Fugro orders another AUVVessel & ROV News // May 19, 2008
Fugro reports that it has placed an order for a Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
To be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2008, the third HUGIN in Fugro's AUV fleet will be based at the company's Far East facilities in Singapore, in order to address the growing deep water market in the Asia Pacific region.
HUGIN 1000 is a compact version of Kongsberg Maritime's HUGIN 3000, of which Fugro already operates two.
Rated for 3000m water depth, HUGIN 1000 can carry an extensive payload of scientific instruments in order to provide high resolution geological and geophysical information, for use in the design of subsea structures and subsequent development of oil and gas fields.
The new compact size HUGIN 1000 will be delivered with a custom designed transportable container and rechargeable, maintenance free Lithium Polymer batteries.
The container includes work space for maintenance and an advanced two stage hinged stinger for launch and recovery of the vehicle over the stern of a vessel, with stern height up to 5m.