Forum Energy Technologies to Build Life-support Pods for Greek Navy

Aberdeen, UK – August 30th, 2021 – Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FET) today announced that it has delivered two of its emergency life support store (ELSS) pods to the Hellenic Navy. The contract, which marks FET’s first supply to Greece’s naval force, will see the business manufacture the two pods at its facility in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.

ELSS pods are pressure-tight storage vessels used by naval units as part of a submarine rescue system. In the event of a submarine crew becoming stranded below sea, FET’s ELSS pods are able to deliver life-preserving materials such as medical equipment and supplies to the crew until a full rescue can be deployed.

FET has a successful track record of supplying equipment and vehicles to the global defence market, most recently delivering its highly advanced submarine rescue vehicle (SRV). The vehicle was built to meet the most up-to-date industry standards and is classed by Lloyds Register.

The company’s ELSS pods are designed to be nominally 10kg negatively buoyant in seawater, which enables them to be delivered to the distressed submarine by a swimmer, an atmospheric diving suit (ADS), a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or the rescue submersible itself.

Comprising a cylindrical pressure vessel with a removable end cap, the pods are manufactured from aluminium and coated with yellow Xylan. This delivers a resilient solution for deck handling and deployment, even in harsh environments.

The removable end cap, which is constructed from aluminium alloy and fitted with a stainless-steel lifting handle, also features a pressure equalizing valve to ensure the cylinder is not under or over-pressurized before being opened.

Kevin Taylor, FET’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles said: “Submarine rescue operations are complex, safety-critical missions with the safety and wellbeing of those onboard the distressed vessel always of the highest importance. The innovative design of the pods allows them to be utilised across a wide range of missions.

“FET has supported military organisations and naval forces for more than 45 years and we have a strong understanding of the industry’s needs. Our ELSS pods are manufactured to meet the strict efficiency and reliability specifications required for crucial rescue operations. We are proud to be delivering this leading technology directly to the Hellenic Navy.”

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Issued on behalf of Forum Energy Technologies by Gillian George. For more information, please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)1224 211045.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion and, production sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. FET is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com

FET to Deliver ROV Life Extension Project to Support International Telecoms

Houston, USA – August 2021 – Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a life extension (Lext) upgrade on one of its Perry ST200 Trenchers. The Lext upgrade will be completed for a Western Hemisphere telecommunications equipment company The enhanced asset will support the installation and maintenance of subsea cables that are a vital component of an international communications network.

This project marks FET’s second life extension upgrade for an ST200 trencher and follows on from the successful sea trial of the first upgrade last year.

FET’s Lext service provides remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operators with a cost-effective solution to ageing subsea vehicles and technology obsolescence by increasing the asset’s life in some case more than a decade.

As part of the work scope, FET will completely remove all obsolete components and associated parts within the control system and replace them with the latest evolution in control system hardware and software. The upgrade benefits from over 60 years of ROV development at FET, and will provide increased reliability and improved support, while also minimizing downtime.

FET has produced more than 800 Perry and Sub-Atlantic ROV systems over the past six decades. All vehicle manufacturing is certified and compliant to ISO 9001 and 18001 to provide safety and reliability assurance.

The latest Lext upgrade is based on the newest developments in work-class ROV and trencher technology. These vehicles feature significantly enhanced performance across the full range of demanding intervention, survey and trenching tasks without compromising the outstanding reliability which the original Triton vehicles are known for.

Kevin Taylor, FET’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles, said: “We recognised the opportunity to provide a more cost-efficient solution to ageing vehicles while still delivering the high quality, robust assets that FET is renowned for. This award underlines our ongoing commitment to delivering new and innovative technological solutions to the subsea industry across the blue economy.

“This is the second life extension upgrade for this client in the last 12 months and it’s fantastic to see customers continue to recognise the reliable performance our trenchers deliver and the operational sustainability the Lext service provides.”

