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Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime, and ABS join forces to develop the world’s first commercial tug to be fully remotely controlled

By GeoConnexion - 28th April 2021 - 13:56

Global towage operator Svitzer A/S, Kongsberg Maritime, and ABS announced that they have signed an agreement to jointly develop RECOTUG, the world’s first fully operational, and fully remotely controlled tugboat. While Svitzer is bringing the needed operational experience, a newly built tug with crew as well as tug-specific technical solutions, Kongsberg Maritime will provide the remote control systems and the autonomous technology and lead the integration of systems and technology. ABS will bring the guidance and expertise necessary to obtain regulatory approval. The aim of the RECOTUG project is to develop a remotely controlled tug that will be able to perform a full towage operation with all operations controlled from a remote operations centre.

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