Sun. Sep 24th, 2023
    MMA Offshore and Nauticus Robotics Partner to Develop Autonomous Maritime Systems

    Australian OSV operator MMA Offshore has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nauticus Robotics, a Houston-based developer of autonomous maritime systems. The partnership aims to develop an integrated service offering in the Asia-Pacific region using Nauticus Robotics’ Aquanauts, AI-enabled subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) robots.

    The agreement follows the deployment of Aquanauts in Brazil to service Petrobras assets and the opening of operating bases in Norway and Scotland. It also paves the way for the integration of Nauticus’ services into MMA Offshore’s offerings, utilizing smaller vessels for IMR to provide a more cost-effective solution compared to traditional methods.

    MMA Offshore’s executive general manager subsea, Tom Radic, expressed excitement about the exclusive partnership, stating that it will enable MMA Offshore to incorporate Nauticus Robotics’ cutting-edge autonomous and machine learning technology into its subsea services. This will ensure that their clients have access to the latest advancements to meet their subsea requirements.

    Nicolaus Radford, the founder and CEO of Nauticus, sees the partnership with MMA Offshore as a significant opportunity for expansion and reaching a larger international customer base. Aligning with an established industry player like MMA Offshore allows Nauticus to further grow its presence in multiple offshore markets.

    This collaboration between MMA Offshore and Nauticus Robotics represents a significant step towards the development and adoption of autonomous maritime systems in the Asia-Pacific region. The use of AI-enabled robots for subsea inspection, maintenance, and repair has the potential to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance safety in the offshore industry.

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