HUGIN 1000 AUV completes world's longest multi-sensor surveyVessel & ROV News // March 7, 2011
Kongsberg has completed the world's longest multi-sensor AUV pipeline survey using one of its HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs).
The pipeline inspection took place February 9-11 2011 in the Hjelte fjord near Bergen, Norway. The HUGIN 1000 was operated from the Royal Norwegian Navy vessel HNoMS Maloy.
The subject of the inspection were two subsea pipelines going to the Mongstad oil refinery. The HUGIN 1000 AUV was equipped with a an advanced suite of KONGSBERG imaging equipment including the HISAS 1030 synthetic aperture sonar, EM3002 multibeam echo sounder and an optical camera with LED lighting. The instruments were used to inspect around 30km of subsea pipeline in an 8-hour, two-pass mission.