Underwater Ship Inspection Using Remote Method


The company Oceaneering has announced its plan to use a remote method for conducting underwater inspection in lieu of drydocking (UWILD) services.

Working with major classification societies, Oceaneering developed a program that provides a safer, faster, and more efficient process for class surveyors to oversee underwater inspections from onshore.

Reduces cost and risk exposure

This remote process is aimed to reduce mobilisation costs and associated risk exposure, while allowing class surveyors to manage multiple remote UWILD surveys, regardless of location.

Oceaneering collaborated with Transocean to develop a remote UWILD technique that would meet its fleet-wide inspection needs. As part of this development process, live demonstrations were conducted with Transocean and class survey representatives.

Enhance efficiency and quality

Mike Ellis, Oceaneering’s Vice President of Subsea Projects, said, “Oceaneering’s remote UWILD service will help enhance the efficiency and quality of inspections, and can enable our customers to achieve cost savings by reducing mobilization costs and increasing safety.”

He further added, “In addition, our remote UWILD service leverages Oceaneering’s portfolio of services and products, including its ROV capabilities, asset integrity expertise, and data transmission services, allowing us to offer our customers a more integrated solution”.

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Source: Oceaneering


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