In August 2022, the SHARKY project, part of the H2020 OC2-TRINITY program, came to an end. Within the framework of this European initiative, Aitiip Centro Tecnológico, through the integration of advanced technologies, helped to build a ship for Sharksilver with innovative features, using intelligent manufacturing systems. Thus, Aitiip participated in the welding process of part of the metal structures of the ship, thanks to the dummy tool, created by its team of engineers. In addition, Aitiip was also involved in the development of aluminum parts, using advanced 3D printing processes.
This July, the boat is already in operation and is currently performing diving work in the Atlantic, collaborating in the transfer of electricity between Spain and France by aquatic cable.
This ship also offers disruptive features in the shipbuilding industry: its cabin is removable and facilitates its transport in ordinary containers. The vessel, which has a joystick to control maneuvers, is powered by solar energy, thanks to an installation of 1,000 W solar panels, and has a gyroscopic stabilizer that helps to optimize the oscillating movement of the structure in water.