New Module for NaviPac from EIVA and Subsea 7

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EIVA has launched a new module for the offshore navigation solution NaviPac, developed in close collaboration with Subsea 7.

The Bundle Monitor module has undergone numerous field tests in connection with the offshore transportation and installation of a pre-assembled six-kilometer pipeline bundle.

EIVA has further developed the NaviPac navigation software solution with a module dedicated to the navigation of particularly large structures at sea. An example of such is the offshore solution specialist Subsea 7’s Pipeline Bundle.

The new Bundle Monitor module results from a close collaboration with Subsea 7 in connection with its Controlled Depth Tow Method (CDTM). The module will play a key role during CDTM operations, providing a comprehensive and precise overview of all relevant data, the company explained.

“Monitoring and positioning of pipeline bundles through the stages of launch, tow, parking and installation are some of the most complex and high profile tasks undertaken by our Survey teams, and Integrated Navigation package is a critical component. The successful implementation and deployment of the bundle monitoring module marks a key milestone in our collaboration with EIVA as a software partner,” said David Yule, Subsea 7 Survey Software Manager, Life-of-Field.

“The length of the pipeline bundle exceeds any other project in which our software has been employed. However, developing the new module was a rather simple task, as it was a matter of applying the proven technology of existing NaviPac features to dedicated presentation forms,” said Ole Kristensen, EIVA Software Manager.

Being able to monitor a long subsea object’s position in the water as with the Bundle Monitor module would also bring value to 2D seismic operations, according to Ole Kristensen:

“We believe that this technology will benefit our customers through other, similar solutions, tailored to specific setups such as 2D seismic surveys.”

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