Ashtead Increases Sonardyne 6G Rental Pool (UK)

Leading subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has announced the purchase of £1.3 million of Sonardyne 6G acoustic positioning equipment. The announcement was made on the opening day of Ocean Business 2013 in Southampton, UK.

This latest acquisition is the second significant order placed by the company for 6G in the last 12 months, further strengthening the Ashtead Technology fleet of Compatt 6 transponders including various sound velocity, digiquartz and inclinometer sensors, 6G Gyro Compatts, ROVNav 6 LBL transceivers and both omni and directional Wideband Sub Mini transponders. The fleet is available to rent globally from Ashtead Technology’s strategically located bases in Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore and through its agents in Stavanger, Perth and Abu Dhabi. To complete the order, Ashtead Technology also purchased Sonardyne’s new back deck acoustic transponder test and configuration device, iWand.

Speaking at the show, Ross MacLeod, Business Development Director at Ashtead Technology said, “We’re continuing to see a real increase in global customer demand for 6G and the performance it offers. The 6G equipment we already hold in our rental fleet is consistently employed on various subsea projects. This latest investment ensures that we are able to continue to deliver a superior service and further establishes our position as a leading supplier of subsea acoustic positioning technology.”

6G products utilise Sonardyne’s ultra-wideband width, digital ranging and telemetry protocols developed to increase the precision, speed and reliability of acoustic positioning and aided inertial navigation operations. The platform has been proven to deliver significant operational savings, allowing multi-user subsea construction survey tasks to be completed in less time than was previously possible.

Barry Cairns, VP Europe and Asia at Sonardyne added, “Ashtead Technology has long been a rental supplier of Sonardyne equipment and we’re delighted with the continued demand for 6G. This latest investment demonstrates continued commitment to providing its customers with the best available technology for all their subsea project needs.

Press Release, April 17, 2013

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