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.
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.
Stinger Technology AS is an innovative solution provider focusing on lightweight and cost efficient subsea systems.
We design and manufacture a range of innovative solutions specially adapted for subsea use in the offshore oil and gas sector.
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