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Royal Navy on Target with MASS Simulation System

MetOcean Telematics will supply the Royal Navy with its new Maritime Acoustic Scoring and Simulation System (MASS), an over-the-horizon Naval Surface Fire Support (NSFS) and Naval Gunfire Scoring and Simulation (NGSS) system which is designed to eliminate the need for land bombardment ranges and the necessity to destroy physical targets on land or at sea.The free-floating system consists of a set of operation buoys, which report acoustic event data, point of impact, and precise time. The acoustic event data is sent to a base station receiver using overthe-horizon Iridium satellite telemetry or UHF

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Are O&G Digital Twins Useful? DNV GL Moves to Find Out

2030, a research report identifying transformative technologies in key industries, highlights a digital value chain run by machines and algorithms as a prevailing trend for the oil and gas industry in the decade ahead.Solving the digital trust challengeThe research expects cloud computing, advanced simulation, virtual system testing, virtual/augmented reality and machine learning will progressively merge into full digital twins which combine data analytics, real-time and near-real-time data on installations, subsurface geology, and reservoirs."Solving the digital trust challenge will be key to

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AS Mosley, Fugro Get Funding for FOWT Tech

Aberdeenshire-based offshore simulation and analysis company, AS Mosley, Dutch Fugro, together with Strathclyde University, have been awarded funding from The Carbon Trust, to develop new technology for monitoring Floating Offshore Wind Turbines (FOWT).  As one of eight projects to benefit from a share of £1m from The Carbon Trust, the project will see the development of a highly efficient method for measuring fatigue and detecting anomalies in real-time for the renewable energy sector, AS Mosley said Monday.The system has the potential to vastly reduce operating costs by lowering –

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Marine Autonomy Above & Below the Water

via radio link, providing robust control of the ROV. The ROV was tracked using an Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system.This set-up was trialled in Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, early in 2019. There was also nothing to actually inspect in Cawsand Bay. So, L3Harris UK recruited Portuguese visualisation and simulation firm Aybssal Systems to build a synthetic environment so there were things to “look at” on the seabed. The vessel pilots were able to oversee what was going on and BP staff from Sunbury, UK, or Houston, US, were also able to log-in and see what was happening. Ten dives were done in

L3 Harris UK’s C-Worker 7 working with an ROV off the UK’s south coast. Photos from L3 Harris UK.

Hybrid Autonomous Systems Evolve

via radio link, providing robust control of the ROV. The ROV was tracked using an Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) system.This set-up was trialled in Cawsand Bay, Plymouth, early in 2019. There was also nothing to actually inspect in Cawsand Bay. So, L3Harris UK recruited Portuguese visualisation and simulation firm Abyssal to build a synthetic environment so there were things to “look at” on the seabed. The vessel pilots were able to oversee what was going on and BP staff from Sunbury, UK, or Houston, US, were also able to log-in and see what was happening. Ten dives were done in a fairy

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Oil and Gas Industry Adopts VR

and gas industry is witnessing wide-scale deployment of virtual reality (VR) technology across its value chain, according to GlobalData.According to the report, ‘Virtual Reality in Oil & Gas’, VR is finding its way into upstream, midstream and downstream sectors with applications in the simulation of new processes, analysis of project designs, reviewing of maintenance requirements and planning disaster responses.Ravindra Puranik, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, said: “Over time, this technology will transform oil and gas processes and workflows and help create new growth opportunities

MUSCLE Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Deployment. Photo courtesy of CMRE

NATO employs MUSCLE Memory to Find Mines

and reduce that risk.”CMRE conducts in-water testing, and has integrated its systems into operational exercises like Greek ARIADNE Mine Countermeasure Experiment (GAMEX) and the Spanish and Italian Mine Countermeasures Exercises (MINEX).The center can also leverage its extensive modelling and simulation capabilities to evaluate the collaborative autonomous systems and concepts of operation in various and complex operating environments.About the AuthorEdward Lundquist is a retired U.S. Navy captain who write frequently for Marine Technology Reporter.  He travelled to La Spezia, Italy to report

Source: GlobalData

Industrial Internet to Help Upstream Sector

market competitiveness in a challenging environment.Ravindra Puranik, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData, said: “In general, adoption of the Industrial Internet would make organizations more dynamic and adaptable to external factors. This concept is expected to play a central role in simulation and modelling of projects against different market scenarios, optimizing inventory levels, demand forecasting, decision support, and logistics optimization, and setting up long-term objectives for an organization.”Adoption of digital technologies has surged of late, largely as a reaction

A computer model of an offshore wind turbine supported by a semi-submerged triangular structure. Image: Manchester Metropolitan University

MMU Studies Floating Wind Stabilization

Academics from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) have won a grant to develop computer models to test the best methods to stabilize and control the motions of the turbine and its semi-submerged support structure.Wave simulation specialists hope to make offshore wind turbines in deep water more financially feasible by researching the best way to stabilize the floating pontoons they would have to sit on.Static turbines can be fixed to the ocean floor near the coast but the cost and infrastructure complexities of doing so further out to sea mean they would have to be instead mounted on tethered

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Sailing Drone Inspects Ships at Locks

through the Noordersluis lock.The inspection process, which involves a salt measurement at Forteiland and reading out six marks on the hull of the ship, is well-suited for testing drone technology. During the week, the drone will be deployed in various sub-scenarios for the depth inspection process simulation. This will calculate the depth which, in combination with the salt level, determines whether the ship can pass through the Noordersluis lock or has to be made lighter.The pilot takes place amongst regular shipping traffic. Safety therefore requires particular attention. A permit has been acquired

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