J2 Subsea, an Acteon company, has secured an order for its 4 Port Tool Changers in collaboration with Palm Tecnologia for a MOBO intervention campaign offshore Brazil planned for 2018.
The J2 Subsea 4 Port Tool Changers enable ROVs to connect with tools subsea with zero leakages.
The tool changer has been tested and rated to water depths up to 5,000 meters to meet the standards of depth ratings for work-class ROVs.
The tool changer, which has been designed, developed and manufactured by a partnership of Walther Präzision GmbH and J2 Subsea, consists of a ROV end plus a tool end.
The objective of the Brazilian campaign is to replace eight subsea pumps weighing 150 tons from the manifold in water depths up to 2,000 meters utilizing a range of subsea tools. It will be the first deployment for the tool changers in a Brazilian MOBO campaign, the company noted.
Christian Blinkenberg, general manager at J2 Subsea, said: “J2 Subsea is pleased that our 4 Port Tool Changer is intended for the deployment for the first time in a Brazilian MOBO intervention campaign. The operator foresees that avoiding travel up and down between the vessel and the seabed for each tool change will reduce the time and cost of operations. Furthermore, it will mitigate potential time and cost delays caused by weather changes, which can prohibit the safe deployment of a ROV once a tool has been changed on board.”
Sergio Escada, managing director, Palm Tecnologia, added: “We were delighted to make the sale to a major operator in Brazil. The ability to be able to demonstrate the benefits and time reduction associated with deploying the J2 Subsea 4 Port Tool Changer was a major influence on the client’s decision-making process.”