MacArtney Singapore has recently delivered a TRIAXUS ROTV with customised sensor payload to the Chinese Academy of Science for oceanographic research projects in the South China Sea.
The Chinese Academy of Science, via MacArtney agent Geo Marine Technology, has purchased the first TRIAXUS ROTV to be utilised aboard CAS research vessels in the South China Sea.
This milestone sale of the MacArtney TRIAXUS ROTV is the first of its kind to enter the Chinese Ocean Science market and forecasts a future need for ROTV facilitated research in this region.
The TRIAXUS ROTV system for CAS includes a TRIAXUS E Vehicle, TRIAXUS Topside Unit, a MERMAC S20 Winch, inclusive of 3000 m of Electro-Optic Tow Cable with Subsea termination and a Focal combined electro-optical slip ring. The TRIAXUS sensor payload consists of a Teledyne RDI Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, SeaBird 911 CTD including a Dissolved Oxygen sensor and a WETLabs ECO Fluorometer providing a full payload for oceanographic research.
With the sea acceptance test completed in September 2018, the TRIAXUS is now in full operation.
“This sale has marked a significant milestone for MacArtney as we delivered the first TRIAXUS ROTV into the Chinese oceanographic research market. The TRIAXUS is a robust and versatile piece of marine observation technology and we feel confident that this sale will lead to further sales within this emerging market,” said Steen Frejo managing director of Asia Pacific Operations.