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Inspection class ROVs

James Fisher Marine Services has a wide range of inspection class ROVs available for detailed subsea visual asset inspections.

James Fisher Marine Services (JFMS) has a large fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), deployment systems, and personnel as part of its in-house capability, delivering efficient and fully integrated solutions.

JFMS also develops bespoke solutions to meet its customers’ exacting needs in challenging environments. In the offshore renewables industry, we're able to utilise experienced multi-skilled personnel and can support, not just diving and ROV specific solutions, but also rope access and confined space services.

Operating for 30 years’ in the offshore renewable market, our inspection class ROVs are configured for free swimming modes, complete with A60 Zone 2 control containers and A60 Zone 2 gravity based crane LARS, enabling a safe solution for visual subsea asset inspections.

light work-class and inspection-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs):

Cougar-XT 1451 remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Cougar-XT 1451 is a compact, highly flexible offshore remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with a maximum working depth of 2000 metres.

Proven worldwide and widely recognised for its capabilities, the Cougar-XT enables operators to undertake a range of demanding work tasks whilst lowering operational costs.

Designed to accommodate heavier duty tooling through is interchangeable skid, it's ideal to support diver work in delivering inspection, repair and maintenance, drill support, light construction and survey operations. 

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 2,000msw
  • Length 1,515mm
  • Height 790mm
  • Width 1,000mm
  • Launch weight 409kg
  • Forward speed 3.2knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 80kg

Cougar-XT 1457 remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

Extremely powerful and versatile, the Cougar-XT 1457 is designed to accommodate heavy duty tooling with an array of quick-change tool skids making it ideal for a range of applications including survey work, drill support, light construction projects, salvage support and vessel based operations in the offshore oil and gas and renewable industries.

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 2,000msw
  • Length 1,515mm
  • Height 790mm
  • Width 1,000mm
  • Launch weight 409kg
  • Forward speed 3.2knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 80kg

Cougar-XT 1468 remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Cougar-XT is a compact, highly flexible offshore remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with a maximum working depth of 2000 metres.

Proven worldwide and widely recognised for its capabilities, the Cougar-XT enables operators to undertake a range of demanding work tasks whilst lowering operational costs.

The Cougar-XT comes complete with a 16’ control container and an ‘A’ frame launch and recovery system (LARS).

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 2,000msw
  • Length 1,515mm
  • Height 790mm
  • Width 1,000mm
  • Launch weight 409kg
  • Forward speed 3.2knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 80kg

Cougar-XT compact free swimming zone II remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Cougar-XT compact has an excellent proven track record in supporting a wide range of markets including the offshore oil and gas and renewables. A shallow water alternative to its more powerful Cougar-XT sister, it’s ideal for observation and light water work offering a vast range of services with flexible capabilities delivering operational cost-effectiveness.

The Cougar-XT compact is ideally suited to shallow water cable laying operations, which is reflected in the needs of the offshore renewable energy market. With a reactive performance capability, it enables precision even in strong tidal conditions.

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 300msw
  • Length 1,300mm
  • Height 784mm
  • Width 900mm
  • Launch weight 270kg
  • Forward speed 3.8knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 60kg

Cougar-XT compact free swimming zone II remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

Proven worldwide and widely recognised for its capabilities, the Cougar-XTC enables operators to undertake a range of demanding work tasks whilst lowering operational costs.

Extremely powerful and versatile, the Cougar-XTC is designed to accommodate heavy duty tooling with an array of quick-change tool skids making it ideal for a range of applications including survey work, drill support, light construction projects and salvage operations. It comes complete with an A60 zone 2 control container and an A60 zone 2 gravity-based crane launch and recovery system (LARS).

The Cougar-XT compact is ideally suited to shallow water cable laying operations, which is reflected in the needs of the offshore renewable energy market. With a reactive performance capability, it enables precision even in strong tidal conditions.

