UTEC Survey, Veripos sign offshore positioning services contract
UTEC Survey, one of the world’s largest independent survey organisations, has awarded Veripos an exclusive three-year contract for provision of high-precision GNSS positioning services in support of global offshore operations via UTEC’s offices located around the world including: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, Singapore, UAE, UK and the US.
Under the terms of the agreement, Veripos will continue to supply UTEC Survey with its full range of proprietary services including its latest Apex2 and Ultra2 Precise Point Positioning services using both GPS and GLONASS data to remove or mitigate errors. Both provide decimetre-level accuracies using seven geostationary communication satellites to ensure continuous availability and service redundancy for the broadcast of the correction data. Also included in the deal is the provision of integrated mobile receivers and specialist monitoring software.
The new contract represents a continuation of the close working relationship between UTEC Survey and Veripos which originally began in 2006. Since then, according to Stephen Browne, Veripos Executive Vice-President – Commercial: “The relationship has continued to develop into a long-standing and mutually beneficial collaboration for both companies as part of their respective contributions to the worldwide oil and gas offshore industry.”
UTEC provides a wide range of survey services including offshore positioning and construction support, geophysical and AUV surveys, geotechnical sampling and consulting services to the oil, gas and energy industries.