|[March 21, 2011]
Schilling Robotics' HD™ ROV Earns 2011 Spotlight on New Technology Award
DAVIS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today that
it has received a 2011 Spotlight on New Technology (News - Alert) Award from the
Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) for its new Heady-Duty (HD™) ROV.
The honor, which recognizes innovative technologies that significantly
impact offshore exploration and production, was awarded to Schilling for
the HD's technological advancements.
HD ROV.(Photo: Business Wire)
Schilling's HD™ is a 150hp, 4,000m rated, work-class ROV that is
designed to elevate the performance and effectiveness of deepwater
remote intervention. The HD™ simplifies ROV operation and maintenance
through the application of an enhanced, integrated system design. This
allows operating personnel to focus on the requirements of their
customer instead of primarily focusing on piloting or maintenance
skills. One of the most significant advancements with the HD™ is the
adoption of modular mechanical, electrical, and control subsystems which
reduce the time requirements for all maintenance tasks to one hour or
less. This step-change improvement will enable ROV operators to increase
operational efficiency, which is particularly critical on projects where
vessel day-rates can be as high as $500,000 per day.
"This award recognizes the commitment and dedication that our employees
have made to elevate the performance and reliability of ROV systems,"
said Tyler Schilling, CEO of Schilling Robotics. "Th subsea industry is
maturing at a rapid pace, and ROVs have an ever increasing role in both
the technical and commercial success of every deepwater project."
The HD™ not only reflects Schilling's 25 years of experience in
advancing industry expectations of remotely operated systems, but also
the long-term collaboration with FMC Technologies in the development of
technologies to improve remote intervention of subsea equipment.
Deepwater operations present a unique set of challenges that require
innovative solutions, and the HD™ addresses these challenges by
significantly simplifying system design while achieving superior
Schilling will receive the OTC Spotlight on New Technology award during
a ceremony and press conference at 4:00 p.m. CDT (News - Alert) on Monday, May 2, in
the Rotunda area of Reliant Center. The HD™ will be on display in the
FMC Technologies booth (#1941) during the conference, which runs May 2
through May 5 at Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
About Schilling Robotics, LLC
Schilling Robotics is a leading global, deep-ocean robotics company
founded in 1985. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has
regional offices in Texas, U.S.A., Aberdeen (News - Alert), Scotland, Macaé, Brazil,
and Singapore. In 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. acquired a 45% interest
in Schilling. FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) is a leading global
provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC
Technologies designs, manufactures, and services technologically
sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and
processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid
control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for
the oil and gas industry. Further information about Schilling Robotics
can be found at www.schilling.com.
About Spotlight on Technology
The Spotlight on New Technology program gives exhibitors an opportunity
to gain visibility for their latest and most advanced hardware and
software technologies at the world's largest event for the development
of offshore resources. Winning technologies were selected based on five
criteria: Being less than two years old, being Innovative, being proven,
having broad interest, and providing significant impact beyond existing
technologies. To view more information about the winning technologies
and download photos at http://www.otcnet.org/2011/pages/general/awards.php
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