Multiconsult and Argeo cooperate on marine survey methods and technology

Multiconsult and Argeo cooperate on marine survey methods and technology

The two companies have entered into a strategic cooperation to significantly improve quality marine surveys and have invested in a Hugin Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

The objective of the cooperation is to deliver a digital 3D-model that can follow the life cycle of any subsea project. This can vary from early-stage development through to operational and decommissioning and removal, and will result in a significant cost reduction and environmental impact.

The largest benefits will be for construction of offshore wind installations, the aquaculture industry, major coastal infrastructure as well as oil & gas facilities and equipment.

A Hugin Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) and associated systems developed by Kongsberg Maritime Robotics has been purchased to help achieve these goals. This is a small autonomous submarine (robot) that can be used for underwater missions. With exceptional electrical range and data resolution from 2-4 cm and can be used at great depths. The vessel will be operated by Argeo.

Reduces risk and costs

The companies’ joint digital ocean space initiative will provide new and unique insights into the early phase of project development and enable reduction in project risk, costs and environmental impact. In addition, the cooperation aims to provide integrated products on mapping and surveys that will minimize project risk related to uncertainty. The cooperation also includes the development of autonomous solutions for the collection of seabed habitat and environmental data.

For more information, please get in touch with:

Trond Crantz at Argeo, + 47 976 37 273