Russia to design an unmanned dredger
Robotized dredger is to be designed in Russia, Mikhail Chemodanov, Technical Director, Nonius Engineering LLC, has said today, at the Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress organized by media group PortNews (7-8 February 2018).
A pumping dredger is the first to be automated. According to Mikhail Chemodanov, Russia’s know-how in this sphere is sufficient to be put into practice. Among the advantages of the robotized dredger he mentioned the reduction of operational costs related to personnel, among disadvantages – the need for investments and a risk of program errors.
The expert emphasized that that this technology can be applied to integrate unmanned dredgers into an intelligent network, ‘an ecosystem’. According to him, automated modules can be manufactured separately from vessels to ensure their operational flexibility.
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