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Autonomous Pipeline Inspections

Use of aunonomus drones (Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)) to inspect near shore (3-12m depth) subsea piplines, required for integrity and safety. Historically this was completed by surface vessels, the use of USV’s represented a cost saving of $900K (USD).
Capable of operating 24hrs a day, 7 days a week. Fitted with a multi beam echo sounder the XOcean USV was controlled remotely via satellite, real time images were available to at operations centre where the pilots were responsible for avoiding collisions.

The Challenge

Pilot and Test the use of autonomous pipeline inspections.

The Results

£900K annual savings with bonus of environmental & safety & impact.

£900K Annual Savings

"Chris was ‘on the team’, he made our project a success"


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