For Immediate Release
Date: December 20, 2017


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Ashtead and Newton Labs Undertake Underwater Laser Scanning Inspection for Subsea 7

M3200UW                                                                                               M210UW

Newton Labs and Ashtead Technology have delivered an advanced subsea laser scanning project for Subsea 7 on Chevron’s Captain field located in the UK North Sea using Newton’s underwater laser scanners.
The scope of work included an internal casing inspection utilizing Newton’s M210UW ultra high resolution short range underwater laser scanner and a horizontal mapping survey using the longer range Newton M3200UW to capture more than 100 short and long range scans. This allowed Ashtead to generate a 3D model of the structure.
The M210UW allows for extremely accurate short range scans down to 0.02 millimeter. The M3200UW operates with a 5 meter range and can operate with either internal sweeping scanning or as a fixed laser line scanner with IMU data to measure underwater objects to 0.2 millimeter accuracy.
“We are very pleased to be working with an excellent company such as Ashtead Technology” said John Bramblet, President and CEO of Newton Labs.
Newton is the world’s oldest and largest manufacturer of underwater laser scanners with the most extensive line of subsea scanners.

Allan Pirie, chief executive of Ashtead Technology, said: “In response to market demand, we continue to invest in the latest subsea equipment, working with leading manufacturers to provide the technology our customers need.
“This project was a great example of how the supply chain can work closely with operators to design and engineer bespoke solutions to complex challenges.”

About Newton Labs
Seattle based Newton Labs is a privately held manufacturer of machine vision, laser scanning, robotics, and optical automation. Newton is the original developer of commercially available underwater laser scanners and is the world’s largest producer of underwater laser scanners. Over its more than 20 year history Newton Labs has deployed more than 30,000 machine vision, laser scanning, robotic, and automation systems worldwide.