Ocean Aero and Laurel Technologies have announced an exclusive partnership to distribute the Submaran™ throughout mainland China beginning October 2016. This partnership marks Ocean Aero’s first international distribution contract for the hybrid UUSV (Unmanned Underwater and Surface Vessel), and the beginning of a promising new relationship with the China based company.

Laurel Technologies is now the exclusive distributor of Ocean Aero’s latest model of the Submaran™, a unique, highly ruggedized sea vessel that is completely powered by wind and solar energy. The Submaran™ can be configured with a wide variety of sensor and observational systems to provide essential data to scientific, academic, commercial, and government entities, for missions that require a persistent presence ranging for periods as long as 12 months.

Together, Ocean Aero and Laurel Technologies primary goal is to increase distribution and sales of the Submaran ™ throughout mainland China., Laurel Technologies has placed an initial order for a Submaran™ to support the growth of Ocean Aero Inc.’s. presence in China. The Submaran™ will be delivered this year to provide live demonstrations for their customer base.

Neil Trenaman, Ocean Aero’s Vice President of Business Development, said, “We are excited to be working in China with a globally recognized distribution company such as Laurel Technologies, who year after year, generate profitable results”

Laurel Technologies engages in industrial research and development, system integration, sales and marketing, technical support, and after-sales support of scientific and technical instruments. The company offers a wide range of products and services that support exploration geophysics, production geophysics, and geotechnical engineering; and marine geophysics, hydrographic, oceanographic, as well as, underwater survey services. Laurel Technologies also provides trade and engineering technical consultancy related to industrial special technical equipment.

Ocean Aero’s CEO and President, Eric Patten, shared his enthusiasm about the new international partnership,

“The Ocean Aero team is excited to partner with Laurel Technologies, to provide industry leading technologies for oceanographic, hydrographic and marine environmental monitoring applications. We look forward to introducing the Submaran™ together to the Chinese market, to support their needs of monitoring their coastal and ocean boundaries, through the use of the next generation of autonomous ocean observation vehicles”.

Ocean Aero and Laurel Technologies international partnership now marks the beginning of a promising relationship with the goal of global distribution of the Submaran.

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