Tag: <span>Autonomous Technology</span>

Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant
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Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant

Berkeley Marine Robotics (BMR) has been awarded an innovation research grant (SBIR) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct R&D and field demonstration of an autonomous underwater swarm robotic system. The system will be able to perform rapid automated inspections under ships to assess hull biofouling and detect invasive species. Rising water temperatures from...

Klaveness aims for fleet-wide rollout of Shipshave hull cleaning solution
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Klaveness aims for fleet-wide rollout of Shipshave hull cleaning solution

Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has signed a Letter of Intent with technology company Shipshave to implement its semi-autonomous hull cleaning solution across its fleet. Shipshave ITCH (In-Transit Cleaning of Hulls) performs hull cleaning while the vessel is sailing to prevent the early-stage growth of hull fouling. Shipshave reports that its technology has proven fuel savings...

Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems
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Zinus secures contract for autonomous ferry charging systems

Zinus has secured a new contract with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) for the delivery of autonomous charging systems to two ferry connections in Nordland. The ferries will be operated by Fjord1 from December 1, 2022.  The autonomous charging solution by Zinus will be used for electrification of the ferry connections Bognes-Skarberget and Drag-Kjøpsvik in Nordland...

Pilot-assist product that uses autonomous tech gets ready for launch
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Pilot-assist product that uses autonomous tech gets ready for launch

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics and New Zealand-based HamiltonJet have signed an agreement to develop a new pilot-assist product that utilises computer vision and autonomous command and control technologies to move waterjet vessels. By combining the capabilities of Sea Machines’ autonomy platform with HamiltonJet propulsion systems and vessel controls, the partners will be able to offer...

KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle
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KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled the next generation of its advanced HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). HUGIN Endurance, the new AUV boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days, enabling extended survey and inspection missions far from shore. This longevity allows HUGIN Endurance to undertake extensive missions without the support of a mothership. Shore-to-shore operations offer the...

Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels
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Kansai Electric and e5 Lab join forces to develop pure electric vessels

Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) and e5 Lab have entered into a business partnership for the development and promotion of pure electric vessels “Water Urban Mobility” (EV) in the Kansai bay area. The Japanese shipping industry is facing issues such as eliminating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from vessels and the shortage of skilled seafarers. Therefore, development...

Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO
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Kongsberg and Massterly equip zero-emission autonomous vessels for ASKO

Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage its operations at sea. With Norwegian companies delivering around 60 per cent of the investment, this is a major milestone for the growth of sustainable maritime...