any application – shallow or deep
Over the last couple of decades, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) have become the go-to tool for oil and gas construction and maintenance tasks. Suited to work in thousands of metres of water, or just a few, within the energy sector they are routinely used to lift, lower, push, inspect, survey, watch, stab and turn those valves. In other industries, ROVs have also become a common tool, from science to fisheries to mine-detection missions and wreck hunting, there is an ROV to fit the bill.
save time, save money
Traditionally, pilots only had at their disposal a camera, a joystick and thousands of hours of training. High-end navigation sensors were reserved for survey jobs and deployed opportunistically. Today however, savvy operators understand that positioning and navigation are critical for efficient operations. Any vessel time lost while finding your way with an ROV can compromise the value of the operation and ultimately your bottom line. Navigation and positioning is also at the heart of modern ROV dynamic positioning systems, which can assist ROV pilots by enabling them to precisely manoeuvre the ROV to a known location at the click of a button. To achieve effective positioning and navigation from seabed to surface, the ROV must be able to use all the sensors at its disposal from Doppler Velocity Logs for optimal operation close to the seabed, to aided INS in order to operate close to the surf zone.