Mobilized For High Resolution Bathymetric Surveys

SeaDiscovery.com
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
R2 Sonic 2024 Multi bean data wreck

Continuing their program of investment and development Coastline Surveys has successfully completed the first phase of the permanent installation of a full bathymetric survey suite on board their 24m survey vessel, the MV FlatHolm.

The range of high-tech state-of-art survey equipment includes the R2SONIC 2024 High Resolution Wide Band Multibeam Echosounder, an IxBlue Hydrins Inertial Navigation System and an Edge Tech 4200 Dual Frequency sidescan sonar with Discover and SonarWiz software.

Coastline has recognised the ever increasing importance of the role multibeam technology is playing within the offshore construction market and has reacted to meet that demand with the installation of the highly flexible and reliable SONIC2024 multibeam system. The Coastline team had previously deployed the MBES system from MV FlatHolm on a number of projects including a wreck survey in the Southern North Sea where they were able to achieve remarkably high quality results in a very short space of time due to the flexible frequencies which can be changed on the fly during survey operations, in a range of water depths.

Integrating with the SONIC2024, Coastline has also installed the Hydrins high performance Inertial Navigation System, which delivers highly accurate real time positions, attitude and velocity data in a compact single unit. The system is permanently installed close to the approximate centre of gravity of the vessel with motion and heading information fed to the survey room onboard.

The final addition in this first phase of upgrades is the EdgeTech 4200 sidescan sonar system which will be available for rapid deployment from the vessel and can be configured for virtually all survey applications providing high resolution imagery at ranges up to 50% greater than non–CHIRP systems.

The second phase of system upgrades onboard the MV FlatHolm will include the addition of a Geometrics 882 Magnetometer which will be permanently installed on the vessel within a matter of weeks. This will combine to provide a sensor suite that further enhances the versatility of MV FlatHolm and productivity as a geophysical survey platform.

Within days of installation, the new suite of survey equipment was successfully deployed on a major renewable energy project Coastline has been awarded on the South Coast. Having completed a programme of geotechnical sampling and bathymetric survey this contract will shortly move into its third phase and will concentrate on ROV cable burial survey operations from MV FlatHolm in conjunction with Suffolk-based specialists Innovatum Ltd.  

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015.

SBM Offshore: US Authorities Reopen Corruption Probe

SBM Offshore, the world's top oil production ship leasing company, said on Wednesday that U.S. authorities had re-opened an inquiry into bribery allegations involving the Dutch company.

The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management

Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur

Vessels

USCG to Inspect Storm-damaged Anthem of the Seas

The storm-damaged Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas is scheduled to return to New York Harbor Wednesday evening where it will be met by a team of inspectors from U.

Royal Caribbean Ship Thrashed by Storm Returns on Wednesday

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced to turn back early after being battered by an Atlantic storm was expected to return to its New Jersey port at 9 p.m. on Wednesday (0200 GMT Thursday),

FSRU Golar Tundra Sold to Golar LNG Partners

Golar LNG Limited has entered into a purchase agreement to sell the Golar Tundra, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), to Golar LNG Partners LP for a sale price of $330 million.

Surveyors

BMT Provides Ferry Design for River Murray

BMT Design & Technology Pty Ltd (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has completed a design project for the South Australian Government’s Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

DNV GL, RS Ink Cooperation Deal

DNV GL’s Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen recently met with Konstantin Palnikov, Director General of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), at the RS head office in St.

Drones Allow Surveys Without Scaffolds

DNV GL has completed several tests using drones to support hull surveys of vessels. Using drones to visually check the condition of remote structural components

Ocean Observation

CMA-CGM and Cosco Alliance in the Offing?

The newly-formed shipping giant China Cosco Shipping Corporation and CMA CGM met recently in Shanghai to discuss the possibility of a new French-Asian alliance, say local Chinese media.

Bangladesh, Thailand Plans Direct Coastal Shipping

Bangladesh and Thailand are planning to launch direct coastal shipping, connecting the Chittagong Port in the Bay of Bengal with the Ranong Port in the East of

Seventh Whale Stranded Off Norfolk Coastline

A seventh whale has been reported in shallow water off the coast of Mundesley, Norfolk this morning, February 9.   A member of the Mundesley Coastguard Rescue

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1122 sec (9 req/sec)