Protecting Waterside Assets

Sonardyne International Ltd. has just completed installation work on a project in the Middle East to protect a sensitive waterside asset from unauthorised access from the sea. ┬áThe contract was awarded in late 2011 and involved the deployment of a network of the company’s Sentinel underwater sonars, seabed mounting systems, armoured fibre optic cabling, onshore equipment shelters and a centralised command and control system.

Sentinel has been deployed around the world to protect strategically important waterside facilities, ports and vessels, with global orders approaching 100 systems in 3 years.  The system reliably detects, tracks and classifies underwater targets approaching a protected asset, providing security personnel with advanced threat warnings. The system is scalable to meet the needs of a single vessel right-through to the largest port and coastal borders.

Commenting on the decision to select Sentinel, a project manager for the facility said, “Sonardyne’s team were able to demonstrate a thorough appreciation of the engineering complexities of the seabed installation and all of the associated ancillary systems we needed. They were able to advise, plan, design, construct and implement a fully integrated professional package within a matter of months.”

The latest developments in the Sentinel family of intruder detection sonars will be on display from the 28-31 May on the UKTI Pavilion at UDT 2012 in Alicante Spain and the Waterside Security Conference (WSS 2012) in Singapore. At these events Sonardyne will also be displaying data from the new Solstice side scan sonar and Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar.

For more information contact Ross Gooding, Business Development Manager Maritime Security on Tel: +44 (0)1252 872288 or visit

About Sonardyne

Sonardyne International Ltd is recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic positioning, inertial navigation, wireless communications and sonar technology systems for the offshore oil and gas, ocean scientific and maritime security industries.

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Press Enquiries:
Kelly Friend
PR & Communications Coordinator
Sonardyne International Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1252 872288


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