Ocean Infinity to open robotic ship operations centre in Australia

Marine robotics firm Ocean Infinity has announced plans to open a new facility in the Australian island state of Tasmania.

The Australian Operations Centre, supported by the Government of Tasmania, will be used by Ocean Infinity to operate the first in its fleet of 36m Armada ships, which specialise in large-scale hydrography work.

“This new Operations Centre in Tasmania will give us a more established infrastructure to deliver hydrography services for the government and of course also provide capacity to take on more work in this high growth region,” said David Field, Ocean Infinity’s Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand.

“Ocean Infinity has already demonstrated that the use of robotics can make for more sustainable operations in Australian waters. In a recent data project for the government, our robotic vessels collected 58% of the total data but contributed just 4% of the total fuel CO2 emissions.”

The Australian Operations Centre is the latest step in a worldwide roll-out for the robotics company, with centres already operational in the UK and Sweden, and planned for Singapore and another Asian location yet to be announced.

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