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Kongsberg Maritime: Ocean Infinity Ltd. Orders Five HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Press Release   •   Nov 07, 2018 09:00 GMT

HISAS 1032 Synthetic Aperture Sonar image of a shipwreck collected by a HUGIN AUV System

Horten, Norway, 7th November 2018 – Hydrographic and Geophysical Survey company Ocean Infinity has placed three separate orders for a total of five Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Systems, increasing its inventory to 15. The AUVs are supplied with the latest generation Kongsberg Maritime HISAS 1032 synthetic aperture sonar, giving Ocean Infinity a total of six HUGINs with the ability to deliver high resolution imaging in its fleet.

“It has been extremely satisfying to receive the markets’ continued positive response to our technology driven business. The HUGIN AUV is at the heart our strategy and this further order, which takes our fleet to 15 in total, reflects our clients’ appetite for high quality, highly efficient and highly cost effective outcomes which legacy technologies simply cannot deliver,” stated Oliver Plunkett, Chief Executive Office of Ocean Infinity Ltd.

“The latest order from Ocean Infinity cements its status as one of Kongsberg Maritime’s most important customers,” said Thomas Nygaard, Vice President Marine Robotics, Kongsberg Maritime. “We are pleased to continue to support Ocean Infinity’s operations and value the confidence placed in the HUGIN AUV. The capabilities of our Marine Robotics department continue to grow, and complex multiple vehicle operations in ultra-deep water by Ocean Infinity drives that process to push the boundaries of what is possible.”

HISAS generates high resolution range independent imagery and full swath bathymetry. Coupled with the other sensors on board, the HUGIN AUVs produce an unrivalled data set including HISAS imagery and bathymetry, EM2040 bathymetry, sub-bottom profiler data and colour photographs.

The first HUGIN AUV was launched in May 1993 and the range has since gone on to become the de facto technology standard for advanced underwater robotics. HUGINs are in operation around the world with commercial, scientific and defence operators and are duly recognised as the most capable AUV available today.

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For further information, please contact:

Gunvor Hatling Midtbø, VP Communication

Kongsberg Maritime

Tel: +47 9921 4209

gunvor.hatling.midtbo@km.kongsberg.com

Saul Trewern

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244

s.trewern@saltwater-stone.com

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 20 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime systems for vessels cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV and USV, underwater navigation, communication and camera systems.

Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio.

In parallel with its extensive technology portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.

Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

www.km.kongsberg.com

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