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Swire Seabed orders two new mobile subsea systems

Swire Seabed orders two new mobile subsea systems
Swire Seabed, subsea operations specialist, has ordered two Kystdesign Supporter work-class remotely operated vehicles (WROVs), with an option for two more similar units.

The WROVs, scheduled for delivery in February 2016, will feature Lidan Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) designed for harsh and challenging environments. They can also be easily transported and mobilised onboard OSVs.

Bergen-headquartered Swire Seabed, wholly-owned by Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), will use its assets to support SPO’s fleet of more than 80 OSVs, as well as other third party vessels that require mobile WROV systems.

“The decision to invest in these assets is part of Swire Seabed’s long term growth strategy. Swire Seabed is not immune to the challenges low oil prices bring, however, the strength of SPO allows the company to continue investing in new assets,” said Arvis Pettersen, ceo of Swire Seabed.

“The new mobile WROV systems will strengthen Swire Seabed’s ability to provide subsea services globally, reach into new market segments as well as allow us to continue to grow in the offshore oil and gas world,” he added.

Swire Seabed’s other mobile subsea assets include a 6,000-metre depth rated Argus Bathysaurus XL WROV, a Sperre Subfighter 15k observation ROV and the Seabed Excavator, a multi-purpose subsea tool carrier and dredging vehicle.

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