ABP Humber takes delivery of R2Sonic 2024 with integrated INS

16 October 2017

Swathe Services have recently delivered a complete multibeam sonar solution to the Hydrographic Department at Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber. After reviewing several systems and a series of challenging demonstrations Mike Abbey, Hydrographer Hydrographer to the Rivers Humber, Trent and Ouse, chose the Sonic 2024 with ultra-high resolution and raw water column options for their hydrographic survey vessel Humber Sounder.

ABP Humber, located at the Port of Hull, is both the UK's leading softwood timber port and is the focus of the Humber's burgeoning renewable energy sector. It also caters for containers, ferry travel and ro-ro vessels as well as a range of bulk commodities. The River Humber, which drains one fifth of the area of England, is one of the UK's most challenging areas in which to undertake Hydrographic survey operations.

James Williams, Managing Director of Swathe Services commented 'the technical demo was one of the toughest we have yet done. It amazes me how any sonar works in the turbid waters of the Humber River. However, the system we offered performed incredibly well under such difficult conditions and we were also able to test out the new impressive Ultra High Density and Pipeline Modes. The vessel setup and sonar mounting system has been so well designed by the port that we are running our next practical Hypack multi-beam training course at the ABP Humber facilities."

Associated British Ports
Ocean Gate
Atlantic Way
Southampton
Hants SO14 3QN
UK
T: +44 23 8060 8212
F: +44 23 8023 2991

Swathe Services
Unit 1 Calenick House
Truro Technology Park, Heron Way
Newham, Truro
Cornwall TR1 2XN
UK
T: +44 1872 275642
F: +44 5601 532564
W: www.swathe-services.com

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