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DeepOcean, Solstad Offshore and Østensjø Group partner in remotely managed services

Date: 16 Jun 2022 Author: Chief Editor
USV partnership established

The three partners have established two joint ventures (JVs) to support the remote operations drive. One of the JVs, named Remota AS, will own and operate advanced onshore Remote Operations Centers, while the other JV will develop, own and operate unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).

🎯 The new partnership aims to challenge the offshore energy industry needs in terms of efficiency and enables a sustainable green energy transition. The first Remote Operations Center is fully operational, and with the addition of USVs the partnership has big advantages both on the cost and emissions side.

1️⃣ The JV that owns the Remote Operations Center is called Remota AS and will be led by Sveinung Soma.

Remota will offer remote operations and semi-autonomous maritime services to existing vessels, remote operations of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and USVs. In addition, the company’s first Remote Operations Center will function as a control center for drone technologies.

🎤 “Remota will have operations and turnover from day one, and we will immediately double the support capacity at the Remote Operations Center in Haugesund,” says Øyvind Mikaelsen, CEO of DeepOcean.

🎤 “Remote operations are key to unlocking huge emission reductions and cost savings from the marine and offshore industries.” says Håvard Framnes, Investment Director of Østensjø.

2️⃣ In addition to the Remote Operations Center, the three companies will establish USV AS, a separate company for investing in USVs equipped with an WROV (Work-Class ROV) onboard. This type of vessel is capable of considerably reducing operating expenses compared to conventional vessels that are utilized for subsea inspection, maintenance and repair work.

The USV technology has been developed by JV-partner DeepOcean, and the two other partners have been involved in the final stage of the development. It is estimated that the USV solution can reduce CO2-emissions by more than 90 percent compared to a conventional offshore vessel when conducting subsea operations.

🎤 “By introducing USVs, we are moving the captain onshore who will remain in control over the offshore operations. This is an excellent way of reducing cost and the CO2 footprint. By limiting personnel exposure to offshore operations, this also introduces a brand new safety aspect. It also represents a significant business potential for the JV,” adds Øyvind Mikaelsen of DeepOcean.

📃📷 Source: DeepOcean