Seascape, known for its own product line “Novasub” and representation of a number of high quality subsea products, has entered into an exclusive partner agreement for the Netherlands with nCentric. The deal will see Seascape supply seamless video streaming and data transmissions for large-scale, wireless dynamic mesh networks from its offices in the Netherlands.
Marc Vereecken, Sales Manager EMEA at nCentric said: “The combination of Seascape products together with nCentric technology is a perfect match and will provide our customers turnkey solutions when it comes to wireless data or video transmissions between multiple assets. Today, most communications from oil and gas platforms, in wind farms or in dredging operations depend on expensive satellite links. The nCentric technology delivers a cost effective, efficient and reliable wireless network in large, hard-to-reach geographical areas as an alternative to these satellite links. “
The nCentric technology, in combination with the Seascape products, can be used to monitor offshore operations, increase communication and visibility and can relay high definition footage from Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in real-time. The system can be configured remotely and can be monitored from an onshore location, reducing the number of people required offshore and limiting downtime.
nCentric’s technology was a key component in the clean-up operation following the Deep Water Horizon disaster in 2010. By using nCentric’s communication node on board eight vessels, crews were able to stream more than 10 live ROV video images to the offshore command centre as well as between one another and create a reliable communication link.
“Harsh offshore conditions combined with remote and isolated locations means that communication lifelines are
increasingly important to manage fleet and vessel operations as well as maintain crew safety. The need to implement secure, fast and reliable communications systems to monitor activity and track production is a vital part of any offshore operation.”
Marc Vereecken, sales manager for nCentric said: “By developing our own patented products and solutions, nCentric has a strong competitive advantage both in terms of technology and pricing compared to other telecommunication companies in the market.“
“Working in partnership with Seascape, we can specifically address the overall communication requirements of platforms, vessels and other assets operating in remote areas, providing high bandwidth and low latency communication solutions that result in more efficient and safer operations.”, Marc Vereecken continues.
Seascape Subsea Technology is proud to annouce that it has completed a new diver control container for the firm Bodac BV. In order to guarantee that their specialised services are of the highest level, Bodac has invested in a new IMCA compliant and Lloyds witnessed diving system. This system, has been designed specifically for UXO Clearance. This means that Bodac can autonomously carry out specialised services concerning UXO Clearance in Germany.
The DCC is a complete 2 diver Air/Nitrox diving control container for diving up the 50 m water depth, it is IMCA compliant and Lloyds witnessed. The container is divided in 3 compartments. The control compartment is fully isolated. The front compartment has the main entrance door to the middle compartment, the control room. The front compartment also contains the umbilical brackets with umbilical’s, Bailout sets and a helmet cabinet including Kirby Morgan SL27 helmets.
The middle compartment contains the main diver control console. The diver console has a diver gas panel, a 2 diver communication unit with video & light control and recording, a 15” and a 21,5” monitor and a marine VHF. The system is connected with a PC with video software. Also inside this compartment you will find an air-conditioning unit, smoke detection system, cabinet with complete MAD-B-DMAC15 set, heater, a sitting bench which also contains 2 emergency breathing apparatus and a fire extinguisher.
The third compartment which is accessible from the backside of the container, is the engine/storage room. This compartment contains a high pressure compressor, 4x 140 litre/300 Bar bottles, heater, workbench, fan, high pressure switch panel and a fire extinguisher. For more info click here.