i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, has strengthened its underwater inspection and maintenance capability with the provision of new mini ROVs for performing subsea operations in challenging environments.
A cost-effective solution for smaller scopes of work, the mini ROVs are quick to deploy and can be transported easily to site via helicopter or airline carrier for faster transportation.
Despite their compact size, the mini ROVs have high manoeuvrability and power-to-weight ratio allowing them to carry small tools and manipulators for operating effectively in strong currents. They are well suited for rapid mobilisation and manual deployment from any platform, FPSO, barge or vessel of opportunity.
Neil Milne, Vice President for i-Tech Services, says, “The introduction of mini ROVs into our portfolio enhances our rapid-response inspection capability and allows us to provide a more comprehensive UWILD offering. Furthermore, it provides clients with a reliable, cost-effective and safe alternative to traditional manned inspection or work-class ROV services.”