August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter


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A leader in the growing market for Autonomous Surface Vehicle technology, ASV’s combines platform manufacturing and control system development to bring the latest in maritime autonomous technology to market. Its platforms are in operation across the globe.

Having delivered more than 75 autonomous systems to some 40-plus customers in 10 countries, ASV has established itself in the evolving Autonomous Surface Vehicle industry. The ASV team holds specialist expertise and experience in ASV concept design, build and commissioning, operation and maintenance. ASV vehicles and control systems are designed, built, fitted and tested from the company HQ near Portsmouth, U.K. The company also has a vehicle service center in Louisiana, U.S. to enable quick mobilization to the Gulf of Mexico. The company undertakes a wide variety of projects which see Autonomous Surface Vehicle technology utilized in a multitude of industry applications. These include hydrographic survey, offshore construction, oceanographic survey, mine countermeasures, security and naval gunnery training. ASV maintains an active role in industry working closely alongside relevant authorities and maritime institutions to develop and promote responsible autonomous operations at sea. The company played a pivotal role in the publication of the U.K. Marine Industries Alliance (MIA) Maritime Autonomous Systems Code of Conduct published in March 2016. ASV’s technology is ever evolving with the company’s product line having expanded to meet growing demand for new applications. ASV’s purpose built platforms range from 2m catamarans to 13m monohull speed boats. In March 2016 ASV launched a fleet of newly produced C-Worker 5 vehicles (pictured above). These 5m ASVs are specifically designed to carry out hydrographic survey work. 
Unit 12 Murrills Estate, Portchester, Hampshire, UK
Phone: +44(0)23 9238 2573
CEO/President:Dan Hook
Number of Employees: 70
Engeneering Director: Richard Daltry
Chairman: Thomas S. Chance
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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