Aberdeen-based Nautilus Rigging is launching a new range of its patented hook devices at Subsea 2013.
The hooks, using the firm’s “positive locking” technology, are aimed making it easier for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to secure loads while working subsea.
The firm says it has spent about £120,000 developing the new range, called SubseaHooks, and that it had been trialled offshore by two major service companies. SubseaHooks follow on from a range developed for use on platforms by Nautilus. Bill Toon, managing director, said: “The Nautilus ROV hook is specifically designed to prevent unintentional self-release of the load, which is a known hazard associated with standard spring-latch ROV hooks. We are excited to launch this new product. The industry has responded very positively and we look forward to delivering our first orders in the weeks to come.”
The firm has reached a cumulative £1.1 million turnover at the end of its first three years trading and says it has reinvested in the region of £600,000 in the business.