Trondheim-based Blueye Robotics, a company which originated from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS), has developed an underwater drone that can perform hull inspections without the need for divers or ROVs.

Kongsberg has agreed a partnership deal with agricultural solutions company YARA to build what the companies say will be the world’s first autonomous zero emissions ship, a 100 per cent electric container feeder vessel.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed five separate Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with local and international partners that will see tens of millions of dollars invested in research and development into a range of emerging technologies in the maritime sector, in areas like port technology, vessel traffic management and autonomous operations.

Rolls-Royce reports that it has signed a deal with Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven to supply its automatic crossing system for two new double-ended plug-in battery-hybrid ferries being built for Norwegian ferry company FosenNamsos Sjø.

Rolls-Royce has signed three new Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with separate organisations in Europe and in Singapore, as it continues its quest to develop autonomous vessel technologies.

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line to collaborate in the development of its first intelligent awareness system, fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems like AIS and radar, as well as data from global databases.

Rolls-Royce has announced the latest stage in its research and development plans to make remote and autonomous shipping a reality, confirming that Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation – has agreed to provide “a significant research grant” to fund further investment in an unmanned ship R&D centre in Turku, Finland.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has extended its research and development memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DNV GL to include collaboration in autonomous systems and intelligent shipping.

Published in Maritime Software

Rolls-Royce and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have announced a strategic partnership focusing on the design, testing and validation of first generation remote and autonomous ships, with the eventual aim of making such vessels a commercial reality.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 13:20

MoU signed to build commercial unmanned ship

The UK's Automated Ships Ltd (an M Subs Ltd subsidiary) and Norway's Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world's first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations.

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