For several years, Maritime Robotics has collaborated with AKVA group Helgeland Plast in the production of their Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs). On 22 April, Earth Day, the two Norwegian companies announce their next step towards a more sustainable future by manufacturing the hulls of the Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USV using climate-neutral materials.

"Today, on Earth Day, is a perfect opportunity to highlight our focus on reducing plastic waste, a cause close to our hearts. With our newly achieved ISCC PLUS certification and the transition to bio-based and recycled materials, Helgeland Plast and Maritime Robotics are taking significant steps towards a more sustainable future for maritime technology,” says Freddy Bakken from AKVA group Helgeland Plast.

AKVA groupGeneral Manager Freddy Bakken in AKVA group Helgeland Plast. Photo: AKVA group.

AKVA group has obtained ISSC PLUS certification for the use of bio-based and recycled raw materials in the production of their plastic products and has decided that all boat hulls will be produced using these new materials.

"This development, among other things, supports AKVA group’s vision of "pioneering a better future", says Freddy Bakken. "This partnership is a shining example of how two leading companies can work together to create groundbreaking products that not only meet current needs but also ensure a greener future."

AKVa groupApprentices in the production of Polarcirkel boats. The hull of the Polarcirkel boat is made from raw materials based on bio-based and recycled raw materials such as forest waste and used cooking oil. Photo: AKVA group.

The transition from fossil to plant-based materials makes the boat hulls climate-neutral without compromising quality and safety. This maintains the trademarks of both Maritime Robotics’ Mariner USV and AKVA group’s Polarcirkle boats as reliable and robust workboats, while also offering a greener alternative for those operating in rough sea conditions.
Børge SørlieBørge Sørlie from Maritime Robotics. Photo: Maritime Robotics.

"As a rapidly growing company, we rely on strong partnership to scale in an efficient and sustainable manner. Together with AKVA group Helgeland Plast, we can ensure that we deliver our products, which contribute to increased safety and reduced CO2 emissions for our customers, in a more climate-neutral way,” says Børge Sørlie from Maritime Robotics.