Kongsberg Maritime has delivered a cutting-edge AUV package featuring an advanced HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and sophisticated multibeam echo sounder to DOF Subsea. The Bergen, Norway headquartered subsea services provider has already deployed the 3000 metre depth rated HUGIN AUV for operations in Australia.
"HUGIN 1000 and the sensor package chosen by DOF Subsea represent the state of the art in AUV and subsea survey technology," comments Svein Otto Schjerven, Product Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime. "This delivery underlines the long and fruitful relationship between Kongsberg Maritime and DOF Subsea."
The modular design of the HUGIN 1000 enables it to be packaged with systems to meet exact customer requirements. For this delivery, the HUGIN 1000 includes new lithium polymer batteries along with the latest versions of the KONGSBERG EM2040 multibeam echo sounder, EdgeTech sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, forward looking sonar and camera system. DOF Subsea also specified Reflections; the new KONGSBERG Post Mission Analysis (PMA) system.