Six HUGIN autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) are capable of operating in 6,000 m water depth collecting high resolution data at record breaking speeds. Our AUV fleet is accompanied by six unmanned surface vehicles (USV) to ensure precise positioning and constant communication.

With multiple autonomous vehicles working simultaneously utilizing innovative technology, we are able to survey huge swathes of the seabed, quickly and with outstanding accuracy. We can operate in shallow waters but excel in extreme depths, working in dynamic environments ranging from the Tropics to the Arctic ice.

AUTONOMOUS
UNDERWATER VEHICLE

AUV

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Sensor Payload

Side Scan Sonar - EdgeTech 2205
Multi-Beam Echosounder - Kongsberg Maritime EM 2040
Sub-Bottom Profiler - EdgeTech 2-16 kHz
HD Camera - CathX Ocean Still Colour Camera
Conductivity/Temperature/Depth Sensor - SAIV
Self-Compensating Magnetometer - Ocean Floor Geophysics
Turbidity Sensor - FLNU (RT)D
Methane and Cathx Laser Sensor

Length

6.2 m

Telemetry

Acoustic Positioning
HiPAP 502

Endurance

50 hr at 3.8 kt with
SSS/SBP/MBES operating

Minimum and Maximum Speed

2 and 6 kt

Operating Depth

ca 5 m - 6000 m

Kongsberg HUGIN – AUV free swimming marine robots are characterized by great maneuverability and high accuracy of stabilization.

Hydrodynamic shape, accurate instruments and excellent battery capacity makes these AUV’s ideal choices.

Features

  • Low noise hydrodynamically stable platform for payload sensors
  • High manoeuvrability for terrain following with a turning radius of 15 m
  • Operator supervised (“Acoustic Tether”) semi-autonomous or autonomous operation
  • State of the art navigation from a Aided Inertial Navigation System (AINS)
  • Latest technology allows for extended operational time

Applications

  • High-resolution seabed mapping and imaging
  • Geophysical site inspection
  • Pipeline and subsea structure inspection
  • Oceanographic surveys
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Marine geological surveys
  • Search operations
  • Mine Counter Measures – MCM
  • Rapid Environmental Assessment – REA
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – ISR

UNMANNED
SURFACE VEHICLE

USV

GENERAL OVERVIEW

Sensor Payload

DGNSS – Fugro Sea Star 9205
Radar – Simrad Broadband 4G
AIS – McMurdo Smartfind M10
Thermal Camera – FLIR MD-625
HD Video – 5 x IRIS 402b Camera

Speed

2 kt (single engine running) /
8 kt (both engines running)

Propulsion System

Twin Yanmar 4JH45 (45
hp diesel engines driving
twin fixed pitch propellers)

Telemetry

Acoustic
HiPAP 502 Receiver
HiPAP 102 Optional

Draft (USBL deployed)

1.9 m

Endurance

140 hrs at 4 kt

Telemetry

Rajant Breadcrumb Multi-Frequency Mesh Radio

Length

7.22 m

Fuel Capacity

1200 L

Weight (full fuel and payload)

4800 kg

The USV’s are designed with two diesel powered engines per vehicle featuring endurance of greater than 140 hours. The USV’s will be equipped with Rajant Breadcrumb Multi-Frequency Mesh radio for telemetry between the multi-purpose offshore vessel and USVs.

The USVs are quipped with KM HiPAP 502’s for acoustic telemetry and positioning between a USV and AUV. The USV’s will also include advanced collision avoidance and standard navigation sensors.

 

Features

  • Semi-displacement hull
  • Self-righting hull design with low CG & twin Skegs for stability
  • Small chine to act as a roll damper and reduce dynamic trim at 8 kt improving fuel efficiency
  • Hull is constructed of rugged marine grade aluminum
  • Rugged fender, mast and hatch arrangement, designed for the offshore environment
  • Proven ASView command and control system
  • Capable of operating in Sea State 5

Applications

  • Marine construction survey
  • Metocean data collection
  • Environmental: Passive Acoustic Monitoring
  • Hydrocarbon detection, skimmers, dispersants
  • Seismic support
  • Site survey
  • Security and surveillance

MULTI-PURPOSE
OFFSHORE VESSEL

SEABED CONSTRUCTOR

GENERAL OVERVIEW

WROVs

5000 m Schilling HD
6000 m Kystdesign Supporter
Auxiliary WROV Equipment
Innova MUX 6000 m rated

USBL System

1 x Kongsberg HiPAP 501
1 x Kongsberg HiPAP 102

Fibre Rope Winch System

45 t

Accommodation

102 PAX

Helideck

26.1 meter diameter
(D-value) 16 t

Moonpool

7.2 m x 7.2 m

Deck Space

1300 m²

Length & Breadth

115.4 m & 22 m

Crane

250 t AHC

Dynamic Positioning

Kongsberg DP2 Class System

The two WROVs can be used for inspection and repair operations when required, while allowing the AUVs to continue flying their missions.

Recovery of items identified on the seabed from an AUV mission can be brought to the surface using the 250 t main crane.

Features

  • MT 6022 MKII design
  • Anti-heeling system
  • Diesel electric frequency controlled propulsion
  • Highly efficient Azimuth thrusters
  • Reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emission
  • Low sound and vibration level
  • Excellent speed and sea keeping properties
  • Double ROV hangar situated at the aft of the accommodation area; may be closed to function as a protected work area for storage, maintenance and handling of the ROV systems
  • ROV mechanical and electrical workshop

Applications

  • Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR)
  • Geophysical and Geotechnical survey
  • Subsea decommissioning
  • ROV Intervention
  • Construction support and commissioning
  • Trenching & excavation