KONGSBERG Wins Contract for Delivery of Two Unmanned Surface Vessels

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 4/13/2022, Location: Europe

KONGSBERG is pleased to announce a contract for the delivery of two Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) for the Norway-based subsea service company Reach Subsea ASA for delivery in H2 2023.

The USVs will be dedicated to survey, inspection, and light repair operations. These USVs will serve as mobile power banks, data centres and communication modules for underwater ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles), with both the USVs and ROVs operated from an onshore control centre. Features for both real time operator control and autonomous operations will be incorporated, as well as hybrid modes blending remote and semi-autonomous control.

The USVs will be built by Trosvik Martime AS in Brevik, according to KONGSBERG design and solutions. The vessel operations will be performed by Massterly – a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, at its remote control centre in Horten, while the ROV operations will be operated from Reach Subsea onshore control centre in Haugesund.

Egil Haugsdal, President of Kongsberg Maritime says: KONGSBERG has been a frontier in the development of the remote and autonomous technology. This contract is an important milestone for KONGSBERG as a turnkey supplier of remote unmanned surface vessels combining survey and ROV-operations.”

KONGSBERG (KOG) is an international, leading global technology corporation delivering mission-critical systems and solutions with extreme performance for customers that operate under extremely challenging conditions. We work with nations, businesses and research environments to push the boundaries of technology development in industries such as space, offshore and energy, merchant marine, defence and aerospace, and more. KONGSBERG has about 11,000 employees located in more than 40 countries, creating a total revenue of NOK 27.4bn in 2021.

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