Rolls-Royce marks LARS sales milestone

JANUARY 26, 2016 — Rolls-Royce is to supply two Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) to DOF Subsea for installation aboard its 104.2 m ROV construction support vessel Skandi Neptune. They will be the 100th and 101st LARS supplied by the company.

The systems allow the deployment and recovery of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to a depth of 3,000 m plus. They have highly accurate active heave compensation to cope with severe weather and can automatically launch and recover a ROV to a given target depth and at a given target speed.

Ingve Osberg, DOF Subsea, Group Asset Manager, said: “DOF Subsea have 31 Rolls-Royce Launch and Recovery Systems deploying and retrieving a range of ROVs safely, precisely and reliably in a wide range of operating environments worldwide.”

Bjørn Gjerde, Rolls-Royce, General Sales Manager, said: “DOF are the largest operator of our Launch and Recovery System and their purchase of over 30 of these systems is evidence of our products’ ability to meet our customer’s needs for advanced technology which can operate reliably in even the most extreme conditions.”

Rolls-Royce Launch and Recovery Systems are also used by Farstad, Olympic, REM, Havila, k-Line, Ocean Installer, Eidesvik, GC Rieber, Allseas, COOEC and TechDOF.