ROV Operations

What we do


ITB Subsea’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) equipment and their experienced pilots have a wide range of experience with the following:

  • ROV inspections
  • Equipment Deployment
  • Scientific Research projects
  • Recovery projects

We focus on three primary areas: shallow water up to 300 metres; mid water up to 1,000 metres; and deep water to 3,000 metres.

With world-wide experience with challenging waters and terrains, ITB Subsea’s ROV pilots are highly trained to handle the challenges of difficult working conditions. Large tidal shifts result in heavy currents and turbulence. It is not unusual to see 7 to 12 knot currents and 16 feet of tidal shift in areas of operation. With small working windows, the experience of the pilot is paramount as they need to rapidly deploy equipment and perform work efficiently.

Project Experience

  • Inspection and survey of natural gas pipelines in the Okanagan lakes in British Columbia
  • Provided ROV services during the removal of high voltage submarine cables from the Mainland of Vancouver to Salt Spring Island, BC.
  • Inspection of 270 kilometers of high voltage submarine cables in the Georgia Strait, BC
  • Inspections of gas pipelines from Vancouver mainland to Vancouver Island utilizing Hysub ROV, Viper ROV and ROPOS ROV
  • Installed span correctors using ROV in water depths of up to 425 metres
  • ROV services for fibre optic cable link installation from Vancouver mainland to Vancouver Island in the Georgia Strait
  • Cable survey and scientific tasks under the direction of a Chief Scientist of NOAA in water depths of 350 metres
  • Working from the cable ship “Giulio Verne” to monitor touchdown of D.C. power cable in water depths of 200 metres
  • Video inspection and cathodic potential readings of 96 km of submarine gas pipeline, to depths of 425 meters
  • Supplied ROV services in the investigation and removal of oil from the shipwreck “Tenyo Maru”, a 430 ft. fish processing vessel in the Straits of Juan de Fuca in a water depth of 550 metres
  • Contract with Cuban Hydrographic Institute to supply expertise, technology, personnel, equipment, and a vessel to locate ship-wrecks from the 16th, 17th and 18th century in Cuban territorial waters. Over the term of the project, 26 shipwrecks were found.
  • On-going work on the University of Victoria’s ocean network, monitoring and inspecting scientific equipment at depths of 900 metres.


Oceanic Explorer – 25 HP, Work Class Electro-Hydraulic Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Falcon SeaEye – Compact, lightweight and versatile ROV