Other clients

CableFish

CFOverboardingIn November 2014, North Sea Systems carried out trials of their CableFish® survey platform at EMEC.  This was the culmination of a MRCF Project, managed by the Carbon Trust and funded by the Scottish Government.  CableFish® will offer a survey capability that enables cable laying operations to be extended in tides up to 6 knots in strength – currents in which it is difficult to operate ROVs.

The system consists of a sensor platform that houses cameras, lights, an altimeter, a USBL beacon and a motion sensor.  The platform rides down the cable to provide real-time touch-down monitoring and a full record of the installation; this includes visual imaging, positional data and an indication of the cable tension and strumming.  A dedicated umbilical management system is used to control the depth of CableFish® and the video and data is integrated into the vessel’s survey spread.  The whole system is easily transported by road and mounted on the cable laying vessel.

http://www.northseasystems.com/

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Nottingham University, Energy Bag

Nottingham University's Energy BagThe University of Nottingham trialled their Energy Bag concept – a compressed air energy storage system – in EMEC’s wave test site in Scapa Flow.

They carried out the world’s first offshore installation of an Energy Bag at EMEC in the first few months of 2012.  The work, funded by E.ON, involved the installation and cycling of a 4m diameter open base Energy Bag, to prove the bag’s performance underwater and investigate any unforeseen problems with offshore installation.

Compressed air energy storage has the potential to economically deal with the intermittency inherent to most forms of renewable energy, and subsea storage in Energy Bags is a new technology which promises very low costs.

http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/pressreleases/2008/june/energybagsandsuperbatteries.aspx

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