Scotland-headquartered Nautronix has secured a contract to deliver a NASNet® underwater positioning system for Subsea 7.
The system will be used on the Aasta Hansteen field, which is being developed by Statoil in the northern part of the Norwegian Sea, about 300km west of Bodø, at a water depth of 1,300m.
Under the contract, Nautronix will deliver 16 large stations and four complete vessel systems, which will go on hire in March 2015 for about 200 days.
Nautronix said the system will be installed for the first time in Norwegian waters where the water depth is significant and weather conditions can be challenging.
NASNet combines Long Baseline and GPS concepts with the new generation of signalling technology.
The system has a broadcast technique that will offer true multi-user, accurate and reliable positioning in all water depths without any acoustic interference.
Nautronix CEO Mark Patterson said: "We are delighted to be supplying NASNet to Subsea 7 and it is a significant order for Nautronix. This is the first time NASNet has been in Norwegian waters and we are really excited about where this can take us.
"We have been focussing a lot of our efforts to win a major contract for NASNet, and this award is part of our strategic development within the company."
The field is estimated to contain approximately 40 to 60 billion standard cubic metres of gas and 5.6 million barrels of condensate.
Image: Nautronix will deliver 16 large stations and four complete vessel systems for Subsea 7. Photo: courtesy of Nautronix.