Factory Testing Completed for STEMM-CCS CO2 Injection Skid


Cellula Robotics Ltd. has successfully completed factory acceptance testing for the CO2 Injection Skid for the National Oceanography Centre (NOC)’s STEMM-CCS program.

The skid is designed to install and leave a 7m long curved pipe in the seafloor via a diffuser to enable the controlled release of CO2. Click here for an animation of the Skid’s function. It will be used to test the effectiveness of technologies and techniques by STEMM-CCS partners for the detection and quantification of CO2. In May 2019, Cellula will be providing offshore support in the North Sea during the deployment process as part of the STEMM-CCS project.

The project leverages Cellula’s experience with seafloor geotechnical drills and remotely operated subsea equipment to provide a bespoke solution to NOC. Cellula has a track record of rapidly developing complex hydraulic subsea robotic systems that have all been completed under the control and oversight of our ISO 9001:2015 certificated Quality Management System (QMS).

STEMM-CCS is an ambitious multi-disciplinary project that will deliver new approaches, methodologies and tools for the safe operation of offshore carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) sites. CCS is a powerful mitigation strategy for addressing the increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. The storage of CO2 in underground reservoirs, for example in depleted oil and gas fields or aquifers, is a demonstrated technology on land and - to a more limited extent - in marine systems. STEMM-CCS will develop approaches to help ensure we select appropriate marine storage sites and can monitor them effectively, thus further increasing confidence in CCS as a viable option for reducing atmospheric CO2. For more information, please visit the programme website.