MDC visited the Russian icebreaker in Cape Town port, organised by the Hydrographic Society of South Africa. The “Akademik Trysnikov” has just completed her Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) programme for the Swiss Polar Institute. Research focus was on the...read more
MDC are pleased to announce that our Valeport reseller agency has been extended until 31 December 2017. MDC look forward to continue to sell, support and train our local Clients using quality Valeport products.read more
The entire MDC team and immediate family (excluding Andrew Birkett - who was getting married in Sweden and unavailable to attend), enjoyed a fun-filled adventure weekend on the Breede River. Activities included river rafting, abseiling, zip-lining, fishing and...read more
MDC are pleased to announce that Andrew and Ia have finally tied the knot! Congratulations and best wishes from the entire team at MDC.read more
MDC are pleased to announce that Nick has successfully completed his Advanced Diploma in Business Project management at the University of Cape Town. Congratulations Nick – all those long nights of burning the midnight oil have finally paid off!read more
MDC now own and operate a DJI Inspire-1 UAV drone for aerial photogrammetry surveys. We expect this equipment will be invaluable for surveying the nearshore coastal topography, particularly beaches, tidal mud flats and breakwaters – which are often difficult to survey...read more
Andrew Birkett gave a fascinating presentation of the preliminary findings from the recent MMT survey of the Black Sea and historical wreck sites on board the Stril Explorer. The survey included an international team, involving the University of Southampton’s Centre...read more
The MDC survey team were given a dedicated 2-day Geodetic Workshop by Richard Wannacott, Geodetic Specialist at Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd. Richard took us through Geoids, Ellipsoids, Reference Systems and Projections as applied to geodesy and surveying in general. He...read more
Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended OI 2016. OI proved yet again, that no other exhibition and conference hosts such a diverse array of players in ocean technology. OI gives us the chance to re-connect with manufacturers, suppliers and clients alike.read more
MDC moved into our new office at 108 Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. The new premises now means we have all services and equipment under a single roof, with ample space for continued growth. We celebrated the special occasion with staff, colleagues, clients, suppliers,...read more
MDC had a very successful team-builder up the West Coast of South Africa. All available staff, including our survey vessel MaDCat, went to Little Brazil for 5 days of multibeam fun. Davie Firth (“Firth Solutions”) also joined us and delivered 4 days of “class-room”...read more
MDC are pleased to announce the acquisition of R2Sonic’s ultra-high resolution 2024 multibeam echosounder. MDC expect this sonar to be crucial for effective high-resolution mapping of nearshore engineering structures and wrecks. This is the first R2Sonic product that...read more
MDC were actively involved in the Organising Committee for Hydro2015, sponsored the Lucky Draw Prize, exhibited and also demonstrated our survey capabilities and latest technologies during Hydro2015. The conference was a huge success as far as MDC are concerned,...read more
MDC purchased the T50P multibeam sonar – a new addition to the leading SeaBat T-series sonars. We are excited to put this sonar to work and expect to yield exceptional survey results and enhance MDC’s productivity for nearshore hydrographic surveys. Shallow Survey has...read more
QINSy Drill String Positioning Training for De Beers Marine Namibia survey staff (Quayside Hotel, Simons Town, Cape Town, 12-14 August 2015)
MDC presented in-depth QINSy drill-string training to five De Beers Marine Namibia surveyors. During the concentrated 3-day classroom work sessions, the DBMN surveyors were be guided through the basics of Navigation and Geodetics, Sonar Theory and typical survey...read more
Gordon Rigg attended Ocean Business. As usual, the standard of exhibits and presentations was high, with ample opportunity to network and secure potential business opportunities. Immediately following OB, Gordon paid MMT UK, Banbury a visit and attended a 1-day QIMERA...read more
Four MDC Survey Staff received a 5-days NaviSuite Online (NaviPac, NaviScan) and 3-days Navisuite (NaviEdit, NaviModel, NaviPlot) Training Course at Monkey Valley, Cape Town (23 Feb – 03 Mar 2015). The course was enjoyed by all, with practical online training on our...read more
MDC are pleased to welcome Chris into the MDC survey team and expect he will be a valuable addition to the team. Chris has a National Diploma in Surveying, and joins us from FUGRO Survey Africa (Pty)...read more
Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended a QPS QIMERA advanced-user Workshop, presented by Duncan Mallace. Duncan took the classroom students through the latest features and functionality in QIMERA, using Client-supplied hydrographic survey datasets.read more
Gordon Rigg and Michael Funke completed a single beam bathymetry survey for Beach Petroleum Tanzania in October 2014. Beach's catamaran "Beach Binti" was mobilized at the Lake-shore Lodge and the survey was completed in record time thanks to the efforts of both staff...read more
MDC took delivery of their survey catamaran "MaD Cat" on 11 April 2014. The vessel is purpose built, fitted for combined single beam, multibeam, side-scan, sub-bottom and dynamic laser scan...read more
Gordon Rigg and Nick Herrington attended OI this year. OI is considered by MDC to one of the "not-to-be-missed" international conferences and this year proved to be no exception. Record numbers of delegates attended OI this year and provided an ideal opportunity for...read more
MDC presents “Combined Multibeam and Laser Surveys – Just a pretty picture?” to the South African Hydrographic Society, Royal Cape Yacht Club
MDC presented a paper on combined multibeam and laser data acquired in Cape Town port and presented current ovided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the...read more
MDC provides senior and junior surveyor services to MMT for the Tennet UXO survey of the proposed HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm, North Sea.
