Groveley Detection has won two new Australian contracts that will mean the supply of 224 of Groveley’s GDU-Incus detectors for an offshore installation and 149 Incus units for an onshore facility. Delivery will be completed by June 2013.

Managing director Robert Bennet said, “The technology is still relatively new and we believe this is the world’s largest order for UGLDs. It has focused us clearly on further growth.

“Our Incus detector uses piezo technology rather than microphones, so it is extremely stable. It’s an all-British patented product, developed and manufactured at our Dorset factory.”

The GDU-Incus offers a coverage area of up to 40m, a detection range between 25kHz to 100kHz and an instantaneous speed of response. The IP66/67 rated detector provides protection from harsh weather with a -55°C to 85°C operating temperature range.