This partnership, which is part of the process of technological breakthrough in manufacturing methods, focuses firstly on production, inspection and maintenance tools. The development and completion of these tools, using the various available Additive Layer Manufacturing technologies, offer immediate benefits to the Aerospace sector, such as weight reduction, production cost savings and reduced manufacturing time.
Marine Technology News: ECA Group introduces New H300-V Inspection-Class ROV
ECA Group announces the new release of the ECA Group H300 ROV series, the H300-V. This ROV meet the demands associated with operating in harsh environments while performing observation and inspection missions.
" According to Philippe Roumegue, ECA Group Sales Director – Robotics Department – ROVs, two main reasons motivated this ROV H300 new version. The first is the need to enhance speed and operating quality performances that required to equip this ROV with four vectored thrusters.
The second is the growing demand to work with an compact and portable ECA Group ROV specialized 300 m for shallow waters that would be based on the same model than the group's H800 ROV.
Designed and tested upon a full range of requests coming from users worldwide, the new ROV is equipped with four horizontal vectored thrusters, H300-V can reach speeds up to 3.5 knots.
“V stands for ‘vectored thrusters’ and in comparison to H300 MK2 standard model which does not have this option,” Roumegue explained. “With its 3.5 knots performances, the H300-V ROV can work in very harsh underwater conditions.”
As any ROV of ECA Group H series, H300-V integrates a navigation B&W TV camera as standard, as well as one inspection color zoom TV camera with optical zoom mounted on a genuine pan and tilt unit. Combined with auto heading and auto depth functions, the H300-V is able to record videos and data under strong current at 300m depth.
Its payload capabilities up to 15kg enable any type of sonar, USBL, electric manipulator arms, altimeter with auto altitude function and more.
“Its portability of less than 80 kg in standard configuration and its integrated PSU into CCU enables to transport this equipment easily from site to site,” Roumegue said.
The H300-V is already in operation. Roumegue said ECA Group has delivered four systems to an Asian Navy. ECA Group also has several other orders from Middle East, Europe and Asia.