Third CRD100 Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed sea trials of its third CRD100 seafloor drill. 

This drill was supplied to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). During sea trials, the CRD100 completed two dives to 2800m off the coast of Japan.

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 JAMSTEC CRD100, known as the BMS includes H-size and 146T tools and a custom 450mm diameter casing system.

Cellula is pleased to continue supporting JAMSTEC with offshore personnel for the first drilling cruise onboard the research vessel Kaimei in April, 2017.

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) is an independent administrative institution whose main objective is to contribute to the advancement of academic research in addition to the improvement of marine science and technology. For more information, please visit the JAMSTEC website.