Subsea World News: ECA Group and Petrus to provide subsea robotics services to oil companies
Published on Subsea World News, February 2018.
ECA Group and Petrus offer the oil & gas sector inspection and survey services using an autonomous underwater vehicle: A18D AUV.
ECA Group's A18D AUV. is designed to dive up to 3000 meters depth and has a working autonomy of 24 hours. It can perform 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 and provide operational support while Petrus 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 4 years, which can increase according to the commercial success, additional A18D AUVs or 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 bould be commissioned.
It is ECA Group's largest agreement for its AUVs in the oil & gas sectorup to date.