Palfinger AG - 15.04.2021
A total of eight robotic vessels will be added to the newly launched Armada fleet by Ocean Infinity, an American marine robotics company deploying autonomous robots for uncrewed operations. For the first time, PALFINGER has been selected as a supplier for robotic ships by VARD, global designer and ship builder for specialized vessels.
The US company Ocean Infinity, founded in 2017, has been operating their robotic fleet Infinity to gather and analyze data from the world’s oceans. While Infinity consists of autonomous underwater vehicles, a second fleet named Armada is set to become operational in 2021 with robotic ships operating on the water’s surface. In the coming years, this fleet will be expanded with vessels acting as unique multi-purpose platforms, designed and built by the Norwegian VARD Group. PALFINGER provides these vessels with rescue boats and davits as well as with winches for anchoring and mooring operations. It is the first time in PALFINGER’s history to be part of a robotic vessel project as such.