Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to deliver a subsea technology systems package including two Hugin autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) for the new Peruvian Navy hydrographic and oceanographic research vessel.
The 97-meter ‘BAP Carrasco’ vessel is built at Construcciones Navales P. Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
According to the company, the new research ship will have polar capability and be classified with PC7 notation to perform research in Peruvian waters.
The Kongsberg technology onboard will allow the Peruvian Navy to perform missions within hydrography, oceanology, geology, biology and geophysics.
Kongsberg will deliver the equipment in collaboration with Robinson Marine Electronics in Callao, Peru and Simrad Spain SI.