The hybrid AUV/ROV is equipped as a containerized spread to transform any vessel of opportunity into a survey and inspection platform in less than 18 hours. This allows deepwater assets and offshore wind operators to reduce their costs, risks, and carbon footprint.
Neil Manning, COO of 3D at Depth, said: “The hybrid AUV/ROV coupled with 3D at Depth’s patented SL Subsea LiDAR laser with remote sensing technology adds an extra layer of measurement and repeatability.”
The 3,000 m (9,842 ft)-rated dual-hull system features an inertial navigation package with fixed offsets to the sensor payload, which includes 3D at Depth’s SL3 LiDAR laser, ultra-high resolution multibeam echosounder, side scan sonar, multiple camera and light solutions, and a methane leak detection sensor.
The sensor payload is fully integrated with customized electronics and software that allows the Sabertooth to act as one tool, enable one set-up, and ultimately require one mobilization for multiple survey deliverables, the company said.