Level Offshore has provided strategic ROV-staffing to IKM Subsea since 2021

Since 2021, Level Offshore has had the pleasure of working with IKM Subsea to provide strategic ROV- staffing.

IKM Subsea’s Pioneering Journey

IKM Subsea is an independent ROV and subsea operator. The company has extensive experience. It was the first operator to demonstrate a successful track record for subsea operations with electric WROVs along with the first commercial Onshore Control Centre. This experience has been fundamental for placing IKM Subsea at the forefront in the ROV and subsea industry globally.

When they realized they needed outside support to supplement ROV personnel for their projects, Level Offshore seemed to be the solution best suited for them.

Level Offshore has provided ROV trainees, pilots, and supervisors to IKM Subsea, helping us staff our projects, says Cato Andersen, Managing Director at IKM Subsea AS.

Cato Andersen
Cato Andersen, Managing Director at IKM Subsea AS.

How Level Offshore supports IKM Subsea’s  staffing needs

The staffing needs in the subsea industry can vary significantly. Level Offshore aims to assist clients with staffing to ensure all project deadlines are met.


Activity is typically seasonal and highest from March to October, including holidays. Pressure is also felt during short periods of sick leave or on projects that requires additional manpower. It is in this context that the collaboration with IKM Subsea began, says John Emil Hauge, Managing Director at Level Offshore.

John Emil Hauge
John Emil Hauge, Managing Director at Level Offshore.

IKM Subsea’s headquarters are in Bryne, Norway, with worldwide offices in Europe, Asia, and South America.

According to IKM Subsea, partnering with Level Offshore was a strategic move to supplement their ROV personnel for various projects.


IKM Subsea is one of the companies that have utilized our services the most. We have maintained a strong collaboration since 2021. IKM Subsea are future-oriented, eager, and always push us to find good solutions, so it is always a pleasure working with them, says Hauge.


An adaptable collaboration

IKM Subsea highlights Level Offshore’s industry-specific competence as a significant advantage, especially for niche personnel.


Level Offshore was highly adaptable to IKM Subsea’s needs. The integration went very well. Level Offshore has been a good partner over the years, says Cato Andersen.