The upgrade will be carried out at FET’s facility in Bryan, Texas, using components manufactured at FET’s UK facility in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire. It is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of this year.

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Notes to Editors:

About Forum Subsea Technologies

FET (Forum Energy Technologies) is a global company, serving the oil, natural gas, industrial and renewable energy industries. FET provides value added solutions that increase the safety and efficiency of energy exploration and production. We are an environmentally and socially responsible company headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing, distribution and service facilities strategically located throughout the world.

For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com

FET to Deliver Next-generation ROVs to DOF Subsea

Aberdeen, UK – July 2021 – Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. (FET) today announced that it has secured an order from DOF Subsea to supply two of its improved 200HP Perry XLX-C work-class remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

The advanced ROVs will add fresh capability to the DOF Subsea fleet and can pave the way for aged asset renewals with a new and improved class of ROV.

The systems will be manufactured at FET’s UK facility at Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire and will be delivered in the second half of 2021.

The compact 200HP XLX-C delivers high performance in a small form factor, which is increasingly requested in many projects globally. These vehicles are the first of their kind to be delivered to the market boasting this footprint and capability.

FET has increased the power available on the ROV to suit the current specifications required by DOF Subsea and its prospective clients. It boasts an impressive auxiliary hydraulic circuit that is capable of meeting the most demanding of contractual requirements, paired with a high payload capacity to carry additional tools.

Mark Ainsworth, Forum Subsea Technologies customer account manager said: “We are delighted to have contracted these ROVs with DOF Subsea, adding to the vast fleet of Perry ROVs under their ownership in a deal which further strengthens our long-standing partnership.

“It is a testament to the whole FET team that we continue to win new build ROV contracts in such a challenging marketplace, and that new design initiatives such as this one are able to be driven as we continue to provide 24 hour technical support and swift critical spares provisions to a growing global portfolio.

Ingve Osberg, DOF Subsea Group Asset Manager says: “DOF Subsea decided to increase the ROV fleet with another 2 XLX-C systems, based on the performance and capabilities of these WROV’s and the innovative solutions to meet our client’s demands that FET brings to the table.

“Having a fleet majority of FET Perry ROVs allows us to maximise standardization of ROV equipment and spares for flexible use in all regions. We can also readily find qualified personnel with experience of ICE control systems, and are able to be provided with 24 hour support in all of the DOF ROV operational regions.

“We have more than 20 years’ experience working with FET people and equipment and rely on the quality of the deliverables and support that this long-standing relationship brings us as a key customer.”

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Notes to Editors:

Forum Energy Technologies

FET (Forum Energy Technologies) is a global company, serving the oil, natural gas, industrial and renewable energy industries. FET provides value added solutions that increase the safety and efficiency of energy exploration and production. We are an environmentally and socially responsible company headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing, distribution and service facilities strategically located throughout the world.

For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com

DOF Subsea

The DOF Subsea Group is a specialist subsea service business that provides subsea construction, subsea engineering, inspection, repair and maintenance and survey services, which involve complex and challenging engineering in an international environment.

DOF Subsea owns a large fleet of modern subsea construction, intervention and survey vessels that enable it to offer differentiated positions with its clients and work in long term relationships, which enhance service delivery and reduce the overall risk.

The company’s core business is project management, engineering, vessel operations, survey, remote intervention and diving operations, primarily for the Oil and Gas, Marine Telecommunications and Renewables markets.

For more information, please visit http://www.dof.no/

FET’s ROV Completes Sea Trials to Support Arctic Research and Exploration

Aberdeen, UK – March 2021 – Forum Energy Technologies today announced that its light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Comanche 38, has successfully completed sea trials with Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada). The ROV was sold to the scientific research organisation earlier this year and will be supporting exploration of Artic and Sub-Arctic seafloor ecosystems. The vehicle was installed onboard the Canadian research icebreaker vessel, CCGS Amundsen.

