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DOF Subsea partners up with OFG for AUV services

DOF Subsea and Ocean Floor Geophysics (OFG) have entered into a strategic alliance for global autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) services.

The partnership will leverage the companies’ recent collaboration in the development of the OFG AUV non-contact integrated Cathodic Protection (iCP) inspection system and enable the sharing of resources on several pipeline inspection and geohazard surveys.

According to the parties, the deal will also provide the framework for a coordinated response to the increasing demand for AUV surveys. 

“Since our first project together in 2018 to prove the iCP technology on an AUV pipeline inspection survey, we have found that there is a clear alignment between our two companies in performing safe operations and providing the highest quality data in the market,” said Marco Sclocchi, EVP of DOF North America.

“This alliance will also enhance the global footprint of both DOF and OFG through the coordination of asset utilization enabling us to expand our existing operations.” 

In addition to the iCP technology, the shared resources will provide the alliance with a full suite of specialized sensors such as a CathX laser and photogrammetry system and HiSAS synthetic aperture sonar on top of the standard sensors capable of performing geophysical and pipeline inspection surveys.