In close collaboration with ROV industry leaders, Intervention Engineering (IE), we have recently designed and manufactured two new Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS) for their ROVs. These LARS represent a significant improvement in safety and efficiency, lowering the related risks to ALARP.
Winning a recent multi-year platform inspection contract required IE to provide a portable, safe LARS that could be relocated manually on a platform. IE went to Thrust Maritime with a brief for an IBC based gravity LARS to meet those goals.
The LARS are suitable for use on an FPSO or fixed platform. They are innovative in that they use a water-filled IBC as the counter-weight, eliminating the need for welding or hot work. Additionally, they are ultra-lightweight, making them easy to move and assemble by hand.
The LARS have been designed to allow for safe erection, ROV-washing, and to provide a stable platform for maintenance. The integrated handrails ensure that work at heights is always conducted safely. The LARS complies with the DNV-ST-0378 lifting appliances code.
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