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SUBSEACLEANING

Effective cleaning solutions that facilitate sustained performance and minimize downtime of your primary operations

Overview

SEATOOLS DESIGNS, MANUFACTURES, AND DELIVERS CUSTOM-MADE SUBSEA CLEANING SOLUTIONS

The design of effective remote subsea cleaning solutions is characterized by a diffuse set of stringent design criteria. In addition to essentials like equipment reliability and (cleaning) efficiency, remote cleaning solutions should eliminate the risk of damaging a structure or coating (e.g. in the case of riser cleaning), showcase fail-safe behavior at remote locations, and have the ability to cope with obstructions.

In order to meet these criteria, an extensive knowledge base and set of capabilities are required, that includes knowledge of cleaning principles, advanced control engineering, and the design of autonomous vehicles. Because Seatools houses the required knowledge and capabilities, and has a strong innovative capacity, we can design and deliver effective remote cleaning solutions that tackle a broad variety of underwater cleaning challenges. The ROCM underwater cleaning robot is a case in point. Here, we effectively combined the above-mentioned fields of knowledge and delivered a successful remote cleaning solution for a complex cleaning assignment.

EXPERTISE
  • Expertise on subsea cleaning principles (jetting, brushing, scraping)
  • Expertise on design and manufacturing of ROVs and subsea tools
  • Expertise on the collection and processing of marine fouling
  • Advanced control engineering
VALUE CREATION
  • Innovative and bespoke subsea cleaning solutions
  • Flexible and short lead times
  • Advanced control systems for safe and productive cleaning operations
TRACK RECORD
  • Design and delivery of a turn-key, custom cleaning machine in 91 days
  • Innovative designs for highly specific subsea (infra)structure cleaning
  • Design of remote underwater cleaning robots that prevent downtime

The ROCM removed a 25-centimeter-thick layer of marine growth in a 400-meter-long power plant cooling water intake in as little as 80 hours. How can we maximize your cleaning operations?

Scope

  • FEASIBILITY, FMEA, AND CONCEPT STUDIES
  • COMPLETE CLEANING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS
Subsea cleaning concept studies

YOU PROVIDE THE CASE AND REQUIREMENTS, WE SEEK OUT A SOLUTION

We perform feasibility and conceptual design studies to investigate potential underwater cleaning solutions. During these studies, we take into account factors such as the type of encountered marine growth, required cleaning capacity, inspection requirements, (potential) obstructions, equipment failure cases, propulsion possibilities, fouling capture, and possible deviations from “as-built” drawings. Because we take these factors and our client’s performance criteria into consideration, we are able to conceptualize the best possible cleaning equipment solutions.

Underwater cleaning robot

DELIVERY OF TURN-KEY, BESPOKE SUBSEA CLEANING EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS

Thanks to our multidisciplinary engineering approach, we do not only deliver conceptual designs, but also realize these concepts and deliver full-fledged, turn-key solutions, including all auxiliary equipment. All our equipment solutions are factory tested, and provide training to our clients’ operators.

HOW WE CREATE VALUE

  • INNOVATIVE AND BESPOKE
    SUBSEA CLEANING SOLUTIONS

    Innovative scraper head for marine growth removal

    Only custom-made solutions achieve the best possible cleaning performance. Our innovative capacity and our expertise and knowledge of underwater cleaning principles, control engineering, and autonomous vehicle designs, culminate in design equipment solutions that deliver an exact match with the performance criteria of our customers.

  • FLEXIBLE AND SHORT
    LEAD TIMES

    Innovative underwater cleaning machine

    In our capital-intensive industry, downtime and long lead times are extremely expensive. Because we understand this, our organization is set up in such a way that projects can be executed within a short time frame. The total lead time for the custom-made ROCM, for example, was as little as 91 days: from scratch to FAT.

  • ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SAFE
    AND PRODUCTIVE CLEANING OPERATIONS

    Advanced controls for effective remote

    Our advanced control engineering capabilities facilitate controlled remote cleaning operations. Force control, for example, eliminates the risk of damaging the (coating) surface, while optimizing cleaning progress.

Innovative scraper head for marine growth removal

What do you need to get cleaned to guarantee the uninterrupted performance of your primary operations? Our experts gladly discuss your requirements and point out potential solutions for your project.

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