Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. have contracted Stinger for services related to planning and preparing site testing of an AUV equipped with a robot arm for performing subsea pipeline inspections.
The underwater intervention drone is based on a fusion of submarine technologies and industrial robot technologies fostered in-house over many years in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. The preparation also includes the installation of an about 700m pipeline down to an ocean depth of 230m. Installation of pipeline and testing are planned to be conducted in the newly established Tau Autonomy Centre (TAC), on the west coast of Norway. SPICE AUV video
The project team undertook the challenge of exploring the potential use of Archimedes screws as a means of propulsion for remote operated vehicles (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) on the seabed. Stinger has supplied the students with facilities for testing, materials and help with construction of the prototype.
We are pleased to announce that Equinor has awarded Stinger a service contract to execute inspection activities on multiple offshore installations.
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Stinger Technology, the next generation subsea marine robotics company, has been awarded an R&D contract with Neptune Energy, for the development, qualification and field trials of autonomous inspection/ intervention subsea drones.
The challenge was to get into a tank structure, through a 30 cm predrilled hole, and clean welds for close visual inspection and non-destructive testing. The solution was to build a small but powerful ROV around a set of high-pressure nozzles. It has proven to be very effective and are currently on assignment for customers in the North Sea. The system is based on Stinger's ARROV architecture with remote control from the surface.
More than 450 delegates attended the biggest ever single gathering of international subsea robotic drone systems for use in the oil and gas industry the 2.nd. - 3.rd. October at TAU close to Stavanger. In addition, aerial drones, subsea seawater injection and a floating wind power research hub was demonstrated.
WEDNESDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2019, 10:00 – 16:00 | THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2019, 10:00 – 16:00
ARROV mini ROV is a in-house development for operators in the North Sea and includes auto stabilization and heading for fine navigation during cleaning.
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Stinger Technology awarded long-term ROV frame agreement by Equinor