Discover the ECA Group Hytec™ H1000-INS, Light Work Class ROV system for subsea observation, inspection and light works up to 1000m depth. Modular and easily configured according to your needs thanks to a wide range of sonar, manipulator arms and tools, and any type of sensors.


  • Standard version equipped with: High performance viewing system & sonar; 2 manipulators & hydraulic tools
  • Wide range of additional sensors as option
  • Easy access to all sub-systems for maintenance
  • Air transportable
  • TMS and launch & recovery system
  • Control unit & service container
  • Validated & used by French navy

Applications for Defence & Security Sector

  • Underwater mines identification

Applications for Maritime Sector

  • Subsea inspection and work
  • Well inspection for drilling: Well head monitoring
  • Pre & Post survey for field development: Well head monitoring
  • Inspection and cleaning for FPSO, Rigs: Mooring inspection by robots
  • Vessels Systems & Equipment: Hydrographic Systems

Operational performances

  • Movements: in three axis, plus rotation on its own axis
  • Forward speed: 4 knots (in 0 knot current)
  • Operating depth: 1000 m in sea water
  • Stability: inherent low center of gravity
  • Payload: 30 kg

Technical specifications

H1000 ROV Vehicle

General characteristics

  • Dimensions (m): 1.55 L x 1.28 W x 1.13 H
  • Weight in air: 580 kg


6x DC thrusters:

  • 4x horizontal vectored (140 kg forward thrust)
  • 2x vertical (50 kg thrust)

Viewing & navigation systems and sensors

  • Hydraulic pan & tilt unit with: 1x colour zoom TV camera with laser; 2x variable intensity LED lights
  • 2x Low light black & white TV camera
  • 5x fixed LED lights with variable intensity
  • Auto heading/Auto depth
  • Double frequency scanning sonar 325/675kHz


  • Hydraulic power unit and valve pack
  • Dual 5 functions heavy duty manipulator with mini TV camera and lighting

Tether Management System


  • 120 m of neutral tether on hydraulic winch
  • ROV safety locking system
  • 2x low light Black & White TV cameras

Launch and Recovery System

With 1100 m of electromechanical umbilical cable

  • Hydraulic winch and A frame. Overall dimensions (m): 6.05 L x 2.44 W
  • A frame deployment: 2.5 m

Optional Equipment

  • USBL or LBL positioning system
  • Altimeter with auto altitude function
  • Xenon strobe and acoustic pinger recovery unit
  • Jetting and brushing tool system

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