Oceanology International, 11 - 13th March 2008,
ExCeL, London, Stand: 550
Subsea 7 receives MRU with serial number 5000 and orders more during OI 08 presentation
Martin Day, Subsea 7's Global Survey Manager, accepted the special MRU during a presentation on the Kongsberg Maritime stand at Oceanology International.
Kongsberg Seatex, the position reference systems division of Kongsberg Maritime
celebrated a significant achievement in the development of its Motion Reference
Unit - MRU today (March 11th 2008) by presenting Subsea 7, one of the
world's leading Subsea engineering and construction companies, with the MRU marked
Martin Day, Subsea 7's Global Survey Manager, accepted the special MRU during
a presentation on the Kongsberg Maritime stand at Oceanology International. Showing
the company's support for this almost industry standard system, an order for two
further units has been received from Subsea7.
Highly accurate observations
"Subsea 7 continues to be a major user of Kongsberg Seatex motion sensors. The
units are key components of our offshore positioning solutions and reliably provide
us with highly accurate observations together with the high data rates and low latency
functionality that we require," comments Mr. Day. "We are very pleased to accept
this milestone MRU, which will join the many others we have in the field, including
those recently installed onboard our new flagship deepwater pipelay vessels the
Seven Oceans & the Seven Seas."
Supports a diverse range of activities
Over many years Subsea 7 has purchased significant numbers of Kongsberg MRU-5s,
which are used to support a diverse range of activities including dynamic positioning,
helideck monitoring, surface and sub-surface positioning, attitude control and multibeam
survey. The latest generation MRU-5 systems will be integrated with Subsea 7 vessels'
Seapath and HiPAP systems to ensure optimal positioning accuracy and performance
on deepwater projects.
The Kongsberg Seatex MRU (Motion Reference Unit) utilises inertial navigation
grade accelerometers and several high-quality gyros to measure roll, pitch, yaw
and heave motion in marine applications such as motion compensation for multibeam
surveying, orientation and attitude measurements for AUVs/ROVs, hydroacoustic positioning
and ocean wave measurements.
"Subsea 7 continues to be a key customer for our MRU products so we are delighted
to present them with MRU serial number 5000 and even happier that they have placed
further orders," comments Iain Fullerton, Sales Manager - Underwater Navigation,
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. "Kongsberg Seatex continues to develop the MRU technology
and provides today a leading, state-of-the art range of solutions for this highly