MTEM Positioning Contract for Veripos

MTEM of Edinburgh has awarded Veripos a three-year contract for provision of precise GNSS positioning services in support of its worldwide offshore operations.   Initial work under the contract has already begun, with MTEM claiming significant results for an investigative project in the North Sea aboard Northern Lighthouse Board's tender vessel, NLV Pole Star, for which Veripos provided LD2-G2 integrated mobile units in support of its Ultra decimetre-accuracy precise point positioning service.   The contract is the latest of a series to have been awarded to Veripos for its global positioning services following similar long-term agreements recently concluded with leading... (read more)
2007-08-06 03:33:36

Major Savings Through Acoustic Positioning

CSA International Inc, an environmental survey company working in the Gulf of Mexico, has become the first organisation in the world to purchase a new ‘calibration-free' acoustic positioning system launched by Sonardyne International Ltd. The GyroUSBL (see image) integrates Sonardyne's Lodestar Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) and sixth generation (6G) Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) transceiver into a single unit and was shown to offer operational benefits during a deepwater ROV survey carried out earlier this summer.   Most USBL positioning systems need to undergo a calibration process to determine the precise alignment offsets between the acoustic transceiver and the vessel's... (read more)
2011-08-23 02:55:01

Five-year Indonesian Positioning Contract

Global GNSS positioning specialist Veripos has been awarded a five-year contract to supply precision services by Bintang Subsea, an independent survey organisation providing offshore inspection, survey and dredging support services on behalf of a wide range of users in the Asia Pacific Region. Services to be provided under the agreement by Veripos include its Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) facility using techniques to ensure all GPS system errors are removed or minimised by direct calculation, precise modelling or estimation. Support hardware includes a series of proprietary LD4 HDT configurable receivers which can typically realise either sub-metre or decimetre seamless accuracies... (read more)
2013-07-10 10:42:49

Dynamic Positioning Call for Papers

The Dynamic Positioning (DP) Committee of the Marine Technology Society has announced the date of the 2011 Conference and issued a Call for Papers. Those interested in presenting papers are invited to submit abstracts online through the website by 15th April 2011.   The Technical Committee has published a list of proposed sessions and topics which can be downloaded. However, all abstracts of interest covering non commercial aspects of DP and its application will be considered.   The Annual Conference will be held in Houston at the Westchase Hilton 11th to 12th October 2011. An optional workshop on Operational Issues... (read more)
2011-02-15 12:26:55

Subsea Positioning Solutions for Seatronics

Seatronics will take delivery of a full suite of subsea positioning solutions worth more than EUR1.4 million from iXBlue. The procurement includes a number of GAPS pre-calibrated USBL systems, PHINS subsea and ROVINS Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) together with a quantity of Generation 4 OCTANS subsea gyros. All these systems incorporate iXBlue’s maintenance-free Fibre Optic Gyro (FOG) technology. Since the introduction of GAPS in the offshore industry more than 6 years ago, operators have been impressed by the accuracy, reliability and portability of this innovative system which combines acoustic positioning and inertial navigation technologies. GAPS is designed for high-accuracy tracking... (read more)
2012-03-30 12:00:00

Veritas Positioning Contract for Veripos

Houston-based Veritas Geophysical Company has appointed Veripos of Aberdeen as primary positioning provider for its entire worldwide fleet of seismic survey vessels under a multi-million US dollar contract covering a two-year period with options for future extension. Under the contract, Veripos will provide continuous high-precision positioning via its Ultra Precise Point Positioning (PPP) service as well as its independent multi-station single-frequency Standard and dual-frequency Standard Plus Differential GPS network facilities via fully redundant global networks and multiple delivery satellites. The proprietary services ensure optimum reliability and precision with those for DGPS being fully compatible with most types of GPS receiver... (read more)
2006-04-18 12:00:00

Neptune Marine Services Positioning Contract

Veripos, UK, has been awarded a three-year exclusive contract by Neptune Marine Services (NMS) of Perth, Western Australia, for provision of services in support of its worldwide operations involving engineering solutions carried out on behalf of oil and gas, marine and renewable energy concerns. The contract covers the provision of Veripos’s Standard GPS augmentation service in addition to its Ultra and Apex2 precise point positioning facilities, the latter using both GPS and Glonass constellations. All three services will in turn be supported by Veripos’s Verify QC processing software for real-time and post-processing assessment of data. Neptune, one of Australia’s subsea... (read more)
2012-08-24 11:41:32

Precise Positioning For BP Vessels

BP will continue to use Veripos precision positioning for the energy company's turret monitoring system aboard its floating production storage and offloading unit in the West Shetland Basin, BP Schiehallion (UK).   With the extended contract, Veripos remains responsible for supplying the vessel with its dual-beam standard positioning service to ensure metre-level accuracies, with seamless correction data being delivered by two independent satellite broadcasts.   Meanwhile, identical standard services will also continue to be provided by Veripos under a separate contract awarded by Aberdeen-based Vector Offshore for positioning of four regional support vessels on long-term charter to BP, Caledonian Vigilance,... (read more)
2012-02-02 10:05:03

Workshop Success Influences Future of Dynamic Positioning

Sonardyne International, in conjunction with Guidance Navigation and Veripos, UK, recently held a one-day user workshop focusing on the latest advances in Dynamic Positioning (DP) reference sensor technologies. More than 50 industry experts from a wide selection of companies gathered in Houston, USA, to review current Position Monitoring Equipment (PME) solutions and to discuss the industry’s future requirements. Significant focus was given to the integration of inertial technologies with acoustics, GNSS, laser and radar sensors, examining practical experience and real world examples whilst discussing opportunities for DP integration that would improve performance, increase availability and reduce risk. Other discussions throughout... (read more)
2013-07-24 09:31:27
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