Since June 2017, ECA Group and Petrus have been evaluating the market and thus have entered into a partnership agreement to offer the Oil & Gas sector inspection and survey services using an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle: the A18D AUV
The A18D AUV
is designed by ECA Group, to dive up to 3000m depth and can work autonomously for 24 hours. It performs 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 to Petrus and will supply operational support. 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 four years, which could increase according to the rate of use of the underwater robot. Depending on the commercial success, additional purchase of A18D AUV
s can occur or be extended to other robots in the ECA Group range such as A9 type portable AUVs (A9-S
) or ROVING BAT
ROV cleaning and inspection ROVs
This agreement is the largest ever signed by ECA Group for its AUVs 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