NORBIT Subsea specialises in ultra-compact wideband multibeam sonars for subsea and surface platforms.

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PD Ports chooses NORBIT Multibeam Technology

NORBIT Subsea is proud to announce the supply of an iWBMS (Integrated Wideband Multibeam System) to PD Ports. With NORBIT iWBMS and integrated iLiDAR capability, PD Ports will be benefiting from the latest generation sonar technology performance enabling high resolution, fast and efficient hydrographic survey operations. 

With a truly fully integrated and tightly coupled multibeam survey system, the NORBIT iWBMS provides high data quality and ease of use for PD Ports who operates in challenging environmental conditions. Benefiting from high resolution and wide coverage, the NORBIT system will be used for hydrographic, engineering and dredging surveys.

John Fraser from NORBIT commented, “After a comprehensive tender evaluation process, we are delighted that the experienced team at PD Ports chose the leading NORBIT equipment and support services. PD Ports has been using multibeam systems for many years and, following the recent NORBIT commissioning on the Tees Sentinel vessel, we are delighted to now offer the Company class leading technology and high performance data quality which has exceeded their exacting high standards in all deliverables. My colleagues and I look forward to working with PD Ports for many years to come.

Andrew Ridley, Conservancy Operations Manager, PD Ports, commented, “We have confidence in the NORBIT equipment and support team, and the recent system commissioning on the Tees Sentinel has been a great success. PD Ports is now looking to further increase survey efficiency whilst increasing survey scope, and investment in the right technology is critical to our ambitious capability plans.”

About PD Ports

Owned and operated by PD Ports, Teesport is a major deep sea complex and a national asset for trade. Handling 28 million tonnes per year, the Port supports the movement of international imports and exports throughout the North of the UK; affirming its position as a key driver and enabler of the Northern Powerhouse strategy.

Lying close to Hartlepool and the Tees Valley’s other industries, Teesport is part of the region’s energy hub, bringing together a business cluster that unlocks powerful collaborative potential between energy providers, world-class manufacturers and industry-leading suppliers.

As well as offering stevedoring and cargo handling, PD Ports is also the Statutory Harbour Authority for the River Tees, making it responsible for managing river traffic, ensuring safe navigation and maintaining required channel depth. For further information please contact [email protected] or reference

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