Forum Energy Technologies appoints Chinese partner to support Asian growth strategy

Source: press release, 8 June 2020

Representatives from Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd visiting Forum Energy in 2019
Representatives from Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd visiting Forum Energy in 2019 (photo: Forum Energy Technologies)

Forum Energy Technologies has announced that Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd will represent Forum for the sale of the company’s extensive range of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in China, including its recently launched XLe Spirit electric ROV.

The XLe Spirit ROV is the first in a new generation of electric ROVs
The XLe Spirit ROV is the first in a new generation of electric ROVs (photo: Forum Energy Technologies)

The vehicle, which recently completed successful sea trial in Norway, is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and powerful enough perform subsea maintenance and repair work.

Kevin Taylor, Vice President – Subsea Vehicles at Forum Energy Technologies, says, “We continue to see strong demand for our products in China and the wider Asian market, and recognised the need for a local partner to support our long-term growth strategy. It’s important that we work with the best and most well-respected partners in country and Wuxi Haiying-Cal Tec Marine Technology Co., Ltd provides us with another strong channel to complement to our existing framework across the academic, survey and energy markets.”

“This agreement ensures that our clients in China receive the same streamlined and consistent support they are accustomed to around the globe. We look forward to engaging with new and existing companies through this partnership to grow our foothold in China and deliver our world-class range of reliable ROVs,” adds Taylor.