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Air Control Entech Secures DNV Class Approval for Hydromea's EXRAY™ Underwater Inspection Robot


EXRAY underwater robot performs visual inspection in a tank

Air Control Entech (ACE), a leading remote technology specialist headquartered in Scotland, is proud to announce that it has received class approval from DNV for Hydromea's revolutionary EXRAY™ underwater inspection robot for Visual Remote Inspection Technology (RIT).


This milestone achievement paves the way for certified inspections of flooded spaces at offshore floating platforms, revolutionizing the inspection process and ensuring enhanced safety and efficiency in the offshore energy industry.


EXRAY™, developed by Hydromea, is a state-of-the-art underwater inspection robot that combines advanced technology and innovative design to overcome the challenges posed by inspecting submerged areas. With its compact size, high maneuverability, and real-time data transmission capabilities, EXRAY™ is set to transform the way inspections are conducted, allowing for swift and accurate assessments of flooded spaces.


Mr. Igor Martin, CEO of Hydromea, expressed his excitement about the collaboration with ACE and the significance of DNV's class approval, stating, "We are thrilled that our partner ACE received the successful class approval of EXRAY™ by DNV. This achievement underscores the immense potential of our underwater inspection robot to revolutionize the industry's approach to offshore inspections and keep people safe, away from dangerous jobs offshore. With ACE's expertise in offshore surveys and DNV's stamp of approval, we are confident that EXRAY™ will set new benchmarks in terms of safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility."


As a certified remote technology specialist, ACE has established itself as a frontrunner in delivering innovative solutions to the offshore sector. With the class approval received from DNV, ACE can now offer its clients certified inspections of flooded spaces at offshore floating platforms, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and enhancing operational integrity.


Mr. Kieran Hope, COO of ACE, commented on the achievement, stating, "Receiving DNV class approval for Hydromea's EXRAY™ is a significant milestone for ACE. This partnership allows us to provide our clients with a cutting-edge solution for underwater inspections, enabling them to address maintenance and safety concerns with greater efficiency. We are proud to be at the forefront of this transformative technology and look forward to the positive impact it will have on the industry."


This collaboration between ACE and Hydromea, along with the class approval from DNV, marks a breakthrough in the field of underwater inspections. The EXRAY™ robot's ability to collect real-time data in hazardous and challenging environments will improve the accuracy of inspections, reduce downtime, and enhance overall operational efficiency in the offshore energy sector.


About ACE:

Founded in 2016, ACE is a Scotland-based certified remote technology specialist, delivering solutions to many inspection challenges in the offshore energy space.


About Hydromea:

Hydromea is a leading Swiss underwater robotics company. Hydromea designs and develops innovative solutions for various industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, maritime, and environmental monitoring. With a strong focus on underwater communication, autonomy, miniaturization, and data collection, Hydromea aims to revolutionize underwater operations and contribute to sustainable and efficient practices.

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