AUS-ROV have been inspecting dam structures in South East Asia for many years and understand the value in confirming not only structural integrity, but design and dimensional details as well. Dam safety is a critical consideration for owners of these assets and given the recent increase in catastrophic failure of a number of dams around the world, it makes sense to utilise evolving remote technology which can assist in understanding the current condition of water assets and potentially preempt an unwanted event. AUS-ROV provides ROV inspection services to WaterNSW who own and operate 42 dams across New South Wales, a number of which we have been inspected with using our Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicles.
The environmental survey is repeated every year by AUS-ROV on behalf of MCC to ensure that this particular outfall pipeline is operating to the design specification. At the surface, the corals that have been growing on the pipeline since its installation, appear to be flourishing in these rich with life waters off Madang Province in Papua New Guinea. The Teledyne SeaBotix vLBV ROV fitted with Sony HD Zoom Camera returns superior high definition video which enables us to identify the smallest of defects or anomalies when performing surveys. AUS-ROV have been performing work in Papua New Guinea since 2011 and have developed a strong understanding of the ways in which work must be carried out. We look forward to working again in PNG in the near future.
AUS-ROV has performed underwater laser scanning of internal pipeline surfaces in order to provide baseline survey data modelling defects on the pipes internal surface. With repeat periodic surveys we can overlay models and quantify any extent of material loss to determine a rate of deterioration on critical infrastructure. With the sub-millimeter accuracy of the 2G Robotics ULS200 in optimal conditions, AUS-ROV can provide levels of certainty for underwater inspection of assets that our clients and partners want. AUS-ROV are world leaders in mini-ROV systems and deliver advanced technological solutions to engineering and environmental problems.
AUS-ROV's Deep Ocean Engineering Vectored M5 ROV has was coupled with an Innovatum Smartrack Pipe Tracking System to perform a 10km General Visual Inspection (GVI) and Depth of Burial (DOB) Survey. This when backed with a full Bathymetric Survey helps the asset owner to understand the current seabed conditions and implement maintenance programs surrounding the data presented. When AUS-ROV perform operations, the finest professionals are engaged to work as a team to deliver our clients the best available results. Understanding the project is critical, working with AUS-ROV is ensuring you have the right equipment, people and methodologies in place to achieve project success!
Considerable safety factors must be considered when commercially diving to a depth of 40m at high altitudes in remote locations. AUS-ROV was engaged to inspect the condition of the intake tower cold water pollution screen at Burrendong Dam in NSW. There was no safer alternative solution than to deploy a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV). Water industries in Australia set high safety standards, so given the technical requirements of the project AUS-ROV was the number one recommendation to the client. AUS-ROV are experts in ROV Dam Inspection Methodology within Australia and the Pacific Region. AUS-ROV effectively mobilise, deploy and identify where reaction time is of the essence. Get the job done safely by an Australian family owned business making waves on the world stage... AUS-ROV
AUS-ROV has completed site civil structure ROV inspections as part of a scheduled power station outage for Origin Energy. The station shutdown enabled AUS-ROV access to critical cooling water infrastructure via remote access using ROV. AUS-ROV orchestrated two simultaneous ROV inspection teams to carry out the site inspection works which included custom built very high-resolution 3D sonar imaging of a 2km tunnel, four 260m caissons, 600m of canals and a pump chamber which houses six 2m diameter cooling water pumps and their associated trash screens. Where investigation into assets considered critical path is of utmost importance, AUS-ROV stands capable, experienced and ready.
AUS-ROV provide technical assistance to Australian Government Research Vessel RV Investigator which is owned and operated by CSIRO under direction of an independent Steering Committee, the Marine National Facility provides a blue-water research capability to the Australian scientific community and their international collaborators. AUS-ROV specialise in delivering ROV services and have a fully functional robotic laboratory where electronic systems can be interrogated and repaired. AUS-ROV are heavily involved in the scientific community and are here to support this field.
NSW Government has awarded a tender for Kirra Reef Marine Biota Monitoring Program which involves the ecological monitoring of benthic fauna, flora, and fish to assist in management of the Tweed River Entrance Sand Bypassing Project. AUS-ROV were engaged based on their experience and equipment development capabilities. Our ROV's carry custom developed HD Optical Zoom Cameras, additional 4k Video Cameras and integrated scientific instrumentation. The ROV was fitted with USBL Navigation which provides real time GPS location of the ROV. AUS-ROV executed underwater benthic habitat surveying in high definition video at Kirra, Palm Beach, Kingscliff and Cook Island Reef Systems.
AUS-ROV have the longest tethered miniROV in Australia. This means we are capable of entering through pipelines as small a diameter as 400mm and can achieve penetration distances of up to 750m using this specialised ROV System. AUS-ROV are the Australian long distance pipeline and tunnel inspection experts. These systems are highly customised ROVs fitted with advanced sonar technology and can be used to perform internal high def. video, 2D multibeam imaging and 3D multibeam profiling. We have a range of ROV Systems based in Australia and the United States and can provide many solutions for your tunnel or pipeline inspection program.
AUS-ROV were the successful bidder for a Sydney Water tender to provide ROV services for inspecting 260 Potable Drinking Water Reservoirs in the Sydney Region over 5 Years. AUS-ROV Directors Alexander and Adrian Jahnke are proud of their achievement and look forward to a productive partnership with Sydney Water over the coming years. AUS-ROV have developed a unique and effective methodology for inspection of reservoirs and tanks without the need for confined space entry. Our custom modified ROV allows for every last visual detail within a reservoir to be inspected. We are positive that our ROV service delivery is the most thorough, safe and effective way of inspecting water infrastructure in Australia.
