Powerful and compact
The Tortuga ROV is an underwater observation robot that can be operated at depths of up to 500m. The 4 horizontal thrusters, each delivering 17 kgf of thrust, are equipped with an innovative azimuth control system allowing the ROV to operate in currents of up to 4 knots, regardless of their direction.
With a thrust-to-weight ratio unmatched on the market and a fully integrated acoustic imaging solution, Tortuga is the ultimate tool for underwater inspections in extreme operational conditions.
Up to 4 knot current
AZIMUTHAL THRUST 4x17 KGF
Long range configuration
For inspections in restricted spaces, such as flooded pipes and tunnels, the Tortuga is equipped with fiber optic telemetry to allow latency-free communication and monitoring over long distances. The fiber optic technology allows the transfer of important data volumes (video, sonar, probes, etc.) in real time over several kilometers. Thanks to its high propulsion power, the Tortuga can unwind more than 3000m of umbilical for long distance inspections of hydraulic infrastructures (intake galleries, outfalls, etc.). An electric winch with a capacity of 3300m of fiber optic umbilical, equipped with an odometry and tracing system, provides optimal cable management during operations.
Tortuga was primarily developed to meet the specific constraints of the marine renewable energy and offshore O&G sectors: rough sea conditions, strong currents, variable visibility conditions and the constant search for O&M cost efficiency.
(Working in offshore areas often involves rough sea conditions and strong currents). Whether it’s for shallow inspections subject to the influence of swell or deeper assignments, Tortuga’s power and manoeuvrability will allow you to inspect close to the infrastructure even in the most difficult conditions. Its compactness and light weight make it an extremely simple and quick inspection tool to use with a small team and light logistics.
Tortuga can perform visual inspection, 3D sonar and laser modelling, NDT (CP and thickness measurements), defect sizing (cracks, etc.) and even cavitation cleaning operations of marine concretions. Operating at depths of up to 500m, Tortuga can be used on most of the world’s offshore installations.
Tortuga is the ideal solution for authorities looking for an underwater inspection tool that is simple, quick to operate and capable of operating in a wide range of current and visibility conditions. Its versatility will allow it to carry out missions such as searching for objects and evidence, inspecting ship hulls or supporting divers in operations (mine clearance, body searches, etc.) or training.
With a dedicated sonar mount and sonar display in the steering console, Tortuga offers a fully integrated and ergonomic acoustic imaging solution for the operator. Missions can be conducted even in zero visibility conditions.
Whether in freshwater or at sea, the Tortuga is an essential ally for your daily missions: National Marines, Coast Guards, Customs, River and Maritime Police, Civil Security, Port Authorities, etc.
Civil infrastructure such as hydroelectric installations, drinking water, wastewater and drainage systems need to be inspected regularly to ensure their integrity and normal operation over time.
The inspection of underwater structures and confined spaces can be very complex due to access constraints, long distances to be covered and operational conditions (current, visibility).
Tortuga offers a solution to all these constraints: exceptional propulsion, fully integrated acoustic imaging solution, compactness and available in fibre optic compatibility. Its unique characteristics allow it to inspect confined spaces such as pipes or flooded galleries of small diameter (from 800mm) over distances of up to 3,000m.
A wide range of sensors and accessories can be integrated into Tortuga for a variety of tasks, from civil engineering inspection of dam faces to 3D modelling of flooded tunnels.
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