Sonardyne International Ltd., UK, has announced that Subsea Technology and Rentals Ltd (STR) has become the first company to invest in their new ‘Syrinx’ Doppler Velocity Log (DVL).
The order for two 4,000 metre depth rated units was placed at the recent Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton in response to demands from STR’s customers for a DVL, the company noted.
Syrinx differs from other DVLs through its use of fully linear signal processing, low noise electronics and adaptive bottom lock. These features enable Syrinx to operate at altitudes over 50 percent higher than conventional 600 kHz DVLs with the high resolution performance of a 1200 kHz DVL, Sonardyne explained.
Syrinx can be employed as a standalone DVL, as part of an integrated navigation system, or perform both functions at once, allowing both vehicle pilots and survey teams to simultaneously share the output from Syrinx.
Barry Cairns, VP Sonardyne Europe and Africa said, “STR trust our solutions and our ability to deliver high performance underwater navigation technology that is always a step-ahead of its rivals. Although our Syrinx DVL was launched just a few weeks ago, STR has been quick to realise the technical and commercial advantages it offers.”
Speaking during the Ocean Business event, Scott Johnstone, Managing Director for Subsea Technology and Rentals commented, “We have been working with Sonardyne for around 20 years now. We consider their technology low risk and are excited about being the first company in the world to offer Syrinx DVLs to rent.”
He added, “We’re now able to source even more of our subsea navigation technology from one company which equates to obvious service and support advantages for us. We anticipate great demand for our Syrinx DVLs in the subsea construction market once we take delivery of them later this year.”