The ROV’s deployment procedures and versatile capacity trials included undertaking video surveys, high-resolution still photography of benthic habitats, the collection of coral and other benthic fauna samples, as well as sediment sampling using precisely positioned sediment push cores.

Kevin Taylor, FET’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles, said: “It is vital to the success of this research project that an operationally resilient ROV was chosen to ensure a reliable performance in the harsh environment and depths found in the Arctic. Our Sub-Atlantic Comanche ROV system has passed its sea trials, with its high thrust-to-drag ratio enabling it to operate in strong currents and its high specification with a seven-function manipulator arm successfully achieving complex underwater procedures.”

“This is the second ROV we have delivered to Université Laval and we are thrilled it has passed its sea trials and the organisation is now in a position to begin studying the deep-water corals and cold deep eco-systems of the northern Labrador Sea and Baffin Bay.”

The new Comanche ROV was manufactured at FET’s facility at Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire and replaces FET’s previously utilised Super Mohawk ROV.

Since 2003, CCGS Amundsen has spent over 2,500 research days at sea and accommodated over 1,800 scientists, technicians, students, and professionals from over 20 different countries. The coronavirus pandemic has postponed some of its current work until next year.

Primarily funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation through Université Laval, the first multidisciplinary expedition of the new ROV in 2021 will allow a contingent of scientists from national research teams to study the marine and coastal environments of the Canadian and Greenlandic waters.

“The Comanche 38 will become a flagship equipment of the CCGS Amundsen for many years to come. We anticipate that it will be used in support of several cutting-edge research projects that aim to better understand the biodiversity and productivity of fragile Arctic marine ecosystems,” said Alexandre Forest, Executive Director of Amundsen Science.

 

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Notes to Editors:

About FET Subsea Technologies

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion, production and infrastructure sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. FET is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe. For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com

About the research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen and Amundsen Science

Mobilized for science in 2002 thanks to major grants from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and other partners, the Amundsen has been pivotal in revitalizing Canada’s research effort in the study of the changing Arctic Ocean. Since 2003, the research icebreaker has accommodated over 115 Canadian and international teams in the deployment of no less than 50 major programs. Hosted at Université Laval, Amundsen Science maintains the vessel’s pool of scientific equipment, coordinates the deployment of the icebreaker for science, and provides logistical and technical support for user programs. For more information on Amundsen Science and the CCGS Amundsen: www.amundsenscience.ulaval.ca

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints Brazilian Partner to Support Growth in South America

Aberdeen, UK – March 2021 – Forum Energy Technologies today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Deepsea Technologies Equipamentos Industriais Ltda (Deepsea Technologies) to represent its operations in Brazil as part of the business’ long-term growth strategy in South America.

Deepsea Technologies provides engineered products and services to the oil and gas industry globally. It has a key focus in delivering solutions for subsea and topside production systems and subsea intervention systems.

The partnership will see Deepsea Technologies provide business development and engineering support on behalf of FET in Brazil. It will also deliver full servicing, repair, calibration, upgrades and modifications for FET remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and associated tooling. Deepsea Technologies will also have responsibility for the repair and calibration of FET torque machines.

Kevin Taylor, FET’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles said: “We continue to see strong demand for our products in Brazil and recognise the need to appoint a local partner to increase our in-country presence and support our ambitious strategy.

“It’s important that we work with partners who can deliver the high quality of service FET is known for. Deepsea Technologies is a well-respected business and the team provides us with a strong channel to complement our existing framework across the academic, survey and energy markets.

“This agreement ensures that our clients in Brazil receive the same streamlined and consistent support they are accustomed to around the globe. We look forward to increasing our activity in the region and delivering our world-class range of products and services to the Brazilian market.”

Felipe Lamego, Managing Partner – Deepsea Technologies Ltda, said: “We are extremely excited by this partnership and certain that our customers and stakeholders in Brazil will appreciate the strengths and complementary business deliverables such an alliance has to offer.”

