ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND, July 5, 2018 /GLOBE NEWSWIRE/ — Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX-V: PNG, OTCQB: KRKNF) is pleased to announce that it has now finalized its MOU on a strategic alliance with Ocean Infinity. In addition, Kraken and Ocean Infinity will host workshops in Halifax and St. John’s in July for members of the Ocean Supercluster to provide an overview of its state of the art seabed mapping technology that will be available in Atlantic Canada for 6 weeks starting in September 2018.
Completion of Strategic Alliance MOU with Ocean Infinity
Kraken has completed and signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding a strategic alliance with Ocean Infinity for maritime robotics technology, products, and services. The MOU establishes a collaborative arrangement, pursuant to which Kraken will become a strategic partner to Ocean Infinity. This may include the future supply of additional sensors, components, software, and systems as well as R&D and innovation support in areas such as data analytics and machine learning. Over time, the companies may enter into a series of project-specific agreements to engage in innovative development and other commercialization activities.
State of the Art Seabed Mapping Technology to be Demonstrated in Atlantic Canada
As part of our strategic alliance, Ocean Infinity is planning to deploy deep-sea capable survey assets to the east coast of Canada this fall. These assets will consist of a support ship, two 6000m rated AUVs equipped with Kraken’s AquaPix® SAS sonar technology and two 6000m rated work class ROVs that will be fitted with Kraken’s SeaVision® 3D underwater laser imaging system. While in the region Kraken plans to organize a variety of deep sea survey campaigns in various market sectors including oil and gas, hydrography, ocean research, fisheries, and defense. Kraken will provide a technical briefing on July 18 and July 19 in Halifax and St. John’s to provide an overview of this technology and the benefits it can provide for the Ocean Supercluster community.
Ocean Infinity to Have Ongoing Presence at COVE with Kraken
Ocean Infinity will have office space with Kraken at the newly opened Center for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. COVE is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.
ABOUT KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC.
Kraken Robotics Inc. (TSX.V:PNG) (OTCQB: KRKNF) is a marine technology company that is dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems. The company is headquartered in St. John’s, Newfoundland with offices in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Bremen, Germany; and Fairfax, Virginia. Kraken is ranked as a Top 100 marine technology company by Marine Technology Reporter. For more information, please visit www.krakenrobotics.com, www.krakenrobotik.de, www.krakenpower.de. Find us on social media on Twitter (@krakenrobotics), Facebook (@krakenroboticsinc) and LinkedIn.
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