ECA's hybrid ROV/Crawler, the Roving Bat has just been featured in the latest edition of ROV Planet magazine (http://www.rovplanet.com/content/magazine).
The article is shown below, which highlights the benefits of using this unique Hybrid in completing all of the UWILD (Underwater Inspection In Lieu of Dry Dock) specifications including cleaning of hulls, close visual inspections and NDT for weld thickness.
According to Daniel Schmidt, Chairman of Petrus Group, who has been evaluating the Roving Bat for the past 6 months on site -
"We particularly appreciated the vehicle efficiency in terms of hull cleaning : we can quote that, including the ROV positioning on the selected spot, the cleaning of marine growths and the thickness measurement: the performance of this hybrid ROV is far above what you can achieve with divers.
In conclusion, I assess that Roving Bat is technically the best equipment currently available on the market for hull inspection’’
Read the full article below, and don't forget to check out ROV Planet magazine..
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