Kongsberg Maritime ‘s subsidiary Kongsberg Evotec has won a contract to install its new launch and recovery system (E-LARS) for remotely operated vehicles (ROV) on a new Forland Shipping subsea vessel currently being built at Havyard Leirvik in Norway.

Konsgberg’s E-LARS includes both an ‘overboard’ system and a ‘moon pool’ system and is designed to handle work class ROVs with or without a tether management system (TMS) to water depths below 4,000m.

E-LARS was designed in cooperation with end users, umbilical manufacturers and ship designers, to provide improved personnel safety and ROV uptime, simplified system maintenance and extended service intervals.

According to the company, the new design and application of technology results in better personnel safety and optimal ROV uptime, in addition to simplified system maintenance and longer service intervals.

Features of the new system include the use of permanent magnet motor (PM) technology, a control system that provides real-time information about capacity, umbilical status and history, and an active heave compensation that operates on minimal power consumption.

Apart from E-LARS, Kongsberg Evotec also provides a bulk hose securing unit and other handling systems, and designs cranes, complete with handling systems including winches, power units, bulk handling and control systems.

In October last year, Kongsberg Maritime had acquired Kongsberg Evotec, which is a supplier of marine handling systems.

Headquartered in Norway, Forland Shipping owns and operates advanced offshore and seismic vessels in Norwegian and foreign waters.

Image: Kongsberg Evotec’s E-LARS which includes both an ‘overboard’ system and a ‘moon pool’ system is designed to handle work class ROVs with or without a TMS to water depths below 4,000m. Photo: Kongsberg