Oceaneering Wins 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Award

September 20, 2020 | Maritime | Energy Facts Staff Writer | 2min

Oceaneering has been recognized by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) as a winner of the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Awards competition. Oceaneering won the 2020 NOIA Safety in Seas Safety Practice Award for the Liberty™ E-ROV resident subsea vehicle.

The Safety Practice Award recognizes specific technologies, approaches, methods or projects with direct and demonstrable impacts on improving safety.

The Liberty E-ROV is piloted fully from the onshore, eliminating the need for remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and vessel personnel to travel to and from offshore, which reduces work in higher-risk environments. Liberty has led to a 75% reduction in topside support vessel and crew support, as well as a reduction of 1,400 tons of CO2 emissions. Liberty also increases the applications for other ROV systems and deployments, including subsea sensors, pumping systems and monitoring equipment.

Oceaneering President and CEO Rod Larson said, “We are proud to be recognized for our strong commitment to safety and innovation. We strongly believe that through our advanced technologies we can help keep energy industry employees safe while they undertake their important tasks. The Liberty E-ROV system is just one example of how Oceaneering is delivering safe and cost-effective technology solutions for the offshore energy industry.”

This year’s competition was evaluated by an independent panel of judges from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and an industry safety consultant. There were 14 applications from 13 companies. NOIA has held the Safety in Seas awards competition since 1978.