Reach Subsea's first Reach Remote USV sea-launched

Reach Subsea’s first Reach Remote USV sea-launched

Source: Reach Subsea

Reach Subsea has sea-launched the first unit of its Reach Remote fleet of uncrewed 24-meter surface vessels (USVs), which will, as the Norwegian company says, “revolutionize offshore subsea operations, aligning with sustainability initiatives”.

The first Reach Remote unit was sea-launched on Monday, March 25. According to Reach Subsea, the team will now proceed with HAT and prepare for SAT.

Source: Reach Subsea

“With all the dedication and effort from our team, I am thrilled to announce that we have successfully launched our first Reach Remote vessel!” said Bjørg Mathisen Døving, VP of Reach Remote.

“This achievement signifies a significant milestone for Reach Subsea. Together, we have turned our ambitions into reality, and I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished. I am excited to see where this journey takes us next. Congratulations to everyone involved!”

The Reach Remote fleet features hull-mounted survey sensors and a work-class electric remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The vessels are scheduled for deployment this year.

Kongsberg Maritime leads the forefront of USV design, while the Masters of Massterly, a collaborative venture between Kongsberg and Wilhelmsen, is in charge of maneuvering the USVs and controlling the remote and autonomous control systems.

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To remind, the Norwegian firm reported record-high numbers for the fourth quarter of 2023 and the whole year, with all parameters driven by growth, improved pricing, and strong project execution.