Al Seer Marine, L3Harris renew strategic partnership

ABU DHABI, 24th October, 2023 (WAM) -- Al Seer Marine and L3Harris Technologies have reaffirmed their teaming agreement at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference, marking yet another significant milestone in the ongoing evolution of their strategic partnership. This continued collaboration serves to fortify their strong relationship, underscored by the successful execution of numerous projects over the past six years.

The renewal of this new agreement will capitalise on L3Harris' extensive international experience in the design and deployment of uncrewed platforms and will enhance Al Seer Marine's ability to continue manufacturing and delivering Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) across various markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

"The surge in the adoption of unmanned systems within the local and regional markets is propelling market growth. Companies are making substantial investments in developing and procuring unmanned systems over manned alternatives due to their risk mitigation benefits and enhanced operational accuracy. Therefore, this agreement aligns seamlessly with our strategic business objectives," said Guy Neivens, CEO of Al Seer Marine.

Uncrewed and autonomous systems are revolutionising the traditional maritime sector, resulting in improved safety measures and economically sustainable commercial operations. The uncrewed surface vessel (USV) market is a rapidly evolving industry, valued at US$967 million in 2023 and projected to reach US$2.75 billion by 2030.

The partnership renewal emphasises Al Seer Marine's dedication to its Maritime Autonomous Center of Excellence, effectively bridging the gap between manufacturing and the maritime industry. In another recent innovation, Al Seer Marine is initiating the commissioning of one of the world's largest robotic 3D printers — a groundbreaking endeavour that will greatly accelerate maritime platform production.

Al Seer Marine's Training Institute also offers Abu Dhabi Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET), encompassing a comprehensive array of programmes for maritime uncrewed operator training and technical maintenance.

The renewal of this agreement shows the strength of our partnership and commitment to deliver maritime autonomy and long-term sustainment in the UAE and GCC region.