UK order for AUV extends scope of offshore services

Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ (KHI) SPICE AUV will use tracking, communiciations and navigation technology from Sonardyne on its long-endurance missions. (Image courtesy of KHI)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) plans to deliver the first reference of a specialised automated underwater vehicle (AUV) for the inspection of subsea oil pipelines and power cables to a UK-based offshore services company, Modus Subsea Services, by the end of the 2021.

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