Fugro has placed an order for a cutting-edge Kongsberg Maritime HUGIN 1000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). To be delivered Q4 2008, the third HUGIN in Fugro’s AUV arsenal will be based at the company’s Far East facilities in Singapore, in order to address the growing deep water market in the Asia Pacific region.
The ordered HUGIN 1000 is a new version rated for 3000m depth. The Hugin 1000 is a smaller version of HUGIN 3000, of which Fugro already operates two. HUGIN 1000 can carry an extensive payload of scientific instruments in order to provide high resolution geological and geophysical information, for use in the design of subsea structures and subsequent development of oil and gas fields.
The new compact size HUGIN 1000 will be delivered with a custom designed transportable container and rechargeable, maintenance free Lithium Polymer batteries. The container includes work space for maintenance and an advanced two stage hinged stinger for launch and recovery of the vehicle over the stern of a vessel, with stern height up to 5 meters.