The project

Ocean energy technologies are moving steadily from laboratory scale models to real scale prototypes and arrays of converters. In order to be reliable and cost-effective, all these devices require regular Underwater Inspection Repair and Maintenance (IRM) services. Nowadays the solutions of underwater inspection and maintenance are industrial class ROVs and divers. Since the current ROV solutions still do not provide a sufficiently low cost and high precision for many of the IRM operations (underwater welding, welding inspection, fouling removal, painting, valves operation, sacrificial anodes replacement, connecting underwater plugs, etc.), specialised divers are still being used by the industry.

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The partners

The Kraken Consortium consists in a multidisciplinary team with four partners from three European Union Countries (Spain/Grand Canary, Portugal and Republic of Ireland).

WavEC Offshore Renewables
Instituto Superior Técnico
SIANI Universidad De Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
CADFEM
Ocean Energy EU

This project is supported by FCT, GOBCAN-ACIISI and SEAI through OCEANERA-NET (Ocean Energy European Research Area Network) under reference OCEANERA/0001/2016.