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Salvage dive @ 19,075 ft. Cameron McNatt and Mocean Energy’s Blue X wave machine.
ergy Centre’s Scapa Flow test site for sea Welaptega’s and Whitecap Scienti? c’s
Phoenix, SUPSALV: trials initially, and then later will move to technology systems.
Record-Breaking Salvage Dive
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. EMEC’s grid-connected wave test site at
Japan, France Conclude AUV (Phoenix), under the direction of the Billia Croo, on the west coast of Orkney.
Mine Countermeasure Study
U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage and The Blue X wave machine was built in
Diving (SUPSALV), located and recov- Scotland by Fife fabricator AJS Produc- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ered the fuselage of a downed MH-60S tion and painted by Montrose-based Ry- (MHI) concluded a research and proto-
Seahawk helicopter in the Paci? c, near bay Corrosion services. The University type production contract with Japan’s
Okinawa, Japan, from a record break- of Edinburgh who supplied their CGEN Ministry of Defense for next-generation ing depth of 19,075 feet. The helicopter generator, Supply Design and Black? sh mine-countermeasure technology, a was located in March of 2020 using the Engineering Design. France-Japan joint research project.
U.S. Navy’s Autonomous Underwater www.mocean.energy The research and prototype manufac-
Vehicle “Trondheim” and then, a year turing project aims to combine the low
Ashtead Funded for Unmanned later, Phoenix and SUPSALV returned to frequency synthetic aperture sonar (LF-
Digital Twinning Project the site and recovered the helicopter on SAS) mounted in MHI’s OZZ-5 autono-
March 21, 2021 using the U.S. Navy’s Welaptega, an Ashtead Technology mous underwater mine countermeasure
Remotely Operated Vehicle “CURV 21” company, launched a $500,000 initia- vehicle with the high frequency synthetic and Fly Away Deep Ocean Salvage Sys- tive to develop a product to enable digi- aperture sonar (HF-SAS) from France’s tem. Both Trondheim and CURV 21 are tal twinning of underwater infrastructure Thales Group, and by enhancing the rated to operate down to 20,000 feet. without the need for offshore personnel. precision of the automatic detection and www.phnx-international.com In collaboration with Whitecap Scien- classi? cation function, together with sig- ti? c, SubC Imaging, and Nova Scotia nal processing technology development,
Community College SEATAC division, achieve synthetic aperture signal process-
Mocean Energy Blue X Wave the new digital twinning technology ing in real time.
Machine arrives in Orkney
The Blue X wave energy prototype will develop an intuitive bridge between
TCarta Satellite-Derived from Mocean Energy has been unload-
Bathymetry to NOAA ed at Hatston Pier in Kirkwall, Orkney,
Scotland ahead of summer sea trials. The TCarta Marine has supplied the Na- wave energy device is 20 meters long and tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin- weighs 38 tons. Mocean Energy said Blue istration (NOAA) with satellite-derived
X will be tested in Kirkwall Harbor before bathymetry (SDB) validated by green being towed around Orkney to Copland’s laser altimeter data from the NASA ICE-
Dock in Stromness. The device will then Sat-2 satellite for two U.S. shallow-water be deployed at the European Marine En- coastal areas. TCarta was the subcontrac-
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