Inspection Services News

(File photo: Mermaid Maritime)

Mermaid Reports Subsea Contracts

highlighted work package, also commencing in the third quarter of 2019, will involve use of Mermaid offshore diving, survey, ROV and deck crew and a third party chartered-in vessel to carry out offshore installation of a 2,000-meter subsea manuli hose for oil production support together with UWILD inspection services for an international EPCIC company offshore in Southeast Asia. The duration of the contract is for approximately 45 days.Mermaid added that it continues to be awarded other smaller contracts as well

Dan Scoville (Photo: OceanGate)

OceanGate Hires Scoville

and methodical operational excellence.Scoville has spent the last 10 years of his career at Oceaneering International located in Houston, TX. In his most recent position as Global Manager of Subsea Inspection and Global Service Line Manager Drill Support, he was responsible for providing subsea inspection services to clients and all profit and loss for the global business including responsibility for offices in Scotland, Norway and Texas. Prior to his inspection role, he held management level positions at Oceaneering’s Deepwater Technical Solutions Group, and Hydroacoustics Inc.Scoville holds

Images: Modus Seabed Intervention

Flying new Routes Subsea

on speed and payload.Modus’ background is in subsea trenching services. When the company was looking to invest in new technology, it felt that the ROV market was mature, if not saturated, so Modus looked to diversify and acquired a Remus AUV with a view to providing lower cost survey and inspection services from vessels which were already out working. The intention was to piggy back off vessels and let the Remus go off and do its work while the vessel continued with its primary task (instead of an ROV being used, tying up an ROV support vessel The benefits were seen to be a reducing human error

(Photo: Sonomatic)

Sonomatic Expands in Aberdeen

capacity within its base at The Core, Bridge of Don, bringing the total number of bays available to five.Sonomatic, a provider of advanced and conventional NDT inspections, engineering, integrity and rope access services, said the buildout is in response to an increased demand for its NDT inspection services in the northeast of Scotland.The expansion comes three years after the company built a new multi-disciplined facility covering the entire range of NDT Inspections, housing three radiography, one hydro testing bay and the ability to perform heat-treatment on client’s equipment. The expanded

Acteon Acquires Deepwater Corrosion Services

a move to strengthen the group's ability to help customers manage the integrity of subsea infrastructure throughout the life of a field.Deepwater has designed, built and installed more offshore cathodic protection systems than any other company and provides corrosion investigation and subsea inspection services. It operates from facilities in the U.S., the U.K., Brazil, Norway and Australia.Acteon said the acquisition broadens its technical knowledge of corrosion engineering, problem solving and retrofit solutions, and expands its capabilities in data collection, surveying, engineering analytics

Mike Arnold (Photo: M2 Subsea)

M2 Subsea Wins Premier Oil Contract

Remotely operated vehicle (ROV) services provider M2 Subsea has said it has secured a contract to provide inspection services for Premier Oil’s Balmoral Floating Production Vessel (FPV).M2 Subsea, which has bases in Aberdeen and Houston, will carry out the 2018 inspection of the vessel’s hull, flowlines, umbilicals, risers and subsea template.The Balmoral is a purpose built semi-submersible FPV which is situated in the Balmoral field, block 16/21a and 16/21b of the central North Sea.  The work scope will be carried out by M2 Subsea’s Mohican ROV at a depth of 140m. The Mohican

Photo: Alpha Offshore Services

​​​​Alpha Offshore Bags Offshore Wind Blade Repair Contract

repairs the team will be project managing the work, preparing risk assessment and method statements and completing reporting.OWEZ has been operational since 2006 and generates enough electricity to supply 100,000 houses.Alpha Offshore is a Sparrows Group company providing engineering personnel and inspection services to the energy industry. The firm specializes in the delivery of operations and maintenance, and supervisory and commissioning services to onshore and offshore wind developments

Photo courtesy of IKM Subsea

Another IMR Contract to IKM Subsea

Equinor, Norske Shell and IKM Subsea have agreed to adopt the terms and conditions of the contract originally signed between Norske Shell and IKM Subsea for provision of Light ROV & inspection services for Equinor operations. The services specifically ordered by Equinor will include onshore project management, engineering and offshore operations utilising the Siem Pride which is subject to a vessel share agreement with Norske Shell.  The requested services and equipment will be delivered based on a call off mechanism and contract arrangement is estimated for two years with  options to

Workers assembling subsea equipment at Aker Solutions factory in Brazil. Photo: Aker Solutions

Interview: Woodson Ferreira, Aker Solutions, Brazil

said that the history of the company operating with equipment installed in the offshore environment spans little more than two decades, which has generated opportunities to work with products and materials from different technologies, from the least to the most complex. “In the scope of inspection services, Aker Solutions operates in the whole range of underwater equipment and in the provision of qualified personnel to work in the offshore units with the client, giving the necessary support for inspection and maintenance activities. In the offshore area, one of the main challenges is the programmed

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Rovco Wins Gwynt y Môr Windfarm Contract

than 400,000 homes across the country. It extends over an area of about 80km² and includes two offshore substations and 134kms of onshore cable installations.   The contract with wind farm operator innogy was won in a competitive tender. It will see the Bristol-based ROV firm provide inspection services to the 576MW windfarm’s offshore assets as part of its ongoing maintenance plan.    Rovco will deploy its Sub-Atlantic Mojave ROV from its fleet, kitted out with 3D inspection equipment as part of the bespoke inspection program. These observation class ROVs are best suited

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