The tour started in early June in Israel in the port of Ashdod with our partner MDanchor, a leading subsea services company, who had the opportunity to train and test the complete solution: the ROV Mini TORTUGA equipped with a cavitation cleaning tool, the hyperspectral camera and the automatic navigation software.
The tour continued in Marseille with a new demonstration during the Subsea Tech Open Day on June 17th and then the system flew to Greece where our local partner Danaos performed tests in the Port of Piraeus at the end of July.
The system is now on its way to Turkey with two months of demonstrations planned in Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya, Yalova and Canakkale.
The complete solution:
Cavitation cleaning systems
This cleaning method is less destructive than traditional methods (brushes or high pressure jets). It does not damage the surfaces to be cleaned, especially not epoxy or silicone coatings. On the other hand, it is effective for all types of concretions.
The semi-automatic navigation system
The Ping 360 sonar integrated on the Mini TORTUGA is the main sensor of the navigation system and allows the ROV to automatically keep its position against the ship’s hull throughout the cleaning process of the SleekShip solution.