Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced the order for two (2) 150hp, 3,000m rated HD™ ROV systems from GMB USA, Inc. for delivery to the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy. One system will be delivered for their Amphibious Submarine Rescue vessel and the second for their Auxiliary Towing Salvage vessel.
This order adds to the first HD purchased this year by the ROK Navy, reflecting the expansion of their salvage and rescue operations. The exceptional performance and configurability of the HD results in an ideal solution for their needs. “We are very pleased that the ROK Navy has recognized that Schilling’s HD vehicle is the most technically advanced in the world, and has selected us to continue their expansion program,” said Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer for Schilling Robotics.
The HD ROV provides increased reliability and availability through an integrated design philosophy for all major sub-systems. This drives a significant reduction in components, enables modular maintenance, and reduces major component replacement timeframes from potentially tens of hours, to one hour or less. The HD ROV also provides industry leading stability and position control accuracy to perform remote intervention activities.
About Schilling Robotics, LLC
Schilling Robotics is a leading global, deep-ocean robotics company founded in 1985. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has regional service centers in Texas U.S.A., Aberdeen, Scotland, and Singapore. Since late 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. has maintained a 45% interest in Schilling. FMC Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures, and services technologically sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry.
About GMB USA, Inc.
GMB USA, Inc. is a market leader in the project management, system integration, and execution of marine information technology used by shipbuilders, and is actively engaged with the ROK Navy and the ROK government labs on multiple major projects.
About Republic of Korea Navy
The Republic of Korea Navy is responsible, organized, and equipped for maritime and amphibious operations, as well as for educating and training the Navy personnel.
Source: Schilling Robotics, October 13, 2011