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Undersea Positioning Scopes Help Place Concrete Structures

The Echoscopes allow precise positioning of 10-ton blocks on the seabed, without the presence of divers.

The Echoscopes allow precise positioning of 10-ton blocks on the seabed, without the presence of divers.

CodaOctopus Products has made an agreement with Van Oord to deliver Coda Echoscopes™ for deployment on various underwater construction projects.

Two of three Echoscopes have already been delivered for their Middle East operations. In an interesting new application, the systems assist crane operators to correctly position massive 10 ton blocks (Accropodes™) on the seabed, 7.5 meters (25 feet) below the surface of the water.

In trials, the Coda Echoscope enabled operators to interlock these specialized Accropode blocks significantly faster than conventional technology allows, and with considerably less risk, as it removes the need to use divers to position the concrete blocks. The real-time 3D information provided by the Coda Echoscope allows operators to work with a high level of accuracy based on visualization to extremely high resolution.

Jason Reid, Coda Octopus Group President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “These deployments open up a large and strategically important market for CodaOctopus as a commercial supplier to marine construction projects. We could not be more pleased to be working with Van Oord, which is one of the most highly respected dredging and marine contractors in the world.”

Accropode is a registered trademark of SOGREAH.

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