Kraken Robotics to inspect subsea assets in West Africa

Kraken Robotics has signed a contract with an undisclosed international energy company to provide underwater inspection of the subsea assets in West Africa.

Under the contract, Kraken will deploy its SeaVision laser scanner to conduct an underwater inspection of an umbilical termination assembly to acquire metrology data on tubing within the internal structure.

The company did not reveal the client’s name and the contract amount due to confidentiality reasons but did say that the work will commence in Q4 of this year.

Furthermore, Kraken completed trials on its SeaVision based mooring chain inspection tool (MCIT). The tests were performed in a tank facility using six links of a fully documented and analysed mooring chain.

3D point cloud of mooring chain segment produced in real-time during Kraken’s recent SeaVision testing (Source: Kraken Robotics)

The trials showed that the MCIT software system can track and measure diameters within the required measurement envelope, the company reports.

As a result, Kraken expects to move forward with readying the system for the first test deployment later this year with a goal of ramping a mooring chain inspection service offering in 2022.

In addition to this, the company wrapped up an offshore mooring chain inspection campaign with a Brazilian energy company. Following the campaign, Kraken seeks to expand its SeaVision mooring chain inspection services to international clients in 2022 and obtain certification with an internationally recognized regulatory agency.

“Kraken’s SeaVision MCIT tool provides a substitute to the conventional mechanical caliper used today for dimensional measurements resulting in a faster, objective, safer and contact-free measurement that reduces the number of offshore campaign days”, said Karl Kenny, Kraken’s president and CEO.

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