Fugro, the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, has announced their strategic partnership with SEA KIT International to develop a new range of agile and compact uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) which can deploy remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for marine asset inspections. The first USVs will be launched before the end of this year, and a larger USV model is being designed for delivery in 2021. These inspection-related USVs are being developed alongside Fugro’s range of USVs for hydrographic data acquisition.
Fugro and SEA-KIT International will accelerate the development and use of uncrewed vessels, remotely operated from Fugro’s ROCs, to improve safety, efficiency, and reduce the environmental impact on marine activities. The new range of USVs will consume up to 95% less fuel than traditional vessels, supporting international ambitions for zero global emissions in the marine industry.
Read the full announcement from Fugro here.
Here at SEA-KIT we are delighted to announce we have not only, made it into ECO’s Top Ten Ocean Influencers of 2019! but have won in the Innovation category!
It is a great honour to have been awarded this title by such a well-respected publication, and to be featured under the innovation section is something we have been aiming towards since our start. Innovation is truly at our core, alongside working for healthier oceans all across the globe.
We would not have been able to gain such recognition without the help of many. We hope that this is just the beginning of getting the SEA-KIT name out there. Widespread recognition is needed for SEA-KIT in order to continue innovation, and to not only catch the eyes of those who will use SEA-KIT but for those who will enable us to spread awareness of the great things the unmanned vessel can achieve.
Read the Environment Coastal and Offshore article here.
We hope to be sharing more great news soon.
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“SEA-KIT said it has completed a second offshore pipeline campaign for Equinor in the North Sea. The campaign, undertaken in July 2019, is the first fully unmanned offshore pipeline inspection ‘over the horizon’ ever completed, surveying up to 100 kilometers from the shore.”