New Custom BlueView Sonar for Tracking and Mapping of Pipelines and Subsea Structures

August 31, 2010 - via BlueView

Subsea 7, one of the world's leading subsea engineering and construction companies has chosen BlueView Technologies to provide the acoustic imaging systems for its new line of Autonomous Inspection Vehicles (AIVs). Under this agreement, BlueView will deliver both forward looking navigation and tracking sonar as well as ultra-high resolution MicroBathymetry sonar for three dimensional tracking and mapping of pipelines.

Jim Jamieson, Subsea 7 AIV project team leader commented, "BlueView's extensive experience with ROV and AUV acoustic imaging systems and their demonstrated ability to quickly deliver exactly the solution we need were important factors in our decision."

"The deployment of autonomous systems is growing within the offshore oil and gas industry and BlueView is uniquely poised to meet the new challenges. We are very excited to be selected by Subsea 7, and their AIV project dovetails nicely with our current ultra deepwater systems development. BlueView is focused on delivering next-generation acoustic inspection capabilities for pipelines and subsea structures centered around our laser-like acoustic MicroBathymetry systems" said Lee Thompson, BlueView Technologies CEO/CTO.

BlueView is the leader in multibeam imaging sonar technology with more than 450 installed systems worldwide. BlueView Technologies' advanced imaging sonar are currently deployed on AUVs, ROVs, surface vehicles, fixed position, and portable platforms, and have been adopted by leading manufacturers and service providers to support mission critical operations. BlueView customers enjoy a low cost of ownership with reliable operation, exceptional service, in-person training, extensive online information, and worldwide after-sale support.

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