Vertec Secures Specialist ROV Cabin Contract with Schilling

Aberdeen-based Vertec Engineering (Vertec) has secured a significant contract -- worth almost £500,000 -- to design and manufacture specialist ROV cabins for a global producer of high technology subsea systems.

Vertec -- which is part of the Offshore Container Holdings Limited (OCHL) Group and specialises in the design, build and rental of service cabins for the oil and gas industry -- has been contracted by California-based Schilling Robotics (Schilling) to supply three sets of ROV modules and workshops -- a total of six units -- for use by its clients.

The units are A60 fire rated as standard, and comply with DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and IMO (International Maritime Organisation) standards. Designed to a standard 20 x 8ft footprint, the units also meet with CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) standards, allowing for cost-effective international shipping. The modules will house personnel involved in the operation of ROVs and will also provide an onsite maintenance facility for spare parts and repairs.

The deal strengthens the long-term working relationship that exists between Vertec and Schilling, which has already seen Vertec deliver 12 units to the subsea company so far this year, with the Aberdeen-based Schilling personnel involved in the fabrication and outfitting of the units locally.

Vertec's Sales Manager, Gavin Duncan, said, "We have worked very diligently to ensure that our customers have confidence in our ability to deliver a custom product for what is a very specialist area of the oil and gas sector. Reliability of all our cabin designs in service is extremely important as the technology our customers are introducing is at the highest levels and is typically operational 24 hours around the clock.

"The international reputation we have gained as the leading specialist in engineering cabin design has enabled us to work with some of the top companies in the oil and gas industry which has encouraged us to invest and develop our own engineering solutions to meet the future needs of our customers.

"We are delighted to have been awarded this contract by Schilling. It marks the latest phase in an excellent working relationship that we have been building with them, and also forms part of our overall company strategy to establish closer relations with our customers by providing long-term tailored support."

For more than 20 years, Vertec Engineering has been an international market leader in the design and manufacture of specialist offshore cabins and control rooms which house equipment and operatives in optimum conditions of safety, efficiency, quality and comfort.

Vertec's rental fleet consists of a range of units in various sizes, to suit almost any client requirement, and specifications ranging from safe area to Zone 1. All units are designed to operate on a worldwide basis, and can be mobilized to any location across the globe.