Marine rental company Ashtead Technology has appointed Emphor FZCO, a Dubai-based technology solutions provider to represent the Offshore Division in the Middle East region.
Emphor will provide Ashtead Technology's full equipment rental fleet, incorporating positioning equipment, ROV sensors, hydrographic and geophysical equipment and IRM and diving equipment to customers in the region. A calibration facility, technical workshop and support facilities (with 24 hour technical support) as well as a training centre will also be provided from the Emphor facilities.
Ashtead Technology see the appointment of Emphor as a significant step in their plans for geographical growth. Supporting the entire Middle East region, Emphor has operations in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha and have ISO 9001 accreditation. The territory covered by the agreement includes United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq and Iran.
Bathymetry is the study and mapping of seafloor topography. It involves obtaining measurements of the depth of the ocean and is equivalent to mapping topography on land. The bathymetric survey will produce a map that charts the contours, depths and hardness of the ocean floor. The video by Geoscience Australia is not the result of the MH370 survey, but demonstrates the type of information and detail that is being gathered.