MTR 100: Franatech GmbH

Posted by Irina Tabakina

In der Marsch 8, Lüneburg,
Lower Saxony, Germany 21339
T: +49 4131 603884
E: [email protected]
CEO/President: Björn Ove Skjeie
No. Of Employees: 13

CTO/Founder Michel Masson is a pioneer in underwater gas sensors, receiving in 2002 the Schmidt-Röhmhild Technology Award for the first practical underwater methane sensor. Since then Franatech has broken ground regularly, e.g. with the first underwater gas sensor based on Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometry, leading as early as 2008 to first users publications. Franatech products have been sold in 25 countries, and have been cited in more than 35 users scientific papers.

The Profile
Franatech is a company specialized in development, production and supply of underwater sensors for dissolved gases;  a leader in underwater methane monitoring and detection technology. Franatech disposes of a fully equipped laboratory for sensor calibration and tuning. It can simulate various deployment conditions and dispose of an own pressure test chamber. Electronic laboratory and mechanical workshop complement our capacity. Most of our R&D work is done directly under client contract.

(As published in the July/Aug 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter -

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