DeepOcean deploys 2nd Vaarst SubSLAM system to enhance 3D data delivery service
18 March 2022
Marine robotics specialist Vaarst have announced that ocean services provider, DeepOcean has become a repeat customer for its SubSLAM X2 technology.
The SubSLAM X2 system - recently verified as the most accurate real-time underwater measuring system in the world – enables highly accurate 3D measurements and reconstructions, allowing it to detect the smallest defects on marine-based assets and maintain good accuracy on longer range measurement. It does all of this while delivering real-time 3D imaging to any device in the world.
DeepOcean originally turned to Vaarst in June 2021 to provide an alternative to traditional video camera technologies. The ocean services business soon found that the SubSLAM X2 system was helping it achieve significant time and cost savings, without sacrificing the high-standard of work their clients have come to expect.
Having seen the potential of the SubSLAM technology, DeepOcean have now purchased a second system.
Kristoffer Johansen, technology manager at DeepOcean, said: "When we heard about SubSLAM we knew that it was something that would allow us to create value for our customers. The technology is significantly improving the way we conduct subsea surveys, reducing our costs and turnaround time, while maintaining the high quality of service our customers demand – that’s why we’ve taken the decision to acquire another system.
"We had high expectations of this system and they have been met. It’s clear to me that Vaarst is a company that delivers what it promises, and to be able to execute what it is currently promising is a formidable feat of engineering.”
Because the data the SubSLAM system collects can also be streamed live to on-shore locations, the use of SubSLAM will also reduce the size of survey crews, and therefore the vessels it charters – supporting DeepOcean’s commitment to reducing CO2 emissions by 45% within 2030 and net-zero emissions by 2040.
Brian Allen, founder and CEO at Vaarst said: "Vaarst is committed to unlocking the potential of cloud robotics for the offshore industry, and we’re delighted to be working with DeepOcean to help them realise the benefits of our SubSLAM system. Technology is going to be key to reducing both the financial and environmental costs of ocean operations, and by enabling more businesses to conduct highly accurate subsea survey work with SubSLAM-equipped ROVs and AUVs, we’re making it easier, faster, cheaper, safer, and far more sustainable to manage and maintain energy infrastructure. This is going to be critical to realising net zero, as we continue to build out renewable capacity and transition away from fossil fuels.”