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Unique Group invests in Sonardyne’s technologies

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A leading integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider, Unique Group, is bringing the advantages of Sonardyne International Ltd’s new Fusion 2 and 6+ underwater survey and positioning technologies to its global customer base following orders worth in excess of £1 million.

Unique Group’s orders, announced Tuesday 5 February on the opening day of Subsea Expo, in Aberdeen, will see multiple copies of Sonardyne’s Fusion 2 Long BaseLine (LBL) and INS operating platform and a large number of the latest Compatt 6+ seabed transponders and ROVNav 6+ vehicle-mounted transceivers distributed across Unique’s key operational bases.

Fusion 2 builds on Sonardyne’s four decades of experience supplying LBL solutions to most of the world’s major oil and gas field developments globally. With Fusion 2, Unique Group’s customers will have access to a single software environment in which their surveyors can perform all of their LBL, SPRINT INS and INS aided LBL operations. The software includes the ability to seamlessly switch between modes, as required, and remote access for onshore teams. Together with Sonardyne’s latest 6+ in-water hardware and new Wideband 3 signal protocol, Fusion 2 will speed up projects, through faster combined telemetry and range updates, and enable real-time INS-aided LBL SLAM operations, all with less equipment and fewer interfaces.

Unique Group, which is headquartered in the UAE and has offices in Aberdeen, Rotterdam, Saudi Arabia, Houston, Mumbai, Cape Town and Singapore, has also ordered Sonardyne’s GyroCompatt 6 positioning transponders, which offer operators real-time positioning and motion data from one small, versatile and robust instrument.

Speaking at Subsea Expo, Edd Moller, Global Business Manager – Construction Survey, said, “Launched in November, Fusion 2 is our fastest, most capable survey and construction software system yet, with simple set up, easy to use workflows and an intuitive and flexible user interface. With this significant order for Fusion 2 and our Compatt 6+ and ROVNav 6+ hardware, Unique is demonstrating its confidence as an early adopter in our software and hardware systems. We are equally confident Unique’s customers will see the benefits of both.”

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