"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Lafayette company to the rescue of the gas guzzlers

C & C Technologies, of Lafayette, are an international company Thomas Chance, is President. He is going to be a very busy man.

Initially, C & C was operated out of a home office with five employees, but has now grown to over 200 employees in seven locations. C & C is headquartered in Lafayette, Louisiana, “the Heart of Cajun Country”, and has additional offices in Houston, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

C & C is known throughout the world as a technological leader in the survey field. Innovations such as C-Nav, Globally-corrected GPS and the C-Surveyor™ AUVs have made groundbreaking advancements to the survey industry.

C & C is presently finishing up the customization of its next generation Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), the C-Surveyor II. (pic shows Ver. 1 the predecessor) Once completed, C-Surveyor II will embark on several months of Gulf of Mexico projects.

The company has undertaken 78 projects and more than 43,000 linear kilometers of commercial underwater mapping to date, C & C Technologies claims undisputed worldwide leadership in AUV survey services. C & C's AUVs collect detailed data including multibeam bathymetry and imagery, chirp side-scan sonar, and chirp sub-bottom profiler data. Sub-sampled data is then acoustically transmitted from the AUV to the support vessel in real-time, thus allowing for on-board engineers to make informed route decisions and perform on-the-fly quality assurance.

Because of the experience from Hurricane Ivan, which slammed into the Gulf last September, there is a great deal of concern centered on the underwater pipelines that link the 4,000 platforms in the gulf to the mainland. These were be broken, buried, uprooted or damaged by last year's storm, and a similar result is expected this time from underwater mud slides or swells throughout last Monday. The damage from Ivan took months to repair.

Off-shore oil rigs pump crude oil from under the floor of the Gulf of Mexico - 1.5 million barrels a day, the equivalent of what is brought in by tanker from Saudi Arabia.

If you want more information visit the company website or send an email to info@cctechnol.com.com or contact Rick Davey at (+44) 1284-388631.

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