Survey: UK Port Authorities continue to choose SeaBat
Posted on 14.08.2007 - 10:00 EDT in CONTRACT AWARDS by Rons_ROV_Links
SeaBat 8125 for PD Ports, Teesport
RESON is pleased to announce two new SeaBat multibeam sonar contracts within the UK Ports & Harbour sector, following previous sales to Bristol, London, Tyne and Barrow.
PD Ports, Teesport has launched its new survey vessel the “Tees Navigator”,
complete with a RESON SeaBat 8125 shallow water multibeam sonar and RESON SVP sound velocity sensors. As part of the integrated solution, RESON also supplied PD Teesport with an Applanix POS MV 320.
PD Ports, Teesport is the second largest port in the UK (based on annual tonnage handled), and with the planned “Northern Gateway” deep sea container project is set to expand further with an ever increasing Hydrographic survey works programme. The investment in the new launch and multibeam sonar will play a vital role in supporting this, and strengthening the in-house capabilities of the busy Conservancy Department, enabling them to manage the river as a complete asset.
Andrew Ridley - Conservancy Operations Manager, PD Ports, Teesport comments: “We are extremely pleased with the performance of the SeaBat 8125, and the survey data we have gathered already is excellent. Having a multibeam system of this quality now not only allows us to provide detailed 100% survey coverage for continued safe navigation and dredging support, but additionally the unmatched depth resolution allows us to perform a multitude of vital remote conservancy tasks - from Quay wall and wreck inspection to repair & intervention and recovery work.” Peel Ports purchase SeaBat 8125 and PDS2000
Peel Ports has purchased a complete RESON Hydrographic sonar and software system, including a SeaBat 8125 high resolution multibeam sonar system, a NaviSound 620 single beam echosounder, SVP sound velocity sensors and RESON’s complete PDS2000 survey acquisition and processing & charting software. Peel Ports will also be using an Applanix POS MV 320.
The system will be installed on Peel Ports new twin hulled survey vessel and will be used for a wide variety of high resolution survey and inspection work across the groups north west operations, namely Liverpool, Manchester, Heysham and Clydeport. Installation and acceptance is scheduled for September 2007.