Ashtead to launch new subsea navigation tool in Aberdeen

 

Tim Sheehan, Commercial Director, Ashtead Technology
Tim Sheehan, Commercial Director, Ashtead Technology

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, officialy launching the innovative product in conjunction with iXBlue on 24and 25 July at its Aberdeen facility.

This latest delivery follows an investment of more than £3 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.

 Tim Sheehan, Commercial Director, 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.”

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