Fair Head Tidal is planning to submit a marine licence application this summer for the proposed 100MW tidal energy scheme located off the north Antrim coast of Northern Ireland, near Ballycastle. The team behind the Fair Head Tidal Energy Park, a joint venture between Cork-based DP Energy and Bluepower NV, a Belgium company whose shareholders include the offshore contractor, DEME, and utility, Nuhma, has concluded a series of extensive surveys offshore and onshore.
Last March Dr. Alex Nimmo Smith and Mr. Peter Ganderton from the Plymouth University Marine Physics Research Group set out on a research trip to the Norwegian Arctic. Among the materials that they took with them to perform their research project was a Deep Trekker DTG2 ROV supplied from Planet Ocean who resell Deep Trekker ROVs in the United Kingdom.
Aberdeen’s Craig Group has halted investment in new ships and ROVs as it as it battens down hatches to weather the industry downturn. The family-owned oil services and shipping group said capital investment reached £36.5million in the year to the end of April 2015. In the same period, it enjoyed an 11% rise in profits.
A common misconception surrounding ROVs within the commercial/salvage diving industry is that ROVs are being used to replace divers. At Deep Trekker, it is not our goal to take over the jobs of divers but to simply offer a tool that can be used in conjunction with divers to save time and improve safety during jobs.
Fraunhofer UK, Synaptec and the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) have teamed up to develop a new way to address cable and electrical infrastructure integrity within the marine renewable energy industry.