ROV GENESIS

Location:
Oostende, Belgium
Location Coordinates:
51.2303,2.92
Organisation & Address:

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Wandelaarkaai 7 8400 Oostende

Infrastructure Web site address:
Max No of EF+ Days:
10
Dimensions:

Depth Rating

Length

Width

Height

Weight in Air

Total System Weight

Payload

Endurance (AUV)

2000/1400

1400mm

870mm

1100mm

1700kg

7500kg

Not Available

n/a

Technical Detail

General Information:

The Remotely Operating Vehicle (ROV) “Genesis” with Tether Management System (TMS) is a medium sized observation/light work ROV (Cherokee-type built by Sub-Atlantic). It can be operated from any vessel capable of accommodating a winch and a control/workshop 20ft-container. An A-frame is used for launch and recovery of the ROV-system.

The ROV can be used for observation work and a 5-function manipulator allows handling smaller equipment.

The ROV Genesis is part of the associated equipment of the RV Simon Stevin and can be operated from this 36m coastal/regional research platform.

The ROV Genesis has also been deployed around the globe from a total of 7 different research vessels in international campaigns. 

The ROV is operated yearly during minimum 4 campaigns: two onboard the Simon Stevin in Belgian coastal waters and two during international campaigns.

The ROV has a depth rating of 2000m but operations are limited to 1400m due to umbilical-length.

Vessel Requirements:

Ability to accommodate two 20 ft-containers on deck and lifting capacity preferably A-frame or crane.

 

Thrusters:

6 vectorized thrusters, powered by 440 VAC

Cameras:

Luxus High Definition Cameras, colour, black/white, stills.

Positioning (USBL, etc):

A GAPS USBL-system is standard installed during ROV operations to achieve sub-meter scale positioning and navigation.

Instruments:

Hydraulic HLK-EH5 5f arm; medium work, lift cap.: 25 kg
Drawer in skid for e.g. sample stowage
Obstacle avoidance: Tritech Super SeaKing 325/673 kHz
CTD:  Sea & Sun CTD 48m
Small coring system
Sediment temperature: THP temp probe from micrel
Niskin bottles
Gassampler system (from NIOZ)
Installation of client sensors on request

Optional Items:
Manipulators:

5-function manipulator

TMS:
Modality of Access

The ROV will be available for a maximum of 10 days, either onboard the Simon Stevin or onboard any other capable research vessel. Equipment transportation costs up to a maximum amount will be covered by Eurofleets+.  Users should contact EurofleetsPlus@marine.ie prior to submitting an application to ensure shipment costs from their location are covered.   

Support Offered to EurofleetsPlus Users

VLIZ support all users with all technical and logistic support needed for the organisation, the local mobilisation and the execution of planned campaigns. VLIZ provides full technical (3x technicians)and operational support for the entire campaign.

Extra technical support can be sought with both NIOZ (NL) and ODNature (B) due to cooperation agreements regarding the use of the ROV and marine other research equipment.

Contact Details

Applicants are welcomed to discuss the initial feasibility of their work while they prepare their application with the operator of ROV Genesis at infrastructure@vliz.be

Please indicate any clearances required for area or type of activity?

n/a

Infrastructure availability by year/time of year for EF+:

Year

Availability by Month

Not available (by Month)

2020

TBD

TBD

2021

Unknown (dd 2019)

TBD

2022

Unknown (dd 2019)

TBD

Technical specification documents: