ROV Innovations were contracted to complete the internal inspection of 2 pipelines, as well as the cleaning and inspection of the seaward assets, for the Desalination Plant situated on the Gold Coast. For the project, we utilised a long range Seamor Chinook ROV, outfitted with 2000m fibre optic tether, pipe profiling sonar, and 2 additional Hi-Def cameras. This allowed us to visually inspect all aspects of the internal pipeline with one pass. The pipe profiling sonar also allowed us to accurately measure the buildup of debris within the pipelines (if any) and report on the total cubic meterage within the pipe length.
The desalination plant had 2 pipelines that were required to be internally inspected. The intake pipe (2200m in length) and the outfall pipe (2050m). The oceanic intake dome, as well as the outfall diffusers were also inspected to ensure that no damage had occurred, the cathodic protection was operating as anticipated, and to also ensure that there was no environmental concerns from the running of the plant.
The external intake and outfall proved to be a veritable oasis for both tropical reef fish, sharks, rays and invertebrates, in an otherwise featureless underwater sandy desert. Corals (both hard and soft), ascidians, sponges, feather stars, brittle stars, anemones, and thousands of fish have all colonised the desalination plants oceanic structures creating a thriving underwater community.
Thanks to the great guys at Veolia for all their assistance throughout the project, specifically Alf Cosgrove, Terry Casey, and Filippo Vico. We look forward to working with you all again in the near future.
ROV Innovations and Buckleys International have just signed an agreement that allows us to bring the subsea range of Buckleys specialised underwater test equipment to Australia.
Established in 1926, Buckleys have built a reputation for manufacturing innovative and high-quality test equipment for use in the construction, offshore, marine, subsea, medical and fabrication industries. Their products have a wide range of applications from testing for defects in protective coatings on metal fabrications (such as pipelines and storage tanks) to the integrity of insulation on cables as well as test equipment for subsea use on energy platforms, ship's hulls, jetties and much more.
ROV Innovations will be providing the Subsea Range of Buckleys equipment, as well as providing a comprehensive range of testing, repairs and calibration for existing Buckleys product owners.
Feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more info on the range of Buckleys products and services we can provide.
ROV Innovations provides High Definition underwater footage for industries such as Marine Conservation and Research, Australian Biosecurity, Customs, Documentary and Film Makers, Oil and Gas industries, and AQIS to name a few.