Second 6G order for Sonardyne from DPS Offshore

Equipment & Technology - May 25, 2012

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Sonardyne International Ltd has received an order for 6G acoustic positioning equipment worth £1 million from Forum Energy Technologies' equipment rental business, DPS Offshore.

The is the second order placed by DPS Offshore in as many months for Sonardyne’s sixth generation hardware platform and includes Compatt 6 transponders, RovNav 6 LBL transceivers and Lodestar GyroCompatt 6s for high update rate wireless attitude and acoustic positioning of any subsea object.

The equipment will be added to DPS’ equipment pool in Aberdeen, ready to support a wide range of subsea positioning tasks including structure placement and spoolpiece metrology.

6G products utilise Sonardyne’s ultra-wideband width, digital ranging and telemetry protocols developed to increase the precision, speed and reliability of acoustic positioning and aided inertial navigation operations.

The platform has been proven to deliver significant operational savings, allowing multi-user subsea construction survey tasks to be completed in less time than was previously possible.

 

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