STR Enhances its Rental Portfolio with iXBlue Equipment

Subsea Technology and Rentals (STR), a leading provider in the rental of marine equipment to support the offshore survey, IRM, subsea construction and renewable sectors, has chosen to place its trust in iXBlue once again: it has increased its portfolio of specialised subsea rental equipment with the purchase of iXBlue’s OCTANS NANO.

Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, April 25th

iXBlue, a global leader in navigation, positioning and imaging solutions, is providing the OCTANS NANO subsea gyrocompass for utilisation by STR clients in ROV and structure monitoring operations. The order is part of STR’s expanding range of iXBlue navigation and positioning technology and comes hot on the heels of recent investments in OCTANS 3000, ROVINS and RAMSES.

NANO is the smallest and most adept state-of-the-art, attitude and heading reference system (AHRS). It is built on iXBlue’s renowned Fiber-Optic Gyroscope (FOG) technology, subsea instrumentation and algorithm expertise. It offers an outstanding price/performance solution within a rugged 4,000m depth rated titanium housing. Designed to meet the requirements of a variety of subsea applications, OCTANS NANO is in use today in ROV navigation, tow-fish, plough and trencher navigation as well as various subsea structure monitoring tasks.

Neil Jackson, STR Sales and Operations Manager, commented: “As providers of specialist marine equipment and supporters of iXBlue products, we had no hesitation in adding the new OCTANS NANO to our range of positioning sensors available for hire. We are looking forward to distributing the OCTANS NANO to our clients worldwide.”

Brook Rodger, iXBlue Regional Sales Manager, stated: “We are proud that STR have once again selected iXBlue technology for their continued business mission. NANO is the younger brother of the industry leading OCTANS 3000 and in sharing the same genes it is becoming the de-facto standard in its class. We are very pleased that STR have chosen to offer NANO in their rental pool.”

STR have already received delivery of the new technology, were fully trained and ready to support their clients across the globe with immediate and simple mobilizations.