MDC provided two senior and one junior surveyor for the UXO survey of the HelWin2 Offshore Windfarm using ROV-based Gradiometer and video on board the Vos...read more
MDC had its first team-building weekend at Tri-Active in Grabouw (9-10 January 2015). All MDC personnel, including their partners and children attended the event and a lot of fun was had by all. Hopefully MDC get to make this team-building activity and annual event in...read more
MDC provides senior surveyor services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Dover Strait (West Bound Exit) for MCA.
MDC provided a senior surveyor for the online hydrographic survey and wreck investigations of the West Bound Exit of the Dover Strait using a 2040D, SIS, CARIS HIPS and POSPAC.read more
MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for DCD MARINE of the Scarabeo thruster replacement site, A-Berth, Cape Town.
MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam survey and associated rig positioning and thruster lowering control services. Equipment used included Leica 1200RTK base and rover, RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK, Valeport Tide Gauge, Hemisphere RTK and Octans...read more
MDC performs multibeam bathymetry survey for Elgin, Brown and Hamer Namibia of the NAMDOCK III Dredge works in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
MDC performed a RESON 7125 multibeam in/out and interim surveys in the vicinity of the New Floating Dock and Dolphin Dump areas. Equipment used included RESON 7125, APPLANIX POSMV320 RTK.read more
MDC provides ROV pilot and online survey services to MMT for the submarine HVDC route survey between the north coast of Spain and the west coast of France, crossing the Capbreton Canyon in the Bay of Biscay. MDC provided and offshore online surveyor and ROV pilot to...read more
MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of the Baltic and Bothnian Surveys (SMA).
MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Baltic for the Swedish Maritime Administration on board SV Icebeam.read more
MDC performs a multibeam and geophysical survey of SAPREF’s two pipelines connecting the SBM south of Durban to the SAPREF refinery on-shore, South Africa.. MDC performed a high resolution geophysical survey to determine the condition of the SAPREF pipeline on board...read more
MDC provides offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for the hydrographic, magnetometer and Van Veen grab survey of the Off Skerries-TSS (MCA), Angelsay-N Wales. MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for hydrographic survey of...read more
MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Duncan Dock for DCD MARINE.
On 1 – 3 August 2013 MDC performed a high resolution Multibeam survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to verify seabed heights and sediment thicknesses alongside A-Berth for the Scarabeo-7 thruster replacements.read more
MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT on board the SV Seabeam for the geophysical, bathymetric and Benthic Survey of the additional Shallow Water Survey, UK (North Sea Network, Stattnett National Grid). MDC provided offshore manager and data...read more
MDC provides offshore manager services to MMT for the hydrographic survey of DWR Off Brown Ridge, East Coast, England (MCA).
On 3 – 24 April 2013 MDC provided offshore manager services to MMT for the hydrographic multibeam (EM2040 DH) survey for MCA on board the VS Oceanstar.read more
MDC provides offshore manager and processing services to MMT for the geophysical, geotechnical and environmental survey of the Shetland Isles to Scottish mainland (Scottish and Southern Energy).
