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UMG launches the Kongsberg EM2040 Multibeam Echo Sounder in the Middle East with a live demonstration in Abu Dhabi in Collaboration with Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services

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Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group Company and one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, in association with Bayanat Mapping & Survey Services, a leading provider of geospatial products and services, today announced the launch and demonstration of EM 2040 Multibeam Echo Sounder on Bayanat's survey catamaran, at Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The launch featured the first demonstration in the Middle East of the Kongsberg EM2040 Multibeam Echo Sounder, the first system to bring all the advanced features of deep water multibeams to the near bottom sounding environment. The basic EM 2040 has four units, a transmit transducer, a receive transducer, a processing unit, and a workstation. Unique System is the exclusive representative of Kongsberg Maritime products in the Middle East.

“We would like to extend our kind gratitude to Bayanat as without their support it would have been a challenge to conduct this kind of demonstration,” said Ian Huggins, General Manager at Unique System FZE.

During the launch and demonstration, there were individual sessions focused on;
•Real-time surveys
•Data collection & visualization
•Data post processing
•Real-time water column, side scan presentations

“Bayanat is proud to partner with Unique System FZE for this launch. Given our positioning as a local geospatial leader, we are confident that this collaboration will ensure we continue to deliver world-class geospatial and hydrographic services to better serve all our customers in the UAE and beyond. We are proud of our association with Unique and Kongsberg for their products like the EM 2040 Multibeam Echo sounder, which help us achieve our objectives and we look forward to further developing this fruitful partnership in the future,” said Dr. Adel Al Shamsi, Hydrographic Surveying Director, Bayanat for Mapping & Surveying Services.

“EM 2040 is the world's only true wideband high resolution Multibeam Echosounder system. EM 2040 is designed to meet all requirements for hydrographic and inspection surveys and provides exceptional resolution and performance, including the ability to fulfill required along track coverage at twice the survey speed. EM 2040 MBES can operate in 3 different frequencies (400 kHz ; 300 kHz ; 200 kHz) and the demonstration will showcase the various features and flexibility of the system,” said Geir Skogen, Sales Manager of Kongsberg.

Demonstration highlights:

• Cdr. RN (Rtd) Bungy Williams from Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. UK and Mr. Geir Skogen & Mr. Stale Myklebust, Kongsberg Maritime, Norway conducted the demonstration.
• Post processing of the data was done on Caris HIPS & SIPS and Mr. Ottokarl Nothdurft from Caris bv, Netherlands conducted onshore sessions on HIPS & SIPS.

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