NORBIT announces their appointment by the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) as the single framework supplier until August 2020 for survey equipment and associated engineering support to enable British Overseas Territories and other Commonwealth Small Island Developing States (SIDS) develop their own hydrographic survey capability to meet IHO standards.

NORBIT iWBMS equipment installations will be conducted in cooperation with local government authorities who will provide suitable vessels and facilities, ultimately enabling the growth in knowledge and capability of local hydrographic services.

NORBIT will provide through the UKHO, storage, shipping, installation and support of multibeam echo sounder and survey systems on a country by country basis worldwide.

With fully integrated multibeam survey systems, NORBIT will ensure high data quality and ease of operation for NORBIT trained local agencies in often challenging environmental and economic conditions.

John Fraser from NORBIT commented "We are very proud and privileged to be awarded this most prestigious and high-profile contract from the UKHO. The NORBIT team have worked exceptionally hard to deliver leading technology solutions with professional client focused support. We are grateful to the UKHO for their comprehensive contractual evaluation period, and we now look forward forward to supporting the valuable and rewarding professional work being conducted by the UK Government overseas.”

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