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Issued on behalf of Forum Energy Technologies by Gillian George. For more information, please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)1224 211045.

Notes to Editors:

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion and, production sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. FET is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.f-e-t.com

Forum Manufactures Technologically Advanced Submarine Rescue Vehicle

Aberdeen, UK – January 2021

Forum Energy Technologies today announced it has completed manufacturing a highly advanced submarine rescue vehicle (SRV) including cutting edge technologies, which may be utilized to extract submariners from distress situations.

Forum’s latest SRV joins a small group of rescue systems in use around the globe.  The LR-class SRV, however, surpasses systems manufactured by other suppliers over the last decade, including the NSRS (NATO Submarine Rescue System) and the ‘LR7’, which was delivered to China.

The LR-class SRV is built to meet the most up-to-date industry standards and classed by Lloyds Register.  It is capable of rescuing up to 17 people at a time and operate at depths of up to 600m.  The new model has increased power and an advanced auxiliary thruster control system that allows for speeds of up to four knots, enabling it to operate in high currents. The vehicle is able to attach to submarines at highly precarious angles, above 40 degrees.

The state-of-the-art submersible vehicle also has some of the most advanced sensors and sonars to locate a distressed submarine as quickly as possible. This includes a doppler velocity log, fiber optic gyroscope, sonar and depth sensing. All sensors and sonar systems are fully embedded into Forum’s software to deliver advanced functionality, including auto depth, auto heading and autopilot. The latter function utilises an electric propulsor pivot mechanism and is unique to the company’s LR-class SRV.

The LR-Class SRV is divided into two sections, a command module for pilots and a rescue chamber for the submarine crew. The rescue chamber can be pressurised as necessary to ensure rescued crew are decompressed to prevent decompression sickness (the bends). Once at surface, the vessel latches to a decompression chamber where crew are safely transferred.

Kevin Taylor, Forum’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles, commented: “When a navy submarine runs into trouble and sends out an urgent SOS, the rescue mission quickly becomes a time critical military operation to save those on board and prevent worsening health conditions, including decompression sickness (the bends) or fatalities. The SRV must therefore be highly reliable.

“We have pioneered the development of manned submersibles since 1975 and have supported military organisations and naval forces all around the globe. The completion of the SRV is a huge achievement for the business and testament to our highly experienced engineering, QHSE, purchasing, planning and production teams. I would like to commend these groups for their hard work to realize our vision for the future of specialised submarine rescue vehicles.”

The first of the latest LR-class SRV is being packaged and shipped to its final destination later this month (January) before undergoing final sea trials with the client during Q1 2021.

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Forum’s XT500 Trenching System to Support Major Cable Maintenance Project in Asia

Aberdeen, UK – November 2020 – Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order to supply specialist subsea equipment for a major cable maintenance project in South East Asia.

The contract, which was awarded through Forum’s local representatives, will see the company deploy a Perry® XT500 trenching system and Dynacon® Launch and Recovery System as well as associated surface power and control installations. The equipment will be used to support telecommunication contracts in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean.

The XT500 trenching system is ideally suited to cable maintenance projects with a 3,000m depth rating and three metre ROV burial capability on the ocean floor. It utilises Forum’s proven Integrated Control Engine (ICE™) and has robust 500 HP power.

The vehicle will be manufactured at Forum’s facility at Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire and installed onboard the client’s vessel in early 2021.

As part of the workscope, Forum will also deliver operational and maintenance training for the client’s personnel and provide support during the first mobilisation onboard the vessel, including sea trials.

Kevin Taylor, Forum’s Vice President – Subsea Vehicles, said: “Forum has a strong reputation globally for manufacturing high quality, robust ROVs and associated auxiliary products for a number of industries ranging from oil and gas to renewables, defence, mining and telecommunications. We have continued to strengthen our footprint in Asia and this contract is a testament to our high-quality equipment and skilled personnel. Our local representative is a well-respected supplier in the region and our partnership has provided a strong channel to complement to our existing framework.

