Autonomous Seabed Transponder Calibration - 04/06/2014


ASV’s C-Worker 6 successfully carried out a seabed transponder calibration in 1,300m-deep waters. The sea trials, which took place in the Gulf of Mexico, were conducted in rough conditions with 2.5m waves.

ASV technical sales manager Brian Anderson said that this unmanned capability could save the oil and gas industry millions of dollars. The ability to conduct precise subsea positioning in challenging conditions broadens the possible applications for C-Worker.

C-Worker is the world’s first unmanned oil and gas workboat. ASV designed and built the 6m vehicle at its waterside facility in Portchester, UK.

ASV has completed the build of a second C-Worker and sea trials are now taking place in the UK.

Last updated: 17/10/2019