ROV specialist provider launches purpose-built test tank in Aberdeenshire

M2 Subsea's new ROV test tank
M2 Subsea’s new ROV test tank

ROV provider M2 Subsea has launched its newly-commissioned purpose-built test tank at the company’s base in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.

The indoor fresh water tank, which can hold 73,600 litres of water, has been created for the primary purpose of testing ROVs and ancillary equipment.

The facility will allow the company to be in total control from the planning to completion of asset testing, ensuring the quality and rapid turnaround of results before they are deployed for both domestic and international projects.

The tank is also commercially available for subsea manufacturers and service providers to rent, along with or without M2 Subsea’s ROV fleet. The facility has already been successfully used by Acteon Group for product testing.

Mike Arnold, M² Subsea Chief Executive, said: “The facility provides us and the local subsea market with a high-quality area for the wet testing of new equipment and will allow for us to test assets more quickly and effectively.

“The tank gives us complete control over the testing process and enables us to deliver clients exactly to their requirements, ensuring the quality they receive is to our high standards.

“We are also able to access the data gathered and provide reports in an efficient manner as there are no third-party data companies involved. This will prove invaluable to ensuring we are continually improving our services across the oil and gas industry as well as for the renewable and decommissioning sectors.”

22 Sept 2017

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