Kongsberg Maritime has delivered its 50th HAIN (Hydro Acoustic aided Inertial Navigation) Reference System, to long-time HAIN user, Ocean Rig. HAIN significantly improves reference data accuracy and update rate sent to Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems to support safer, more reliable and efficient offshore drilling operation. It is also suitable for applications including offshore loading and specialist operations such as offshore construction.
Ocean Rig is an international offshore drilling contractor providing oilfield services for offshore oil and gas exploration, development and production drilling, and specialising in the ultra-deep water and harsh environment segment of the offshore drilling industry. The company was an early adopter of the HAIN Reference system for DP vessels.
“This delivery marks a significant milestone for our acoustic based DP position reference product, which was introduced almost a decade ago,” says Morten Berntsen, Sales Manager Subsea Underwater Instrumentation, Kongsberg Maritime. “We have seen a surge in HAIN Reference System sales in the last 4-5 years that corresponds both with the boom in rig new builds and a general acceptance of acoustic aiding of inertial navigation for improving acoustic based reference systems.”