Bluefin Robotics and Global Marine Systems sign AUV agreementVessel & ROV News // April 17, 2009
Global Marine Systems has announced an exclusive UK distribution agreement with Bluefin Robotics Corporation, a leading Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) manufacturer.
Under the agreement Global Marine Systems will sell and service Bluefin AUVs as well as train and certify personnel in their operation.
The agreement highlights the emergence of AUVs as a cost effective and capable tool for use in all types of subsea engineering projects.
Spun off in 1997 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AUV Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Bluefin Robotics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle Memorial Institute.
Bluefin’s track record of developing and fielding AUVs has led to dramatic gains in capability, performance, and applicability allowing for a rapid expansion of commercial applications for the
“We are thrilled to be working with Global Marine Systems to deliver and operate AUVs to a variety of commercial users in the UK” said David Kelly, President of Bluefin Robotics. “Bluefin AUVs are capable reaching the sea floor almost anywhere in the world and robust enough to be deployed in extreme conditions."
"Global Marine and their customers have significant expertise in operating in these exact locations, which makes this agreement the ideal partnership.”