MacArtney Norge A/S has been appointed as Ashtead Technology agent for the Nordic Region. MacArtney is a well established global supplier of underwater technology, specialising in the design, manufacture, sales and service of a wide range of systems.
MacArtney will provide Ashtead Technology's full equipment rental fleet, incorporating positioning equipment, ROV sensors, hydrographic and geophysical equipment and IRM, NDT and diving equipment to customers in the Nordic region, from their base at Stavanger. A technical workshop and support facilities will also be provided from the new MacArtney base.
Ashtead Technology view the appointment of MacArtney as a significant step in plans for geographical growth. The territory covered by the agreement is the complete Nordic Region - Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and the Faroes.
CSIRO from Australia is undertaking a survey tour towards the Australian Bight for a baseline survey looking for oil traces in the water. The surveyors are deploying a CTD and a gravity corer measuring possible traces of oil in the water column. The survey mission also consists of hydrographic mapping techniques, GIS and environmental specialists to make sure the situation before exploration is mapped well in order to know what the environmental consequences of an eventual oil seepage or leak may consist of.