Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian technology company, has added a new research vessel to its fleet.
The new research vessel, named Sølvkrona, is specially designed for testing of autonomous technologies.
The Harbor Master from Horten, Bente Levin, christened the new vessel.
According to Kongsberg, the vessel is built to manage the growth in delivery volumes for autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and for testing and pre-installation of acoustic sensor systems.
The vessel features an open aft area which can accommodate an AUV for testing.
Currently, the vessel is testing the new Kongsberg Hugin AUV to 6000 meters water depth.
Subsea World News Staff