Hydromea, a Swiss underwater robotics company and Air Control Entech (ACE), a Scotland-based certified remote technology specialist, enter into a service partnership agreement to commercialize EXRAY, the world’s first wireless ROV (remotely-operated underwater vehicle), for inspections at offshore floating platforms.
Under the deal, ACE will actively promote and use Hydromea’s innovative EXRAY wireless ROV for inspections of ballast water tanks at FPSOs (floating production storage and offloading) platforms in the North Sea and Latin American markets. Hydromea will benefit from ACE’s certified offshore inspection team, as well as existing and new service contracts.
Patent-pending EXRAY wireless ROV takes the underwater inspection technology one step further enabling the inspections of complex and dangerous flooded spaces more affordable and faster for asset operators. Hydromea achieves this by eliminating a tether between a pilot and an inspection vehicle. This brings a significant improvement in the dexterity of the vehicle and eliminates the risk of entanglement during an inspection mission of a complex submerged infrastructure. EXRAY was developed with the support of Net Zero Technology Centre in Scotland and TotalEnergies UK.
Founded in 2014, Hydromea is a Swiss-based underwater robotics company helping its customers to have unparalleled underwater data connectivity and efficient remote inspection access to submerged assets.
Founded in 2016, ACE is a Scotland-based certified remote technology specialist, delivering solutions to many inspection challenges in the offshore energy space.
(Source and image: Hydromea – Exray ROV)