News | February 25, 2020

UTEC Completes Major Survey Subcontract For McDermott In The Middle East


On 25 February, UTEC, a global surveying company in the Acteon subsea services group, completed consecutive as-built and post-construction, anchor-debris-clearance surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROV) for McDermott International.

UTEC mobilised a DP2 offshore support vessel in early December 2019 with work- and observation-class ROVs and a nearshore survey work boat for the as-built campaign. The anchor debris clearance campaign used the same vessel with a sub-bottom profiler, a side-scan sonar, a multibeam echosounder and a magnetometer.

“We are delighted to have completed these surveys,” said Nadir Rahmatullah, UTEC commercial director, Asia Pacific and Middle East. “They are a testament to the success of our 18-month strategy of investing to enter the site characterisation market in the Middle East. We have the technology and the operational experience for the successful delivery of projects like these. The work demonstrates our ROV and conventional geophysical survey capabilities in shallow waters, from the surface to depths of 40 m.”

Nadir adds, “We are extremely pleased to have worked with McDermott. This project confirms the Acteon group’s position as a trusted survey and site characterisation partner. At UTEC, we look forward to continuing to support our clients in the Middle East and worldwide and to working with Acteon group companies whenever they can add value to delivering customer-specific solutions.”

About UTEC
UTEC, an Acteon company, is one of the world’s largest independent off- and onshore survey companies and provides a wide range of services, including offshore positioning, construction support, geophysical (conventional, towed and autonomous underwater vehicle) surveys, measurement technology (dimensional control, including laser scanning and modelling), metocean surveys and geotechnical (consultancy and sampling) services. Headquartered in Aberdeen, UK, UTEC has offices in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the USA, and employs more than 350 staff. For more information, visit

About Acteon
Acteon provides a range of industry-leading products and services supplied by its operating companies to support subsea projects during any phase of the life of a field; solutions that create and manage the delivery of fully integrated services to answer complex, customer-specific challenges of any scale or complexity; and strategic innovations that answer unmet long-term or industry-wide needs. The Acteon field life service team delivers Acteon solutions and strategic innovations in collaboration with customers and partners through conventional or new commercial models. For more information, visit

Source: UTEC