Guest post: Mr Simon Douthwaite, SEAMOR Marine
3km Hydro Tunnel Inspection with ROV in Panama
SEAMOR delivered a Chinook ROV to EISA in Panama with a ground breaking three kilometer fiber optic tether system to perform water conveyancing tunnel inspections at a series of Hydro projects. Target distance was achieved at the first attempt with lots of power in reserve while carrying two multi beam sonars. A landmark achievement for SEAMOR.
“The ROV 3-kilometer fiber optic tether and reel system expands the range of our vehicles from two kilometers to three kilometers, allowing our clients to perform long-distance inspections more cost-efficiently and with less of an environmental impact.” – Mr. Robin Li, President of SEAMOR Marine