NCS gets two Gavia AUVs

January 28, 2013 - via Offshore

WESTHILL, UK – NCS Survey has taken delivery of two Gavia AUVs of the Offshore Surveyor series. Each AUV has a high-resolution side-scan sonar, multi-beam echo sounder, sub-bottom profiler, ultra-short baseline positioning system, long baseline, GPS, and inertial navigation.

NCS expects the new equipment will be used to provide ultra-high-resolution data for pipeline and platform inspections; scour monitoring surveys; cable and pipe route surveys; and offshore wind farm surveys. The vehicles are rated to 1,000 m (3,280 ft) and can operate in waters as shallow as 2 m (6½ ft).

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