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Rovco Executes Wave Hub Job

first_imgUK-based Rovco has completed a subsea cable survey and inspection for the offshore renewables test site, Wave Hub.The inspection programme included the first commercial trial of Rovco’s 3D visualisation technology to create scaled, high resolution models of subsea infrastructure with millimetre accuracy.Rovco also delivered a detailed bathymetric survey utilising a multibeam echosounder (MBES), alongside an ROV video inspection with ultra-short baseline tracking for Wave Hub’s entire offshore cable network, off the coast of Saint Ives Bay, Cornwall.The project was completed in ten days. The first phase utilised the MTS Xplorer vessel to carry out the MBES survey. The second stage saw the deployment of Rovco’s Sub-Atlantic Mojave ROV equipped with the Sonardyne Nano beacons, its own prototype hi-res camera system, and a fibre optic gyro to gather heading and point references.The final stage involved the Severn Sea vessel, which was used to complete the ROV visual and 3D survey.Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said: “With underwater 3D visualisation, we are improving the quality of subsea ROV inspections, identifying potential problem areas more effectively and providing a better means of communicating this information.“We were honoured to support Wave Hub on this project, utilising our now proven 3D modelling technology to provide accurate survey data and provide a clear picture of the subsea environment. There are many applications for ROV 3D visualisation however we expect it to be used most frequently for condition monitoring of subsea assets, as well as for damage, corrosion or decommissioning surveys.”Julius Besterman, head of engineering and operations at Wave Hub, stated: “Periodic subsea inspection is essential to ensuring that the cable system is well maintained to afford projects with a reliable offshore connection, and we were extremely pleased to allow Rovco to trial their 3D system on our site. The results obtained were superb and enabled a very detailed asset and seabed condition assessment as well as providing valuable information for projects intending to connect at Wave Hub. Rovco has set the benchmark very high for future surveys.”last_img read more

CONCERNS OVER MINIMUM WAGE AFTER BREXIT VOTE

first_imgAn employers group has warned against any increase in the national minimum wage while the economy is under threat from Brexit.The Small Firms Association said the drop in sterling has already left Irish goods 19% more expensive in the British market.The association said that no additional cost pressures should be placed on small businesses at a time when they are so vulnerable. This week the Low Pay Commission will present its report to Government on any increase in the national minimum wage, which currently stands at €9.15 per hour.Elsewhere, new British foreign minister and top Brexit backer Boris Johnson has pledged Britain would continue to play a leading role in Europe as he met his European Union peers for the first time.“We have to give effect to the will of the people and leave the European Union but … we are not going in any way to abandon our leading role in European participation,” Mr Johnson said.He said he had a “very good conversation” on the subject with EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini yesterday. “I am very much looking forward to meeting my colleagues,” he added.Mr Johnson was a key player in the 23 June Brexit referendum and his appointment last week stunned many in Europe, with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault saying he had lied to voters during the campaign.He also infuriated many by comparing the EU’s ambitions for closer integration to Adolf Hitler’s.Ms Mogherini said the two had “a good exchange on the main issues on the agenda today”.She refused to be drawn on Britain’s negotiations for its departure from the bloc, which EU leaders insist can only start once London invokes Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty to trigger the divorce. Britain remains a member of the EU until those negotiations are completed, she added.CONCERNS OVER MINIMUM WAGE AFTER BREXIT VOTE was last modified: July 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BrexitIrelandminimum wagelast_img read more