Eelume robots will be permanently installed on the seabed being ready
24/7 for planned and on-demand inspections and interventions. This
solution will dramatically save costs by reducing the use of expensive
surface vessels, which are needed to support such operations today.
Eelume vehicles can be installed on both existing and new fields where
typical jobs include; visual inspection, cleaning, and operating valves
and chokes. These jobs account for a large part of the total subsea
inspection and intervention spend.
Deep sea testing
The testing took place in deep waters of Trondheimsfjorden, and at
the PREZIOSO Linjebygg Subsea Test Center in Trondheim. The purpose of
the testing was to verify and demonstrate the features of Eelume's
snake-like underwater robot in a deep-water, marine environment. Eelume
confirmed that their vehicle has superior maneuverability, is a stable
sensor and actuator platform, and has easy access to constrained areas
not accessible by conventional underwater vehicles.
Eelume AS is a company sourced from the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology (NTNU), and has teamed up with NTNU Technology
Transfer Office, Kongsberg Maritime and Statoil.
Inventas is Eelume’s technology collaborator, working close with
Eelume throughout the product development and testing phases. In addition
to the underwater robot’s mechanical design, Inventas has contributed
with visualisations and design of Eelume’s visual profile and their new website.