The Sperre SUB-Fighter 15K ROV Photo: AKVA GroupThe Sperre SUB-Fighter 15K ROV Photo: AKVA Group

Nordlaks has purchased a SUB-Fighter 15K remotely operated vehicle (ROV) from Sperre for securing mooring systems in addition to being available for operations on the Havfarm project.

The company purchased its first Sub-Fighter 15K from Sperre, part of the AKVA Group, in 2015. With increased activity of heavier tasks in the aquaculture industry, the decision has been made to increase the capacity.

“We are proud that Nordlaks chose us as a supplier of ROVs yet again,” said Wenche Haugerud, general manager at Sperre. “Nordlaks has skilled technicians who listen to our recommendations regarding use and maintenance.”

The ROV has a thruster capacity of 15 kilowatts to handle exposed conditions and is equipped with a gripping arm that also is capable of cutting rope.

“SUB-fighter 15K comes with a powerful winch with 1000 meters of cable that can be used on anchors at 800 metres depth,” said Leif-Børge Olsen, ROV manager at Nordlaks. “We have smaller ROVs that can be used for simple net inspection routines, but this one has depth rating and power that makes it very useful for greater depths.”

The delivery includes a 13-foot container that serves as both control room, storage and transport of the equipment. A Kongsberg-developed HPR positioning system, 1000 metre cable winch, rope cutter and a rotating brush is also included.

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