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Kongsberg Signs “Certificate of Delivery and Acceptance” with for 2nd HUGIN Superior AUV

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Kongsberg Signs "Certificate of Delivery and Acceptance" with for 2nd HUGIN Superior AUV

Ocean surveying and inspection specialist Argeo Subsea, CSI Nordics and Kongsberg Discovery (KONGSBERG) have signed a three-party Certificate of Delivery and Acceptance for a new HUGIN Superior AUV. The agreement, confirmed at Oceanology International in London, supports Argeo’s ambitious fleet expansion plans, as the firm looks to build the world’s most advanced AUV fleet, with seven high specification units. Argeo already has one HUGIN Superior in service.

Integrated excellence

Argeo CEO Trond Crantz says the deal will amplify the company’s operational capacity, putting it in “a unique position within both the marine minerals, oil and gas and the renewables segment, increasing efficiency and productivity substantially.”

He comments: “Our expansion plans will establish us as the premier authority in AUV technology worldwide. The strategic combination of Kongsberg’s highly advanced AUVs with Argeo’s proprietary cutting-edge electromagnetic sensor system, Argeo LISTEN, propels us ahead of competitors.

“Argeo LISTEN allows for efficient inspection of cables and pipelines, both buried and on seafloor, as well as rapid estimation of cathodic protection status and remaining lifetime. By integrating this state-of-the-art system into the Hugin Superior, our clients can expect expedited project completion and access to comprehensive data derived from multiple sensors concurrently, ensuring unparalleled quality and efficiency.”

Competitive advantage

Stene Førsund, EVP, Kongsberg Discovery, says: “We’re delighted to be consolidating our relationship with Argeo and CSI, with the leasing of this advanced, high specification technology.

“With their second HUGIN Superior onboard they’ll be able to offer clients excellence in high-resolution seabed mapping and imaging, with the functionality needed for a broad range of applications, and the precision and reliability to go further, deeper and into more detail on missions, delivering powerful competitive advantage. Argeo can look forward to achieving some Superior results in the very near future.”

In addition to the Superior, the HUGIN family of AUVs includes a variety of models customised to meet diverse markets, budgets and operational flexibility. This includes the HUGIN Endurance, capable of conducting missions over a range of 1,200 nautical miles, and the soon-to-launch HUGIN Edge, weighing only 300kg and less than 4m in length.

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