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CDL's innovative system wins award at Subsea 2013.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

A revolutionary underwater true north seeking inertial system, developed by Aberdeen-based engineering company CDL for remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and many other subsea applications, has won an award from the subsea industry.

The company's Tiny Optical Gyro System (TOGS) scooped the prestigious Subsea Industry Innovation and Technical Award, at the Subsea 2013 Awards Dinner, organized by Subsea UK and held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on Wednesday, February 6.

It can be used in many underwater operations, particularly where space is limited and, with no moving parts and excellent shock resistance, provides a high degree of robustness and longevity. The system outputs all 6 degrees of freedom measurements to accurately track all aspects of an ROV or vessel motion. The surface variant of the system, TOGS-S, is fully IMO (International Maritime Organisation) certified for heading navigation for surface vessels up to 85 Knts.

CDL managing director Andy Doggett said:
'Although TOGS has been widely accepted as a ROV sensor, it can be deployed in various applications, including land surveys, seismic aviation, pipeline pigging, vessel guidance and in the military.

CDL is a global engineering company. It offers a wide variety of market ready products and systems that feature superior technical capabilities. Pioneers of the Tiny Optic Gyro System (TOGS), CDL also provides products that satisfy the markets inertial positioning, sensor, telemetry and navigation requirements through their Fiber Optic Gyro (FOG), Ring Laser Gyro (RLG), MEMS gyros and acoustic technologies.

CDL solution offerings include Inertial Navigation for both Subsea and Surface (Offshore and Onshore) applications, Positioning Systems, Remote & Topside Data Collection, Attitude (Heading, Pitch & Roll Sensors) Sensing, Data Transfer.

The company's global headquarters is in Silverfield House, Claymore Drive Aberdeen. It also has offices in Houston, Texas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and newly added Singapore.

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