Bluefin Robotics, USA, has announced a regional partnership with Harvey-Lynch, a subsea equipment solutions provider in Strafford, USA. Under the agreement Harvey-Lynch will promote and sell Bluefin products in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida with a focus on the Gulf of Mexico market. The agreement highlights the emergence and maturity of AUVs as a cost-effective and capable tool for use in a variety of subsea engineering projects.
"The partnership with Bluefin is an ideal fit for us. Capitalising on our previous AUV Gulf of Mexico experience, Harvey-Lynch will address the critical needs of existing and new customers by serving as an extension of the Bluefin sales and support teams," said Harvey-Lynch's President, Phil Howells. "The commercial AUV market is on the verge of significant further advancement and growth and we believe Bluefin is at the head of the pack. We are excited to be a part of it."
The partnership comes on the heels of Bluefin's two-year effort to expand its business domestically and internationally into the commercial survey market. The company recently established a network of representatives and resellers to promote the application of AUVs and moved its facilities to a waterfront location that doubles its manufacturing and testing space in order to accommodate production.
"We are very pleased to bring Harvey-Lynch aboard. As subsea systems experts they have a great understanding of our Gulf of Mexico customers' needs and the operational challenges that they face in the field," said Michael Donovan, Director of Sales and Marketing at Bluefin Robotics. "I anticipate that the Bluefin/Harvey-Lynch relationship will be very synergistic, not only for Bluefin and Harvey-Lynch, but for our customers as well."