Equinor ASA has partnered with Nauticus Robotics and its local affiliate, Stinger Technology AS, to implement their exclusive leak detection technology service. This pioneering pilot project addresses the pressing requirement for enhanced leak detection capabilities, aiming to showcase and authenticate Nauticus' autonomous robot-based leak detection technology for Equinor. This endeavor will fortify the extensive array of applications available for autonomous subsea robots.
Central to Equinor's values is sustainability, encompassing the imperative for leak detection methodologies and systems. This collaboration serves as a prime illustration of Equinor's ongoing pursuit of innovative avenues to bolster its proficiency in safeguarding the environment. With approximately 600 subsea wells and around 9000 km of subsea pipelines, risers, and cables under its stewardship, Equinor remains committed to these principles.
The core objective of the pilot initiative is to validate the efficacy of Nauticus' technology, while also affording Nauticus the prospect of qualifying for forthcoming contracts with Equinor.
Nicolaus Radford, CEO of Nauticus, remarked, "Equinor's project underscores the versatility of our comprehensive fleet solutions and the escalating demand for technologies of our kind to surmount the myriad challenges in subsea operations, both in Norway and across the globe."