Hallin Expands Its Fleet of ROVs

Hallin Marine is expanding the number and the scope of its fleet of Remote Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with an order for seven new vehicles.

Aberdeen based Hallin Marine (UK) Ltd has placed the US $5.4 million order to extend its subsea inspection capabilities. All seven of the ROVS are designed to operate in the Inspection, Repair and Maintenance (IRM) market.

The new vehicles will complement the company’s existing six ROVs, which are "construction" or "workclass" machines – physically larger, hydraulically operated and more heavy duty than electric inspection ROVs and designed for subsea construction, rather than observation.

The new machines are scheduled for delivery during the first quarter of 2008 and consist of three different models from the Saab Seaeye Marine range:

- 3 containerized Seaeye falcon systems, 350m depth rated;

- 2 containerized Crane based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems, 1000m depth rated;

- 2 containerized A frame based LARS Seaeye Lynx systems 1600m depth rated.

Saab Seaeye Marine will be supplying the ROVs, Hydromec in Great Yarmouth the launch and recovery systems, while Hallin Group company Hallin Marine Engineering Pte Ltd is building the containerized control desks in Singapore.