Optimised for high speed, high current operations


Making survey easier for our customers

SMD have developed Flo, a survey and inspection ROV optimised for high speed survey and high current operations.

SMD understand the challenges operators face when conducting ROV survey, inspection and maintenance work. These challenges are often in relation to reduced operating windows, high currents and the time it takes to do a task. All have the potential to add cost and risk to a project.

Increased operating window

Lower operating costs

live data stream

higher quality data

Reducing survey times and increasing the operational window

FLO is a high-speed work class ROV based on proven SMD ROV fleet technology, to perform tasks faster and more efficiently. This system has a top speed of 6 Knots and the ability to hold position in currents up to 4 Knots from any direction. FLO also boasts 50% faster survey times compared to conventional work class ROVs and is capable of significantly extending the operational window in areas where high currents are prevalent.

FLO can be operated in free swimming mode for shallow water and can interface with an SMD TMS for operations in deeper water.

Applications
  • Survey
  • Renewables
  • Oil & Gas

Key Facts

Weight in air

2.5Te

Height

1.0m

Width

1.9m

Length

3.5m


Depth

2000m

Payload

200kg (TBC)

Max Forward/Reverse Speed (no tether)

6.1kn

Max lateral speed (no tether)

4.0kn


Here to help

Graeme Jaques

Head of ROV Sales

graeme.jaques@smd.co.uk

+44 (0) 191 234 8619