Offshore Surveyor Training: Kongsberg's New Workboat

Posted by George Backwell
Monday, May 12, 2014
'True North': Image Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime says it has introduced a series of new on-water training courses for offshore surveyors and survey engineers following the launch of its own chartered vessel, 'True North'.

The vessel will enable Kongsberg Maritime Ltd to introduce a practical element to the courses already offered at its training centre in Westhill, Aberdeen, on the company's products for the offshore survey industry. True North, which works out of Stonehaven just a few miles from the training centre, will initially support courses on the HiPAP (High Precision Acoustic Positioning) system.

The vessel, which has been customised to Kongsberg Maritime's specifications, will enable attendees to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Euan Duncan, training manager at Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, says, "True North will allow us to provide on-water training to consolidate what delegates learn about our products in the classroom.

"Operational systems are critical to maintaining an ongoing service, so any down time to allow employees to train in the offshore environment is often financially prohibitive. This new element to our portfolio of training courses allows for a holistic approach in that training can be undertaken in an offshore scenario – something which will be extremely valuable for operators."

True North has been chartered for one year from McLachlan Marine, which also supplies crew transfer services for Kongsberg Maritime Ltd's engineers. The firm has been supplying inshore vessels to the oil and gas industry for a number of years.

The workboat, a Blyth 33 catamaran - 10.11m long and with an operational capability of up to 20 miles offshore,  can accommodate up to six attendees at a time, along with an instructor, skipper and mate.

It has been kitted out to Kongsberg Maritime Ltd's exact specifications and includes the HiPAP 35P acoustic referencing system; C-PAP 34 ROV positioning system with two transducers; APOS computer system and EA400 single beam echosounder.

The vessel has also been equipped with a sophisticated hoist system for deploying pole-mounted equipment through the deck - the first of its kind in Scotland on a small survey boat.
 
http://www.km.kongsberg.com
 

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