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Offshore: No staff needed?

An 18-month, £900,000 joint industry project will explore using autonomous surface vessels – integrated with existing manned shipping operations – to support offshore windfarm operations and maintenance.

The Windfarm Autonomous Ship Project – part funded by Innovate UK and led by ASV Global, in partnership with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, SeaRoc Group, Houlder and University of Portsmouth – aims to develop a timeline for the phased introduction of autonomous vessels.

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