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UTEC Survey Enhances GAVIA AUV

05 April 2011

UTEC Survey has completed a system acceptance test (SAT) of a sub-bottom profiler module for the GAVIA AUV.

With the addition of the adapted Teledyne Benthos Chirp III system, the enhanced GAVIA AUV now provides a comprehensive, pre-engineering survey capability particularly suited to subsea pipeline, umbilical and cable route surveys.

Trevor Hughes, Director, Sales and Marketing at the company said: "The ability to provide a full pre-engineering route survey capability from a modular, easily transportable AUV system demonstrates UTEC's commitment to providing a truly global geophysical service, in shallow to medium water depths, deployable from any suitable cost-effective vessel of opportunity.

The GAVIA AUV's design allows the end-user to attach an individual sensor package or a combination of packages, including multi-beam (MBES), side-scan (SSS) or sub-bottom profiler (SBP). These sensors, combined with a state-of-the-art inertial navigation module, provide a highly accurate, efficient and stable work platform that delivers unmatched data quality.