MDC provided offshore manager and data processing services to MMT for the Caithness-Shetland landfall geophysical and geotechnical surveys on board SV Seabeam.read more
MDC provides offshore processing services to MMT for the hydrographic and geophysical survey of the Baltic, Sweden (SMA).
On 6 – 20 February 2013 MDC provided offshore multibeam (EM2040 DH) and sub-bottom (TOPAS) data processing and QC/QA services to MMT for their hydrographic survey of the Baltic (SMA). Software used included TOPAS, QINSy, CARIS, POSPAC and...read more
MDC provides offshore manager services to MMT for hydrographic survey of the Approaches to the Sound of Jura, Scotland
MDC provided offshore manager services to MMT on board the SV Explorer for t the hydrographic and magnetometer survey of the Sound of Jura for MCA.read more
MDC provides offshore processing services to MMT for the Westermost Rough Wind Farm Project (DONG Energy)
On 12 Dec – 9 January 2013 MDC provided offshore multibeam data processing services to MMT using CARIS HIPS, POSPAC and Fledermaus.read more
MDC performs high resolution multibeam and sub-bottom route clearance hydrographic survey of A-Berth, Dock for Cape Diving (PTY) Ltd
On 9, 17 Nov MDC performed a high resolution Multibeam survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to validate a clearance route for drill ship dry docking in Sturrock Dry Dock, Cape Town.read more
MDC performs high resolution multibeam route clearance hydrographic survey of Duncan Dock for Cape Diving (PTY) Ltd
On 14 - 16 April MDC performed a high resolution Multibeam survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to validate a clearance survey of A-Berth, Duncan Dock, Cape Town.read more
MDC provides hydrographic survey staff to EMU for their East Anglia Offshore Wind Ltd (Scottish Power) geophysical survey
On 9 July – 16 August 2012 MDC provided on-board data processing and data QC services using QINSy, QLOUD and...read more
MDC provided 3 days Fledermaus Professional training to the Marine Geoscience Unit survey staff. During these three days the Council’s staff were brought up to speed on most current features within the Fledermaus Pro software suite and taken through a hydrographic...read more
MDC sells Geosuite All Works seismic post-processing and interpretation software to Namdeb and De Beers Marine South Africa
MDC is pleased to sell and support Geo Marine Survey Systems Geosuite to Namdeb (3x licenses) and De Beers Marine South Africa (1x license) for seismic post-processing and interpretation of their high-resolution seismic datasets.read more
EMU provided MDC QINSy multibeam data for office-based processing at the MDC office in Cape Town. Data were processed to Order 1a IHO standards using QINSy, QLOUD, Fledermaus and POSPAC.read more
MDC installs and commissions QINSy 3D Drill string positioning system on the Debmarine Namibia alluvial diamond mining vessel
MV Grand Banks MDC fitted its fourth QINSy 3D Drill string positioning system on the MV Grand Banks in Sturrock dry dock, Cape Town. The system provides accurate drill string positioning to the mining staff on board and assists resource managers in assessing mining...read more
MDC is pleased to sell and support Geo Marine Survey Systems. Geo Marine manufactures a range of innovative and reliable geophysical and geotechnical systems. For further information on Geo Marine Survey Systems contact: email@example.com or...read more
MDC performs multibeam and shallow seismic survey of Saldanha Multipurpose Terminal for Cape Diving (PTY) Ltd
On 18 - 20 April MDC performed a high resolution multibeam and shallow seismic survey for Cape Diving. The purpose of this survey was to investigate the suitability of proposed Jack up Rig berthing sites in Saldanha Bay, Cape Town.read more
On 12 March Gordon Rigg presented a paper entitled “Visualization for the Namibian Diamond Mining Industry” at the RESON User Conference outlining the advances and application of multibeam visualisation in the marine diamond mining industry. Click to view interview...read more
MDC is awarded a 3-Year support contract to supply and deliver offshore positioning services on board Debmarine Namibia drill ships
On 29 February 2012 MDC was pleased to be awarded a 3-year support contract to provide survey positioning services to its expanding alluvial drill ship fleet. The award of this contract ensures seamless onsite and offsite support by MDC survey staff of these alluvial...read more
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