ASV Global to Demonstrate C-Worker 5 Autonomous Surface Vehicle at U.S Hydro 2017

Friday March 10th, 2017 TAGS: , , , ,

Broussard LA and Houston TX, March 9, 2017, ASV Global has announced it will be demonstrating its C-Worker 5 Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) at the U.S Hydro show in in Galveston, Texas March 20-23, 2017.

Designed, built, and operated by ASV Global, C-Worker 5 is the ideal platform to support construction and survey operations. The 5.5m ASV is designed for up to 7 days endurance at survey speeds of up to 7 knots, minimizing launch and recovery operations and increasing survey efficiency.

C-Worker 5 will be hosting a variety of equipment including a Renishaw Merlin LiDAR sensor, a Teledyne Reson Seabat T-20-P multi-beam echosounder, an Applanix POS MV, and HYPACK software. This selection of sensors will show C-Worker 5’s capabilities as a facilities surface and subsea survey platform and enable visitors to see the ASView® control system in action.

The vessel will be carrying out two separate demonstrations:

  • 10am, Tuesday March 21 visitors will be able to see C-Worker 5 surveying a stacked jack up drilling rig.
  • 1:30pm, Wednesday March 22 the C-Worker 5 can be seen surveying the Interstate 45 bridge between Galveston Island and the mainland.
  • Between demonstrations a dockside tour of the C-Worker 5 can also be arranged.

Visit ASV Global at booth #39 to secure your place at the demonstration or email brian.anderson@asvglobal.com to pre-book in advance.

ASV will also be hosting a happy hour during the demo on Wednesday 22nd.

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 their 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.

ASV Global is a world leading developer of autonomous vessel technology.  The company designs, builds and operates ASVs on a global basis. Products are available for lease and purchase along with comprehensive support and training packages. In just six years, ASV Global has produced more than 80 vehicles and developed more than 30 different payload packages.  The company has also converted numerous existing vessels to operate autonomously.  With offices in the USA, UK and Brazil, ASV’s 80+ employees support commercial, scientific, and military clients across the globe.  For more information, go to www.asvglobal.com.

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