Sub-Atlantic has netted orders for six electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV) systems with five different international customers during an unprecedented week of sales activity.

The orders are for a Comanche light / medium work class system for a Far East diving contractor; a second Comanche system built to bespoke design for a European scientific institute; a Super Mohawk intervention vehicle for a Singapore subsea contractor; two Mojave observation class ROVs to be used for a major civil engineering project in China; and a Navajo observation class vehicle for a Russian government institute.

“This record breaking week of vehicle orders valued at over £2.5m contributes to a very strong year of vehicle and component sales activity for Sub-Atlantic and is a reflection of the excellent reputation of our product both in design and manufacture across a broad spectrum of industries,” said general manager John Ferguson.

“It also reflects the high calibre and dedication of our sales team, both domestically and overseas, with excellent contributions from our agents who have worked hard to win these contracts in a highly competitive marketplace.”

Since its formation in 1997 Sub-Atlantic, which employs 55 people at bases in the UK, Houston and Singapore, has emerged as the market leader in the design and manufacture of small to medium sized electric ROV systems and the thrusters and components used in the manufacture of hydraulic work-class ROVs.

Sub-Atlantic systems are designed to allow subsea operators to minimise operation costs and maximise profit. The Mohican and Comanche are setting new standards in electric ROV performance with 3,000V, 400 hertz transmission systems allowing the vehicles to operate over very long but small diameter cables. The Comanche has previously been supplied in a 6,000m / 20,000ft configuration.

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Triton offers state-of-the-art subsea technologies and related services to the oil and gas and other underwater industries. Through its Perry-Slingsby and Sub-Atlantic brands, Triton manufactures a wide range of market-leading hydraulic and electric subsea ROVs for inspection, survey and light intervention duties, through to deepwater heavy construction applications.

Triton also offers a comprehensive range of ancillary remote intervention products and tooling systems as well as operational services such as offshore personnel recruitment, equipment rentals, management and servicing through its DPS Offshore division. Its GEMS and SGI divisions provide geosciences project management and data analysis and seabed geotechnical coring, while the Visualsoft and VMAX divisions offer software products and services in physics-based simulation and 3D visualisation, digital video editing and data management applications.