TMT Gets Drill Support Contract in Vietnam
TMT makes their Fastest Drill Support ROV spread install onto Drillship after deck structure issues.
A Total Marine Technology Typhoon MK2 heavy work class ROV has been contracted to provide drill support for Viet Gazprom aboard the Deepsea Metro 1 drillship. The install of the ROV spread was completed in record time by TMT staff. This new contract had its own challenges before it even started, as the deck for the ROV had to be upgraded before the ROV could be installed.
Senior Structural Engineer at TMT, Ashkan Shekarlab said "The exciting part is that it’s the shortest ROV installation for TMT ever. Two weeks is very good for this kind of spread…. the usual turnaround time is about three. But we had the experience and people who could do the job."
Before the install could be commenced the structure of the ROV deck had to be upgraded to accommodate the specifications of the TMT Typhoon MK2 ROV and deployment equipment. TMT engineering and fabrication staff designed, fabricated and installed everything required to adapt the deck for the new ROV.
A team of nine from TMT went to Vung Tau in Vietnam for the deck upgrade. After the deck and grillage for the area was checked and approved by reps from DNV, the ROV and spread was then installed. Final testing of the Typhoon MK2 ROV is currently underway and will be in service for Viet Gazprom very soon.