Marine & Class

Vertech’s Marine Department is in a class of its own, providing industry-leading marine services. We are one of the only inspection providers in the southern hemisphere accredited by all major classification societies such as ABS, LR, BV & DNV for manned and unmanned inspection and integrity services, which includes UAVs and ROVs.

We pride ourselves on our proven track record in the management and safe, innovative, and high-quality delivery of inspection services.

Our team is passionate and highly experienced in the successful delivery of statutory inspections, providing specialist and rope access, inspection, testing, ROV, and robotic services to efficiently meet all the requirements to operate and maintain semi-submersible, shipping, and offshore floating structures.

Our large Australian-based project management team supports the delivery of capital projects, campaign-based integrity, risk-based inspection, and call-up/call-out delivery models.

Floating Production, Storage & Offloading (FPSO)

Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessels, or FPSOs, are offshore production facilities that house both processing equipment and storage for produced hydrocarbons. The first FPSO ever brought into service was a converted oil tanker, built by Shell in 1977 and now due to their versatility with regards to exploration and extraction there are approximately 183 operating FPSOs globally.

Vertech and our group provide fully accredited, and industry-leading marine class and topside inspections through manned and unmanned mediums on FPSOs across Australia, New Zealand, the Gulf of Mexico, West Africa, SE Asia, and Brazil.

Our principal services to FPSOs include:
  • ROV UWILD Inspections
  • UAV Marine class inspection
  • Rope Access NDT
  • Accredited Marine Class Inspection
  • Remote Digital Visual Inspection (RDVI)
  • Specialist Access Services
  • Risk Based Inspection (RBI)
  • Process System In-Service Inspection (ISI)
  • Baseline Hull & Process Inspection
  • Integrity Management Services
  • Riser & Turret Mooring Inspection
  • Crop & Renew Surveys
  • Flare Tip Remediation & Replacement (V-FLARE)

Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU)

A mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) is an asset capable of engaging in drilling operations for the exploration of resources beneath the seabed, such as liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons. There are multiple MODU types of MODU including Jack up, Semi-Submersible, Drill ship or drilling barge with multiple iterations and designs of each type depending on the region or type of drilling envisaged over the lift of the asset.

Since our inception in 2009 Vertech has worked on every type off drilling asset across Australia, New Zealand, and SE Asia. We understand that drilling assets are fast paced and require a dynamic, mobile, and flexible service to enable optimal drilling while maintaining safety and compliance to codes and standards.

Our principal services to MODU offshore drilling units include:
  • Rope Access Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Rope Access Mechanical & Electrical
  • Crane Inspection & Maintenance
  • Lifting Equipment Inspection (V-LIFT)
  • API Derrick & Structural Inspections
  • DHT & Tope Drive Inspection & NDT
  • Dropped Object Surveys & Campaigns
  • Marine SPS & UWILD Inspections
  • In-Water ROV Inspection & Spud Can Inspections
  • Load Testing of Lifting or Lifted Equipment

Merchant Shipping & Bulk Carriers

The UNCTAD Review of maritime transport categorises ships as oil tankers, bulk carriers, cargo ships, container ships, and “other ships”, which include “liquefied petroleum gas carriers, liquefied natural gas carriers, chemical tankers, reefers, offshore supply vessels, tugs, dredgers, cruise, ferries, general cargo ships.

Vertech provides a range of specialist inspection, class, and NDT services to these vessels at ports across Australia and New Zealand and provides Mini ROV tank inspections while the vessel is at sea to optimise birthing windows and compliance inspections.

Our principal services to merchant shipping includes:
  • ROV Tank Inspections
  • ROV In-Water Surveys
  • UAV Marine Class & Structural Inspection
  • Advanced Non-Destructive Testing
  • Rope Access NDT
  • Accredited Marine Class Inspection
  • Remote Digital Visual Inspection (RDVI)
  • AICIP or API Pressure Equipment Inspection
  • Marine Growth Assessment & Cleaning

Naval & Defence Vessels

Vertech is extremely proud to provide support and expertise to the ANZ naval Defence Forces and their tier one contractors through the full spectrum of an asset’s lifecycles.

Drawing on our Australian heritage, locally situated workforces, and strategically located facilities, we are uniquely positioned to offer our expertise across a broad range of specialist services with a strong specialisation in naval infrastructure in the construction, commissioning, modernisation, and the active service phases.

We are able to support The Australian navy which includes classes such as the Anzac (FFH), Armidale, Bay (ACPB), Canberra (LHD), Collins class SSG, Hobart (DDG), Huon (MHC), Leeuwin (AGS), Paluma (SML), Sirius (AO) & Supply (AOR) and the New Zealand classes such as the Anzac, Protector, Lake and support logistics vessels through our NZ based operations.

Our principal services to the Navy's fleets includes:
  • ROV Tank Inspections
  • ROV In-Water Surveys
  • UAV Marine Class & Structural Inspection
  • Advanced Non-Destructive Testing
  • Rope Access NDT
  • Manned Marine Class NDT & Inspection
  • Remote Digital Visual Inspection (RDVI)
  • AICIP or API Pressure Equipment Inspection
  • Confined Space Entry Management & Emergency Response

Marine & Class Key Service Lines

Marine Asset Integrity Management
Project and Program Management
Manned Class Inspection
Specialist Access Management
UAV Class Inspection
Confined Space Entry & Rescue
In-Water Class Inspection
Non-Destructive Testing
Specialist Maintenance and Repair