Østensjø Group, Solstad Offshore and DeepOcean Group have joined forces to fast-track the adoption of remotely managed services in order to drive down operating costs and emissions for the marine and offshore industries.
The three partners have established two joint ventures (JVs) to support the remote operations drive. One of the JVs, named Remota, will own and operate advanced onshore Remote Operations Centres, while the other JV will develop, own and operate unmanned surface vehicles (USVs).
Håvard Framnes, Investment Director, Østensjø, said: “Remote operations are key to unlocking huge emission reductions and cost savings from the marine and offshore industries. The new joint ventures aim to fast-track the adoption of new remote technologies, which in turn will make ocean-based industries even more sustainable.”
The new partnership aims to challenge the offshore energy industry needs in terms of efficiency and enables a sustainable green energy transition. The first Remote Operations Centre is fully operational, and with the addition of USVs the partnership offers advantages both on the cost and emissions side.
Lars Peder Solstad, CEO Solstad Offshore, said: “Solstad, DeepOcean and Østensjø already have the technologies, competence and assets in place, but teaming up will further enhance the capacity, growth prospects and market penetration of our remote operations offering. Operators of offshore energy assets have challenged the supplier industry to deliver even more cost-efficient services. This is our response.”
The three partners will each own 33.33% in the two JVs that will own and operate the Remote Operations Centres and the USVs.