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JUN 2018

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www.sea-technology.com June 2018 | ST 13 metric pulse, the wide field of view and volume of data generated by this unique technology make it well suited to autonomous operation, including assessment, identifi- cation and classification of unknown objects by autono- mous underwater and surface vehicles. The world of subsea engineering will always be chal- lenging, but with the right approach, equipment and ability to visualize operations in real time and 3D, the challenges can be managed and reduced to acceptable levels. The new Echoscope 4G Surface is an example of how Coda Octopus will continue to innovate and devel- op both hardware and software to continue to be at the forefront of subsea engineering and survey operations. ST such as Van Oord and SGTM-STFA, have reported sig- nificant project success using the Echoscope. Van Oord has deployed it on a Kuwait National Petroleum Co. proj- ect to construct a port and breakwater. The breakwater was armored with 24,000 Core-Loc concrete blocks, and the Echoscope real-time 3D sonar was mounted on the installation excavator to provide imaging of each block. Productivity rates of up to 200 blocks per day were re- ported by Van Oord. On the Port of Safi project in Mo- rocco, the operator SGTM-STFA installed three separate Echoscope systems on wire crawler cranes. By removing the requirement to use divers to monitor the blocks un- derwater, it was able to work 24-hr. shifts, thereby tri- pling the productivity rate on the site. Future Developments The launch of the new Echoscope 4G Surface is an im- portant milestone for Coda Octopus, and we continue to innovate our products with the aim of standardizing real-time 3D solutions in the subsea market for various applications and different price points. The unique volu- Richard Adams joined Coda Octopus Products Ltd. in 2014 and is now the sales director. He looks after the European, African and Asian mar- kets. "The world of subsea engineering will always be challenging, but with the right approach, equipment and ability to visualize operations in real time and 3D, the challenges can be managed and reduced to acceptable levels."

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