Sonardyne gets positioning technology order from Ashtead

Ashtead Technology, a  subsea equipment specialist, has begun 2014 with an order for nearly £3 million ($4.9 M) worth of 6G acoustic positioning technology from Sonardyne International Ltd.

Sonardyne gets positioning technology order from Ashtead
Barry Cairns (Sonardyne) and Allan Pirie (Ashtead Technology) on the first day of Oceanology International 2014 in London.

Sonardyne’s Ranger 2 and Scout USBL positioning systems are designed for wide-ranging construction survey applications from ROV navigation to subsea structure installation. Their versatility combined with ease of use and reliability means that they are always in high demand in the offshore rental market. The inventory of Compatt 6 transponders ordered by Ashtead is being configured with a mix of Sound Velocity, Digiquartz and inclinometer sensors so that they are suitable for as many subsea applications as possible, including spoolpiece metrology.

Speaking at Oceanology International, Allan Pirie, CEO for Ashtead Technology said, “2013 saw non-stop global demand for 6G and this has continued into 2104. Investing further in 6G means that we are well stocked to support our global customers and reinforces our position as a leading subsea equipment rental provider.”

Barry Cairns, VP Europe and Africa said, “Ashtead Technology’s continued investment is a testament to the precision, versatility and cost-saving benefits of 6G and reflects the company’s commitment to providing its customers with the best available subsea technology.”

Press Release, March 11, 2014