“This is the fifth ROV we have delivered to this client and we are thrilled the organisation continues to see the value our ROVs deliver. I am looking forward to seeing our system provide the required operational resilience, reliability and performance standards expected in such a safety-critical sector.”

The XT500 trenching system is designed to meet the demanding trenching requirements of both strong soils and deep flowline burial protection over long stretches. Capable of operating in free-fly, skid-based trenching and survey modes, the system is designed for demanding applications, providing a robust solution even in the world’s harshest environments.

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Forum Develops Remote Piloting Capability for ROVs

– Remote Piloting for Perry and Sub-Atlantic ROVs –

Aberdeen, UK – 3rd August 2020 – Forum Energy Technologies has revealed it has developed and demonstrated the ability to remotely operate Workclass and Observation Class (Perry and Sub-Atlantic) ROV systems between an offshore vessel and a remote location.

This new capability brings major opportunities to adapt operational practices in response to the latest industry drives as cost savings and reductions in HSE risks can be realised through reducing offshore crew sizes.

The concept of remote piloting was proven by Forum 2010 when the company successfully operated its TXLX Workclass ROV in its test pool at Kirkbymoorside, UK  from a TXLX Console located in Florida, USA. Remote Control capabilities demonstrated were camera and light controls, manifold power on/off, depth and gyro power, pan and tilt controls, manipulator controls, ROV thruster controls, auto heading controls. At that time, internet speeds were much slower than today resulting in high latency telemetry which the control system software was not equipped to counter.

However, continued development in software efficiencies which reduce the effect of network latency coupled with increased availability and reliability of the global 4G network has now allowed Forum to offer remote operations on its full range of ROV systems. Forum’s ICE™ & subCAN™ remote operations suites provide a robust means of piloting vessel or platform-based systems from an onshore control facility via a wired, 4G or satellite connection.

The onshore hardware replicates the offshore HMI hardware and GUI so will be immediately familiar to operators. The Onshore Control Module provides a local hub for power and data connections.

Existing offshore control station hardware is upgraded to allow remote control and monitoring of power systems. The Offshore Control Module interfaces with the upgraded hardware providing control and monitoring via the existing ICE/subCAN network. A key-switch, in conjunction with the software, ensures secure control of hand-over between offshore and onshore stations.

The ICE™ & subCAN™ control software applies enhanced position control when a compatible DVL and gyro are fitted to the ROV.

The system upgrade components are manufactured and delivered from Forum’s UK facility in Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire.

Kevin Taylor, Forum’s vice president – subsea vehicles, said: “Forum has a strong reputation globally for manufacturing high quality, robust ROVs and associated auxiliary products for a number of industries ranging from oil and gas to renewables, defence, mining and telecommunications. This additional and important feature is part of our continued product support and development across the entire range.

“Remote operations can reduce the number of personnel offshore, particularly during complex processes or technical procedures which may require a specialist to be deployed. The capability also aligns strongly with industry drives to reduce carbon footprint and deliver safe, efficient operations.”

Forum Energy Technologies has 50 years’ experience producing Perry and Sub-Atlantic ROVs and has produced more than 800 ROV systems. Our Remote Intervention Technologies is unmatched throughout the world as is our range of ROVs, TMSs, winches and A-Frames. Our ROV manufacturing is certified and compliant to ISO 9001 and 18001.

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Issued on behalf of Forum Energy Technologies by Gillian George. For more information, please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)1224 211045.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion and, production sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. Forum is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe.

For more information, please visit f-e-t.com

Forum Energy Technologies Appoints Chinese Partner to Support Asian Growth Strategy

Aberdeen, UK – 8th June 2020 – Forum Energy Technologies has announced that Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd will represent Forum for the sale of the company’s extensive range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in China, including its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.

