Route Surveys

We conduct pipeline route surveys, combining geophysical, geotechnical, environmental and UXO surveys, to ensure that our clients can design and engineer the most cost-effective and reliable transmission systems in their projects.

The geophysical site surveys provide bathymetry, seabed features and sub-bottom conditions, using multibeam echo sounders, side-scan sonar, magnetometer and sub-bottom profilers.

Our geotechnical investigations are carried out using specialist equipment, such as vibrocorers, CPT and grab samplers. Soil sample analysis is then conducted at carefully selected laboratories.

Our environmental surveys map marine habitats using remote sensing methods (multibeam and side scan sonars) and ground truthing equipment (drop-cameras, ROVs and seabed sampling tools). The results, together with habitat classifications and statistical analysis, are then presented in reports, charts and GIS. These reports commonly form an essential part of our clients’ EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) documentation.

When required we also conduct underwater munition detection using multibeam bathymetry, side-scan sonars, magnetic methods (such as magnetometer, gradiometer and TVG) and ROV inspections.

We present all our integrated data in paper charts, as well as AutoCad, GIS and other interactive software.

We specialise in swift and optimal operations and many of our clients benefit from our ability to conduct many surveys from the same vessel.