IARA – EM&I’s New ROV Gets Her Feet Wet!

October 27th, 2021

EM&I's New ROV

IARA (pronounced YARA) is a sea goddess in Brazilian folklore… For us – YARA, EM&I’s new ROV, is a major milestone for ODIN® – our Underwater Service Line development.

Last weekend our Brazil team finalised wet testing and commissioning of the system by launching the ROV from the deck of a vessel off the coast of Macaé, RJ, before heading off for its inaugural project on an FPSO to complete a UWILD and carry out Discharge Line Isolations.

EM&I’s new ROV being deployed

John Milne (Equipment Manager) said, “I am extremely proud of, and thankful to everyone who has been involved with challenging project. As our first in-house ROV system, it has been a very big learning curve to ensure the equipment had the components and additional features required to deliver high quality services to our clients.”

Danny Constantinis (Executive Chairman) said, “This is the first of a series of investments that are taking us to new capabilities in the ODIN® underwater services sector. First into deep water and then to service the floating wind market.”

Stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon about EM&I’s new ROV.