Seatronics, an Acteon company, and its Norwegian partner, RTS, have secured a contract to supply six Gen 5 multiplexer systems to Bibby Remote Intervention Ltd. (BRIL).
The Gen 5 is a versatile survey multiplexer system, offering high quality communication links and 850W of power capacity subsea. The system enables a complete survey spread including dual head multibeam echosounder, sidescan sonar and sub bottom profiler, inertial navigation system, 2D real time sonar and up to 3 HD cameras all to be run over one single mode fibre simply with the addition of a 110vac power supply from the remote operated vehicle (ROV). Additional features such as PPS timing subsea and diagnostics on each channel with a 3000 m rated titanium bottle as standard made this a good choice for BRIL’s requirements.
The first two systems are already in operation onboard the Toisa Warrior where they are being employed to provide a 2.5 Gbps link per HD channel for a high definition camera inspection of a caisson for BRIL’s client Nexen UK.
Mark Wood, operations director, Bibby Remote Intervention, said, “This is a significant purchase. I am convinced that the new multiplexers will help us get the most from our fleet of work class ROVs.”
Phil Middleton, operations manager, Seatronics Ltd., added, “We are delighted to be supporting and working with BRIL in supplying the Gen 5 Multiplexers enabling their growing fleet of ROVs to interface the very latest range of survey instruments to perform duties including pipeline, platform and subsea structure inspection and construction support.”
Adapted from press release by David Bizley
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