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11

NOVEMBER 11, 2015 - VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicle Inspects Göta Kanal Infrastructure

NOVEMBER 11, 2015 - VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicle Inspects Göta Kanal Infrastructure

Inspection Conducted by BUVI Undervatteninspektion AB

A VideoRay Pro 4 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is currently being used to inspect the Göta Kanal and its infrastructure, as part of a massive restoration project for the 200 year old canal. The ROV inspection was commissioned by the Swedish Government as part of the canal's renovation, which is expected to cost around 100 million SEK ($11.5 million USD).

The Pro 4 ROV, equipped with a BlueView V-130 imaging sonar and standard manipulator arm, is being operated by Fredrik and Marie Fleetwood of BUVI Undervatteninspektion AB. They are tasked with inspecting all the bridges and locks between Motala and Mem, approximately 89 km (55 miles) of the 190 km canal. The inspections include 30 targets of interest, including several bridges and locks with 4 wing walls each ranging from 5 to 20 meters long. BUVI began the VideoRay inspections last month and expect to continue through the end of November.

The VideoRay ROV inspections will be an integral part of the canal's restoration. The Göta Kanal is both culturally and financially significant for Sweden. Considered "Sweden's Greatest Wonder" and one of its greatest engineering feats, the canal was built between 1810 and 1832 during one of the largest construction projects ever conducted in Sweden. Parts of the canal are still used to transport cargo, however its main use is tourism and transportation. Every year, around 2 million tourists travel down the Göta Kanal on "pleasure cruises".

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Aug
31

AUGUST 31, 2015 - Malta Sustainable Energy & Water Conservation Unit Completes Sonar Training with VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle

AUGUST 31, 2015 - Malta Sustainable Energy & Water Conservation Unit Completes Sonar Training with VideoRay Remotely Operated Vehicle

Pro 3 GTO ROV and BlueView V-130 Sonar Used to Map Aquifers 300 Ft Underground

The Malta Sustainable Energy & Water Conservation Unit (SEWCU) recently completed training on their VideoRay Pro 3 GTO Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) with BlueView V-130 multibeam imaging sonar. Steve Van Meter traveled to the Ta` Kandja Pumping Station to train four members of the SEWCU on their recently purchased sonar. Van Meter had previously trained the crew on the Pro 3 GTO they purchased in 2014 from SR Services Ltd.

Ta` Kandja Pumping Station is the largest and primary pumping station on the Maltese Islands, with a network spanning 42 km (26 miles) and galleries stretching 915 m to 1,525 m long (3,000-5,000 ft). Malta relies on these aquifers for their public water supply. Before they obtained their ROV, the SEWCU had to visually inspect the pumping station by walking down each gallery. Now, the ROV and sonar allow them to quickly inspect the entire pumping station within a few days.

The SEWCU has already used their ROV and sonar for other applications, including underwater pipeline inspections.

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