Our new design office is now built and operational. Our Technical Director, Mechanical Engineer, Electronics Engineer, Software Engineer and Production Planner have moved into this open-plan space where projects are to be developed with greater efficiency and communication. This is the first completed department of the new laboratory building, and we plan to have the remaining areas up and running step-by step in order to support our continuous growth. Having recently expanded to include electronics and software engineers, we are now in a position to offer bespoke electronics and software design to complement our existing transducer designs. This has the potential to greatly simplify the electronic interface to our transducers and provide the best possible solutions for our customers.
ITER Systems have contracted Neptune Sonar to re-develop its swath electronics and array technology, Neptune have designed bottom end data acquisition board and transmit power amplifier as well as arrays which now incorporate a signal conditioning board within the array module.
We are pleased to announce that Neil Dearing has been promoted to Technical Director and secured a position on the board at Neptune Sonar.
Neptune received a warm welcome and we are looking forward to increasing our market share of underwater products into the Far East, following our successful visit to OI China 2015.
On Friday 4th September, the company held a Team Building event which is organised once a year to raise money for various charities. This year we raised £200 for a great cause, Prostate Cancer. The event organised was ‘It’s A Knock Out’’ the only company in the world which owns and operates all the authentic props, costumes and inflatables used in the original BBC it’s a Knockout TV Show. The Day was fun filled and enjoyed by everyone who took part.
Ace Aquatec award contract to Neptune Sonar to development new low frequency seal deterrent system, due for delivery early in 2016. The contract includes 10 systems for trials in Scotland and Chile.
Our new building, housing assembly laboratory, moulding room, stores and design offices is nearing completion. The video below shows the progress so far.
Come and visit us on the Neptune Sonar stand Q9
Staff at Neptune Sonar designed and built their own rafts for a raft race at Kelk Lake in August. More than £2000 was raised for charity with the race which was watched by family and friends. A great day was had by all, and the participants showed great creativity and team spirit. More photos from the Raft Race are available on our Facebook page.
BAE awards large order to Neptune for its Military specification Echo-Sounder Transducers for the latest round of Astute-Class Submarine Programmes.