Hydrographic Society Benelux

Hydrographic Society Benelux

About 45 members of the Hydrographic Society Benelux attended the Hydrography in the Offshore workshop, which was held on Wednesday 18 September 2013 at the headquarters of Fugro in Leidschendam, the Netherlands. The workshop focused on two areas: survey for renewables and LBL positioning.

Regarding renewables, Fugro presented the Inclinocam, which ensures that the monopiles of a windmill are placed upright at its place. It facilitates the checking of the position of the shaft without the need for physical contact, thereby increasing safety and making it unnecessary to interrupt the process.

GeoPlus shared the experiences of the Karehamn offshore wind farm project in Sweden, elab­orating on aspects of the detailed mapping of the seafloor, foundations and installation of the monopiles and their base.

After a short break, iXBLue showed their positioning offering. Modularity makes the equipment a surveyor has available and how the components work together more flexible. The presenter also demonstrated the new ComMet system, leading to increased productivity.

Fugro Survey showed their applications of LBL surveying and the application for various metrologies. The company also develops and adapts products from the market for their own applications.

The meeting closed after an informal reception.

Workshop at Europort 2013

The next workshop will be organised in conjunction with the trade show Europort 2013 on 7 November 2013 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The workshop will take place from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and will be themed around ‘Pioneers in Maritime Technology’. Contributions will be made by Kongsberg, Trimble, iXBlue, Teledyne RESON and Geometius.

The workshop will include a social event, kindly supported by Kongsberg. Please see the website of the Hydrographic Society Benelux for more details and registration.

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