Floating Offshore Wind

Floating Offshore Wind

The Challenge

The Floating Offshore Wind sector is growing rapidly worldwide.

They have many similarities with the Oil/Gas sector and also many differences.

Hull, mooring and structural integrity is critical, with technology adapted from the oil and gas industry.

Floating Wind assets are unmanned, and mass produced meaning that remote methods, low cost of operation and high uptime are key factors.

Commercialisation will extend design life and with it, the need for longer term asset integrity strategy that uses the latest technology to minimise costs and time out of service.

Regulatory and Class requirements are evolving swiftly to deal with managing integrity for the many design concepts.

The Solution

EM&I has provided asset integrity and specialised inspection services to the floating oil and gas production sector globally for over 30 years, in geographies ranging from the North Sea, through South America, Africa and Australasia.

Our constant improvement development programme has resulted in many new integrity technologies that are readily adapted to thew Floating Wind Sector.

Our strong relationships with class and industry wide JIPs ensures we have high value added, regulatory compliant methods to benefit our FOW clients, including:

  • ODIN® diverless underwater surveys, using inspection class ROVs, for inspection and cleaning of underwater structures and mooring systems.
  • HullGuard® diverless ICCP systems.
  • NoMan® remote unmanned inspection system for ballast, flotation and other confined spaces, using robotic cameras, laser scanning and other specialised inspection tools
  • ExPert™ Non-intrusive, remotely operated inspection system for Ex and other equipment operated by multi-skilled COMPEX certified technicians to minimise work scope, equipment strip-down and costs.

We can assist you to create, update and manage a compliant and effective asset integrity system, provide supporting inspection management and NDE services, and maintain or repair critical equipment to ensure it remains fit-for-service.

We can deliver these services anywhere in the world through our global network, using local resources to optimise costs.  If your project is international, our internationally accredited quality assurance systems ensure you get a consistent standard of service excellence.

Our R&D capability and facilities enable us to develop site practical solutions for individual clients or for industry JIPs bringing the benefits of reduced risk and increased value to your business.

The Benefits

EM&I’s experience, global capability and wide service range provides a responsive service and tailored, high value, solutions for your business.