Agreement provides safer and more cost efficient in-service inspection while supporting acceleration of next generation robot development
Boston: June 21, 2021 World leader in robotic tank inspection, Square Robot Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Veritank Inc., are delighted to announce a global agreement with ExxonMobil and its affiliates to deploy and develop in-service robotic inspection services in above ground storage tanks around the world.
The initial phase of the agreement will see Square Robot’s industry-leading robots used to provide services to ExxonMobil throughout the U.S., UK, Europe and Far East. Square Robot’s autonomous robotic solution delivers in-service inspection –which potentially helps with minimising vapour and chemical releases while maintaining tank operations.
Simultaneously, ExxonMobil is supporting Square Robot’s development programme for next generation robots. ExxonMobil’s support will accelerate this programme, with first deployments due for field trials later this year.
David Lamont, Square Robot CEO, said: “Square Robot is honoured to partner with ExxonMobil as it looks to benefit from our robotic services across its global tank inventory.
With tank integrity and storage a major issue across all industries, especially in a time of cautious commodity pricing, our solution dramatically reduces the costs of inspection and intervention with no compromise on data or information quality.
Our agreement with ExxonMobil will also enable us to accelerate next generation robotic technology to full operational capability, providing safety and economic benefits to tank inspection for the industry at large.”
Tim Westhoven, ExxonMobil Technology Scouting and Ventures Senior Advisor added: “Square Robot in-service tank inspection technology improves safety for our personnel, provides the data we need to manage our assets, and saves on operating costs.
Square Robot’s next generation of robotic technology will allow deployment to more of our tankage assets, further supporting our commitment to efficiency and operations excellence.”
About Square Robot Inc
Square Robot Inc. is a Boston based Robotics technology company specialising in robotic above ground storage tank inspection services using autonomous swimming robots designed and built in house. Founded in 2016 by three subsea Robotics professionals, Square Robot also provides Robotic field services through its Houston-based wholly owned subsidiary, Veritank Inc.
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