Ashtead Technology Takes Delivery of OCTANS NANO from iXBlue

Global subsea equipment specialist Ashtead Technology, headquartered in Aberdeen, has taken delivery of the new advanced OCTANS NANO system from leading navigation, positioning and mapping solutions experts iXBlue.

Ashtead Technology is the first company to offer the advanced OCTANS NANO system on a rental basis globally, launching the innovative product in conjunction with iXBlue on 24th/25th July at its Aberdeen facility.

This latest delivery follows an investment of more than £3 million ($5.1 million) with iXBlue to support current and future demand throughout our global facilities in Aberdeen, Houston and Singapore for superior market leading subsea equipment.

The OCTANS NANO is the smallest and most adept state-of-the-art 4000m depth rated attitude and heading reference system on the market.  Based on the tried and tested Octans technology, the NANO delivers fast and reliable navigation grade heading, roll and pitch in harsh subsea environments.

iXBlue’s expertise in fibre optic gyroscopes and underwater acoustic technology enables Ashtead Technology to offer underwater positioning solutions capable of high operational performance even in the most extreme conditions.

Olivier Cervantes, iXBlue’s VP of EMEA and LATA sales and marketing said: “The OCTANS NANO offers an outstanding performance solution, with rugged titanium housing. Delivering superior robust performance, the equipment offers fast and reliable navigation in the subsea environment.”

Tim Sheehan, commercial director of Ashtead Technology said: “This delivery continues our strategy of supporting our customers through investing in the most advanced products available. Our customers trust the reliability and performance of our iXBlue inertial and navigation products and we are delighted to be working with iXBlue in launching the OCTANS NANO, for which we foresee strong market demand.”

Press Release, July 21, 2014

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