Total Marine Technology unveils new Typhoon ROV in Kuala Lumpur
TMT recently showcased the Typhoon ROV during the Oil and Gas Asia 2009 exhibition held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event is held bi-annually and is considered to be the largest show of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. The Typhoon was designed and built especially for the Asia-Pacific region through SapuraCrest’s Australia-based subsidiary Total Marine Technology Pty Ltd, and was unveiled by former Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammed. The Typhoon is a 150HP work class ROV capable of diving down to 3000M, suitable for both shallow and deep sea work.
Large energy companies like Chevron, Exxon Mobil and Petronas were among a few organizations that set up booths in the convention center as well.
The Typhoon had to be kept from public view before the official launch for added theatrical effect and this was achieved by placing curtains around it which would drop at the press of a button. Executive vice-chairman of SapuraCrest Petroleum, Datuk Shahril Shamsuddin was on hand to make final preparations for the event.
At the press of the button, the curtains came down and the Typhoon was unveiled to the general public. It instantly became the center of attraction during the Oil and Gas event. Large crowds constantly gathered around the SapuraCrest booth even before the unveiling.
TMT Staff worked hard at the booth answering questions for conference go-ers ranging from dignitaries to engineering students. By the 3rd day of the event, the launching of the Typhoon was flooding the headlines of the local press (See below for links).
For official press coverage of the event, please visit the following links from Malaysia's leading news publications.