Offshore Site News

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Oi20: Set for London in March

mine of concentrated information and insights bringing delegates up to speed with the latest advancements in critical areas of technology. For 2020, conference threads will include Hydrography, Geophysics & Geotechnics, examining cutting-edge data collection, processing and analysis techniques in offshore site studies; Unmanned Vehicles & Vessels, looking at the most recent (and forthcoming) advances in robotics, AUVs. ASVs and ROVs; and Ocean Observation & Sensing, through which attendees will learn about the ever-more accurate and sophisticated instruments and techniques which are now being

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Fugro Enters the South Korean Offshore Wind

expertise will provide logistical and operational support to Fugro’s offshore metocean projects. For example, in conjunction with UST21, Fugro will shortly deploy several Seawatch Wind LiDAR buoys offshore South Korea to perform vital wind resource assessments.“By combining Fugro’s offshore site characterization expertise with UST21’s hydrographic capabilities in South Korea, we are now well positioned to capitalize on the growing South Korean wind farm market,” explains Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Regional Director for Marine Site Characterization in Asia-Pacific

Image: Eni a Ravenna

Eni Pilots Wave Energy Converter

has activated the Inertial Sea Wave Energy Converter (ISWEC), offshore Ravenna, capable of converting energy generated by waves into electricity, which will in the future enable Eni to convert mature offshore platforms into renewable energy generation hubs.The pilot plant was installed at the Ravenna offshore site by Eni’s Central Northern District and has been integrated into a hybrid smart grid system featuring photovoltaics and energy storage.It reached a peak power output of over 51 kW, or 103% of its nominal power. This technology is suitable for powering medium and large offshore assets and

Installation of the Windfloat Prototype in Portugal, in 2011 (Photo: Bourbon Subsea Services)

Bourbon Awarded Floating Wind Farm Work

the floating offshore wind industry. The project includes project management, engineering and the procurement of the complete mooring system (supplied by Vryhof).The mooring systems with three sets of three mooring lines will be pre-laid in the first phase. The wind turbines will be then towed to the offshore site and hooked up in a second phase, which will also include the installation and hook up of the inter-array electrical cables. Bourbon will provide a variety of marine assets required for the different phases of the operations, including AHTS, tugs and remotely operated vehicles (ROV).With strong

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California Offshore Wind Project Progresing

project as well as build an offshore wind energy supply chain.  RCEA and the consortium have been working with members of the community since 2017 to explore and develop the offshore wind potential of Humboldt County. They have engaged in a comprehensive process to determine a location for the offshore site that minimizes the impact on the environment and communities that are active offshore

Fig.3. Located at 200 m depth, two ADCPs (150 kHz, 5-beam 600 kHz) are installed on the fixed platform of an SPM. (Credit: NSF-OOI/UW/ISS; Dive R1832, VISIONS ‘15 expedition)

ADCPs: Action in OOI's Cabled Observatory

, live data are available on the Internet from sensors on the SPM platforms and their winched science pods.   Benthic Experiment Packages ADCPs are also aboard a couple of Benthic Experiment Packages (BEP) installed on the Newport Line. It runs from shallow to deep water off Oregon. The deep offshore site (1C) sits at 600 m depth on the continental slope whereas the shallower inshore site (1D) is at 80 m on the continental shelf.    These ADCP data will be used to examine wide-ranging science questions. Examples include flow of currents onto the shelf and hypoxia events. In each case

Oceanscan Invests in Applanix Multibeam and INS

.    The 3,000m-rated Sonic 2022 unit is fitted with the 700 kHz UHR Option, Truepix backscatter and raw water column detect, making it an ideal high-resolution sonar. When UHR is selected, the beam width is 0.6° x 0.6° providing narrow beam widths – invaluable for detail offshore site surveys such as pipeline inspections, trench mapping, cable lay operations, wreck surveys or other micro bathymetry/hydrographic applications.   User-selectable frequencies from 170 to 450kHz and swath coverage from 10° to 160° are selectable on the fly, during survey operations

MTR100: Open Ocean

Open Ocean has conceived and developed Metocean Analytics, the first online offer for metocean studies on-demand. Metocean Analytics allows to obtain in just a few minutes all the necessary metocean data and statistics to characterize the offshore site, design their infrastructure and plan their long term operations.   Open Ocean is an innovative startup company based in Brest and Paris, France, which conceives since 2011, online decision-making solutions for industrial marine activities. Its team of oceanographers, trained in the best research oceano-graphic institutes of the world (UPMC

Wintershall Noordzee RAVN (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Wins In-Service Verification Work for WINZ

independent verification activities as detailed in the Written Scheme of Verification for RAVN and the A6-A installations. This involves a combination of onshore review of assurance records (i.e. certification, maintenance activities and integrity management activities), physical survey and witness of offshore/site activities. The main focus will be on the onshore review activities with a tailored offshore scope.   The work undertaken will be based on new EU Directive (2013/30/EU) on Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations which aims to reduce the risk of major accidents associated with offshore

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