The EM 710 system will be fitted to the multipurpose support vessel Skandi Bergen, a DP II vessel. System delivery is set for May 2008 and the transducers will be fitted into the hull during the summer. Currently shipyard and hull installation have not been decided for this new addition to the DOF Subsea Norway fleet. The order confirms the company's strong commitment to the Survey/ Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) market.
The multipurpose support vessel Skandi Bergen selected for the new 0.5 x 1 degree high resolution EM 710 multibeam echosounder.
The first two EM 710 systems are installed on onboard the vessels Geosund and Geograf.
About EM 710
The EM 710 multibeam echosounder is a high to very high resolution seabed mapping system capable of meeting all relevant survey standards. The system configuration can be tailored to the user's requirement, allowing for choice of beam widths as well as transmission modes. The minimum survey depth is from less than 3 meters below the transducers, and the maximum depth is approximately 2000 meters.