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

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 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

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

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

Mareano Survey Completed

MMT (Marin Mätteknik, Sweden) was awarded the 2011 Mareano survey contract by the Norwegian Hydrographic Service. The survey commenced in April and was finished in August 2011. It included bathymetric data acquisition and processing in the Nordland VI area of the Norwegian Sea, west of Bodø, Norway.     The area that was surveyed covered roughly 9,000 sq km and varied between approx. 200 and 1,200 metres in depth. The assignment was conducted by the MMT Survey vessel Franklin, length 56 metres, equipped with a Kongsberg EM710 multi-beam echo sounder.   The aim of the Mareano programme is to fill in... (read more)
2011-08-30 11:54:15

Cable Route Survey Contract

Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission plc (SHE Transmission) has awarded MMT, Sweden, the HVDC cable re-route survey from Shetland to the Caithness landfall. The objective of the cable route survey is to determine water depth and sediment structure, to identify seabed features and obstructions, and to collect data for environmental and archaeological assessments. Geophysical, geotechnical and environmental data will be collected along the new re-routing sections. MMT survey vessel Seabeam will perform the near-shore survey at the Sinclairs Bay landfall and Franklin will be operated for the offshore areas. Together with the data collected during the previous survey campaigns, a combined... (read more)
2013-02-06 12:00:00

Enhanced Port Survey Operations

Marine and engineering company Tyne and Wear Marine (TWM, UK) has used Tritech’s StarFish 990F for a survey of the dock wall on the Tyne River in Newcastle during a port survey and inspection project. Operators at TWM captured clear and representative images of the dock wall. In post processing, the operators were then able to overlay the data onto a photographic image of the dock walls. StarFish Seabed Imaging Systems use the latest in advanced CHIRP (Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse) acoustic technology and digital-signal-processing (DSP) techniques to offer greater image clarity and range resolution compared to conventional fixed-frequency... (read more)
2012-06-12 04:56:39

Offshore Survey Registration Open

The Offshore Survey 09 conference will be held alongside Ocean Business 2009 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton from 1 to 2 April 2009. The conference features two days of technical presentations focusing on the essential sciences and data management critical to any offshore exploration or development project: from the first requirement of precise positioning to the acquisition and processing of geophysical data below the seabed and wider.   "The impact of dramatic oil price swings on the global Ocean Industry business make Offshore Survey 09 extremely timely. Over two days the OS09 Conference programme includes papers on market opportunities,... (read more)
2009-01-08 10:44:27
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