Kongsberg Maritime wins Hugin order from MalaysiaVessel & ROV News // June 8, 2010
Offshore Geo-Surveys Sdn Bhd (OGS), the seismic survey division of Malaysian
company, Offshore Works group, has placed an order for a Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV).
The HUGIN 1000 ordered by OGS is rated for 3,000m and is powered by rechargeable lithium polymer batteries. It carries a sophisticated geophysical and oceanographic sensor suite that can be operated simultaneously to provide high resolution data of the sea bottom.
The HUGIN 1000 system comes with a complete navigation solution for accurate geo-referencing of the payload data, making it a robust, precise and capable survey tool for the offshore oil and gas industry.
"Recognition of HUGIN around the world is high and we are seeing it grow in Asia, so we are proud to have been selected as the AUV vendor to OGS, and are confident that HUGIN AUV will perform well," comments Antoney Wellesley, Regional Manager, Kongsberg Maritime.
The AUV will be delivered as a complete transportable containerised system for use on vessels of opportunity. The system includes one 20ft ISO container for storage, battery management, vehicle maintenance, launch and recovery and one 20ft ISO container for mission planning, vehicle checkout, mission execution, and post-mission analysis (PMA). An advanced stinger system is used for launch and recovery of the vehicle over the stern of a vessel.