Kongsberg Evotec, a fully owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, has signed an agreement with Bourbon Offshore Norway for the delivery of the sophisticated E-LARS Launch and Recovery System for Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV). The delivery will take place in December 2015. The system is to be installed on an advanced new VARD 2-12 ARCTIC design AHTS vessel, which is developed for worldwide operations, including arctic regions.
Kongsberg Evotec has through the development of E-LARS focused on environmental factors and safety of the operator and the equipment. The positive qualities of the permanent magnet motor technology used in the E-LARS system combined with a customised control system introduces significant operational advantages including accurate heave compensation with minimal power use.
To ensure safe and efficient ROV launch and recovery, the E-LARS control system provides the operator with continuous information about i.e. capacity utilisation, the amount of regenerated power, umbilical status and history. This supports the operator to utilise the ROV mission operational window in an efficient and very environmentally friendly manner. Kongsberg Evotec has also designed the system in order to minimalize the need for maintenance.
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