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DCNS Develops Mini-ROV for Underwater Inspections

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Robotic Underwater Inspection, An Innovative Solution Developed By DCNS

(Source: DCNS; issued May 2, 2013)

To ensure greater security and better reliability of civilian vessels throughout their life cycle, a precise knowledge of the condition of the structure and facilities machine is fundamental. To meet this growing need for maritime transport and offshore players, DCNS offers services of expertise of unique structures, through the robotic underwater inspection, a solution for shooting, shell thickness analysis and the detailed mapping of the condition of the structure.

This underwater inspection robot piloted remotely from an offshore platform achieved safely ship's hull before inspecting the surface identified by bearing. The mini-rov mobilizes little human means and excludes the risks associated with traditional solutions of hull inspection by divers.

In April 2013, DCNS teams completed the inspection of the hull of the LNG carrier Arkat in the offshore of Brunei in favour of Shell, one of the major energy groups in the world. The dimensions of this LNG are impressive: 290 meters long, 45 meters wide, 11-metre draught, the equivalent of four frigates FREMM. This inspection has proceeded from the deck of a ship using a mini-rov under supervision of Shell and the body of Bureau Veritas certification.

Thanks to its innovation continues, DCNS aims to be a world leader in its core businesses by creating high technology solutions for the naval defence, energy and sustainable development of the oceans.