Ocean Infinity, the next generation seabed survey and ocean exploration company, has struck a deal with leading multinational energy company Shell to conduct an extensive hydrographic project.
According to a statement, the project, which will also include Australian marine survey specialists Guardian Geomatics, will collect high-quality hydrographic data over an area in excess of 800km2. The survey is due to begin June 2019.
It will be run from Ocean Infinity’s vessel ‘Seabed Constructor’ and three of the firm’s unmanned surface vessels (USVs) will be used to collect the necessary data.
Oliver Plunkett, Ocean Infinity’s CEO, said: “We are very excited that we continue to be world leaders in the use of technology in scale for seabed survey and on this occasion in particular whilst working with our trusted partner Guardian Geomatics to deliver a service to Shell.
“Our ability to utilize multiple USVs simultaneously to collect data across such a vast area, in such a short space of time, and at the same time so materially reducing the environmental impact of the project compared to other service providers, delivers for our clients a truly unique and high-value solution.
“This announcement reaffirms the reasons we partnered with Guardian, a dynamic and pioneering company, very much aligned with the vision of Ocean Infinity.”