Not all ROVs are Equal
June 30th, 2021
In the first part of a two-part article in Oilfield Technology, Danny Constantinis, EM&I Group Executive Chairman, explains how the company has pioneered the use of ROVs to replace divers for inspection and maintenance work in underwater services.
Underwater services have become a key part of the asset integrity industry which is why EM&I pioneered the use of integrity class ROVs for UWILDS and developed cleaning and measuring tools for the hull and moorings over the last 8 years since our first pilot project in Brazil in 2013.
“There’s a lot of technology evolving in working underwater safely and efficiently”, according to Danny Constantinis. “Increasing capability of smaller, more capable and lower cost ROVs is helping achieve the key targets of increasing safety and reducing cost with the added benefit of fewer POB, lower carbon footprint and applications to renewable energy such as floating wind,” he concluded.