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Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyard Installs Novarc Technologies’ Spool Welding Robot

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The collaboration between Seaspan, one of Canada’s leading shipbuilders, and Novarc aims to transform pipe welding processes with automation technology. PHOTO courtesy Novarc.

Novarc Technologies Inc., a Canadian-based robotics company, specializing in the design and manufacturing of cobots and computer vision AI for automated welding applications, has deployed its Spool Welding Robot (SWR) at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards.

This collaboration between Seaspan, one of Canada’s leading shipbuilders, and Novarc aims to transform pipe welding processes with automation technology; enhancing productivity, elevating welder safety, and ensuring consistent high-quality welds.

“We are very grateful for our growing partnership with Seaspan,” said Soroush Karimzadeh, CEO of Novarc. “Seaspan’s successful adoption of our pipe welding automation technology, first with their installation of the SWR at their Vancouver Drydock and most recently at Victoria Shipyards, is a testament to their innovation in shipbuilding, repair and overhaul services and their leadership in the marine transportation industry.”

The SWR streamlines welding tasks, significantly reducing manual labour time. Its advanced automation capabilities allow faster, more efficient welds, ultimately accelerating project timelines.

The SWR employs precise motion control and AI-based algorithms to consistently produce near-flawless welds. Equipped with vision systems, the SWR scans and analyzes weld joints in real-time, ensuring precise alignment and optimal weld quality.

“Innovation and technology are critical components of Seaspan’s vision of developing and growing a world-leading ship repair and overhaul capability on the West Coast of Canada,” said Tony Winter, VP & GM, Victoria Shipyards. “We are excited to partner with Novarc Technologies with the latest installation of their pipe welding automation technology at our Victoria Shipyards which essentially revolutionizes existing pipe welding technology.”

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