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October 23, 2013

Subsea motion sensors maker acquired by Teledyne


CDL developed real-time monitoring of subsea energy infrastructure utilizing Teledyne’s acoustic modems

Digital imaging and instrumentation firm Teledyne Technologies Inc. said Tuesday its subsidiary has acquired Scotland-based marine engineering firm C.D. Limited (CDL), a major supplier of subsea inertial navigation systems and motion sensors for marine applications, and now plans to accelerate deployment of these systems for its subsea oil and gas customers.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. CDL has been renamed Teledyne CDL Limited. Thousand Oaks, Calif.-based Teledyne said CDL “pioneered” the development of small, form factor inertial measurement systems for use in subsea applications where space is at a premium, such as onboard remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

CDL also designs and manufactures a range of sensors and subsystems including gyrocompasses, altitude and heading reference systems, and inertial navigation systems for use in ROVs in the oil and gas industries, and control and monitoring technologies for subsea and engineering activities.

“Through CDL and our other marine instrumentation companies, Teledyne provides surface and subsea inertial measurement and motion sensing solutions based on a number of different technologies including mechanical, ring laser and fiber optic gyrocompasses and dynamic motion sensors, as well as acoustic navigation systems,” said Robert Mehrabian, Teledyne CEO.

ROV Positioning – Inertial Navigation

CDL has also developed complete subsea motion sensing and communication systems for real-time monitoring of subsea energy infrastructure utilizing Teledyne’s acoustic modems.

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