Sonar added to ASV for offshore surveying

Autonomous Surface Vehicle with sonar AVIC IET’s Autonomous Surface Vehicle with Coda Octopus’ Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar. Credit: Coda Octopus

Coda Octopus has successfully integrated its Echoscope4G Surface real-time 3D sonar on AVIC IET’s Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) to enable easier offshore surveying.

For the first time, China-based offshore wind contractor AVIC IET will be able to autonomously control their vehicle and the Echoscope4G Surface with its integrated Pan and Tilt rotator (IPT), to survey subsea structures, monopiles, and cables on offshore wind farms.

The Echoscope series is a key sensor for offshore wind projects, where it is used for the real-time visualisation and tracking of multiple tasks including cable pull-in operations, touch down point monitoring and performing the pre and post installation survey and remediation work.

Offshore wind energy is a rapidly expanding industry with China leading on investments in this market. BloombergNEF recently stated that in 2018 China invested around US11.4bn in 13 offshore wind energy projects in China.

Other products

Coda Octopus will next launch the Echoscope4G C500 Surface, which is specifically targeted to the autonomous surface vehicle market and is designed to be Coda Octopus’ lightest and smallest real time 3D volumetric sonar.

The company recently launched the Survey Engine Automatic Object Detection Package (SEADP), designed to automatically identify, measure, and records boulders on the seafloor and significantly streamline initial geophysical site investigations. SEADP will typically be used on wind farm cable route and site surveys.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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