Kongsberg Tech for Peruvian Arctic Research Vessel

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 25, 2016

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Photo: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime has been chosen to deliver an integrated subsea technology systems package including two HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) for a new Peruvian Navy Hydrographic & Oceanographic research vessel. The 97 meter BAP Carrasco’is built at Construcciones Navales P. Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain.

The advanced new research ship will have Polar capability and be classified with PC7 notation to perform research in Peruvian waters, in order to fulfill Peru’s commitment under the Antarctic Treaty. The Kongsberg technology on board will form the platform for the Peruvian Navy to perform missions within Hydrography, Oceanology, Geology, Biology and Geophysics.

Following the launch of BAP Carrasco in Vigo on May 7, 2016, KONGSBERG will fulfil the equipment delivery in collaboration with Robinson Marine Electronics in Callao, Peru and Simrad Spain SI. The full scope of supply includes:

  • Hydrography: Kongsberg EM122 1ºx1º deepwater multibeam echo sounder, Kongsberg EA600 12,38 & 200 kHz single beam echo sounder
  • Geophysics: Kongsberg SBP 120 3º Sub-bottom Profiler
  • Biology: Simrad EK80 18, 38, 70, 120 & 200 kHz scientific single beam multi-frequency echo sounder
  • Enhanced medium water operations: 2 x Kongsberg HUGIN AUV with Hydrographic, Geology and Geophysics configuration for high resolution survey depth rated to 3,000 meters, Kongsberg HiPAP.


All Kongsberg technology on BAP Carrasco will be fully integrated.

Kongsberg said it will manage the proper installation of the acoustic transducers for ice water operations and the integration of various subsystems including the K-Sync synchronization unit, an advanced Position, Heading and Motion reference system and the MDM500 Marine Data Management system.

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