On Marine Growth Removal on Offshore Structures

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Marine growth is a severe problem to offshore structures causing additional weight, increase in surface area, and roughness resulting in larger wave loads. Historically, the offshore Oil & Gas (O&G) industry has removed the marine growth by divers and in recent years by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), while the offshore wind industry typically handles the problems by oversizing the structures instead of investing in cleaning campaigns. This paper describes the problems associated with marine growth to offshore structures, how it is currently being addressed by the O&G and Wind industries, respectively, and which potential solutions can be improved or introduced in the future. It is concluded that improvements within the design, automation, and instrumentation for ROVs can decrease the cost of marine growth removal substantially. It is predicted that the development of ROV technologies will drastically improve the marine growth removal processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2022 OCEANS Conference & Exposition, Oceans 2022 Chennai
Publication date2022
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-1821-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventOCEANS 2022 Chennai - Chennai , India
Duration: 21 Feb 202224 Feb 2022


ConferenceOCEANS 2022 Chennai
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  • Automation
  • Autonomous Cleaning
  • Marine Growth
  • ROV
  • Underwater Robotics


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