ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND – 7 September 2022 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ – Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF), Canada’s Ocean Company™, announces that its PanGeo Subsea subsidiary has completed cable depth of burial (DOB) surveys along the EstLink 1 and 2 cables during an offshore campaign utilizing PanGeo’s SeaKite ROTV equipped with the patented Sub-Bottom Imager™ (SBI). With a strong history in supporting sub-seabed surveys for offshore wind and offshore energy, PanGeo has completed more than 10,000 kilometers of cable DOB surveys to date.
PanGeo supported marine survey provider Arctia Meritaito Ltd onboard the research vessel RV Mintis to conduct cable depth of burial along the two interconnector cables that join Finland and Estonia’s electrical networks. The 350MW EstLink 1 was installed in 2006 and crosses the 75km wide Gulf of Finland, reaching a maximum water depth of 100m. EstLink 2 is a 650MW, 145km cable installed in 2013 and is ~ 70km east of EstLink 1.
About the SBI and SeaKite
The SBI produces a 3D acoustic image of the cable exterior to a depth of 5m below the seabed. As an acoustic system, the SBI is non-intrusive, allowing the cables to remain fully operational during survey operations, an essential requirement for power transmission cables. The SBI also provides a consistent vertical accuracy regardless of cable burial depth, which allows for depth verification over multiple passes of the same cable section and cable burial monitoring over a cable’s lifespan.
The SeaKite ROTV has an integrated SBI, which enables 3D acoustic surveys at speeds up to 4kts. Removing the need for an ROV to perform cable DOB provides the speed of data acquisition efficiencies. In addition, it allows the use of a much smaller survey vessel, reducing operations’ overall daily operating cost and reducing carbon emissions. By utilizing a smaller vessel on-site for a shorter period, this survey saved ~200,000kg of carbon dioxide emissions.
For more details on the SBI or our services, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC.
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors, subsea batteries, and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in Newfoundland with offices in Canada, U.S., Germany, Denmark, and Brazil. In July 2021, Kraken acquired PanGeo Subsea, a leading services company specializing in high-resolution 3D acoustic imaging solutions for the sub-seabed. PanGeo with offices in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Kraken. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter.
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For further information, please contact:
Joe MacKay, Chief Financial Officer
Greg Reid, Chief Operating Officer
Sean Peasgood, Investor Relations
Media Contact: Shelly Petten
Marketing & Communications Manager
Kraken Robotics Inc
Survey Contact: Patrik Niskanen
Arctia Meritaito Ltd