Market-leading offshore equipment rental company, Seatronics, an Acteon company, has increased its commitment to Sonardyne’s sixth-generation (6G) technology platform with a major order for subsea acoustic positioning hardware. The equipment will be added to Seatronic’s equipment pool in Aberdeen, UK, from where it will be made available for use on projects across Europe and Africa.
The order is for a consignment of Sonardyne’s most advanced subsea positioning and data telemetry transponder, the Compatt 6, which is configurable to meet any subsea positioning requirement Seatronics’ customers might have. This includes template installation, hydrographic surveying and high-accuracy pipeline metrology. The first project earmarked for the new equipment is a deepwater gas field off the Nile Delta, where it will be used in conjunction with Sonardyne’s subsea inertial navigation system SPRINT during the initial construction phases of the development.