UK division of Kongsberg Maritime, has expanded its subsea Aberdeen-based rental pool, with the addition of its new MUNIN autonomous underwater vehicle.
MUNIN is designed to collect high resolution payload data, geo-referenced by a survey grade positioning system.
In order to enhance the existing portfolio of Kongsberg Maritime’s rental equipment a marine robotics lab was created at the Aberdeen base. The marine robotics lab will also provide support for Kongsberg’s Seaglider, with routine maintenance vehicle overhauls and spare parts.
Keith Thomson, rental manager, Kongsberg Maritime UK, said: “The addition of MUNIN to our comprehensive inventory of rental products underlines Kongsberg’s commitment to supporting our customer base, giving them the opportunity to utilise our latest cutting edge technologies without having to procure assets at the outset and finance any capital expenditure.
“Underwater robotics is an evolving technology which offers significant advantages over traditional methods, not only do they offer customers low utilisation costs, high reliability and easy deployment, they also produce clean, quality data requiring little to no user processing.”