SMIT Expands Global Fleet with Schilling HD ROVs

Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) Heavy-Duty (HD) ROV systems from maritime operator SMIT.

DAVIS, Calif.--Schilling Robotics, LLC, experts in subsea systems, announced today the order for two (2) Heavy-Duty"As a global leader in the offshore market, we are delighted that SMIT has selected Schilling and the HD ROV system, which incorporates innovative technical solutions that provide superior system performance and reliability," states Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer for Schilling Robotics.


Dennis M. Stolk, manager operations for SMIT Subsea, stated, "With the addition of Schilling's HD work-class ROV systems SMIT is expanding and diversifying its global based inspection-class ROV fleet. These work-class ROVs will be outfitted with a comprehensive range of survey and tooling equipment to support subsea construction and IRM operations therewith increasing the versatility of our dive support vessels."

About Schilling Robotics, LLC

Schilling Robotics is a leading global, deep-ocean robotics company founded in 1985. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has regional offices in Texas, U.S.A., Aberdeen, U.K., and Singapore. Since late 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. acquired a 45% interest in Schilling. FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures, and services technologically sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high-pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. Further information about Schilling Robotics can be found at www.schilling.com.

About SMIT Company

SMIT has a proud tradition of nearly 170 years of service in the maritime sector. The company has earned an excellent reputation by combining expertise and experience with high-quality materials and equipment in the nearly 50 locations around the world where SMIT is active. SMIT aims to provide its worldwide services in the main to shipping companies, producers in the oil and LNG industries, (offshore) construction companies, insurers, governments and shipyards. SMIT maintains the highest standards in respect of Safety, Health, the protection of the Environment and Quality. SMIT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster a leading global dredging and marine expert. Further information about SMIT can be found at www.smit.com. (HD) ROV systems from maritime operator SMIT. The HD systems will be rated for 4,000m and will be supplied with tether management systems (TMS), control vans, and launch and recovery systems (LARS). SMIT will install the HD ROV systems onboard their subsea diving support vessels in support of the company's expanding global subsea operations. The systems will be delivered first quarter of 2012.

"As a global leader in the offshore market, we are delighted that SMIT has selected Schilling and the HD ROV system, which incorporates innovative technical solutions that provide superior system performance and reliability," states Tyler Schilling, chief executive officer for Schilling Robotics.

Dennis M. Stolk, manager operations for SMIT Subsea, stated, "With the addition of Schilling's HD work-class ROV systems SMIT is expanding and diversifying its global based inspection-class ROV fleet. These work-class ROVs will be outfitted with a comprehensive range of survey and tooling equipment to support subsea construction and IRM operations therewith increasing the versatility of our dive support vessels."

About Schilling Robotics, LLC

Schilling Robotics is a leading global, deep-ocean robotics company founded in 1985. Schilling is headquartered in California U.S.A. and has regional offices in Texas, U.S.A., Aberdeen, U.K., and Singapore. Since late 2008, FMC Technologies, Inc. acquired a 45% interest in Schilling. FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:FTI) is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures, and services technologically sophisticated systems and products, such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high-pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. Further information about Schilling Robotics can be found at www.schilling.com.

About SMIT Company

SMIT has a proud tradition of nearly 170 years of service in the maritime sector. The company has earned an excellent reputation by combining expertise and experience with high-quality materials and equipment in the nearly 50 locations around the world where SMIT is active. SMIT aims to provide its worldwide services in the main to shipping companies, producers in the oil and LNG industries, (offshore) construction companies, insurers, governments and shipyards. SMIT maintains the highest standards in respect of Safety, Health, the protection of the Environment and Quality. SMIT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster a leading global dredging and marine expert. Further information about SMIT can be found at www.smit.com.

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