and provision of construction and support vessels primarily for the oil and gas sector.

Apart from the new order, two original UHDs will be upgraded to the advanced UHD Gen II design, in order to provide enhanced capabilities and performance.

Schilling’s UHD is an ultra-heavy-duty work-class ROV system that provides high performance power for the subsea market. These UHDs are based on integrated sub-systems and feature unique power management systems, remote diagnostics, as well as advanced automatic piloting modes. This facilitates for superior operational stability and precise control.

According to Schilling, the company’s UHD is capable of arduous tasks that require significant power to lift, position and install subsea field equipment. It reduces complexity, increases efficiency and lowers the cost of owning and operating an ROV.

DOF Subsea picked Schilling’s UHD due to the exceptional performance as well as the Schilling's ability to provide complete customer support in all of the major offshore oil and gas regions worldwide.

Officials with DOF said that deliveries of the 4,000 meter rated UHDs are scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer for Schilling Robotics, said, "We are very pleased that DOF Subsea has once again selected Schilling UHDs to expand their fleet. Our ongoing commitment to providing the most reliable ROV systems coupled with industry leading global support are core philosophies that ensure our customers' success."


Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Beecher Tuttle