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Robotic Inspection and Intervention Systems

ZI Toulon Est,
PO Box 242,
Toulon Cedex 09,
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ECA ROBOTICS is specialised in robotic offshore inspection systems for shallow / very shallow water to ultra-deep applications. The company designs and manufactures autonomous and remote-controlled surface and underwater vehicles and inspection TV cameras for offshore subsea intervention.

In 1980, the company designed the first unmanned underwater vehicle capable of diving to 6,000m and carrying out photographic and bathymetric survey of the seabed. Main applications today are hydrographical and oceanographic survey, underwater structure inspection, pipe laying survey and deep-sea intervention and manipulation.

Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) for inspection and survey

The ALISTER range of autonomous underwater vehicles consists of AUVs of different diameters (9in, 18in and 27in), form man-portable to multi-purpose and long endurance AUVs. They are equipped with different sensors, adapted to the missions to be carried out, such as confined area inspection, seafloor and hydrographic survey, high resolution and high coverage image acquisition, high resolution seismic survey and sediment analysis, among others.

The ALISTAR 3000 AUV, part of the range, is depth-rated to 3,000m and specifically designed for carrying out a variety of inspection tasks on ultra-deep offshore oilfields. Examples include inspection of pipelines, risers or mooring lines, touch-down monitoring and post-lay surveys. It offers operators greater flexibility and overall faster operation, ensured by unique hovering capacities, small spread and lack of winch. The ALISTAR 3000 is also capable of performing survey missions.

The ALISTAR 3000 AUV is ideal for inspection of pipelines, risers or mooring lines, touch-down monitoring and post-lay surveys.
Unmanned surface vehicle INSPECTOR MK2 for imagery and bathymetric survey, equipped with a rotary bow arm for sensor package.
ECA ROBOTICS provides a range of subsea ROVs from 300m to 2,000m depth-rating and different sensor packages.
The Roving Bat ROV is used for hull inspection of FPSOs or vessels, inspection of immersed structures and inspection of hydraulic dams.

All AUVs in the range are tuned with data-acquisition and post-processing software from the group’s US-based affiliate Triton Imaging Inc., and as such provide additional enhanced capacities.

Unmanned surface vehicles for survey and bathymetry (USV)

INSPECTOR MK2 features a very shallow draught and one patented rotary bow arm for shallow and very shallow water survey, detection and object classification. Remotely operated or autonomous, this unmanned surface vehicle carries out missions such as littoral and inshore hydrographic operations, and harbour and offshore asset survey and protection, and features an easy configurable sensor carrier, high-navigation accuracy for repetitive survey, high-endurance at sea, etc. It is used for the acquisition of subsea images and bathymetric survey.

Subsea inspection and observation ROVs

Today the ROV product range features remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) with different depth rating, from 300m to 2,000m, from 65kg to 900kg, and configured with different equipment (cameras, sonar, video, manipulators, spotlights, etc.). Missions include inspection, diver-support tasks, subsea search and object identification, subsea intervention and manipulation and salvage operations.

The product line includes: H300, H800, H1000 and H2000.

Hull inspection and hull cleaning ROV

ROVING BAT is a unique multi-purpose hybrid ROV and crawler for close inspection and cleaning operations. It carries out inspection of hulls and FPSOs, sea chest, immersed structures, hydraulic dams, undertakes hull thickness measurements, cleans ship hulls or immersed structures and can be used for detecting suspicious devices.

High-resolution image acquisition ROV

SEA SCAN is designed for special applications such as rapid and high-resolution image acquisition in the context of accurate pipe and dam survey, leak and crack investigation, and hull and pier inspection.

Press Releases

  • ECA to Exhibit at Hydro 2010

    ECA, a leading manufacturer and specialist in robotic offshore inspection and intervention systems, will showcase its latest range of products at Hydro 2010. Hydro 2010 will take place on 2-5 November 2010 in Rostock-Warnemünde. The event is located at Yachthafenresidenz Hohe Düne, a ho

  • ECA to Exhibit at Oil & Gas 2010

    ECA, specialists in robotic offshore inspection and intervention systems, will be exhibiting at Oil & Gas 2010. You will be able to find ECA at the exhibition from 13 to 16 September 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information, please visit the Oil & Gas websi

  • ECA & Triton Imaging Inc. at OI - Booth A305 & K605

    ECA Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced robotics and intelligent solutions for hydrographical and oceanographic survey, offshore inspection and manipulation, Homeland Security and Mine Warfare will showcase the latest generation of subsea robotic inspection and intervention systems at OI, b

  • ECA Unveils New Underwater, Surface and Land Vehicles at DEFEXPO 2010

    ECA will exhibit a range of naval and land-based military vehicles at DEFEXPO 2010, to be held in New Delhi, India on 15-18 February 2010. These include the latest-generation mine killer K-STER, ALISTER autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), INSPECTOR unmanned surface vehicles, and land robot

  • ECA Purchases Triton Imaging

    ECA has recently acquired the American-based company Triton Imaging, which specialises in the development of post-processing of underwater images and sonar signals compatible with the principal sonars currently used for underwater robotics. Triton covers applications such as subsea

  • ECA to Exhibit at DOT Monaco

    ECA Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced robotics and intelligent solutions for the offshore industry, will showcase the latest generation of subsea robotic inspection and intervention systems at DOT Monaco, booth G219. Systems on display will include the roving bat hull inspecti

  • ECA Exhibits at LIMA 2009

    Leading developer robotic inspection and intervention systems ECA will be exhibiting at the LIMA 2009 exhibition taking place in Langkawi, Malaysia from the 1st to the 5th December 2009. ECA will be showcasing their latest range of umanned marine inspection and intervention systems whic

  • ECA Exhibiting at Offshore Brazil

    ECA is a French industrial group specialising in robotics, simulation and control command systems, and security. ECA will be exhibiting at Offshore Brazil, 16-19 June, MACAE, Brazil on stand number 0.89 / P.88. Some of ECA's realisations for the Oil and Gas Industry: Xmas tree

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ZI Toulon Est
PO Box 242
Toulon Cedex 09

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