Base Materials launches ROV repair business

June 12, 2024
New service will aim to extend damaged, worn buoyancy modules.

Offshore staff

LEICESTER, UK – Base Materials has introduced a buoyancy repair and refurbishment service for ROV owners and operators.

The aim is to extend the service life of old, damaged, worn ROV buoyancy modules to save owners from having to acquire new ones or send existing modules to landfill.

Base Materials will provide this service from a new 10,000-sq ft production site in Birmingham, UK.

The service comprises an inspection of the buoyancy module to review the material core, damage, breakage or corrosion of metallic inserts, weight in air and weight in water calibrated testing, and a dimensional laser scan.

To ensure the modules meet original specifications and industry-recognized standards, the company offers to repair scuffs, cracks, splits and chips, and replace missing sections or damaged inserts.

It can also perform painting and re-coating of a protective skin to improve module longevity for abrasion and impact resistance.