Royal HaskoningDHV Develops Master Plan for the Mekong Delta

Dutch-based Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to deliver the first integrated Master Plan for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, funded by the World Bank. The plan will set out development orientations and spatial planning across different disciplines in the Mekong Delta to 2030, with a further view towards 2050. Digitally based decision-making is a critical component of this future-focused plan. Trade Mission An official signing ceremony took place on 9 April, witnessed by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, both visiting the country as part of a trade mission, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam,... (read more)
2019-04-11 10:20:34

Port of London Authority Demonstrates MBES Technology at Ocean Business

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has increased their Multi-beam Echosounder (MBES) technology for hydrographic surveying of the Thames waterways with the purchase of a second R2Sonic 2024 MBES, supplied by Swathe Services. Demonstrations at Ocean Business As well as survey operations by the PLA, the Thame and its systems are heading to the industry event, Ocean Business on 9-11 April, Southampton, UK, where R2SONIC will conduct daily MBES demonstrations. The R2Sonic 2024 will be fitted to their newly converted hydrographic survey vessel Thame to support the range of survey tasks undertaken by the busy PLA Hydrographic Service. Regular surveys... (read more)
2019-04-08 10:25:53

Advances in High-speed Underwater Remote Vehicles for Subsea Pipeline Inspection

The Benefits and Challenges of the Technological Revolution in the Pipeline Survey Industry
The pipeline survey industry has undergone a technological revolution in the past couple of years, and the consequential benefits and challenges are only just beginning to be fully realized. The cost efficiency of subsea operations has been one of the key focus areas of the offshore energy industry in recent years. This focus, combined with increased growth in the amount of subsea infrastructure now in-situ on the seafloor, has seen a rising need for innovative approaches to subsea asset inspection. These solutions need to be cost-efficient, maintain data quality, and be able to provide a platform that supports future technologies.... (read more)
2019-04-02 10:25:26

Seafloor Based Seismic Cable Permanent Reservoir Monitoring with Sonardyne Sensors

Norwegian energy firm Equinor is to deploy cabled subsea instrumentation from Sonardyne International to help increase the accuracy of time-lapse seismic data at the giant Johan Sverdrup oil field. From the first production of the development, Equinor plans to use seafloor based seismic cable permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) technology to observe what is happening in the reservoir over time to help maximize recovery rates. While PRM technologies increase the amount and data quality that operators have about their reservoirs, processing it can sometimes be complicated by changing environmental conditions, such as water velocity and tidal height, at the time each survey... (read more)
2019-03-05 08:45:06

Hydrographic Surveyor

The Port of London Authority is a self-financing statutory authority with responsibility for administering one of the UK’s largest ports, maintaining the safety of navigation throughout its limits and for the conservancy of 95 miles of the tidal River Thames and Thames Estuary.  Job Summary This interesting and varied post offers considerable potential for someone seeking to join a highly respected, motivated and friendly team that is seeking to develop and expand its capabilities This is a permanent post is based within our Hydrographic Department one of the strongest in the UK. Our primary focus is the provision of Safety... (read more)
2019-02-21 09:18:06

Depth of Burial – Galloper Offshore Wind Farm

Galloper Offshore Wind Farm is a 353MW wind farm project located 30km off the coast of Suffolk, UK. It is now in full operation and each year will generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 380,000 British homes. The construction of the wind farm created almost 700 UK jobs and its operation has created around 90 direct and indirect long-term jobs in the local area. A 60-strong team will operate and maintain the wind farm day-to-day from a base under construction in Harwich International Port. There are 56 wind turbine generators (WTGs) located in water depths... (read more)
2019-02-11 10:51:47

Marine-i Welcomes Important New Tender Opportunities

Marine-i has applauded the announcement of three new tender opportunities in the floating offshore wind energy sector. Partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Marine-i was set up to promote marine innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, UK. The three tenders have been announced by the Carbon Trust and are all designed to help improve technology in the floating wind energy sector. The Carbon Trust is inviting proposals from innovative marine companies to tackle three key development areas. The first tender is to identify and evaluate innovative mooring systems and anchoring solutions. The second requires companies to... (read more)
2019-02-04 10:56:20

MacArtney Expands into New Market Areas

With 40 years of growth and development behind them, the MacArtney Group are growing product lines and continue to strengthen ties within a diverse range of underwater technology industries. Still strongly linked with oil & gas and ocean science, MacArtney is also developing system solutions for renewable energy, defence, civil engineering and fishery industries. Overall, the MacArtney Group’s revenue has increased, resulting in positive earnings this financial year. The integration of two manufacturing sites; the creation of an operations organization responsible for procurement, supply and service globally, in addition to process enhancements in ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), IT support tools... (read more)
2019-01-28 11:56:54

Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office Establishes New Bathymetric Capabilities with CARIS Software

The Nigerian Navy Hydrographic Office (NNHO) has selected Teledyne CARIS to provide solutions for both current and future national and international charting requirements. Equipped with CARIS Ping-to-Chart technology, the NNHO is establishing new capabilities for bathymetric analysis, and completion of hydrographic and other geospatial data. These tools will ensure an efficient workflow for the production of electronic charts and paper charts according to both the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and NNHO standards. The first part of the project was completed in late 2018, with delivery of the software and training at the NNHO office in Lagos. It will continue into... (read more)
2019-01-28 11:34:29

Maintaining Windfarm Infrastructure – Offshore Energy 2018

The Hydrographic Society Benelux (HSB) organised a workshop in conjunction with the Offshore Energy 2018 exhibition at RAI in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on the 24 October 2018. Four speakers took to the stage discussing the theme ‘Maintenance aspects of windfarm infrastructure’ related to the Offshore Energy 2018 exhibition and conference. Rob Lambij, who worked at the Ministry of Waterworks, Directorate of the North sea and co-founder of the Foundation “wet” archaeological projects (SNAP), started off the day with a talk entitled ‘Fishery and bottom related obstacles on the North Sea’. An estimated 10,000 objects (e.g. shipwrecks, ammunition, lost cargo, ships... (read more)
2019-01-15 11:44:51
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