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

Survey and Positioning Contract

Aberdeen-based DOF Subsea UK has been awarded a contract worth around GBP2 million by Technip to provide survey and positioning services in BP-operated Block 31, offshore Angola. DOF Subsea will be supplying the services onboard the Skandi Bergen (supplied by DOF Subsea under a separate contract) and on board Technip's lay vessel the Deep Blue. It is anticipated that the project will commence in Quarter 3 2010 and will last for approximately 119 days. DOF Subsea provides subsea construction and engineering, IRM, ROV and survey support services to the world's major subsea markets. The company employs over 1,200 highly qualified... (read more)
2010-02-17 04:44:56

Magnetic System Survey

Innovatum International Ltd has carried out a beach survey of the Bacton-to-Zeebrugge Gas Interconnector pipeline for Gardline Environmental Ltd. Despite being buried 5 metres deep the pipeline was successfully located and surveyed on the beach at Zeebrugge (Belgium). The survey was carried out using Innovatum Ultra equipment mounted on a survey ‘barrow’ and, carried out to the low water mark, took less than two hours to complete. Innovatum magnetising and tracking technology can be applied to virtually all submarine cables and pipelines. (read more)
2006-01-05 12:00:00

Port Hedland Survey Completed

UTEC Survey Australia Pty. Ltd. (Perth) is completing a five-month bathymetric survey campaign for the Port Hedland Port Authority's channel and harbour capital dredging campaign. The hydrographic survey work, which is expected to be finalised by mid-July, is being carried out offshore Port Hedland in North West Australia using the dedicated 21-metre 'No Limit' survey vessel . The "No Limit" is fitted with a high resolution Reson 8125 multibeam, navigation, acquisition, hydrographic personnel and full charting systems. The vessel also has towed side-scan sonar and reflection seismic capabilities. The vessel will be available in late July to undertake hydrographic and... (read more)
2010-07-12 11:20:47

Underwater Survey Explorer Enhancements

Coda Octopus, UK, has upgraded the Models+ software package which forms an optional module within its Underwater Survey Explorer platform. The capabilities of this version enable real-time live sonar data to be supplemented by static and dynamic models to allow full visualisation and management of the user's subsea ‘3D workspace’. The workspace can be viewed from different perspectives, can be interactively measured in three dimensions and have dynamic object data recorded along with the sonar data. It also supports up to 20 independent moving models (up from the previous limit of 3), and enables Underwater Survey Explorer to generate a... (read more)
2015-03-02 02:25:26

Offshore Survey Equipment Order

Chinese oil company CNOOC has placed an order with A.P. van den Berg for the delivery of a WISON-APB seafloor survey system. COSL, subsidiary of this company, will use this sytem on one of their geotechnical drill vessel in the South-Chinese sea.   This is the second Chinese order in a short while, after the delivery of a land survey vehicle. A.P. van den Berg exports the majority of its products world-wide. Oil companies are surveying existing oil and gas fields very intensively as the demand for fossil fuels is huge. They also are searching for new fields in deeper... (read more)
2007-08-02 02:45:31

Cable Survey Completed

Submagnetix, the survey division of Innovatum (UK), has completed the as-laid cable survey on the Baltic I wind farm. The entire cable survey was completed without breakdown. The data collected was of a very high standard. The survey system was mobilised within twenty-four hours. The cable survey, including data processing, was carried out by two Innovatum technicians per shift. They operated both the ROV and the survey systems.     Submagnetix was set up in June 2010 as the survey division of Innovatum to provide a cost-effective,  compact and complete, in-shore and shallow-water survey service for all sub-marine cables, and... (read more)
2011-01-19 05:06:44
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