Dutch Rijkswaterstaat Takes Delivery of Coda Octopus’ UIS
Coda Octopus Group, Inc. announced that the world-renowned survey department of Rijkswaterstaat in the Netherlands has just taken delivery of their first integrated Underwater Inspection System (UIS™) from Coda Octopus Products.
Rijkswaterstaat’s survey department, whose remit covers mainly inshore rivers and canals, plans to put their new UIS™ to a diverse range of applications including lock and dam inspections, canal floor debris evaluation work and also minimum clearance investigations above shipwrecks sited in and around shipping channels.
The improved and more accurate imaging delivered by the Echoscope® hits every target with 20 or 30 more pings than any other multibeam sonar, and gives thousands of returns at hundreds of different bearing angles. This step change in subsea imaging has already enabled Rijkswaterstaat to find dangerous underwater obstacles that have previously been missed by conventional multibeam sonars.
Stephen Auld, Managing Director of Coda Octopus Products Limited, commented, “We are delighted to be working with Rijkswaterstaat with our UIS™ and Echoscope® products and hope that this is the first of many instances over the next years where our equipment and services will prove useful to them in undertaking their very crucial role in maintaining the safety of the waterways of the Netherlands.”
Subsea World News Staff , April 18, 2012; Image: Coda Octopus