Forum Subsea Rentals orders acoustic positioning systems from Sonardyne

Offshore staff

HOUSTON Forum Subsea Rentals, a subsidiary of Forum Energy Technologies Inc., has placed a multi-million-dollar equipment order with subsea technology provider, Sonardyne International.

Some of the equipment ordered will deployed within Forum’s global rental pool, however the majority is committed to secured field development projects in West Africa and North Africa.

Included in the order are multiple Ranger 2 GyroUSBL acoustic positioning systems which combine the company’s 6G acoustic positioning transceiver technology and a Lodestar AHRS sensor in the same mechanical assembly. 

Richard Main, operations and global asset manager for Forum Subsea Rentals, said: “Our continued investment in new products is essential to ensure the long-term reliability and dependability of the Forum Subsea Rentals global fleet. Even given the downturn in the industry, demand for Sonardyne 6G equipment remains high and this further investment in the technology will ensure that we are well placed to meet our customers’ requirements and position us well when the market recovers.”

Alan MacDonald, sales manager for Sonardyne, commented: “Forum Subsea Rentals has long been a rental supplier of Sonardyne equipment and we’re delighted with the continued demand for 6G to support important field development projects. This latest investment demonstrates continued commitment to providing its customers with the best available and lowest risk subsea technology for all their survey and construction campaigns.”


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