DeepOcean Completes Subsea Dredging Operations Remotely from Shore for the First Time

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DeepOcean has announced they have successfully completed seabed dredging operations remotely from shore, for their client Aker BP ASA. This pioneering achievement showcases the potential of conducting advanced ROV operations from an onshore operations center.

By utilizing low bandwidth satellite technology, the vast majority of the North Sea and other offshore basins, are covered, surpassing the limitations of 4G solutions which depend on proximity to existing offshore infrastructure.

Subsea dredging involves excavation and sediment disposal on the seabed, while a reliable satellite connection and a state-of-the-art remote operations center (ROC) opens for a wide range of subsea services to be performed from onshore.

DeepOcean’s ROVs onboard the vessel, Edda Fauna, were utilized for the dredging. Onshore operations were run from Remota’s ROC at outside Haugesund, Norway. Remota is a joint venture between DeepOcean, Solstad Offshore ASA and Østensjø Rederi.

This latest advancement for remote subsea operations is paving the way for an unmanned service vessel (USV) to be delivered later in 2024 and enter a long-term charter with DeepOcean. Remote operations are key to unlocking significant emission reductions and cost savings.

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