Argeo AS: Orders a Second SeaRaptor 6000 Newbuild AUV from Teledyne Gavia
13.05.2021Argeo has ordered its second and identical newbuild SeaRaptor 6000 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle “AUV” from Teledyne Gavia with delivery taking place early Q4 2021.The delivery includes several ancillary system components, software and crew training is an identical system to the first allowing the two systems to work in parallel for project requiring larger seabed footprint and productivity. The system will be tendered for projects globally, focusing on deep water projects and campaigns.
The Company is pleased to announce that the design, specification, and procurement of the AUV have been successfully carried out in close cooperation with Teledyne Gavia, a global leader in the provision of Unmanned Maritime Systems, Teledyne Marine. The detailed work carried out ensures that Argeo will receive a state-of-art high specification AUV. The AUV is modular and very mobile (air transportable) with supporting systems which can be strategically placed in our Geomarkets for rapid deployment between regions. All data collected will be processed onboard (the AUV) using onboard-postprocessing and mosaicking software to allow quick turnaround during missions and improved decision making for the customer.
The AUV system will be the Company’s third AUV contributing to our growing robotics fleet and enable deep-sea surveys to the benefit of marine industries including: Installations & Infrastructure, Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas and Deep Sea Minerals.
Mr. Trond F. Crantz, CEO of Argeo commented as follows: “The ordering of this second newbuild AUV shows Argeo’s ability to fast-forward our business and growth plan for an attractive market segment where high quality data is needed to improve decision making. With this investment Argeo now have the ability to become a strategic pure play deep water service provider were we can offer 6000m rated AUV’s globally and run the two units in parallel to provide near 2x seabed footprint for specific projects or.”