AC-CESS - News - May 3, 2005
AC-CESS GROWS ITS AC-ROV
Never a company to let time of operation get
in the way of progressive thinking and meeting
industry requirements, AC-CESS Co UK Ltd the company
that brought the revolutionary micro inspection
ROV the AC-ROV to the marketplace has the great
pleasure of unveiling its new inspection service
to the UK market. With the finalisation of full
operating and support agreements with two newly
formed, but highly experienced underwater inspection
companies, AC-CESS has taken a great step in giving
companies with a submersed inspection need what
A quick response, experienced, mobile and versatile
inspection capability that utilises fully supported
cutting edge ROV technology.
What’s required? – a telephone call.
What’s the cost? – a fraction of
diver operations, minimal time scale, minimal
What’s the benefit? – market leading
AC-ROV enables never before close in mobile ‘capture'
of target image – 190mm pipe fly through
and AC-ROV complete freedom movement gives unparalleled
access to confined environments.
Stuart McCall & Navigation
Engineering Services Ltd
Stuart comes from a background as a system design
and support engineer in the hydrographic inshore
and offshore survey industry, involved in oil
and gas and Civil engineering. He has a wealth
of experience gathered over a period of 28 years
in the needs, wants and requirements of these
Working in the North Sea and other locations
around the world including China, North America,
Australia and Singapore has honed his understanding
of the problems and solutions involved in operating
in difficult environments and situations.
Having a mostly “hands on” approach
he has built a knowledge of the mechanical/electrical
methods of dealing with the design and operation
of many problem solving components and systems
needed to provide easy solutions in harsh environments.
With all his experience telling him that the
AC-CESS AC-ROV is the ideal underwater micro inspection
vehicle, Stuart purchased the AC-ROV with the
sole aim of forming a business providing a mobile,
fast and low cost method to inspect underwater
structures and targets. Targeting a growth in
the requirement for a quick response, man with
system underwater inspection service, he has position
the business as a Aberdeen based, UK wide inspection
service consisting of a van, operator/driver,
ROV and recording devices such as a “black
box” VCR a client record/copy VCR and /or
a DVD recorder. Stuart is available at short notice
to travel to the job site and complete the task.
Naming the company “Navigation Engineering
Services Ltd”, he will operate this service
along with other remote systems currently in development,
such as a semi autonomous remote controlled surface
hydrographic survey vessel, 4 foot/1200mm long
and easily portable with one person operation.
This system will quickly calculate the volume
of lakes and inshore water ways and provide a
“picture” or shape of the bed of the
water way. Very suitable for a fast pre and post
dredge survey of harbours and estuaries, it is
seen that these systems will be used together
to provide a “complete” service in
surveying and inspecting water areas.
& SUB C.I.
Jon founded SUB C.I. upon leaving the services,
having spent several years in the armed forces
conducting diving and boating operations in some
particularly unpleasant situations and locations.
Having decided to hang up the diving gear, Jon
started to look for an area he could bring his
expertise to - accordingly he developed an interest
in ROV operations. Recognising the advantages
and benefits of current advancements, materials
and technologies it seemed a logical direction
for him to take.
Launching SUB C.I. was conveniently timed with
the release of the breakthrough AC-ROV SP50 -
SUB C.I. was able to purchase the latest in micro
ROV technology and along with Stuart be the first
inspection company armed with this market leading
submersible inspection system.
After a period of training and set-up, SUB C.I.
is now able to provide a cost effective inspection
service. Although mainly aimed at the Mariners,
Marinas and other associated Marine Industries
along the English south coast, SUB C.I. are able
to deploy quickly and at short notice to most
inland and inshore waters of the UK.
SUB C.I. has a very simple aim: to provide a
convenient and cost effective solution to any
sub surface investigation or survey, for any person
or organisation that has the need to obtain sub
surface information or images in either a salt
or freshwater environment.
From static tank inspections and hull inspections
to internal pipeline surveys, we aim to provide
a service that is rapid and simple to deploy.
Cost effective to the customer, as it is a relatively
small operation, and returning clear and concise
images and information from beneath the surface.
Sub C.I. and Navigation Engineering Services
Ltd are AC-CESS approved AC-ROV operating companies,
both full supported and back up by AC-CESS and
their parent company All Oceans Engineering Ltd.
For full AC-ROV specification and applications
please view www.ac-cess.com
For expert underwater inspection services please
For expert underwater inspection services please
AC-CESS – Engineering With Pedigree.
AC-CESS Co UK Limited
Tyrebagger Works, Clinterty, Kinellar, Aberdeen
AB21 0TT, UK
Tel. +44 (0)1224 790100 Fax. +44 (0)1224 790111