Kongsberg cameras for seabed mining vehiclesEquipment & Technology // August 15, 2012
Kongsberg Maritime’s Aberdeen based underwater camera group has received contracts to supply comprehensive underwater camera packages to a total of four new state-of-the-art SMD trencher and mining vehicles being delivered to major subsea service clients.
The first contract is for cameras and accessories for a new generation high powered deep water trencher, recently delivered and currently undergoing sea trials.
The trencher is capable of operating in water depths of up to 3000m and jet trenching in soils of up to 100KPA and chain cutting of soils up to 250KPA.
The Kongsberg Maritime camera package for this sophisticated vehicle includes: 4 x OE14-366 colour zoom cameras, 1 x OE13-124 BIT low light navigation camera, 1 x OE14-376 light ring camera and 4 x OE10-102 serial controlled electric pan and tilt units.
The second contract is for an extensive package of cameras and accessories to be installed on three of the latest generation of SMD mining vehicles.
These vehicles are flexible subsea production tools, which will be used to mine copper and gold a mile below the surface.
For each mining vehicle Kongsberg Maritime is supplying a sophisticated payload of camera sensors and accessories including: 2 x colour OE14-366A colour zoom cameras, 2 x OE13-124 BIT low light navigation cameras, 2 x mini fixed colour OE14-110 cameras, 1 x OE14-122 PATZ (Pan and Tilt Zoom) dome camera and 4 x OE10-102 serial controlled electric pan and tilt units.