Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has secured a significant order from DOF Subsea to deliver four of its work-class ROVs.
The ROV order comprises two 200-HP XLX-C’s, which were recently delivered and successfully mobilized in late 2022, as well as two 200-HP XLX Evo II’s to be delivered in second-quarter 2023. The XLX Evo II’s hydraulic systems have been redesigned in line with this contract and now share a vastly increased quantity of common component parts with the XLX-C’s, which FET says provides a customer benefit for spares commonality and subsequent availability.
All vehicles are being manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
Mark Ainsworth, FET’s DOF account manager, said, “The four new ROVs, which now share so many common systems and components with one another, will bring a mix of smaller footprint benefits via the XLX-C as well as larger platform payload and stability advantages via the XLX Evo II, depending on the task at hand.”