C&C Technologies Leads the Brazilian AUV Market

New Wave Media

September 27, 2010



C & C is known through the world as a technological leader in the survey field, they´ve been responsible for innovations such as C-Nav, Globally-corrected GPS and the C-Surveyor™ AUVs that have made groundbreaking advancements to the survey industry and subsequently have saved clients time and money worldwide.

C & C Technologies do Brasil, a subsidiary of C & C Technologies, Inc. (C & C), the worldwide leader in deepwater autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) operations, was recently awarded a $50 million contract by Petrobras. The 730 day contract will utilize C & C’s state-of-the-art C-Surveyor II AUV and M/V Northern Resolution. The contract can be renewed for an additional 730 days, making the contract potentially worth $100 million.
The effort will include running pipeline route and site surveys to support the exploration and production of deepwater pre-salt plays in Brazil. C & C crews will perform sidescan sonar and subbottom profiler surveys, coring, and both hull-mounted and AUV-mounted multibeam bathymetric surveys under the contract.
C & C pioneered the world’s first commercially operated AUV for O&G exploration. Now the company leads the market with its four C-Surveyor AUVs. As frontrunners in the fields of AUV technology and deepwater mapping, C & C sets the standard in deepwater AUV capability having completed more than 180,000 kilometers of AUV surveys for 62 clients worldwide.
C & C Technologies do Brasil, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, employs more than 200 workers and engineers who perform geophysical and marine construction surveys. In addition to providing field surveys, C & C do Brasil is fully equipped to process data and compile hazard reports. Since 2004, C & C Technologies do Brasil has offered cutting edge technologies and an experienced work force.
C & C Technologies do Brasil offers the following services:
Claudio Paschoa
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Paschoa, Claudio
Claudio Paschoa is Marine Technology Reporter's correspondent in Brazil.