02.February 2023

AUV/ROV survey and inspection vessel receiving Naust Marine auxiliary winches and controls

Naust Marine recently supplied new deck machinery to the Norwegian multipurpose Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) / Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV) survey and inspection vessel, Argeo Searcher.

Formerly named the Ocean Pearl, its length is 108.6m and width 18m. This ICE 1A1 class vessel has a sizeable capability and substantial endurance of 200 days while carrying up to 65 passengers and accommodate a helicopter on its deck.

To assure reliable and durable operations offshore, Naust Marine supplied the following deck machinery solution

  • (1) 1-ton auxiliary winch
  • (4) 3-ton auxiliary winches, 1 of which with a capacity 6,000 mts & 6mm rope winch with extended drum
  • (5) Gessmann Stands for Local Control of each winch
  • (2) Radio controls for remote control of winches
  • Electrical control – Cabinets, drives, breaking resistor

Installation on the M/V Argeo Searcher will take place in Las Palmas. Naust Marine is proud to be chosen to provide winching solutions for such a high-profile project and values Argeo’s mission to transform the ocean surveying and inspection industry.