News | March 31, 2014

Seatronics Adds Kongsberg Mesotech's M3 Multibeam Sonar System To Its Asia Pacific Rental Fleet

M3 Sonar Head - 4000m (10MB)

Seatronics Pte Ltd, an Acteon company, has purchased Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd’s M3 Sonar System to add to its Asia Pacific rental fleet. The purchase is part of an ongoing investment by Seatronics into cutting-edge technology to support its global marine equipment rental fleet growth and marks a significant improvement in Seatronics’ advanced sonar imaging and profiling capabilities.

Offering multiple sonar functional capabilities in a single compact housing, the M3 Sonar is a multibeam system that provides high-resolution and easy-to-interpret images by combining the rapid refresh rate of conventional multibeam sonar with image quality comparable to high-resolution scanning sonar. Exclusive to the M3 Sonar is a multimode function with four pre-defined operating modes (imaging, enhanced image quality, ROV navigation and profiling), which enable advanced application capability not found in any other system.

For bathymetric applications, the M3 Sonar can also be integrated with popular third-party survey data acquisition and post-processing software such as HYPACK, HYSWEEP and CARIS HIPs & SIPs. The system will expand customers’ operational boundaries, particularly in harsh water environments.

The acquisition of the M3 Sonar System is in response to a series of successful trials. Derek Donaldson, Seatronics vice president Asia, said, “Seatronics remains committed to supporting our customers and the choice to invest in this sonar was easy. Seatronics has always enjoyed support from Kongsberg on a local level and being able to place this order in Asia allows us to further support our regional Asia offices. The Kongsberg Mesotech brand is well known in the industry and the latest M3 Sonar sets new standards in real-time imaging and profiling.”

About Seatronics Ltd
Seatronics Ltd, an Acteon company, specialises in subsea marine electronic equipment rental for a range of applications: navigation and positioning; environmental and geophysical surveying; inspection and construction work; ROV survey sensors; diver-led non-destructive testing and video inspection. Its skilled engineers provide a comprehensive service that encompasses equipment installation, set-up and calibration, cable moulding and data acquisition. For more information, visit www.seatronics-group.com

About Acteon
Acteon companies provide mooring, foundation, riser, conductor, flowline and marine electronics products and services supported by strong engineering and project management capabilities. Acteon’s companies are 2H Offshore, Aquatic, Claxton, Conductor Installation Services (CIS), Core Grouting Services, Fluke Engenharia, InterAct, InterMoor, J2 Subsea, Large Diameter Drilling (LDD), LM Handling, MENCK, Mirage Machines, NCS Survey, Offshore Installation Services (OIS), Probe Oil Tool, Pulse Structural Monitoring, Seatronics, Subsea Riser Products (SRP) and TEAM Energy Resources. For more information, visit www.acteon.com

About Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd is a global leader in the underwater acoustic industry. Characterised by exceptional engineering capabilities, the company supplies a worldwide customer base with products for search and recovery, marine engineering, security and surveillance, fisheries and various other underwater applications. Kongsberg Mesotech is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen, an international, knowledge-based group of 7500 employees that supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine and the defence and aerospace industries. For more information, visit www.kongsberg-mesotech.com

SOURCE: Seatronics Pte Ltd.

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