Tag: <span>Robotics</span>

VARD orders BWTS for eight marine robotic vessels
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VARD orders BWTS for eight marine robotic vessels

VARD has contracted Norwegian Greentech to deliver ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to eight marine robotic vessels the shipbuilding group is constructing for an undisclosed shipowner. VARD has designed a multi-purpose platform that allows for onshore remote control, light crewed or uncrewed operations, and the introduction of alternative fuels such as green ammonia. The vessels...

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...

Oceanbulk tests remote inspection technologies with BV
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Oceanbulk tests remote inspection technologies with BV

Oceanbulk’s double-skin 2008 supramax bulk carrier has been used by Bureau Veritas (BV) for testing remote inspections technologies and techniques. BV directed and supervised the testing, establishing ‘proof of concept’ and operational purpose for the remote inspections.  Technologies and methods used include an aerial drone, a miniature remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and magnetic crawlers on...

Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity
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Grovfjord Mek. Verksted wins contract to build robot ships for Ocean Infinity

Norwegian manufacturer Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) will build an Armada of large, cutting-edge robot ships for Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company. The fleet of ultra low emission marine robots will be deployed from shorelines across the globe. Ocean Infinity appointed GMV to build its initial fleet of up to 13 vessels capable of wholly robotic...

Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions
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Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions

Norwegian marine coatings provider Jotun has announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning, offering shipowners an always clean hull in the most challenging operations. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions is offering high performance antifouling, proactive condition monitoring, inspection and proactive cleaning, high end technical service, and performance and service level...

Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat
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Yanmar develops auto-navigation robotic boat

Yanmar and JAMSTEC are developing technologies for robotic boats and auto-docking that are expected to be used for maritime surveys and dangerous water operations. The Robotic Boat demonstration vehicle developed by Yanmar uses Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) for a compact, low cost manufacturing process. The FRP design also provides additional stability, allowing the vessel to right...

Hull cleaning robot aims to operate autonomously
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Hull cleaning robot aims to operate autonomously

Fleet Cleaner, developer of cleaning and inspection robots for ships to service providers in ports, is pushing the capabilities of its hull cleaning robot to autonomously clean ships as the future of energy efficient shipping lies in robotic hull cleaning, claims Dejan Borota, chief engineer at Fleet Cleaner. Fleet Cleaner, a Dutch company that uses...