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ECA Group has designed and produced a comprehensive unmanned underwater system based on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) able to proceed to both shallow and deep water pipeline inspection up to 3 000m water depth. It is a reliable solution integrating a post processing data management tools and Autonomous Underwater Recovery System. Compliant with Oil and Gas industry standards ECA Group AUV solutions offer a great opportunity to reduce expenditures cost while enhancing data quality. This AUV solution integrates latest operational performances and highest endurance capabilities. This reliable AUV solution enables to carry out collaborative survey compatible with all ECA Group systems.

Application in the Maritime Sector 

  • Subsea Inspection & work


  • Pre lay post lay analysis
  • Autonomous underwater recovery system for harsh conditions
  • Georeferenced reports
  • Autonomous pipeline inspection
  • Pipeline autotracking
  • Easy deployment
  • 24/7 technical support

Pipeline route clearance pre lay post lay analysis Inspection

In comparison with traditional towed solution, this comprehensive unmanned system composed by ECA Group AUV range,  post processing data management solution and an Autonomous Underwater Recovery System, offers a great opportunity to reduce expenditures cost while enhancing data quality during shallow and deep water pipeline inspection.


  • Air transportable for worldwide operations
  • LARS: Surface recovery - Autonomous Underwater Recovery System for harsh conditions

Operational performances

  • Shallow water (A9-E and A18-E) and Deep water (A18D)
  • Up to 3,000m water depth
  • Highest standard of navigation precision (IHO S44) without additional system
  • Compatible with collaborative survey system using Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV)
  • Long endurance

Enhanced Design

  • Compact and robustness
  • Modularity for customized payload and dedicated post processing software
  • Open design for customer dedicated operation
  • Easy and safe maintenance

24/7 AUV Services

  • Training
  • Technical assistance

Cost effective autonomous pipeline inspection

  • Visual inspection
  • Damages detection
  • Debris detection
  • Free span detection
  • Buckling detection
  • Autonomous pipeline tracking
  • Geo-referenced data and mosaic for quick report analysis
  • Acoustic Tether capability for real time QA / QC
  • Video mosaicing
  • Compatible with high resolution survey made by HD camera, SSS, SBP, SAS, MBES or laser
  • Low magnetic signature for specific integration


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