The HydroMarinn Company carried out the first export supply of equipment for the study of the seabed, which was developed with the financial support of the National Technology Initiative.
The customer was GGMT GmbH, a logistics company from Germany specialising in the transportation of oversized, long, and heavy cargoes. The company acquired side-scan sonars, which make it possible to monitor the state of the bottom topography and quickly make decisions about manoeuvring or changing the place of loading or unloading goods in unequipped areas. The use of such equipment significantly increases the safety of cargo delivery by water in shallow waters.
HydroMarin's side-scan sonars are designed to obtain high-quality acoustic images of the bottom, sonar measurements of water depths, search and examination of navigational hazards, small-sized objects at the bottom and in the water column, an inspection of the underwater part of engineering structures, including bridge supports, pipelines, moorings, etc. The project received support from the NTI Marinet roadmap.
The National Technology Initiative is a long-term program to create new markets and provide conditions for Russia's technological leadership by 2035. NTI focuses on those markets in which it is possible to develop industries of a new technical order that are significant in terms of ensuring national security and a high standard of living for citizens. Today, NTI brings together thousands of people — technical entrepreneurs, representatives of leading universities and research centres, development institutes, authorities, expert and professional communities. Within the framework of the NTI, 8 “road maps” were approved for the markets of Aeronet, Avtonet, Marinet, Neuronet, Healthnet, Energynet, Technet, and the Circle movement, about 500 projects received funding. The design office of the NTI is RVC.