Quincy, MA, USA. January 6, 2011 - Bluefin Robotics Corporation, a leader in the design and manufacturing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has announced a regional partnership with Harvey-Lynch, Inc., a subsea equipment solutions provider in Strafford, Texas. 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. Capitalizing 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-Lynchs 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 Bluefins 2-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."
ABOUT BLUEFIN ROBOTICS
Bluefin Robotics manufactures and develops Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) systems, and technology. Founded in 1997, the company has grown to become a world leader in AUV products designed for military, commercial, and academic research applications. Bluefin Robotics is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Battelle. For more information visit www.bluefinrobotics.com.
ABOUT HARVEY-LYNCH, INC.
Harvey-Lynch has been serving the hydrographic and offshore survey and engineering sectors since 1970. Through 40 years of equipment sales and rental activities the company has evolved to provide turnkey services with equipment and software supported by factory-trained qualified technical personnel in support of a variety of offshore operations. Harvey-Lynch specializes in supporting clients AUV, hydrographic, ROV and deep-water multi-beam surveys and inspections and hosts one of the largest multi-beam rental pools in the Americas. Since 2007, Harvey-Lynch has provided specialized turnkey equipment and personnel support services and solutions to clients involved in AUV and ROV-based subsea geophysical surveys and inspections including video pipeline pre-lay, route, and post-lay inspections. Visit: www.harvey-lynch.com