Panther Plus is a development of the Seaeye
Panther in response to an original operational
requirement developed with Aberdeen based
ROV company, Rovtech, who operate the
largest fleet of Seaeye ROVs including
Seaeye Panthers - and now Panther Plus.
requirement was for greater power, payload,
interface capability and a true light
weight work class ROV.
thrust has been doubled to an impressive
220 kg with lateral thrust increased from
85 kg to 170 kg with a relatively small
increase of the vehicle's in air weight
to 500 kg. Payload has been increased
to 105 kg. These improved performance
figures translate into handling characteristics
that pilots report as being 'simply spectacular.'
the distinguishing feature of the Seaeye
Panther Plus is the additional 4 vectored
SM5 brushless DC thrusters making a total
of 8 vectored thrusters in pairs. The
ROV frame has been slightly enlarged to
accommodate these thrusters, improve through
frame water flow and provide space for
a 12 function hydraulic valve pack for
tooling and manipulator applications.
Panther applications include drill support
and survey operations, for which the vehicle
is fully interfaced.
ROV system comprises the Vehicle, a Surface
Control Unit, a Hand Controller and a
Power Supply Unit. The surface control
unit and PSU can be supplied free standing
or containerised. The Control Container
can be Zone II rated or rated for safe
area operations and can be air conditioned.
free swimming operations are possible
with up to 500 metres of tether this ROV
is normally deployed using a Seaeye Tether
Management System (TMS) to minimise the
effect of current on the vehicle's performance.
The standard TMS is a garage with a bale
arm, level wind and 150 metre capacity
of tether. A variation of the Seaeye Type
5 winch and slip ring TMS is also available
to provide ROV excursions to 200 metres
mounted 'A' frame and lifting winch with
1200 metres of armoured lift umbilical
is offered as a compact combined unit
to launch and recover a TMS garaged Seaeye
Panther Plus. This can be offered rated
for hazardous area Zone II operations
or to for 'safe area' operations and is
known as a 'LARS' or Launch and Recovery
System. Alternatively you may have your
own crane available and may only require
the lifting winch and armoured umbilical
with an umbilical sheave, a lock-latch
release mechanism and vehicle bullet for
launch and recovery.
to provide the most up to date, recent
specifications on these ROV systems. However,
ROV system specifications are changing
all the time, so please double check with
the manufacturer to insure the specifications
are correct before making a decision in
using or purchasing these systems.