Recently EM 710 multibeam echosounders have been sold to Acergy AS, Marin Mätteknik
AB, Geoconsult AS and The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment.
Acergy new build the "Acergy Viking".
A high resolution EM 710 system has been purchased by Acergy AS for use in the
North Sea. The EM 710 system will be fitted to the new build vessel "Acergy Viking".
Scheduled for delivery in May 2007, the transducers will be fitted to the hull
of the vessel.
This new addition to the Acergy fleet, currently under construction at Norwegian
shipyard Flekkefjord Slipp & Maskinfabrikk AS, confirms the company’s strong commitment
to the Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) market in the North Sea where they
currently operate the "Acergy Petrel" and the "Normand Mermaid".
Acergy are a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor specialising
in the worldwide offshore oil and gas industry.
Marin Mätteknik AB
The hydrographic research vessel M/V "Franklin" owned by Marin Mätteknik AB.
The Oceanographic and Hydrographic Research Vessel M/V "Franklin", owned by Marin
Mätteknik AB of Sweden, is to be fitted with a gondola mounted EM 710, with delivery
in January 2007. This order follows two contracts for EM 3002 dual head systems (now available as the EM 2040)
fitted to their survey vessels "M/V Triad" and "Ping".
Established in 1976, Marin Mätteknik AB is a Swedish company located in Gothenburg,
specialising in delivering high resolution bathymetry data. The company offers a
wide range of high resolution technical solutions for seafloor and sub bottom mapping.
Geoconsult AS has placed a new order worth 18mill NOK for delivery of one EM
122 1x2, one SBP 120 6 degree and for two EM 710 0.5x1 systems. The first EM 710
is for delivery in December 2006, while the rest of the package will be delivered
The equipment will be installed in a gondola on Geoconsult's newly acquired vessel,
Geoconsult is a well known and highly skilled survey company located on the western-coast
of Norway, 8 km outside Bergen. The company was established in 1979 by Hans M. Gravdal.
Today Geoconsult has access to 17 vessels through the sister company Geoshipping
Norwegian Defence Research Establishment
HU "Sverdrup II" owned by The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI).
The Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) will replace the existing
EM 1002 on the HU "Sverdrup II" for an EM 710, 0.5 x 1.0 degree system. The transducers
will be blister mounted in the vessel's hull, with delivery of the equipment scheduled
for March 2007.
FFI is a leading world-class defence technology centre and is the prime institution
responsible for defence-related research in Norway. Located at Kjeller, 2 km north
of Lillestrøm and 25 km from Oslo, they also have a research unit in Horten.