NCS Survey Acquires SRD Survey Division

NCS Survey Ltd and Halma PLC have signed Heads of Agreement to transfer the Survey Operations Department of Sonar Research and Development (SRD) to NCS Survey. This leaves SRD (a division of Tritech) to concentrate on the development and manufacture of 3D visualisation systems while NCS Survey will take on SRDs existing and future survey projects.     NCS Survey is the leading independent survey contractor specialising in survey and subsea positioning to both the Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy Sectors.   Andy Gray, NCS Chief Executive, stated "The addition of the SRD team, the high-specification multi-beam sonars and... (read more)
2009-10-13 01:30:11

Survey Suite for New German Survey Vessel

Kongsberg Maritime, Norway, has been awarded the contract to supply a survey suite to a vessel currently under construction and for use by a consortium of German universities. The universities are the first to specify the 0.5º x 1º configuration of the EM122 multibeam echo sounder system.       The contract, an open tender won amongst tough competition, covers all hydro-acoustic aspects of the new-build survey vessel ‘Tiefsee Forschungs Schiff’ (TFS), which has been commissioned to replace the old RV Sonne, the current vessel being shared by the same group of German universities. The EM122 is a field-proven and... (read more)
2012-12-18 09:54:11

Survey And Positioning Contract for Utec Survey

UTEC Survey Asia (Singapore) has received a contract award from Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering (MMHE) to supply survey and positioning services in Turkmenistan. UTEC Survey will support the MMHE-Technip JV installation of a 7,000mT Gravity Based Structure (GBS) and topside floatover. The work is scheduled to take place in fourth quarter 2010. In addition to providing positioning services for the structures, UTEC will deploy precise motion and environmental sensors in order to provide real-time monitoring during the installation. Sean Fowler, Managing Director of UTEC Survey Asia, commented that this contract represents a key milestone in UTEC Survey's service record.... (read more)
2010-11-15 10:44:35

Fugro Survey Expands Geohazard Survey Vessel Fleet

Fugro will acquire the vessel KV Tromsø from Kystvaktskipet Tromsø of Norway. This vessel will be converted initially for acoustic pipeline inspection survey operations and will be ready for deployment in May 2007. It was built in 1997 and is currently serving as a Norwegian Coastguard vessel. This acquisition is part of Fugro’s ongoing policy to partly replace, modernise and expand its fleet of seabed survey vessels. KV Tromsø will be renamed and will be operated by Fugro Survey Ltd of Aberdeen, increasing the UK/Norwegian operated geohazard survey vessel fleet to five units. The vessel will be equipped to a... (read more)
2007-02-08 11:35:45

Coastal Survey Software

CARIS has released HIPS Version 6.0 off-the-shelf bathymetric data cleaning and validation software integrated with powerful vector product creation. Highlights of this release include new CUBE (Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimator) processing, new multi-resolution BASE Surface technology for creating surfaces of varying resolution, new support for on the fly-scale bars and raster legends and new raster data and BASE surface display capabilities. HIPS can take raw sounding data from ship to chart. Supporting over forty industry-standard data formats, HIPS and SIPS can be integrated into any workflow. It is used by more than two hundred organisations in more than fifty... (read more)
2005-12-15 12:00:00

Remote Survey System

Clearpath Robotics from Canada has unveiled the Kingfisher M200 Remote Survey System, providing environmental professionals with an agile, customisable platform for remote sensing and environmental monitoring. Applications range from hydrology staples such as bathymetric data collection, shore erosion monitoring, sediment mapping and flow rate measurements to dam inspection and harbour safety. The newly refined features include semi-planing hulls for increased speed with less draw on power, a compact design, and electric jet thrusters that allow the Kingfisher M200 to traverse fast-moving water with ease. These adaptations make the newest Kingfisher suitable for performing dangerous, dirty, and dull jobs. The vessel... (read more)
2013-01-04 12:00:00

Infrastructure Survey in Turkey

Fugro has been awarded a contract by the joint venture NÖMAYG (NUROL, ÖZALTIN, MAKYOL, ASTALDI, YÜKSEL and GÖÇAY) in Turkey for site investigations and consultancy work for a major infrastructure project on the Izmit Bay Bridge in Turkey. The project, to start immediately, has a value of EUR11.9m and will extend into the third quarter of 2010.   The contract involves onshore and offshore geophysics, drilling for samples, seismic studies, geological mapping, geotechnical laboratory testing and earthquake engineering. With these specialised services Fugro will assist NÖMAYG, who has won the concession to design, build and operate the 421-kilometre Bursa-Balikesir-Izmir Highway... (read more)
2009-12-14 01:52:41

IMCA'S Annual Safety Survey

International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA, UK) member companies are invited to submit statistics for 2010, to ensure that the resulting statistics are more far-reaching and inclusive of the overall membership and continue to record year-on-year trends. Every year the IMCA produces a report of safety statistics covering fatalities and injuries reported by members. These provide a useful insight into the performance of the industry in the areas of health, safety and the environment, recording the safety performance of IMCA contractor members and enabling them to benchmark their performance. "Last year, statistics were provided for 2009 by 152 companies and organisations,... (read more)
2011-01-13 09:46:40

China Oceanic Survey

The National Bureau of Oceanography of China started a two-year oceanic environmental survey. Doing so, China probes the conditions of its maritime space. The results of the research are used to develop the maritime economy, tapping of oceanic resources, maritime disaster relief and prevention and oceanic environmental protection. Data collection covers 1.02 million square km of sea and records depths, waves, water levels, ocean currents, water temperatures and colors, minerals and plankton in four seasons. In the first summer phase, over 3,000 surveyors work down from north to south. (read more)
2006-07-18 12:00:00

Water Column Survey Contract

Norbit US has been awarded a contract from the Department of Homeland Security. The assignment was defined as a consequence of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico where several glaring technological gaps in responding to oil disasters were revealed. Norbit will use its wide-band multibeam imaging echosounder to demonstrate the capabilities of the sonar's active acoustics capability to detect oil in the water volume; the sensor is designed to fit on a multitude of different platforms, both stationary and moving. One of the issues was determining the location of subsurface plumes and making timely decisions to... (read more)
2012-04-20 10:52:42
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