Rapid growth in offshore renewable energy (ORE) is helping us to reduce emissions and move towards a decarbonised, net zero future. As the energy transition accelerates with ambitious targets, we are seeing ever larger turbines, and developments moving into deeper waters further offshore with floating offshore wind. The challenge of supporting operations in harsher environments and more remote locations, is fuelling demand for the application of innovative and smart digital and autonomous technologies that improve safety, increase efficiencies and lower costs.
With nearly five decades experience in developing, delivering and supporting underwater technologies for complex ocean science, survey, construction and monitoring activities, and a global track record of success in every water depth, you can be assured we understand the technical and commercial pressures associated with delivering projects economically and at scale.
Our commercial off-the-shelf technologies and specialist applications support teams can help you meet your ORE challenges, from environmental assessments to site surveys, construction and ongoing operations and maintenance.
Our expertise in underwater sensor deployment, digital communications and edge analytics means your data can be efficiently collected and stored, and harvested acoustically on demand, using crewed or uncrewed vessels, or manually retrieved with effective acoustic release systems.
During site survey and characterisation, UXO clearances and pre-construction phases, our versatile, easy to mobilise and operate inertial and acoustic navigation and tracking systems ensure that towed sensor platforms, geotechnical tools and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) are accurately positioned so they can gather high integrity quality data.
Our subsea positioning networks and methodologies have underpinned the installation of much of the world’s fixed and floating offshore structures and its associated seafloor infrastructure. Today, our latest generation technologies are helping these tasks to be done across all sectors, not only more efficiently, but also remotely, reducing your health and safety risk, emissions, logistics and cost, and even providing you with the tools you need to perform the tasks you need to do using uncrewed vessels.
Once installed, these same positioning networks can be configured to monitor as well as position, meaning that critical subsea components, such as mooring lines and dynamic cables, can be effectively monitored.
Whatever phase your project is in, we can help you optimise your operations and ultimately, contribute to reducing the levelised cost of energy (LCOE) as we all move towards our net zero targets.