Unique Maritime Group Delivers Two Echoscope 3D Sonars to DI-MEDCO (UAE)
Unique Maritime Group, one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers announced that they have recently delivered two Echoscope 3D Sonars to DI-MEDCO, a joint venture between Dredging International and Middle East Dredging Company for the planned shore protection and harbour construction works of two artificial islands.
The Echoscope, produced by CodaOctopus Products, is a unique sonar capable of producing real-time 3D imagery, enabling the operators of visualise underwater activity in 3D even in zero visibility conditions. This latest delivery adds to Dredging International’s existing pool of Echoscope systems, further enabling them to increase the efficiency of their operations.
Gareth Simpson, Sales Manager for CodaOctopus Products, said “We are delighted that Dredging International have decided to expand their pool of Echoscope systems; we’re also very pleased that Unique Maritime Group have invested in training for their personnel, allowing them to offer excellent support services in the region.”
Dirk Draulans, Project Manager at Dredging International, commented “The procurement of the Echoscopes compliments our underwater operations, they shall provide us with enhanced operational efficiency, they shall further strengthen our safety systems and enable us to meet the challenge of delivering a complex, fast track project.”
Ian Huggins, General Manager of Unique System FZE commented “Unique System has been promoting this technology for some time and more recently there has been an increase in orders with multiple clients in the region, we believe this is due to the tangible benefits that these systems provide the customer. We will continue to provide personnel who are qualified in these systems in order that we can provide local support”.
Dredging Today Staff, March 1, 2012; Image: Unique Maritime Group