The vehicle, which recently completed successful sea trial in Norway, is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough perform subsea maintenance and repair work.

Kevin Taylor, Vice President — Subsea Vehicles at Forum Energy Technologies, said: “We continue to see strong demand for our products in China and the wider Asian market, and recognised the need for a local partner to support our long-term growth strategy.

“It’s important that we work with the best and most well-respected partners in country and Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd provides us with another strong channel to complement to our existing framework across the academic, survey and energy markets.

“This agreement ensures that our clients in China receive the same streamlined and consistent support they are accustomed to around the globe. We look forward to engaging with new and existing companies through this partnership to grow our foothold in China and deliver our world-class range of reliable ROVs.”

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Issued on behalf of Forum Energy Technologies by Gillian George. For more information, please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)1224 211045.

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the subsea, drilling, completion and, production sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. Forum is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe.

For more information, please visit f-e-t.com

Forum’s XLX-C ROV Successfully Completes Sea Trials for Vietnam Navy

Aberdeen, UK – 26th May 2020 – Forum Energy Technologies’ remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Perry XLX-C, has successfully completed sea trials in Vietnam.

Working with its customer Submarine Manufacturing & Products (SMP) and the Vietnam Navy, the sea trials followed an extensive commissioning period and factory acceptance test which took place at Forum’s test tank in Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire, UK.

The vehicle is the compact derivative of the highly successful XLX work class ROV. The XLX-C ROV was designed, manufactured and tested on the same site. It is a heavy-duty work class hydraulic ROV with a depth rating of 4,000m, with ancillary equipment, including cameras, lights, altimeters and sonars.

It will be used to support the Vietnamese’ submarine rescue vehicle in its operations during assessment and preparation of a site for a submersible rescue. The XLX-C is fitted with Forum’s latest technology and can deliver specialized equipment, including an Emergency Life Support System, to a distressed submarine. It was supplied with an Emergency Life Support Stores (ELSS) underslung ROV skid which allows the transport and deployment of up to three ELSS pods at once to a distressed submarine (DISSUB).

The XLX-C is coupled with a Forum Dynacon Launch and Recovery System (LARS) manufactured in the US. The Houston team also supplied a VMAX ROV training simulator for the XLX-C as a training aid for the ROV pilots. Forum’s software developers designed a new scenario to instruct pilots on how to latch the ROV with a distressed submarine using a ‘sticky foot’ tool in order to deliver emergency supply pods.

Forum has also provided the Vietnam Navy with a VisualSoft, four Channel VisualDVR, system. This is a multichannel digital video recorder with dynamic overlay and was supplied by Forum’s VisualSoft team in Aberdeen, UK. The VisualSoft product line has been synonymous with underwater digital video recording and data management since the company pioneered the use of the technology 20 years ago.

Kevin Taylor, Forum’s vice president – subsea vehicles, commented: “The XLX-C’s successful sea trials marks another success for the company as we continue to bring the latest technology to the industry. The vehicle’s capabilities make it ideally suited to a wide range of operations in the defence market.

“Forum has a robust strategy of providing first-class engineering, after market support and service to our clients from our operating centres in the key regions. We have an excellent global team and this project demonstrates the integrated approach we have to ensuring we deliver the best vehicles, bespoke simulation training, and digital video and data acquisition products. We look forward to continuing to support the Vietnam Navy in their subsea operations.”

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Issued on behalf of Forum Energy Technologies by Gillian George. For more information, please contact [email protected] or +44 (0)1224 211045.

 

Notes to Editors:

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. is a global oilfield products company, serving the drilling, downhole, subsea, completions and production sectors of the oil and natural gas industry. The Company’s products include highly engineered capital equipment as well as products that are consumed in the drilling, well construction, production and transportation of oil and natural gas. Forum is headquartered in Houston, TX with manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located around the globe.

For more information, please visit f-e-t.com