Maritime Robotics strengthens partnership to move towards a greener future

Maritime Robotics strengthens partnership to move towards a greener future

For several years, Maritime Robotics has collaborated with AKVA group Helgeland Plast in the production of its uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). On 22 April, Earth Day, the two Norwegian companies announced their next step towards a more sustainable future by manufacturing the hulls of Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USVs using climate-neutral materials.

“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,” said Freddy Bakken from AKVA group Helgeland Plast.

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

From fossil to plant-based materials

“This development, among other things, supports AKVA group’s vision of pioneering a better future,” Freddy Bakken added. “The 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.”

The transition from fossil to plant-based materials makes the boat hulls climate-neutral without compromising on 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.

“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 carbon dioxide emissions for our customers, in a more climate-neutral way,” stated Børge Sørlie from Maritime Robotics.

Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USV hulls will now be produced in climate-neutral materials by AKVA group Helgeland Plast. (Image courtesy: Maritime Robotics)
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