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Echo Surveyor II configuration

Platform: Hugin 3000
Manufacturer: Kongsberg Maritime
Commercial Operator: Fugro GeoServices


Echo Surveyor II

Meeting Deepwater Survey Demands AUVs are the ultimate choice of instrument platform for deep sea and remote surveys. Based on a Kongsberg Maritime manufactured Hugin 3000 body, the Echo Surveyor II supports acquisition of multibeam echosounder, sidescan sonar, sub-bottom profiler and CTD profiler data to meet a wide range of offshore survey demands for clients in the oil and gas industry, utility sector and government agencies.

The AUV offers numerous advantages over other offshore survey platforms. In comparison to towed systems, the Echo Surveyor II provides tight turning circles, greatly reducing the time to change between survey lines; the platform’s inertial navigation system (INS) also adds rigor to the positioning of hazards and features.

Compared to an remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the Echo Surveyor II operates without an umbillical and is able to move faster and more quietly, collecting data at a very high data-to-signal ratio. As a result, surveys are completed sooner and with more accuracy.

System features include:
    • Efficient semi-fuel cell battery
    • 60-70 hours dive endurance
    • Nominal survey speed of 4 knots
    • Inertial navigation system
    • Flexible payload capabilites

The Echo Surveyor II supports surveys related to deepwater field developments, site clearances, pipeline and cable routes, and regional mapping.

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Hugin 3000
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 5.35m x 1.00m x 1.00m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 5.35m x 1.00m x 1.00m
  • Hull Material: Titanium
  • Weight: 1,450.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 3,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 60 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Oil and Gas Survey
  • Pipeline Route Survey
  • Cable Route Survey
  • Seabed Mapping

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.54
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 2.06

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Launch and Recovery System