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Grand Canyon II Vessel Mobilized with UHD-IIIs


 Grand Canyon II


Davis, CA – Jun 23, 2015. Canyon Offshore, subsea remote operated vehicle (ROV) operator, has mobilized two new UHD-III ROVs to their Grand Canyon II vessel. These new ROVs will enhance Canyon’s reputation for having the most robust and flexible systems for subsea field work.

The Grand Canyon II is designed to perform a broad range of subsea operations, with DP3-class station keeping for work in severe weather conditions.  It features a 250T heave compensated crane, facilities to launch port and starboard side ROVs simultaneously. The vessel’s first project was for survey and trenching work in the U.K. The UHD-IIIs were utilized continuously for a four week period, with only one hour of maintenance time.

“We are delighted to have installed two new UHD-III ROVs, complete with heave compensated launch and recovery systems onboard the Grand Canyon II, the second in the series of our flag ships. The UHD-III ROVs are already proving to be great assets,” said Ian Edmonstone, President for Canyon Offshore.

“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with Canyon Offshore, in providing equipment as critical to their operations as ROVs. The reliability and versatility of the UHD-III ROV are great assets to their new Grand Canyon II vessel,” stated Tyler Schilling, President for FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics.

About Canyon Offshore

Helix Energy Solutions’ (NYSE:HLX) marine contracting business unit Canyon Offshore is a leading supplier of subsea engineering services, operating state of the art ROVs, seabed trenching and geotechnical vehicles, and support vessels.  Our deepwater ROV track record spans 17 years, including oil and gas, renewable energy, subsea mining, and specialty services projects executed successfully around the world.

Canyon delivers safe, modern, innovative and professional solutions for critical-path deepwater construction and specialty marine contracting projects. As of May 2015, Canyon operates 62 ROV and trenching systems including heavy work-class systems, trenching and geotechnical systems, and chartered ROV support vessels. Many of these assets, including trenchers and the Grand Canyon support vessels, are custom built to our specifications. Click here to learn more about Canyon