3D at Depth, a provider of subsea LiDAR systems and solutions, and Technip USA have signed a joint development agreement (JDA) to expand and commercialize the LiDAR technology for subsea metrology, field survey and IRM applications.
Commonly referred to as laser scanning, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a technology for collecting precise 3D models of subsea structures and seabed topography. It addresses the challenges of subsea data collection and imaging in deep waters for metrology survey programs and as-built field configurations, the company explained.
“After several years of continued joint successes using subsea LiDAR, we are excited to announce a formal partnership with Technip USA through a joint development agreement,” said Brett Nickerson, Co-Founder and Director of Software Engineering. “Such an agreement will focus on new subsea LiDAR applications including the marriage of LiDAR and moving platforms. We believe this joint effort will provide solutions for many existing and future subsea applications. 3D at Depth is pleased to be a technology & solutions provider to Technip and looks forward to expanding the partnership with Technip moving forward.”
Raymond Semple, COO Subsea of Technip USA added: “We are very pleased to cement our relationship with 3D at Depth and take their Subsea LiDAR technology further. This technology alliance also illustrates our continuous focus to develop technology and cost efficient solutions to optimize deep water Subsea projects.”