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 300msw
  • Length 1,300mm
  • Height 784mm
  • Width 900mm
  • Launch weight 270kg
  • Forward speed 3.8knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 60kg

Cougar-XT compact free swimming zone II remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Cougar-XTC is a compact, free swimming offshore remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

Proven worldwide and widely recognised for its capabilities, the Cougar-XTC enables operators to undertake a range of demanding work tasks whilst lowering operational costs.

Extremely powerful and versatile, the Cougar-XTC is designed to accommodate heavy duty tooling with an array of quick-change tool skids making it ideal for a range of applications. It comes complete with an A60 zone 2 control container and an A60 zone 2 gravity-based crane launch and recovery system (LARS).

Specifications:

  • Depth rating 300msw
  • Length 1,300mm
  • Height 784mm
  • Width 900mm
  • Launch weight 270kg
  • Forward speed 3.8knots
  • Thrust forward 170kgf
  • Thrust lateral 120kgf
  • Thrust vertical 110kgf
  • Payload 60kg

Tiger remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Tiger ROV is one of the most recognised ROVs across the subsea industry for completing in-depth and accurate inspections and observation operations.

Operating at depths of up to 1000m, the Tiger benefits from a significant payload and the ability to offer a stable platform of operation in fast currents and extreme conditions.

Specifications: 

  • TMS type 2 or type 8, or free-swimming operation
  • Up to three video cameras (two live)
  • Sonar systems, altimeter
  • Scientific measurement systems (bathy, CTD, etcetera)
  • CP probe (contact or proximity)
  • Tracking systems
  • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • Tooling skids: 4-function manipulator, cutting tool, cleaning brush

Tiger remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Tiger is a compact, highly flexible and extremely powerful electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) with working depths of up to 1000 metres.

It can be configured for use as a free swimming ROV, with a Hiab crane launch or an A-Frame tether management system (TMS).
Proven worldwide and recognised for its capability, the Tiger 866 allows operators to undertake a range of demanding work tasks at much lower operating costs.

The Tiger is designed to accommodate heavy duty tooling via a system of quickchange tool skids making it ideal for survey work, drill support or light construction projects and salvage operations.

Specifications: 

  • Depth rating: 1000msw
  • Length: 1030msw
  • Height: 590mm 
  • Width: 700mm
  • Launch weight: 150kg
  • Forward speed: 3 knots
  • Ultrasonic thickness gauge
  • Tooling skids: 4-function manipulator, cutting tool, cleaning brush

Falcon remotely operated vehicle (ROV)

The Falcon ROV is one of JFMS' most flexible ROVs designed to complete intricate subsea operations, by balancing versatility and its light weight frame, to go into areas of difficult access - inshore, offshore, down tunnels or for flyaway operations.

Made from a robust material that is durable and buoyant, its light weight frame makes it easy to mobilise for operations not just in the UK, but also globally.

Available with a range of options, tools and accessories, the Falcon can support different customer requirements and be adapted to deliver a bespoke asset management solution.

Specification:

  • 300m (1,000ft) depth rating, 14kg (30.8lbs) payload
  • Max 450m umbilical length upgradeable to 1100m length with F2 Fibre Optic Pack upgrade
  • Magnetically coupled brushless DC thrusters with velocity feedback - 4 vectored and 1 vertical
  • 50kgf (110 lbs) of thrust with almost 1:1 power to weight ratio, without additional payload
  • Distributed intelligence control system
  • High resolution colour camera on 180º tilt platform
  • Variable intensity, 6400 Lumens of LED lighting
  • Auto heading and depth
  • Single phase 100-270 VAC universal auto sensing power input at 2.8kW

Explorer, confined space inspection mini ROV

The Video Ray Explorer is an entry level remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system that provides the operator with a live video feed from the submerged robotic camera. It contains the three basic components of a typical ROV system - the submersible, tether, and a top side control unit.

The VideoRay Explorer is depth rated to 76 meters (250 feet) and features a high resolution, 160° vertical tilt color camera, water depth readout, auto depth feature, compass heading readout, and run time meter.

Specifications: 

  • Depth rating: 76msw
  • Length: 50msw
  • Height: 30mm 
  • Width: 30mm
  • Launch weight: 4.5kg
  • Forward speed: 1 knot
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