ROV Services & Tooling
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) are highly manoeuvrable, unmanned submersibles used for numerous underwater tasks from diver observation through to building entire installations.
ROV’s are widely used in the off-shore oil and gas industries and are now making their way into the in-shore industry. They are ideal for all sorts of tasks such as:
- Underwater Surveys of: quay walls, jetties, dock gates, ships hulls, barges, bridge support etc
- Search and recovery operations
- Pipe and outfall inspections
- Drug enforcement
The ROV is operated by a person on-board a vessel or quayside and is linked by an umbilical cable known as a tether, that carries power, video and data signals back to the pilot in order to see and navigate the vehicle. This allows the pilot to remain in a more comfortable and safe environment, while the ROV works in often a hazardous water environment below.
So far in TWM’s experience now spanning a number of years and an extensive range of situations and applications there has not been a task given to the ROV that it cannot do – all have been achieved successfully providing innovative, safer, more flexible and cost effective solutions to Clients.
We regularly run awareness events, showcasing the many uses of a ROV with real-time demonstrations and bacon sandwiches!
If you would like to attend one of these ROV Seminars please Register your interest here.
Video Ray PRO 4 and Starfish Sidescan
Underwater sidescanning survey of Riverside Quay, Tyne dock using a ROV & Mulit-Beam Sonar
Underwater MOT – South Shields Ferry
Additional equipment can be added to expand the capabilities and range of tasks the ROV can carry out, many of these specifically designed and manufactured by us to meet the demands of some of our projects. Sonar, Magnetometers, Cutting Arms, Additional Strength Members to allow recovery of heavy devices, Manipulators, Rotary Wire Brush, Pressure Washers, Shatterglass, Measuring Aids, Metal Thickness Gauges, Water Samplers are some of the examples of the use of this very versatile piece of equipment.
If you have a specific problem we also offer a consultancy, design and manufacture service for micro and inspection class ROV’s and have available a 22000 ltr ROV TEST TANK we designed and manufactured to aid us in this purpose.
Survey on a Wind Farm Multi-Role Cable Laying Vessel
After carrying out a ROV inspection we found the bottom of the vessel had a 400 x 200 gash just inboard of the bilge keel and forward of the engine room.
On further inspection of the area we found 2 submerged steel stumps that had been the cause of the damage that had resulted in a punctured ballast tank. Repaired successfully by our fabrication team, the vessel continued on its journey.