Survey providers choose AUV system for offshore operations

Offshore staff

KONGSBERG, Norway – Survey providers DOF Subsea, Fugro GeoServices, Northwest Maritime, and AXA Engehnaria Submarina have chosen Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) HUGIN system for their offshore operations.

This month, Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a new HUGIN vehicle to Fugro Geoservices Inc. of Lafayette, Louisiana. The latest HUGIN ordered by Fugro is rated for operations from 10 m to 4,500 m (33 ft to 14,764 ft), and it carries a high specification payload suite that enables it to perform advanced survey operations and inspections. Designed for portability and operation from ships of opportunity, the AUV is supplied in a series of packing cases and configured for easy assembly on location.

DOF Subsea AS, of Bergen, Norway, has recently ordered a HUGIN AUV system rated to 3,000 m (9,843 ft), and carrying a range of sensors, making it capable of completing several tasks in parallel. The launch and onboard Stinger is designed to operate from ships with freeboards of up to 5 m (16 ft) in up to Sea State 5.

Northwest Maritime AS, of Norway, and AXA Engehnaria Submarina, of Brazil, have recently taken delivery of the first of two HUGIN AUV systems configured for pipe survey operations. Supplied as a containerized system, the first vehicle is tailored for survey operations, including launch and onboarding system and post-mission analysis of collected data. The vehicle is fitted with a sonar for acoustic pictures and sea maps with high resolution, and a still camera for geo-referenced high-resolution pictures of subsea pipes. The second HUGIN is scheduled for delivery to Northwest Maritime and AXA later in ths year. It will be equipped with a similar payload suite and rated to 3,000 m (9,843 ft).

Kongsberg Maritime is exhibiting at booth E11.


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