XOCEAN are aiming to transform the way subsea data is collected. The company provides turnkey underwater data acquisition services with its growing fleet of unmanned surface vessels (USVs), which deliver a combination of safety, versatility, efficiency and productivity. And thanks to Torqeedo’s electric propulsion systems, they are also nearly 100% emission-free.
XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV is a custom-designed composite wave-piercing catamaran about the length of a typical automobile. The lightweight vessel is powered by a pair of Torqeedo Cruise 2.0 electric pod drives, with a Power 24-3500 lithium-ion battery and a lightweight micro-generator. Solar panels on deck provide efficient recharging during daylight hours.
‘Sustainability is a central value for us,’ said XOCEAN CEO James Ives. ‘Our USVs have a negligible carbon footprint, only producing about one-thousandth of the emissions of a conventional survey vessel. We are also employing offsets for all carbon produced in the delivery of our projects, resulting in fully carbon-neutral survey data for our customers.’