Tritech has provided two of their high technology products to The Underwater Centre, Fort William, to assist in subsea training.
During a recent visit to the deep-water training site, Tritech Product Line Managers, Ben Grant and Andrew Seaton, presented The Underwater Centre with a Super SeaPrince DST sonar - Tritech's survey, observation and light class ROV sonar and a Seanet SCU - (Surface Control Unit) Processor. The Super SeaPrince sonar will be fitted to one of the Centre's Seaeye Falcon ROV Class II vehicle.
Tritech's sonar and SCU will be fully exercised in the subsea training and development of ROV pilot technicians as they develop their flying skills, in the open-water conditions at the Centre's purpose-built facilities. Tritech supports the expert training provided at the Centre and is encouraged that students will have access to modern equipment known and accepted as an industry standard throughout the world.
As a commercial diver and ROV pilot technician training facility, The Underwater Centre fully supports industry testing and subsea trials. Working with the Centre, Tritech recently trialled the very latest in its subsea technologies, including the newest edition to the SeaKing range, due for launch mid-2010.
Paul Bury, Head of ROV Operations and Training, The Underwater Centre, commented: "The demand for highly skilled ROV pilots is still very high and at The Underwater Centre we provide industry relevant training, meaning our students can use the knowledge gleaned from the course to go straight into a subsea post. Our success as a world class subsea training facility is based on a number of factors - our location and natural facilities, our expert tuition and our industry standard equipment. This donation from Tritech is a fantastic addition to the Centre and will allow us to continue to train the very best ROV pilots and technicians."
Malcolm Johnston, Sales & Marketing Manager, Tritech, commented: "Providing the Underwater Centre with this equipment has ensured that students new to the industry are experienced with industry standard products. The Centre's extensive facilities are invaluable for subsea trials and continue to be an ideal arena for Tritech's products to be tried and tested."