C- Surveyor III AUV to be delivered to Gulf of Mexico next monthNews // September 27, 2006
C Surveyor III will be delivered next month.
C & C Technologies has announced that its third AUV, C-Surveyor III, is scheduled for delivery in October of 2007.
C & C and Kongsberg Maritime recently performed sea trails and installed C & C’s latest version of its advanced survey payload in Norway.
C & C plans to use the C-Surveyor III, in addition to C-Surveyor II, to perform deepwater Gulf of Mexico AUV surveys.
Thomas Chance, CEO of C & C Technologies, said: "Although adding a second AUV to the Gulf of Mexico market will provide greater capacity than needed, the additional vehicle will allow us to promptly service our domestic clients.”
The new 4,500m C-Surveyor III AUV is modeled after C & C’s existing state-of-the-art AUVs, C-Surveyor I & II, and will include a multibeam echo-sounder, chirp side scan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, CTD system and a methane detector.
The Edgetech DW106 sub-bottom profiler on board will be customized with narrow transmit and receive beams to permit significantly deeper seabed penetration.
In addition to the sub-bottom profiler, a customized Dynamically Focused (DF) sidescan sonar system will be installed to provide five times more resolution than traditional systems.