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AUV NEWS: C- Surveyor III AUV Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico Delivery

Posted on 27.09.2006 - 10:05 EDT in AUV NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links

C- Surveyor III AUV Scheduled for Gulf of Mexico DeliveryC & C Technologies, Inc. (Lafayette, LA, USA), the worldwide leader in deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations, recently announced delivery of its third AUV, C-Surveyor III, scheduled for October of 2007.C & C and Kongsberg Maritime recently performed sea trails and installed C & C's latest version of its "Advanced Survey Payload" in Norway.

C & C plans on using the C-Surveyor III, in addition to C-Surveyor II, to perform deepwater Gulf of Mexico AUV surveys. Thomas Chance, CEO of C & C Technologies, commented, "Although adding a second AUV to the Gulf of Mexico market will provide greater capacity than needed, the additional vehicle will allow us to promptly service our domestic clients."

The new 4500-meter C-Surveyor III AUV is modeled after C & C's existing state-of-the-art AUVs, C-Surveyor I & II, and will include a multibeam echosounder, chirp side scan sonar, chirp sub-bottom profiler, CTD system and a methane detector. The Edgetech DW106 sub-bottom profiler on board will be customized with narrow transmit and receive beams to permit significantly deeper seabed penetration.In addition to the sub-bottom profiler, a customized Dynamically Focused (DF) sidescan sonar system will be installed to provide five times more resolution than traditional systems.

Today, C & C is the undisputed worldwide leader in commercial deepwater AUV operations with market share in excess of 70 percent.Over the last five years, C & C has completed 143 AUV projects in 4 continents for 48 different clients.The C-Surveyor I & IITM AUVs have surveyed more than 73,000 line-km worldwide for the oil and gas industry, government agencies and academic research groups.

September 26, 2006


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