Ashtead Technology, a global subsea equipment solutions specialist, has secured an exclusive sales distribution agreement with Sound Metrics Corporation for the sale of DIDSON and ARIS imaging sonar systems to the oil and gas market in the UK and Singapore regions.
The DIDSON and ARIS products are unique ultra high-definition imaging sonar systems, for critical detailed inspection and identification projects. The leading edge systems can be deployed from vessels, ROVs, AUVs and used by divers in various industries including, oil and gas, military, search & rescue, hydro-energy, exploration, dam & bridge construction and maintenance.
Commercial director of Ashtead Technology, Tim Sheehan, said: “We continually seek to provide our global customers with the very best technology and our partnership with Sound Metrics further strengthens our product sales portfolio, offering customers the very latest in sonar imaging, backed by 24/7 support through our technicians and global equipment rental pool.”
“These Sound Metrics systems provide higher resolution images than anything else currently on the market and can be used on specialist offshore projects. We’ve recognised a significant increase in requests for this level of sonar system in recent months as more of our customers become aware of the advantages of using this advanced technology in the subsea environment.”
Joe Burch, President of Sound Metrics, stated: “We are extremely excited about this new relationship with Ashtead Technology and look forward to a highly successful and mutually beneficial future for both companies. The Ashtead Technology name is recognized worldwide for providing quality services and equipment. We’re proud to now have the Sound Metrics name and product range associated with the Ashtead brand.”
Press Release, June 30, 2014