View Full Version : Sonar system comes to Holland

Davie Tait
11th February 2013, 21:06

Monday, 11 February 2013 11:35

WASSP Ltd, part of the ENL Group, has signed a distribution agreement that will see its full range of multibeam sonar systems distributed by Rotterdam-based Imtech Marine.

The agreement enables Imtech to distribute the entire WASSP portfolio of Commercial Fishing and Commercial multibeam sonar systems through the Netherlands, Belgium and China.

“This is a positive step for WASSP in the continual growth of our multibeam sonar systems in the global market. Appointing Imtech Marine as a distributor will further enhance our current global sales network, particularly in the European and China regions,” says ENL’s CEO.

Imtech Marine is a leading company in the global maritime market, operating as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship.

Employing more than 2,600 employees in 97 offices in 26 countries, the company’s network is based along shipping routes and close to shipbuilding centres. The company specialises in automation (platform and bridge), navigation & communication including connectivity, energy and drive solutions, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) solutions and fire protection technology, entertainment, lighting and maritime services.

Already in a short time, Imtech Marine has sold three WASSP systems to existing Imtech Marine customers involved in commercial trawling.

John Rijlaarsdam, of the Imtech Marine Service Department in Ijmuiden, The Netherlands, says the benefits of a WASSP multibeam system to users were numerous.

“WASSP is a combination of technologies packaged into a uniquely versatile, powerful and cost-effective electronic fishing, marine surveying and scientific research tool.

“We’re already seeing that the WASSP system is a real asset for skippers, giving them much more information about what is happening with fish under the vessel, so it is easier to get the maximum catch. This will result in more efficient fishing and costs are reduced through considerable savings in fuel and crewing.

“The WASSP sonar is very versatile and also offers many interface possibilities with other equipment.”

WASSP Ltd will be exhibiting at the upcoming Ocean Business 13 exhibition, on April 9-13 in Southampton, UK. During the exhibition WASSP carry out live on water demonstrations of its multibeam sonar system.