Climate-Neutral Materials to be Used in USV Manufacture

Maritime Robotics and AKVA group Helgeland Plast are manufacturing USV hulls using climate-neutral bio-based and recycled materials, aiming for a more sustainable future By Abi Wylie / 26 Apr 2024
Climate-Neutral Materials to be Used in USV Manufacture
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Maritime Robotics launched its collaboration with AKVA group Helgeland Plast on Earth Day, beginning their next step towards a more sustainable future by manufacturing the hulls of the Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USV using climate-neutral materials. 

AKVA group has obtained ISSC PLUS certification for the use of bio-based and recycled raw materials in the production of their plastic products and has decided that all boat hulls will be produced using these new materials.

The two Norwegian companies have partnered in the production of Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs) for several years now. 

The transition from fossil to plant-based materials makes the boat hulls climate-neutral without compromising quality and safety. This maintains the trademarks of both Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USV and AKVA group’s Polarcirkle boats as reliable and robust workboats, while also offering a greener alternative for those operating in rough sea conditions.

Børge Sørlie from Maritime Robotics said; “As a rapidly growing company, we rely on strong partnership to scale in an efficient and sustainable manner. Together with AKVA group Helgeland Plast, we can ensure that we deliver our products, which contribute to increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions for our customers, in a more climate-neutral way.”

Freddy Bakken from AKVA group Helgeland Plast added; “Today, on Earth Day, is a perfect opportunity to highlight our focus on reducing plastic waste, a cause close to our hearts. 

“With our newly achieved ISCC PLUS certification and the transition to bio-based and recycled materials, Helgeland Plast and Maritime Robotics are taking significant steps towards a more sustainable future for maritime technology.”

He continued; “This development, among other things, supports AKVA group’s vision of pioneering a better future. This partnership is a shining example of how two leading companies can work together to create groundbreaking products that not only meet current needs but also ensure a greener future.”

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