Ashtead Technology Ltd Appointed as Exclusive Global Rental Representative for Vortex International Ltd


Ashtead Technology has been appointed as exclusive Global Rental Representative, within the Oil and Gas sector, for Vortex International Ltd for the rental of the Vortex Dredge Unit. The most powerful 4 inch ROV and diver dredge unit in the world (40 to 50 ton/hr), the Vortex, has removal rate performance more commonly seen in 6 inch dredges.

A feature of this unit is the low hydraulic consumption, which leaves enough hydraulic supply on most ROV’s to utilise a purpose-built jetter unit. Environmental concerns are addressed through the high efficiency, low energy demand hydraulic system negating the need for external compensators.

Applications for this pump include salvage and marine science operations, work-class ROV construction and drill support and the relocation of drill cutting, mud, silt, sand, rocks.

The agreement between Vortex and Ashtead Technology covers the rental of the dredge kit worldwide. Commenting on the agreement, Joe Goodin of Vortex International Ltd said “This is the kind of powerful, simple, and energy efficient equipment that I always wanted to use offshore. One box containing the entire kit with pre-fabricated brackets makes for a smoother, less demanding mobilisation allowing our clients to get to work faster. The partnership with Ashtead Technology allows Vortex to realize our strategy for growth through one of the most influential and respected organizations in the industry.”


Source: ashtead-technology, February 10, 2011