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Magnetic Robotic Technology For Hull Repair And Maintenance

~ IEV partners with REMOTION to bring Magnetic Robotic Technology to carry out hull repair, maintenance and surface treatment services in the Asia Pacific region ~

IEV has partnered with REMOTION, a Norwegian company to supply and support its innovative Magnetic Remote Operated Vehicles (M-ROV) for the marine- and offshore industry, especially for fabric maintenance and below waterline operations of vessel’s hulls.  The M-ROV robotic systems provides a safe, cost reducing and time effective solution to the most challenging part of any marine asset maintenance in the splash zone area.

The M-ROV systems are made to interface with common ROV tooling in addition to special tooling like for example habitats and surface treatment tools. With the advantage of working in the splash zone subjected to waves up to 4.5m significant height, this special advantage allows vessel operators to carry out inspection, maintenance and small crack repairs without dry-docking.

The M-ROV has been successfully deployed for many projects in the European waters. Armed with these experience and well-developed expertise, REMOTION has partnered with IEV to bring forth the M-ROV technology to Asia Pacific waters. This easy to deploy system is packed in single container and local personnel will be trained to carry out the project in this region.

Christopher Do, CEO and CTO of IEV Group commented, “the use of Robotics Engineering is being adopted by many operators of oil and gas assets globally to improve efficiency and safety of maintenance operations in challenging environments. We are also working on a R&D program to incorporate the most advanced smart coating technologies to enable M-ROV to not only remove marine organisms and carry out surface preparation but also apply anti-corrosion and antifouling in-situ.”

Morten K. Urrang, Managing Director of Remotion commented “we look forward to expanding our M-ROV operations based on the good track record these systems has gathered over the last years. Asia Pacific waters with its large fleet of Floating Production and Storage Units and shipping industry is a very interesting and high priority area for our expansion. The local presence of IEV Group, their market knowhow and technical skills has already impressed us, and we look forward to start strengthen the collaboration.

IEV will be officially launching the REMOTION M-ROV system in the coming weeks. Look out for update at our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ievgroup/mycompany/?viewAsMember=true

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Introduction To Omniflex’s Powerview CP System

A virtual technical talk on the topic of how new technologies are helping to reduce installation and operating costs of Cathodic Protection  in large structures has recently been arranged by NACE FMS Malaysia.

Over the last decade, with leading experts in the field of cathodic protection (CP), Omniflex has developed a wide range of CP products and solutions, from monitoring of galvanic anodes to large scale fully distributed ICCP systems for large structures with hundreds of zones of monitoring and control up to hundreds of amps, under the PowerView CP brand.

The Power View CP system offers remote monitoring system built in with an integrated data storage and reporting that delivers a single framework for all CP assets, regardless of their vintage and vendor. Smart-Transformer Rectifiers and automated testing in the system also allows for less power consumption and reduced site visits, which offers significant cost savings in the overall asset operations and maintenance.

Moreover, advanced technology digitalisation has allowed for the system to be integrated or programmed to provide notifications or alerts on specific data or readings exceeding the allowable parameters set as required. Users can also access specific data as desired from the facility at their own work-desk or mobile devices via cloud-based connections. Hence, pro-active maintenance is made possible via this online monitoring system. Offering increased surveillance and protection to asset conditions remotely also supports and facilitates better informed decision makings in the overall asset integrity management of the facility.

Please refer to the enclosed presentation file for more details on the above-mentioned.

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Backstory: The Birth Of The Typhoon-Proof “Ocean-Powered” Marine Growth Preventer MGP-i

REMINISENCE

Back in 2012, IEV was approached with a unique enquiry from East Asia which eventually led to the birth of the new generation of Marine Growth Preventer, the typhoon-proof and self-cleaning MGP-i. IEV’s Marine Growth Preventer (MGP) technology was first invented in 1987. Throughout the years, the MGP has undergone improvements to cater for various ocean conditions and structural configurations, each improvement resulting in increased product durability and naturally, cost savings to asset operators.

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Case Study: Tank Annular Plate Protection

Trenton’s Wax-Tape #2 Anticorrosion Wrap, The Recommended Corrosion Prevention And Protection Solution For Tank Annular Plate With High Exposure To Chloride & Corrosive Chemicals

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Case Study: IEV Successfully Executes Pipeline Free Span Correction & Cold-Cutting Scopes With A Multi-Skilled Crew

Managing cost is the key challenge of any project, especially for one that is offshore and laden with uncertainties such as monsoon weather conditions and topping it all, the current pandemic. Amidst these challenges, a prominent offshore contractor from Malaysia undertook a new pipelay project offshore Brunei which required free span correction and cold cutting services. Having over 20 years of combined experience in delivering these services, IEV was awarded both scopes.

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Case Study: IEV’s 1st Remotely Installed MGP: Embracing The Age Of Digitalisation

PROJECT BRIEF

The COVID pandemic brought on challenges of sorts forcing organisations to rethink conventional methods of executing projects in the offshore oil and gas industry. One such project awarded to IEV during the pandemic year when Movement Control Orders forced us to “re-engineer” our deployment strategy.

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IEV Earned 4th MGP Contract For Jetty In Malaysia

In 2018, a prominent Port Operator in Malaysia commissioned a trial of the Marine Growth Preventers (MGPs) designed specifically to remove and prevent marine growth and microbially induced corrosion (MIC) on jetty piles. The one-unit-per-pile MGP prevents marine growth and MIC at the splash zone level where it is most prolific due to availability of sunlight and nutrients.

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IEV Launches Remote Monitoring Digital Solutions Across Asia

Traditionally, operators used to rely on skilled personnel to constantly be on the ground at the facility, recording tedious data points to maintain and ensure safe operations manually. Such monitoring activities require high labour cost and time, leaving operators to heavily rely on manual data collection, in which some can be difficult due to access and subject to human errors. This challenge is aggravated in view of the current pandemic, when travel and presence of skilled personnel at site is restricted.

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IEV Forms Alliance With Omniflex To Bring The Powerview CP, A High-tech Cloud Based Remote CP Monitoring Service

IEV is pleased to announce the partnership with OMNIFLEX, a 50-year old remote monitoring specialist that supplies a range of remote monitoring solutions to cathodic protection, tank farms, industrial equipment, to name a few. The first product to be launched by the alliance IEV-OMNIFLEX IS the PowerView CP, a remote cathodic protection system that can be installed to monitor new or existing ICCP system. In addition to the array of benefits, the PowerView CP employs a specially designed High Efficiency Transformer Rectifiers (TR) based on the principle of distributed CP that offers significant reduction in cabling and energy costs. In embracing the Internet of Things (IoT), the PowerView CP runs on a remote controlling software that enables the CP Engineer to monitor the CP condition from anywhere internet is accessible.

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Remote Monitoring of Corrosion and Erosion Rates via Thickness Measurements

Today the combination of smart sensors and big data has offered engineers tremendous opportunities to monitor real time conditions of assets, from the integrity of civil infrastructures, wind turbines and offshore jackets to performance of cathodic protection systems and now, corrosion rates of remote pipelines as well.

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