Results from ROV Surveyor Interceptor - 04/02/2015

MMT, Sweden, and Reach Subsea have recently finalised offshore tests on the new Surveyor Interceptor ROV from the vessel Edda Fonn and the results were above all expectations. The design speed of 8 knots has been reached and the vehicle produces high-density data at 6 knots as well as 4 knots when operating close to a pipe. The SROV, as a survey platform, has proven itself as very stable, and multibeam data has less than 0.4% noise.

Ola Oskarsson, MMT´s founder and project manager for Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV), explains in his report that the results from sea trials with the new SROV have been performed to collect background data for a specialised handling system, to test speed, manoeuverability, stability and cable drag as well as data quality and density.

The Surveyor Interceptor is ready to set the record straight from March 2015.

Image: Laser point cloud over multibeam data from SROV MMT.

Last updated: 01/12/2020