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Supervisors' Days presentations ROV downloads (PDF)

First of all, we would like to thank you again for your participation in the Bluestream Supervisors’ Days 2022.

We have enjoyed the day and considered a successful event and we received a lot of quality feedback, which is highly appreciated. We look forward to a safe and successful ROV season 2022, and look forward to have you on board and perhaps meet (again) on our projects.

Rolf de Vries, Managing Director.

'Wrap up' and downloads

One of the points raised was  the request to receive a sort of summary of the day. For this reason we prepared this “wrap-up” of the day you participated in.

Please remember that this information is intended for your personal use only. Please do not distribute any further. You can find all the downloads at the bottom of this page.

Update Sessions

In the 1st session we presented an update on Bluestream and on QHSE.

The presented info can be found here:

Values Session

Bluestream has re-named its 'Core Values' with the aim to strengthening our organization and improving our market position to be the number 1 IRM service provider within our selected part of the Offshore Energy market.

The Core Values give direction to mutual cooperation and cooperation with our customers. The elaboration of the Core Values should also give direction to the safety culture and safety performance. During the Supervisor days we have shared, deepened and embedded the Core Values in daily practice. For this we have used the core values dialogue game. Feedback from the sessions told us that:

  • Bluestream is visibly improving when it comes to Safety Performance. There is always room for improvement though.
  • Current procedures are not always workable according to some Supervisors. Procedures could be more practical and shorter, making it more efficient and more workable.
  • There is a general need for more feedback from Safety matters.
  • Some projects are not always properly planned and/or change last minute. It creates an unnecessarily high workload and frustration for departments that have to perform the operational work (offshore).
Technical Sessions

In the afternoon we had 3 technical sessions:

Management Manual Update

In the first technical session the updates to the Bluestream ROV documentation were addressed.
The Bluestream ROV operations manual received an update in layout and contents. The lay-out was brought in line with the company layout applied to the manuals for the other disciplines, i.e. diving and RA. 

  • On the content side the following changes were made:
    Removed part of the text that are also included in work procedures and work instructions.
  • Added references to available procedures and work instructions.
  • A start has been made to transfer procedure into work instructions with risk assessments for the dedicated work instructions.

Further to the manual update, an update regarding changed roles and responsibilities withing the ROV workshop organisation has been shared.

  • The senior technicians Dirk Trap, Bart Schipper and Ruslans Feskovs will be responsible for the day to day operations in the workshop and will oversee system preparations for the projects.
  • Mike Katuuk will be responsible for support to ongoing operations and prepare spare requests etc. together with the Material coordinator Barry Brandsma who will be responsible for all in and outgoing material handling in close liaison with the logistics department.
Update from technical support

The second technical session. For Precision Cleaning (e.g. cleaning of riser clamps for visual inspection in congested situations) Bluestream investigated the possibility to use a short lance in specific tasks.

  • Update was given on the technical support team and how to contact technical support during and outside office hours, there is one dedicated number that can be contacted 24/7.
  • Clarification was given on the setup and use of project specific interface drawings.
  • An update on the changes made to the BSS in the last year and how to use this.
  • There is a graduate intern working on replacing the hydrostatic release units of the TMS systems for electrical ones. This to prevent the tie back of the hydrostatic release units while working on shallow waters.
  • Some complaints were received on the ergonomics in the ROV control rooms, an update was given on the status on how to improve this.
R&D update

In the third sessionAn update was given on the redesign of Gobiesox implementing the lessons learned from 2021
Changed the entire setup of body, reduced size and weight and inserted the buoyancy into the removable body to allow for easier access for maintenance
Implemented larger drive motors as they worn out quickly
Redesigned the wheels and changed over to PU wheels instead of hard plastic to provide better grip
Changed the setup of the camera on the scanning tip with the use of a smaller camera.

Development of a Marine growth sampling tool in close cooperation with Wageningen University.

Provided an update on the development of the crawler used for depth of burial survey and the results that have been obtained. Jan Jelle provided an update on the status of R&D projects.

  • An update was given on the redesign of Gobiesox implementing the lessons learned from 2021.
    Changed the entire setup of body, reduced size and weight and inserted the buoyancy into the removable body to allow for easier access for maintenance
  • Implemented larger drive motors as they worn out quickly
  • Redesigned the wheels and changed over to PU wheels instead of hard plastic to provide better grip
  • Changed the setup of the camera on the scanning tip with the use of a smaller camera.

Development of a Marine growth sampling tool in close cooperation with Wageningen University.

Provided an update on the development of the crawler used for depth of burial survey and the results that have been obtained.