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Kongsberg Maritime Awarded Multiple Contracts For HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Following a latest uptick in orders, Kongsberg Maritime’s Sensor and Robotics division has introduced that it has secured over NOK 450M in contracts for HUGIN AUV in Q2 2022. The order revenue consists of a wholesome mixture of recurring enterprise with present clients and new clients that may make the most of the HUGIN platform of their operations. Because the first dive of the long-lasting HUGIN autonomous underwater automobile (AUV) prototype on 7 March 1993, Kongsberg Maritime has been spearheading the event of the sector, and with the newest launch of HUGIN Edge, Kongsberg Maritime affords complementary AUV options for the rising AUV Market. Using AUVs is a crucial piece within the know-how puzzle that should be solved to allow sustainable oceans.

“Our growth to a wider portfolio of HUGIN AUV fashions has been effectively obtained by the market. Along with the underlying and rising demand for marine robots we are actually additionally addressing new purposes and by this rising the addressable market with our wider portfolio,” says SVP Marine Robotics, Thomas Nygaard, Kongsberg Maritime.


“These newest contracts are a real acknowledgement of a workforce effort over a few years, and it reveals that Kongsberg Maritime affords the best know-how and options for the rising AUV market. We see that clients put AUVs into operation in lots of purposes, and we imagine that Autonomous Underwater Autos will probably be utilized in much more purposes sooner or later,” says SVP Stene Førsund, Kongsberg Maritime.

The HUGIN vary of autonomous underwater automobiles is characterised by nice manoeuvrability and excessive accuracy of stabilisation. Hydrodynamic form, correct devices and wonderful battery capability means these AUVs might be optimised for a wide range of industries from oil & gasoline and renewables to defence and analysis. Over time, the vary of HUGIN AUVs has developed to go deeper, longer and carry a bigger payload of delicate data-collecting sensors which has made HUGIN essentially the most profitable business off-the-shelf autonomous underwater automobile ever made. The automobiles can function autonomously over a protracted time frame and gather environmental information, performing a number of survey operations for a number of purposes in an economical method in contrast with standard surveys.

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