New Orient Marine orders three ROVs from Forum Energy

Forum Energy Technologies has received an order from New Orient Marine for three remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for multi-purpose ice-class vessel currently under construction in Singapore.

Forum said on Monday that the order includes two Perry XLX 200 bhp, 4,000 meter Work Class ROV systems and one Sub-Atlantic Comanche 3,000 meter Observation Class ROV.

As a part of the agreement, Forum will also provide operation maintenance training for New Orient Marine’s personnel as well as on board support during the ROV mobilization.

The systems which are part of this deal are scheduled to be delivered this year.

New Orient Marine’s  multi-purpose ice-class vessel has been designed to operate in ambient temperatures as low as minus 30 degree Celsius. To remind, Keppel Singmarine won a contract to build the vessel back in January 2015 while Rolls-Royce secured a deal in April of the same year to provide the power and propulsion package for the vessel. The first project for the new vessel will involve subsea intervention, inspection, maintenance and underwater welding of existing gas pipeline systems.

Cris Gaut, Forum’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased that New Orient Marine has chosen Forum, and we look forward to supporting a long-term relationship.

“The award demonstrates Forum’s capability for working with our customers to provide solutions tailored to their specific needs. For New Orient Marine, the after-sales support will be provided from our established team based in Singapore.”

A spokesperson for New Orient Marine said: “Adding the equipment from Forum onboard the vessel, will increase substantially its versatility and operational range, rendering it a very attractive vessel for a broad number of potential clients and projects.”

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