Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) is continuing to invest in its survey capability.

MRE has placed an order with Teledyne Marine for the RESON Seabat T51 multibeam echosounder as part of its refit of survey equipment onboard the Manor Brunel, the company’s permanently mobilised survey vessel.

“We are delighted that MRE have chosen to partner with Teledyne in order to upgrade their new vessel, the Manor Brunel,” commented Ed Cheesman of Teledyne Marine. “The T51 marks a real advance in multibeam technology offering high resolution data across a wide swath using a dedicated 800kHz array.”

Engineering upgrades

The Manor Brunel has undergone a series of engineering upgrades at the Manor Marine yard in Portland, Dorset in addition to the installation of a suite of hydrographic survey technology from Teledyne Marine.

MRE’s RESON Seabat T51 multibeam echosounder order will enable the company to acquire high-resolution bathymetric data. The order also included an E20 singlebeam echosounder, SVP70 sound velocity probe and an upgrade to the vessel’s Applanix POS MV Wavemaster Inertial Navigation System. The installation of the T51, due to take place in December, completes the upgrade to the Manor Brunel.

Alex Richards, survey manager at MRE, said: “This investment in the department is a bold statement for the company; the introduction of a high specification, dedicated survey platform to the market will enable MRE to further extend its range of services to the industry.”

By Rebecca Jeffrey