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Schilling Declares Introduction of Robotics HD Remotely Operated Vehicle

25 June 2010

Schilling Robotics, LLC is an expert in subsea systems. Recently, the company declared the introduction of the HD Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Presently, Schilling's 125shp HD system is finishing deepwater sea trials and two HD systems have been ordered for delivery this year.

The HD utilizes the ground-breaking technology of Schilling Robotics to offer a high performance work-class ROV system to the market which has a compact deck footprint. At the same time, it provides design features and performance usually reserved for larger systems. The HD is designed in such a way that it accommodates the exact requirements of the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR), drill support, and medium-duty construction markets.

The HD features Schilling's exclusive power management system, remote diagnostics, and advanced automatic piloting modes. This helps to deliver better operational stability and accurate control. The HD is based on incorporated sub-systems. It decreases complexity, boosts effectiveness, and lowers the maintenance and operational expenses of an ROV.

The HD consists of dedicated interfaces to integrate intervention or survey tooling. With the help of ergonomic and modular system design, the users are enabled with open access to the system for quick maintenance and with largest onboard capacity to install supplementary intervention tools when compared with any vehicle of this class. The combination with Schilling's electric TMS system enables HD to possess the capability of excursions up to 425 meters. This compact system is configured for smooth road transportation and quick mobilization. At the same time, it offers the flexibility to perform a wide variety of deepwater operations.

Schilling Robotics, founded in 1985, is a well known deep-ocean robotics company that operates around the world. It provides high-technology subsea systems which include control systems, remotely operated vehicles, manipulators, and custom-built systems for subsea exploration and production. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has regional offices in Texas U.S.A. andAberdeen ( News - Alert), Scotland. In late 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. has gained a 45 percent share in Schilling.

FMC Technologies is the designer and manufacturer of technologically sophisticated systems and products. These include subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems intended for the oil and gas industry.