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Subsea IMR Moves Robotic

Oct 02, 2019

Unmanned maritime systems (UMS), especially autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), are no stranger to commercial applications. Survey of the seafloor by AUVs and subsequently unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) is now an accepted practice. UMS technology is moving into new commercial domains, notably inspection maintenance and repair (IMR). While there are no perfect definitions these tasks can be viewed as follows:Inspection is the task of examining a structure…

Reach Subsea Extends Charter for IMR Vessel Havila Subsea

Jun 03, 2024

Norwegian subsea services firm Reach Subsea has entered the agreement with vessel owner Havila Shipping to extend the charter for inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) vessel Havila Subsea.The contract extension is for a firm period of three years…

Optimizing Cathodic Protection Survey Using Non-contact Sensors

May 08, 2024

The principle behind sacrificial anodes, which are used to safeguard underwater pipelines and structures from corrosion, is relatively straightforward. Made of alloys like aluminum, Zinc and is some cases Magnesium, the anodes are more reactive…

Argeo Inks Pact with CSI for Second HUGIN Superior AUV

Mar 22, 2024

Argeo Subsea, CSI Nordics and Kongsberg Discovery signed a three-party Certificate of Delivery and Acceptance for a new HUGIN Superior AUV. The agreement supports Argeo’s fleet expansion plans, as it aims to build the world’s most advanced AUV fleet…

Petrobras Awards Long-Term Mero Deal to DOF's Skandi Salvador Vessel

Oct 12, 2020

Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has won a contract with the Petrobras-led Libra consortium to provide a multi-purpose support vessel for work at the Mero offshore oil field in Brazil.The Libra Consortium is led by Petrobras - with a 40% interest - in partnership with Shell Brasil (20%)…

Panther Wins GOM Pipeline Inspection Deal

Sep 03, 2020

ACSM chose an electric Saab Seaeye Panther XT robotic vehicle for pipeline inspection in the Gulf of Mexico. The Panther inspected 261 pipelines totalling 2,340 km in four fields in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), at depths ranging from 15 to 130 metres…

DOF Subsea Wins 'Key Award' with Chevron in Australia

Aug 07, 2020

Oslo-listed subsea services and vessels company DOF Subsea has been awarded an IMR Services contract with Chevron in Australia. It has also won a moorings replacement deal in Southeast Asia.DOF Subsea will support Chevron's North-West Shelf and near-shore subsea assets in Australia with DP Vessels…

Rever Offshore Wraps Electrical Diagnostics Gig for Serica in North Sea

Jul 13, 2020

UK-based subsea services provider Rever Offshore has said it has completed a contract awarded by Serica Energy for work at the Rhum field in the North Sea.Throughout the two-week campaign, Rever Offshore deployed the multi-purpose dive support and offshore construction vessel…

Pipeline IMR: An All-seeing Eye

Feb 28, 2020

There are surveys, and then there are surveys. For survey-tech outfit, Ecotone, the business model is offering a faster, digital way to monitor the health of seabed environments and offshore infrastructure. There’s enough to do with Norway set to invest $4…

DOF Wins New Subsea Contracts

Jul 17, 2019

Norwegian vessel provider DOF Subsea has been awarded several contracts, securing utilization for vessels in the Subsea/IMR Projects segment.Skandi Skansen will conduct mooring installation on the Njord Future project for Equinor in the Atlantic region…

Autonomous Subsea Pipeline Inspection

Dec 04, 2018

Swire Seabed said it completed autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems for Equinor in October 2018 utilizing Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Troll A…

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