HOUSTON — Following a recent uptick in orders, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division has secured more than NOK 450 million in contracts for HUGIN AUVs in second-quarter 2022.
The company says the order income consists of a mix of recurring business with existing customers and new customers that will utilize the HUGIN platform in their operations.
The AUVs can operate autonomously over a long period of time and collect environmental data, performing multiple survey operations for multiple applications in a cost-effective way compared with conventional surveys.
The first dive of the HUGIN AUV prototype was in March 1993, and Kongsberg Maritime's latest release is the HUGIN Edge.
The HUGIN range of AUVs is characterized by great maneuverability and high accuracy of stabilization, the company said. Hydrodynamic shape, accurate instruments and excellent battery capacity means these AUVs can be optimized for a variety of industries from oil and gas and renewables to defense and research.
“In addition to the underlying and increasing demand for marine robots, we are now also addressing new applications and by this increasing the addressable market with our wider portfolio. Our robotic solutions are more sustainable, safe and cost effective than traditional methods within the ocean space domain”, says Thomas Nygaard, senior vice president of Marine Robotics with Kongsberg Maritime.