Autonomous vessel technology developer, ASV Global, will demonstrate its C-Worker 5 Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) at the Ocean Business exhibition in Southampton from 4 to 6 April 2017.
Designed, built, and operated by ASV Global, C-Worker 5 is an ASV which supports construction and survey operations in combination with cutting-edge hydrographic, positioning and communication systems from leading manufacturers such as Kongsberg Maritime.
The 5.5m ASV is designed for up to seven day’s endurance at survey speeds of up to seven knots, minimising launch and recovery operations and increasing survey efficiency.
C-Worker 5 will be hosting a variety of Kongsberg Maritime systems during the demonstration, including EM2040P, Seapath 130, MicroPAP and Maritime Broadband Radio. Underwater positioning will be provided by Kongsberg Maritime’s cNODE transponders. This selection of sensors will show C-Worker 5’s capabilities as a survey and subsea positioning platform and enable visitors to see the ASView control system in action.
C-Worker 5 has a proven track record of reducing the cost of survey work, having carried out data collection in conditions up to sea state 5.
In 2016, survey company TerraSond used the C-Worker 5 alongside its survey vessel to run a major hydrographic survey in the Bering Sea region of Alaska. The C-Worker 5 collected 2,275 nautical line miles of side scan and multibeam data – 44% of the project total. Using the C-Worker 5 resulted in an on-site time saving of almost 25 days.
Visit ASV Global stand on stand U4 and Kongsberg Maritime on stand P2 at Ocean Business.
By Anne-Marie Causer