EM&I’s ODIN™ diverless underwater inspection in lieu of drydocking (UWILD) methodology was successfully demonstrated to ABS, Lloyds Register of Shipping, DnVGL, Bureau Veritas, the Bahamas Maritime Authority and SBM at EM&I’s training and validation facility in the UK.

Work is now is underway on two FPSOs in Brazil and the methodology is also being evaluated for fleet-wide implementation for a major lease operator.

ODIN is part of a complete hull structural integrity service and allows the UWILD requirement to be fulfilled without divers or work-class ROVs, benefitting operators with major cost and risk reductions, while delivering compliance and high-quality integrity data.

EM&I Group CEO Danny Constantinis said: "The ODIN methodology is changing the way floating assets are inspected, especially when they have to remain on station for long periods. The very positive response from clients, class and regulators indicates that ODIN applications might extend much further than floating production, with drill ships, MODUs, mooring systems, process plants and trading ships already being considered. I am especially pleased that ODIN is now being evaluated as a fleet-wide approach for a major lease operator."