MARINE robotics company Ocean Infinity is implementing DNV’s ShipManager fleet management software for 17 new robotic ships and several autonomous underwater vehicles.

The company will put the software to use for planned maintenance, procurement and business intelligence for its fleet of un-crewed, low-emission vessels that capture ocean data.

The robotic ships in Ocean Infinity’s Armada fleet use are equipped with sensors and navigational systems that allow information to be gathered from the ocean, whether for exploration, mapping or searching for wreckage.

The marine robots use hybrid technology, cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Ocean Infinity claims its robotic vessel emits up to 90% less carbon dioxide than a conventional survey vessel.

DNV head of ship product line, digital solutions Torsten Kappel said, “The utilisation of advanced technologies, as well as the focus on decarbonisation, fits perfectly with our own values at DNV.”

The ShipManager systems are part of DNV’s maritime software portfolio for ship management and operations. The company claims the software is installed on approximately 7000 vessels worldwide.

ShipManager provides modules for technical management, procurement, hull integrity management, dry docking, QHSE, crewing and business intelligence.