(HAMBURG, Germany) — To support the growing in interest in Sea Machines' autonomous controls and advanced perception technology in European markets, as well as to ensure success in its upcoming commercial product release, the company has moved its Hamburg, Germany, team to a larger, waterfront work space in the convenient Hammerbrook area. The new address is: Wendenstrasse 130, 20537 Hamburg.
This new location more than triples the space Sea Machines had previously and provides dockage for the company's test vessels. The space also accommodates the locally expanding team, which has doubled in the past six months, and provides a new commercial workshop and test lab. The historic building is conveniently located between S-Bahn rapid transportation system lines, offering customers and employees easy access.
“This move strengthens Sea Machines’ foothold in Germany and supports our growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe,” said the company’s CEO Michael Johnson. “We continue to aggressively develop our products and educate the commercial marine industry about the myriad benefits autonomous control and advanced perception technology offers. The work we’re doing reinvents on-water operations and will revolutionize the marine space.”
This relocation announcement follows the recent news that Sea Machines has more than quadrupled in size in 18 months. In April, Sea Machines shared that it had signed a contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk, of Copenhagen, Denmark, to trial its industry-leading perception and situational awareness technology aboard one of the company’s newbuild ice-class container ships. Establishing this new Hamburg office will ensure timely delivery of the company’s SM300 industrial-grade control system, and will promote a successful execution of the Sea Machines-Maersk perception and situational awareness technology project.
The company is also managing a pilot program with Tuco Marine, of Denmark, to test the autonomous technology aboard ProZero workboats, including the world’s first autonomous, remote-controlled fireboat.
The SM300 is an industrial-grade control system that provides autonomous and remote vessel control for workboats and other commercial marine vessels. It serves operations looking for operator-in-the loop autonomy in survey, spill response, dredging and security/surveillance. Sea Machines is also actively developing advanced perception and navigation assistance technology for a range of vessel types.
For more information, visit www.sea-machines.com.