C-Surveyor II AUV begins Gulf of Mexico projectsProjects and Operations // September 16, 2005
C & C Technologies says†its second deepwater AUV, C-Surveyor II, recently began field operations in the Gulf of Mexico.†
The C-Surveyor II vehicle was†delivered to C & Cís corporate headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana on June 3rd and, over a period of three months, C & C system engineers have integrated proprietary hardware and software into the AUV and mobilised it on its mother ship Northern Resolution.
The C-Surveyor II AUV is based on†C & Cís existing†AUV, C-Surveyor I, and includes numerous advancements.†
Survey sensors onboard include a multibeam echosounder, chirp side scan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, methane detector, CTD system, and an Edgetech DW106 sub-bottom profiler customized with narrow transmit and receive beams to permit significantly deeper seabed penetration.†
In December 2005, C & C intends to upgrade the chirp side scan sonar to a new Dynamically Focused (DF) sidescan sonar system capable of providing five times more resolution than traditional systems.
Over the next three months, C & C will be performing various surveys for government agencies, as well as the oil and gas industry.†
The projects include block hazard, pipeline hazard and investigation surveys.†