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Fugro introduces uncrewed surface vessel in the Middle East

Fugro Pegasus has arrived in Abu Dhabi and is ready for its first sail in the Gulf. (Image Source: Fugro)

Fugro introduced its first uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in the Middle East ? the Fugro Pegasus. The latest addition to the Blue Essence family of uncrewed vessels, it has arrived in Abu Dhabi and is ready for its first sail in the Gulf

The 12 m class built USV can go beyond the horizon, with the capability of launching an e-ROV. With its hybrid power system, compact size and advanced satellite technology, the Fugro Pegasus will set a new standard for asset inspection by eliminating human exposure to the offshore environment and reducing emissions by 97% versus conventional vessel operations. Furthermore, it can be stationed offshore for longer, without the need to demobilise for crewing or re-fuelling activities at the port.

The introduction of Pegasus allows Fugro to further enhance its capacity to deliver world-leading geo-data services to clients.

By embracing remote-operated asset inspections, surveys, and positioning solutions to the maritime industry, Fugro's partners and clients can now explore the world of autonomous asset management where artificial intelligence can be used to eliminate production downtime through a deep understanding of offshore infrastructure. 

Tim Lyle, group director, Middle East and India, said, ?With the arrival of Fugro Pegasus, we take an important step forward towards the future for maritime operations in the Middle East region. Tomorrow's future is becoming a reality today with significantly enhanced operational efficiencies, improved safety and reduced carbon footprint now available to our customers.?