CRD100 Seafloor Drill Passes Factory Acceptance Testing

Cellula Robotics Ltd. successfully completed factory acceptance testing of the first CRD100 seafloor drill for Fukada Salvage & Marine Works Ltd. Co.

The CRD100 is a fourth generation seafloor drill designed to operate in waters down to 3000m depth for geotechnical surveys, mineral exploration and methane gas hydrates sampling.

Built on proven subsystems, the CRD100 is self contained with a 100 HP power pack.   The CRD100 provides an unprecedented level of intelligent control that facilitates efficient core sampling and CPT pushes.  A wireline tool system further enhances the speed of operation.  The CRD100 uses standard Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) “size H” drilling tools, providing ø61.1 mm triple-tubed samples for 65 meters of continuous coring.

The project includes the seafloor drill, offshore control van and a custom launch and recovery system with an active heave compensated winch.  All equipment will be delivered in October 2014 and will be undergoing sea trials in December 2014.

Fukada Salvage and Marine Works Co., Ltd. (FSM), headquartered in Osaka, Japan is involved marine salvage, steel structure installation, offshore engineering, and other infrastructural improvement projects. FSM is currently introducing deep-sea research equipment and other cutting-edge assets to a fleet of six offshore support vessels to aggressively tackle ocean development projects. For more information, please visit the FSM website: