Kraken Robotics and Baltic Taucherei-und Bergungsbetrieb Rostock GmbH (Baltic Diver) have finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Strategic Alliance for maritime robotics technology, products, and services.
In addition, Kraken and Baltic Diver will be jointly hosting a series of demonstrations in the Baltic region this summer of 3D subsea digital inspection technology.
The MoU establishes a collaborative arrangement, pursuant to which Kraken will become a strategic alliance partner with Baltic Diver. This may include the future supply of additional sensors, components, software, and systems as well as R&D and innovation support in areas such as data analytics and machine learning.
Over time, the companies may enter into a series of project-specific agreements to engage in innovative development and other commercialization activities, Kraken said.
As part of the strategic alliance, Kraken and Baltic Diver are planning to deploy 3D digital inspection capable assets in the Baltic Region this summer. These assets will consist of a support ship, a Seatronic Valor ROV and Kraken’s SeaVision 3D underwater laser imaging system.
Karl Kenny, Kraken’s president & CEO said, “Kraken’s manufacturing facilities in Rostock designs, builds and sells pressure tolerant thrusters, batteries and electronics systems for the marine market. We are pleased to extend Kraken’s presence in Rostock through our partnership with Baltic Diver, enabling us to offer our entire sensor and systems technology and product portfolio in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Diver is a world class company and we look forward to expanding revenue opportunities and market growth in their areas of underwater expertise.”
“We are excited to partner with Kraken and be able to offer our customers leading edge technologies and products for subsea asset inspection,” said Eyk-Uwe Pap, CEO of Baltic Diver. “Presently, we are aligning our subsea services towards ROV based systems and we are glad to be able to test and evaluate new technology together with our partner Kraken. Our new ROV will be able to maintain its position (horizontal and vertical) in 2.5 knots current and will provide a perfect base for the testing of new equipment. Our team of experienced and highly motivated engineers, technicians, divers and backoffice staff at our quayside premises at Rostock with workshops, cranes, office and storage facilities is looking forward to a longterm cooperation with Kraken. We are especially pleased about the development of the official Offshore Test Area (OTC) close to the coast near Rostock which will grant extensive opportunities for testing new subsea technology together with Kraken.”