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C-Worker transponder calibration trials a success

4th June 2014 - 06:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The C-Worker unmanned surface vehicle (USV) developed by ASV has completed a seabed transponder calibration trial in the Gulf of Mexico, the company reported on 3 June.

The trial, which was conducted in rough conditions with 2.5m waves, saw the C-Worker ASV successfully carry out a seabed transponder calibration in 1300m deep waters.

The C-Worker USV is being developed to meet the requirements of the oil and gas sector. Released in February, the 6m vehicle is designed to conduct subsea positioning, surveying and environmental monitoring without the need of a ship on station or sea-bed anchoring.

Brian Anderson, technical sales manager, ASV, said: ‘This unique unmanned capability could save the oil and gas industry millions of dollars. The proven ability to conduct precise subsea positioning in challenging conditions, broadens the possible applications for C-Worker.’
ASV has completed the build of a second C-Worker with sea trials now taking place in the UK.

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