Fugro has opened a new remote operations center (ROC) in Abu Dhabi, which is already providing successful remote and autonomous solutions to customers in the Middle East and India (MEI) regions.
The new ROC in Abu Dhabi is the newest addition to Fugro’s global network of ROCs, which now consists of eight centers operating across all four regions.
By integrating ROC’s expertise with their recent uncrewed surface vessel (USV) operations, Fugro’s teams will conduct offshore work from onshore, enabling projects to be delivered quicker, more efficiently and with lower carbon footprints.
The opening of the ROC in Abu Dhabi was well timed, as client ventures were subject to local travel restrictions and staff restrictions in response to the pandemic.
Fugro is implementing remote solutions in the Middle East to bypass social distance measures and enable critical marine site characterization and asset integrity projects, such as rig positioning, to remain on schedule.
“Successfully conducting these remote and autonomous operations from our new ROC in Abu Dhabi is a huge step that is truly advancing marine operations. Our remote solutions allow our clients to upgrade working processes that have been the same for decades and, as a result, derisk their projects, improve safety, optimise maintenance programmes and extend operational life of their assets.”David Washbrook, Fugro’s director for marine asset integrity in the Middle East and India.