Thursday, 26 June 2014

ASV Launches Military Targets at Trafalgar Wharf

Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV), designers and builders of unmanned marine vehicles, are the latest marine company to use the new facilities here at Trafalgar Wharf’s marina and Drystack. It’s another feather in our cap as we continue to attract fast-growing, hi-tech companies to the former Vosper Thorneycroft site.

ASV is an exciting company and we’re particularly impressed with their Fast Inshore Attack Craft targets which allow the military to practise against this type of threat.  They have a great range that spans military, oil and gas and surveying and ASV fits alongside many of our other business tenants, some of which they are already doing business with.

The qualities that made our site ideal for military boat production are hugely beneficial for companies like ASV.

Daniel Hook, Managing Director of ASV told us, “We have a range of exclusive production contracts with local suppliers and partners which allow us to rapidly prototype and produce vehicles.  Trafalgar Wharf is a great location. It provides easy access for our international clients. And the on-demand launch and recovery systems allow us to make rapid technical adjustments with minimum downtime.”

ASV is rapidly growing and looks set to increase job prospects for local marine professionals.

We’re proving that Trafalgar Wharf is a great location. We’ve created a hub of marine engineering excellence at Portchester that’s keeping the local tradition of boat building alive with an added international export dimension.