CEO, IKM Subsea International
IKM Subsea is an independent ROV and subsea operator with our own Merlin technology. We carry out ROV operations across the globe on a daily basis.
With around 200 employees and more than 25 ROV systems, we are one of the leading ROV operators in the world. In addition to our own Merlin WROVs developed and produced in house, we have a fleet of observation ROVs. Our own Merlin technology, knowledge, high tech workshop and unique subsea expertise mean we are able to supply innovative solutions for the agreed price, at the agreed time and at the agreed quality. IKM Subsea's head office is located in Bryne, Norway. We also have subsidiaries in Aberdeen, Kuala Lumpur, UAE and Singapore.
The company was established in 2007 and has gradually grown organically. Our skilled offshore personnel have carried out in excess of 1000 projects over the past decade in engineering, survey, drill support, IMR, installation/intervention, decommissioning, anchor-management work, SURF, cable installation, renewable energy projects and ROV Tooling.
IKM Subsea is a market leader in the provision of turnkey ROV and Subsea operation services. With more than 15 years of both manufacturing and operational experience with the IKM Merlin series of Electric WROVs and trenchers, we are a pioneer and world leader in the use and development of electric work class ROV technology
IKM Subsea was the first operator to demonstrate a successful track record in development and use of electric WROVs. This inhouse knowledge has been fundamental in placing IKM at the forefront off the resident ROV solution providing 24/7 – 365 ROV operations utilising the IKM onshore control center (OCC). The features of the electrical WROV is of paramount importance and the heart of the reliability when it comes to our ability to stay submerge for long operational periods. Base on this we are also the first ROV manufacturer and operator to provide a commercial service through theuse and development of Resident WROVs. IKM are constantly working to improve our products, develop new services and more efficient ways of working as we enter this new journey of remote technology and resident ROV operations.
In 2017, we became the first company to operate an WROV on a commercial basis from our onshore control centre in Bryne, Norway. The ROVs were active in the Snorre B and Visund fields for Equinor in the North Sea. As part of the same contract, we were also the first company to supply a Resident ROV that is mobilised on the seabed for up to 3 months at a time.