SEA-KIT sends off second USV to Fugro
SEA-KIT has sent off the second X-class uncrewed surface vessel (USV) destined for Fugro from Essex to Aberdeen, Scotland.
According to SEA-KIT, the USV named Fugro Orca left Essex after having completed extensive sea trials.
In March 2020, Fugro and SEA-KIT formed a strategic partnership to develop a new range of USVs which can deploy remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) for marine asset inspections.
Fugro ordered two 12-meter USVs from SEA-KIT in August last year, saying they will be deployed in offshore wind and oil & gas sectors in the North Sea and the Asia-Pacific region.
The schedule also includes the design, build and delivery of SEA-KIT’s 24-metre Omega class USV this year.