C-Innovation chooses Kongsberg AUVsVessel & ROV News // January 12, 2016
C-Innovation (C-I), part of the Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) group of companies, has ordered four AUVs from Kongsberg Maritime. The order adds AUV capabilities to C-I’s industry-leading ROV fleet, integrated with ECO’s worldwide vessel fleet for a full-spectrum IMR solution for clients.
The two Hugin AUVs under order are depth rated to 4,500m, while the two Munin AUVs are rated to 1,500m. All are equipped with the latest generation sonar, echo sounders, cameras and profilers. All are specially designed for subsea inspection, mapping and pipeline surveys.
The AUVs have autonomous pipeline tracking software, enabling them to track a pipe using SAS or sidescan, as well as flying overhead collecting bathymetry, photos and laser profiles.
The Hugin includes swappable batteries and removable data storage, while the Munins have a fast charge system and data download facility designed to maximize productivity and minimize downtime between dives.
The Hugins are equipped with the latest generation of HISAS 1032 Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS).