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Seabotix Rugged, Capable, Compact ROV's.

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3000 meters / 9800 ft.
150 kg
4900 kg / 10800 lbs.
3352 mm / 132 inches
1828 mm / 72 inches
2336 mm / 92 inches

Bollard Pull
-Horizontal -1050kg
-Vertical - 1100kg
-Lateral - 800kg

- Main ROV buoyancy for ROV only operation
- Additional skid mounted buoyancy to provide a system 1000kg heavy systems with tracks on the trencher or neutral system with skids mounted

HP Pumps
-2 off high pressure pumps each providing approx. 230 m3/hr @15bar close coupled with a bent axis design variable swash hydraulic motor. The pumps are mounted on Jet tool

LP Pumps
-2 off lightweight low pressure pumps each providing approximately 65kW, close coupled with a bent axis design variable swash hydraulic motor. The pumps are mounted on Jet tool.

Burial Tool

-The burial tool is capable of burial as follows:

-1.5m in a non cohesive seabed
-1.0m in a cohesive seabed of up to 100 kPa

-Tool deployment is angular from 0 - 1.5m and also provides straight vertical deployment from 0.5m to 1.5 m.

-Jet Nozzles: Stainless steel
-Depressor: Hydraulically deployed and fitted with 'cable locator' sensor.
-Sensors: Burial tool depth
-Depressor depth
-Water pump pressures

3 K - 4 5 0 T     C H A R A C T E R I S T I C S

-The Venom 3K-450T Trencher is designed for operation to a maximum depth of 3000 metres and is fitted with hydraulic power units to give a total shaft power of up to 450HP (335KW). A modular design allows various modes of operation and tasks to be performed using a single system.

-The primary role is submarine cable maintenance and repair. The system provides a high specification post lay burial capability which complies with an original requirement based on NSW Submarine Cable Systems world wide capability and experience in laying and repairing MINISUB CT Cable Systems.

-When trenching in the non-cohesive seabed of sand and silt the power will primarily be diverted to the Low Pressure water pumps. When trenching in the cohesive seabed the power will be diverted to the High Pressure water pumps. In both instances there will still be sufficient power available for the track drives and ancillary functions and power available for thrusters.

Trencher Module Control Unit

-A rugged laptop PC is provided for direct control of the Trencher Module. The PC will be loaded with all relevant software supplied with the surface control system and can be connected directly to the Trencher Module Curvetech control system to allow maintenance & test of the Trencher Module when it is separated from the Venom ROV. This potentially increases the time available for maintenance and testing of the Trencher Module and does not interfere with ROV operations.


We try 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.


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