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    IKM Subsea claims world first for remote ROV operations

    Vessel & ROV News // June 14, 2017

    What is claimed to be the world's first commercial remotely controlled work-class ROV operation from land started earlier this month at IKM Subsea's headquarters in Bryne, Norway.

    IKM Subsea says that, in the the near future, up to three work-class ROVs and an observation ROV on Statoil’s Snorre B and Visund installations will be controlled from IKM Subsea’s onshore control centre.

    One of the work-class ROVs has been designed and engineered to be permanently based on the seabed and will only be brought to surface for periodic maintenance.

    A company acceptance test with Statoil was completed on 12 June with the ROV at Snorre B and the dual control centre up and running. 

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