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Kraken Awarded $500K SeaVision® Contract from Government of Canada

Kraken Robotics has been awarded a contract valued at $524,720 with the Government of Canada for Kraken’s SeaVision® 3D laser scanner. SeaVision® was initially pre-qualified under the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). Effective April 1, 2019, BCIP became the Innovative Solutions Canada –Testing Stream (ISC-TS), delivered by Innovation, Science & Economic Development’s Innovation Canada Sector. Kraken expects to deliver SeaVision® to its test partner, Parks Canada – Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) during Q3 2020. Parks Canada and Kraken plan to conduct at-sea testing and evaluation of the SeaVision® system at a variety of archaeologically significant sites including the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror at the National Historic Site of Canada, Nunavut. Kraken was previously involved in Parks Canada’s discovery of the HMS Erebus during the Franklin Expedition in Summer 2014.

Karl Kenny, Kraken President & CEO said, “In subsea inspection applications such as offshore wind, subsea oil and gas and underwater archaeology, we believe that a self-contained, motion-corrected 3D laser scanner on a small powerful ROV offers a significant competitive advantage to what currently is available on the market. It is also a significant quality improvement to purely optical inspection. Existing underwater laser products require a combination of a high-grade navigation payload for motion correction and require a larger stable ROV. Other market solutions for subsea 3D asset reconstruction are based on photogrammetry and inherently have less precision and range than Kraken’s SeaVision® 3D laser system. We are confident that SeaVision® offers a superior price and performance value proposition.”

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