Neptune has announced it has received an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) services contract from Woodside Energy Ltd.
The contract is for deep water AUV services to perform a pipeline route investigation survey on the Greater Enfield Development. The Greater Enfield Development is located approximately 40 km off the north-west coast of Australia and has a water depth of approximately 900 m.
Neptune will utilise its Bluefin 21 AUV survey platform to collect high resolution Multi Beam Echo sounder (MBES), Side Scan Sonar (SSS) and Sub Bottom Profiler (SBP) data. The survey will collate seabed and near seabed shallow geological information for engineering studies in support of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED).
Neptune CEO, Robin King, said: “The award of this project demonstrates Neptune’s commitment to providing clients with industry leading technological solutions, furthermore, the addition of AUV services to our range of IMR solutions further compliments our existing inspection and survey capabilities.”
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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