Cameras For Deep Water Trenching And Mining Vehicles15/08/2012
|Kongsberg Maritime’s UK-based underwater camera group has received contracts to supply comprehensive underwater camera packages to a total of four SMD trencher and mining vehicles being delivered to major subsea service clients. The first contract is for cameras and accessories for a new-generation, high-powered deepwater Trencher, recently delivered and currently undergoing sea trials. The Trencher is capable of operating in water depths of up to 3,000m, and of performing jet trenching in soils of up to 100KPA and chain cutting of soils up to 250KPA.|
The Kongsberg Maritime camera package for this sophisticated vehicle includes 4 OE14-366 colour zoom cameras, 1 OE13-124 BIT low light navigation camera, 1 OE14-376 light ring camera and 4 OE10-102 serial controlled electric pan & tilt units.
The second contract is for an extensive package of cameras and accessories to be installed on three of the latest generation of SMD mining vehicles. These vehicles are flexible subsea production tools, which will be used to mine copper and gold a mile below the surface. For each mining vehicle Kongsberg Maritime is supplying a sophisticated payload of camera sensors and accessories including: 2 colour OE14-366A colour zoom cameras, 2 OE13-124 BIT low light navigation cameras, 2 mini fixed colour OE14-110 cameras, 1 OE14-122 PATZ (Pan and Tilt Zoom) dome camera and 4 OE10-102 serial controlled electric pan & tilt units.
Kongsberg Maritime underwater cameras and positioning devices are proven to withstand extreme conditions, including low visibility and high vibration and shock levels, which makes them suited for use in harsh environment trenching and mining operations as well as for regular ROV operations, according to Bill Stuart Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime Camera Group.
The OE10-102 has fast become the electrical underwater pan & tilt unit of choice since its launch less than 3 years ago, with SMD alone having now purchased over 100, in addition to over 70 similar OE10-103 single axis rotator versions.
The OE14-366 has become established as the industry standard general purpose ROV inspection camera with over 2000 units now sold. The OE13-124 navigation camera offers low-light performance while the OE14-122 PATZ dome camera is according to Kongsberg the best-selling deep water dome camera on the market.
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