Bibby HydroMap Showcases d'ROP with PanGeo's SBI

Posted 11 November 2015

Bibby HydroMap has invited key clients and prospects to witness demonstrations with their survey ROV d'ROP equipped with PanGeo’s SBI (Sub Bottom Imager).

As a dedicated survey ROV,d’ROP was launched earlier this year  and has been performing trials with a number of cable locating systems before being mobilised to a project on board Bibby HydroMap’s 27m catamaran Bibby Athena. The d’ROP has been designed to offer a remotely operated survey platform capable of operating effectively and cost efficiently in dynamic marine environments, whilst accommodating various survey sensors, including the PanGeo SBI.

Originally designed for operation from predominantly work-class ROVs, the PanGeo SBI provides a real-time 3D grid view of the sub seabed,accurately imaging pipelines, cables, umbilicals, concrete mattresses, ferrous and non-ferrous UXO’s and other buried objects. One key benefit of the PanGeo system over traditional pulse-induction technology is that the cable can remain in service throughout survey operations, resulting in a significant cost-saving for the operator.

Equipped with a PanGeo Sub-Bottom Imager (SBI), the d’ROP has already successfully acquired depth of burial data on a 175km cable length in UK waters. The trials were performed over a very challenging section of seabed dominated by sand waves up to 4m in height, as well as large sections of rock protection. d’ROP Team Leader Colin Burke comments:

“The efficiency and capability of d’ROP when combined with the data quality of the SBI has produced fantastic results so far. From Bibby Athena, the d’ROP has worked successfully in up to 3.5 knots of tide, acquiring up to 40km/day, which is impressive considering the size of vessel.”

CEO of PanGeo Subsea Bernie Morrison, comments:

"PanGeo is delighted to be involved with Bibby Hydromap on this project. Our joint aim was always to provide a high resolution but cost efficient survey solution for clients and we are pleased to see that this is now happening.”

The trials will take place from 17th-19th November, in Lowestoft, UK. To register your interest in attending or suggest a trial location, please register here. 

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