Published on Offshore Energy Today, March 2018
The two companies had entered into a partnership to provide the offshore sector with inspection and survey services using an A18D AUV. autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) following market evaluation held June 2017.
The partnership guarantees a cumulative turnover of 6 million euros over the next four years to ECA Group, which can be evolutive according to the use rate of the drone.
The agreement is the largest ever signed by ECA Group in the AUV sector for oil and gas.
Depending on the commercial success, additional A18D AUVs could be commissioned.
The agreement could be extended to other robots in the same range such as A9-S or A9-E or ROVING BAT ROV cleaning and inspection ROVs according to the needs.
Read more : ECA Group - Petrus: Significant Partnership and Positioning in Subsea Robotics Services (AUVs and ROV) for the Oil & Gas Market