Skip to main content Show Menu & Search
Hide Navigation
Tech South West Awards 2022
SWTD podcast banner
The Sealance brings the various functions required for geotechnical surveying together in one stream

Cornwall-based Feritech sets sights on revolutionising subsea geotechnical surveys

Joe Bevan
Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 10:22

Cornwall-based marinetech firm Feritech Global has launched a new product to revolutionise subsea geotechnical surveys.

The Sealance is an adaptable survey device offering simultaneous deployment of up to three geotechnical tools, streamlining geotechnical surveying process and enabling significantly reduced timescales for projects.

It offers the most comprehensive range of equipment currently available on the market. Sampling can be achieved using the two powered feed systems, coupled with any two of the following tools: Vibrocorer, Cone Penetration Testing equipment, push corer or rotary coring drill. The Feritech heat flow system can also be deployed simultaneously.

Rob Ferris, MD of Feritech Global, said: “The new Sealance benefits from a bespoke twin tool deployment system with additional integrated heat flow, the first of its kind. Because two tools and heat flow can be deployed simultaneously, this greatly reduces the length of time needed to complete a site survey, especially in deep water.”

“Of course, reduced project time also leads to very significant cost savings. With the cost of hiring a vessel running anywhere up from £20,000 a day, saving several days on a project immediately delivers real cost reductions. We also expect that the Sealance will be smaller, lighter and less expensive than its competitors. The impact of this product on the geotechnical surveys market will be huge, delivering a step change in efficiency.”

“The Sealance will be a real gamechanger in specific areas of geotechnical surveying, such as for cable routes and pipelines.”

Feritech, which won the International Success Award at the Tech South West Awards 2021, has a global client base and has delivered recent projects in Australia and West Africa. The company also designs and manufactures innovative products and opened a new £3 million Innovation Centre near Falmouth in Cornwall this year.

The Sealance will be available from Feritech Global from September 2022 and can be pre-booked for projects.

Rob Ferris added: “We believe the Sealance will completely redefine the way geotechnical surveys are approached in future. This is truly disruptive technology and paves the way for our next exciting development, a range of autonomous products within our portfolio.”

Share this