ROV PHOCA

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Technical Specifications - Overview

  • Type: Comanche 21, electric "workclass" ROV (sub-Atlantic (Forum Energy Technologies)
  • Operating depth: 3000 m
  • Dimensions: Length: 2.1 m, width: 1.3 m, height: 1.85 m
  • Weight: in air: approx. 1500 kg, in water: neutral
  • Propulsion: 7 electric brushless DC thrusters SPE-250
  • Velocity: max. 2.5 knots (forward / reverse) 
  • Station keep (dP): ± 0.5 m
  • Auto heading: ± 5°
  • Electric power supply: 3000 VAC/400 Hz
  • Electric output: 70 A at 400 V
  • Midwater cable: 2200 m @ 19 mm, 1.3 t/km in air= 3,5 t, 1 t/km in water; allows deployments down to approximately 2000 m
  • Scientific payload: up to 100 kg
  • Hydraulics: Pump 15 kW with 39 lpm @ 207 bar for operation of 2 manipulators. External tools may be integrated.
  • Transport of the entire system two 20'-ISO-containers. The total weight is approx 30 t.

  • Scientific Head

    Dr. Friedrich Abegg
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
    Wischhofstr. 1-3
    D-24148 Kiel
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-2134
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: fabegg(at)geomar.de 


    Technical Head

    Martin Pieper (Dipl. Ing.)
    Technology & Logistics Centre
    Tel.: 0049 431 600-1688
    Fax: 0049 431 600-2680
    E-mail: mpieper(at)geomar.de 


    Scientific Advisor

    Dr. Peter Linke
    Technik- & Logistikzentrum
    Tel.: 0431 600-2115
    Fax: 0431 600-1601
    E-mail: plinke(at)geomar.de