EM&I - the international asset integrity specialists - have worked on over 175 installations including FPSOs, drill ships, semisubmersibles, jack ups, LNG and fixed assets throughout the world. In every case, new technologies have been introduced which have been welcomed by clients, many of whom have awarded EM&I with 10/10 FPAL (client assessment system) ratings as a result.
This track record has given them insight and depth of knowledge of offshore floating assets - vital input to the highly productive HITS (Hull Inspection Techniques & Strategy) JIP (Joint Industry Project) for the FPSO Research Forum.
HITS has already produced some ground breaking 'industry driven' innovations, such as the ODIN® diverless UWILD (Under Water Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking), & NoMan® remote camera technologies, which are revolutionising inspection methods for hulls both above and below the water line.
Both these technologies can be used while the assets are on hire, on station, and in operation, improving safety and minimising shutdown and off-hire costs. This has produced considerable savings of over 50% of the costs using traditional techniques, 70% reductions in POB (People on Board), and around 75% of local management time, as divers and rope access teams are not required.
According to Pat Lawless (Group CEO) of EM&I: "Having the experience of working on so many offshore assets has given us a unique insight into the asset integrity problem areas. This focuses our development of technologies so that we make a significant contribution to safety performance, cost and time savings for our clients. With bases all over the world we are able to offer a world class service with global knowledge and local expertise".
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