- Published: 28 July 2020 28 July 2020
Sonardyne Asia has been selected by PDE Offshore Corporation to support its work on wind farm construction projects offshore Taiwan. The company has ordered a Mini-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system and Wideband Sub-Mini 6+ (WSM 6+) transponder/responders to accurately track the position its underwater equipment, which includes a seabed frame used to guide geotechnical corers.
The Mini-Ranger 2 will be installed and operated from PDE Offshore’s 72-metre long survey vessel MV Geo Energy, which is scheduled to spend this summer working in the Taiwan Strait, evaluating proposed locations for turbine foundations. Mini-Ranger 2 is built around Sonardyne’s 6G hardware and Wideband 2 digital acoustic technology platforms. At its heart is HPT 3000, a surface-deployed USBL transceiver optimised for performance in shallow water, as well as high elevation and long lay back operating scenarios and data telemetry.