TRIAXYS with ADCP wave buoys to support international dredging operations

March 11, 2014

Sidney, BC Canada

TRIAXYS with Currents Buoy AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is pleased to announce that Observator Instruments of the Netherlands will soon be receiving four TRIAXYS™ with Currents Directional Wave Buoys each equipped  with the new Next Wave II sensor and a Nortek ADCP current profiler. These buoys will be delivered to the end client Van Oord, an international offshore marine and dredging contractor, for deployment this spring into separate pipeline and offshore wind infrastructure operations.

Once the buoys are deployed, Van Oord operations will receive real-time wave and current profile data via radio telemetry to support their operations with mission critical information.

“We chose the TRIAXYS wave buoys based on their ability to measure directional waves and a full water column profile for the current measurements from one platform; simplifying our monitoring requirements,” said a Representative for Van Oord. “The long life, solar rechargeable power of the systems, along with telemetry and ADCP options allow for maximum flexibility to be used on a variety of different operations, which give us greater flexibility with our asset pool and meeting project objectives.”

“AXYS is very pleased to have been selected by Van Oord to deliver these TRIAXYS buoys, with Observator Instruments providing training and support for their deployments in the coming months,” said Tony Ethier, Marine Systems Manager at AXYS. “This is our largest order for TRIAXYS wave buoys into the Netherlands and we appreciate the support by Observator Instruments in facilitating this order, and the opportunity that Van Oord has given AXYS. We expect this will be the start of a very good business relationship in the years to come.”

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading international contractor specializing in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and, for over one hundred years, have been helping to create the infrastructure for the world of tomorrow. Marine ingenuity is what sets Van Oord apart. In just two words, we show in the clearest possible terms what we do, how we do it, and what makes us different. A passionate, smart, shrewd, international marine contractor – that is how we see ourselves. We find innovative solutions designed to meet our clients’ and business partners’ challenges.

About Observator Instruments
Observator Instruments supplies instrumentation with the following focus: meteorology, hydrology, air and climate technology and instrumentation for process monitoring. The product range consists of sensors, data processing units, telemetry products and products that visualizes the measured quantities.

About AXYS Technologies
AXYS Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems. For further information contact AXYS at or visit

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