AUS-ROV partnered with Gray Diving Services to provide ROV inspection services and expert insight into the condition of Babagon Dam which supplies water to the city of Kota Kinabalu in Malaysian Borneo. After a recent earthquake, dam management exercised due diligence in ensuring the dam be inspected to comply with the dam safety management process. Through examination from ROV captured video and above water visual inspection, dam engineers made assertive conclusion that the dam structure was in good condition with allowable seepage levels and no signs of leaking through the joints obvesrved below the water line.
ROV General Visual Inspection was carried out at the Gold Coast Desalination Plant on one of the four flocculation tanks as part of the annual infrastructure inspection schedule. The ROV provides the safest, economical and productive underwater inspection method available in this modern day. AUS-ROV operations team performed the ROV GVI using an ROV with integrated high definition optical zoom camera, which allows intimate detail of the infrastructure to be captured and played back to engineers and invested parties. AUS-ROV carry some of the most advanced and capable ROV's in the world and have a very competitive edge. Veolia Water consistently rely on AUS-ROV for their asset inspection work because they know our ability and we don't make mistakes.
AUS-ROV have extended their capabilities into the Hydrographic Surveying Industry. Using latest technology multi-beam sonar combined with LIDAR, we are now able to offer bathymetric survey, 3D modelling and GIS through our Hydrographic Department. Our certified & competent Hydrographic Spatial Science professionals enhance AUS-ROV's capabilities through enabling us to combine ROV operations with hydrographic data collection and presentation; helping our clients to achieve their desired outcomes through one Australian Owned and Operated professional marine consulting outfit.
New South Wales and Queensland State Legislation has made it mandatory to conduct annual inspections of fire water tanks. Owners and Maintenance Managers of fire water assets have a responsibility to ensure that their tanks have been inspected for any defects that could cause the fire suppression system to fail in the event of a fire. AUS-ROV Tank Inspection Unit specialises in assessment of the condition of your fire water tanks through external physical visual inspection and ROV internal inspection. The thorough investigation of water assets AUS-ROV perform ensure's that our customers receive the highest level of accuracy in our reporting. AUS-ROV are the tank inspectors to chose for your next fire water tank inspection and maintenance projects.
AUS-ROV have just recovered approximately $120,000 worth of environmental monitoring equipment offshore of Port Hacking, Sydney, NSW. The scientific mooring was deployed months ago and has been collecting a range of data from the ocean floor. A hydrophone is used to communicate with the mooring however the recovery buoy release mechanism failed to activate and float a recovery line to the surface. AUS-ROV used the vLBV300 with 2 function manipulator to attach a rope and recover the device. Conditions weren't favourable as the Australian Eastern Current was already running strong for the season. The mission was a difficult one but yet again AUS-ROV have proven themselves to be the best ROV service provider on the East Coast of Australia.
AUS-ROV have developed a remote actuated water sampling device for collection of water samples at depths. The sampler holds up to 12 x 100mL spring loaded syringes which can be activated using a sliding release plate. The system has been developed to fit the SeaBotix vLBV300 ROV which has the capability of diving to 950m when configured for it. Further testing at depths will be carried out at a later stage. Recently the system was used to take water samples up to 500m into a pipeline. AUS-ROV have a strong future in mechatronics and systems development with the addition of two in house mechatronic engineers.
AUS-ROV has taken ownership of the newest member of the ever growing fleet of ROV's on hand in our East Coast Workshop. The DOE M5 ROV is extremely powerful, with a forward thrust in excess of 68kg and payload carrying capability over 50kg, the M5 is capable of performing cable tracking and light work class ROV duties. This ROV brings strength, adaptability and power to the front line of AUS-ROV's workforce. Click the button below to learn more about this ROV.
At north pine dam the SeaBotix LBV200 ROV was used to inspect 10 intake valves within a vertical riser shaft. At a depth of 30m the vertical riser turns 90 degrees to run horizontally over to the North Pine Dam Water Treatment Plant. AUS-ROV inspected the pipeline to 70m horizontal penetration to give SEQ Water’s engineers the opportunity to view the internal wall surface and inspect the main pipeline valve between the dam and the treatment plant. SEQ Water follow stringent inspection programs and have welcomed changes in available technology such as ROVs, allowing for a safer, more cost effective, non-traditional approach.
Sydney Institute of Marine Science contacted AUS-ROV and presented an issue where 20km offshore from Sydney Harbour they had some fish monitoring devices (FMD) that failed to return to the surface after being acoustically released via hydrophone. The FMD’s are part of a worldwide project gathering data on the movement of tagged fish species. AUS-ROV successfully recovered the devices from depths of 150m. The SeaBotix vLBV300 was 'flown' to the seafloor within close proximity to the GPS coordinates of the deployed FMD. Once resting on the ocean floor the ROV's sonar was used to identify potential targets. When an investigated target proved to be an FMD the manipulator was used to grab and retrieve
Wivenhoe Power Station is the only pumped storage hydroelectric plant in QLD. It consists of two 250 megawatt units that are the largest hydro machines in Australia and weigh 1,500 tonnes each. AUS-ROV performed ROV General Visual Inspection (GVI) of the intake screens and turbine / pump shaft and bearing at the beginning of July. The operations team deployed the vLBV300 High Definition ROV from approximately 13 metres above the water level with the specially designed quick deployment and recovery system from SeaBotix. The ROV provided high resolution video of the turbine components, intake screens and concrete foundations the power station stands on.