A team of 16 marine specialists provided by marine solutions company, Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has helped Houston based Lighthouse R&D Enterprises Inc. to take their deepwater systems to an even deeper level with the installation of a new fibre-optic cable system near Cape Ras Al Hadd, Oman.
The new deepwater, cabled seabed observatory will undertake real-time characterisation of the marine environment around Cape Ras Al Hadd in 3000 meters of water.
A fibre-optic cable offering virtually unlimited bandwidth for the return of sensor data acts as the backbone to the system, which went live the beginning of January 2010.
The OMM team included deck supervisors, riggers, electrical technicians and cable engine drivers and David Selby, Operations Manager for Lighthouse R & D Enterprises, who praised them for their level of expertise, knowledge and professional hands-on approach.
The installation of this system marked the culmination of three years of effort by Lighthouse and its vendors to design, build, test and install this most advanced 4000 meter rated monitoring system for marine research.