SMD integrates SeeTrack CoPilot for fall-pipe ROV use

Offshore staff

EDINBURGH, Scotland – SMD has integrated a SeeTrack CoPilot onto a fall-pipe ROV for the Jan De Nul Group use. The ROV will be used in subsea rock-dumping jobs.

"This mid-water DP application is a world first,” says Ioseba Tena of SeeByte. “We are running very accurate control-and-enable fly modes that help optimize rock-dumping. CoPilot achieves this by using an INS aided by a USBL. This system can also be used to help mid-water DP applications using conventional Work Class ROV systems."

The successful integration of SeeTrack CoPilot to the SMD vehicle took place on the fall-pipe and mining vessel Simon Stevin in Bergen.

Click to Enlarge
SMD ROV with integrated SeeTrack CoPilot.


Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...