MEMBER NEWS: Ashtead Technology bolsters rental fleet with investment in Innova multiplexers

January 20, 2022
MEMBER NEWS: Ashtead Technology bolsters rental fleet with investment in Innova multiplexers

International subsea equipment rental and solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has further strengthened its rental fleet with a significant investment in twelve new Matrix MK II+ multiplexers from Innova.

The Matrix is an established and proven stand-alone fibre optic multiplexer and control solution. It provides a simple plug and play interface for a large array of sensors and equipment to any remotely operated system offering reliable power management and strong diagnostic capabilities to help simplify and enhance the efficiency of survey operations.

The additional systems are available to rent throughout the company’s nine international technology and service hubs in Q1 2022.

Ross MacLeod, Ashtead Technology’s Technical Director, said: “With over 17,000 assets in our subsea equipment rental fleet we offer the largest pool of Innova subsea multiplexer systems for rent worldwide. The Matrix MK II+ multiplexers from Innova are extremely popular and we have invested in additional systems to meet growing demand.

“This latest investment also demonstrates our continued commitment to the global subsea rental market by ensuring we can offer the broadest range of best-in-class subsea equipment from leading manufacturers to support our customers’ projects worldwide.”

Eivind Brimsøe, Sales Director at Innova AS, said: “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with Ashtead Technology for many years and are delighted to support their continued investment in the latest survey technologies. We believe that our systems offer unrivalled performance and flexibility while maintaining the openness and ease of use that are vitally important to Ashtead Technology and its customers.”

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