Investigator 90 – DWTEK’s flagship ROV, with Divinycell HCP core material from Diab (photo: DWTEK)
DWTEK – Taiwan’s first remotely operated vehicle (ROV) manufacturer – aims to build an Asia-wide subsea inspection system by integrating innovative technology with in-house resources. To achieve this goal, DWTEK has partnered with Diab for materials as well as technical expertise and support.
The Investigator 90 is DWTEK’s flagship ROV. It can be fitted with a variety of acoustic sensing elements, such as DVL, INS and USBL. Its Powerful Commander Unit is equipped with a 7-inch touch panel. The OSD interface can be customised comparable to light work-class ROV handling interface, and it comes with real-time two-way communication. It has outstanding payload capacity and the system can be scaled up.
Diab has been partner to DWTEK for their ROV production since 2010. Diab supplied Divinycell HCP core material for DWTEK’s prototype. Divinycell HCP offers low water absorption and low buoyancy loss up to 700 metres depth, making it the ideal material for the Investigator.
DWTEK has ambitions beyond the Investigator. On the drawing board are plans for developing and producing deep ROVs that can dive down beyond 1000 metres. Diab’s syntactic foams offer very high buoyancy per kilo and can be supplied in various depth ratings – all the way down to 10,000 metres.