World’s first fleet of commercial autonomous robot exploration vessels with Scan equipment.

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted, Norway’s largest manufacturer of aluminium workboats, is building a fleet of unique, autonomous, robotic vessels for Ocean Infinity.

The autonomous vessels will be capable of launching remotely operated underwater vehicles to a maximum depth of 6000m that will carry out surveys on pipeline routes or acquire seismic data. They will operate without a nearby host vessel and instead be controlled via satellites from onshore facilities in the USA, England and Asia.

The new Armada autonomous fleet does not require a host vessel, thus emitting up to 90% less CO2 emissions compared to conventional oceanographic survey methods. The boats will offer significant fuel savings and optimized operational performance, while they will also be safer than traditional exploration vessels as no staff will be required to work at sea.

Scan is delivering a steering system for the fleet, consisting of steering gear and pump unit. Our company will also provide stainless steel anchor winches.

To learn more about the Armada Ocean Infinity has made a nice video

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