After evaluating the market since June 2017, the parties have entered into a partnership agreement with Petrus
, a global Oil & Gas services group to offer inspection and survey services using an A18D AUV
(Autonomous Underwater Vehicle).
The A18D AUV can dive up to 3000m depth and work autonomously for 24 hours. It can carry out inspection and 3D mapping missions, revealing seabed conditions before or after construction / installation of an underwater structure, pipeline or cable and also before, during and post decommissioning of subsea installations.
As part of this contract, ECA Group will lease the AUV as well as supplying operational support to Petrus, while the latter, with its solid experience in the Oil & Gas market, will carry out and coordinate missions from preparation to data processing and delivery of results to the customer.
This partnership guarantees to ECA Group a cumulative turnover of € 6 million over the next four years, which can evolve depending to the rate of use of the underwater robot. According the commercial success, additional A18D AUVs could be commissioned as part of this agreement. It may also extend to other robots in the ECA Group range such as A9 type portable AUVs (A9-S or A9-E) or ROVING BAT ROV cleaning and inspection ROVs according to the needs.
This agreement is the largest ever signed by ECA Group for its Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in the Oil & Gas sector.
Read more : ECA Group - Petrus: Significant Partnership and Positioning in Subsea Robotics Services (AUVs and ROV) for the Oil & Gas Market