Decarbonising marine offshore vessels
Governments around the world have set net-zero emissions targets. But how the marine industry will decarbonise its vessels by 2035 has yet to be decided. We explore the challenges involved and why the industry needs to ramp up its efforts.
08 Sep 2023
All long reads
Opportunity knocks for floating wind development
Floating wind development is an exciting prospect with huge growth potential. But it’s very different from a conventional offshore wind farm. Deeper water, wilder weather and challenging ground conditions are just some of the many additional complexities.
15 Sep 2023
From vision to reality: India’s Remote Operations Centre
Drawing upon our successful establishment of remote operations centres (ROCs) worldwide and India’s need for safer, more sustainable and more scalable operations, we recognised the opportunity to introduce our remote services to India. In 2021, we launched our first ROC in India called Drishti, which translates to ‘Vision’ in Sanskrit.
07 Sep 2023
A closer look at biofouling on dynamic cables at floating wind farms
Many offshore floating wind farm operators are concerned about the accumulation of unwanted marine growth, known as biofouling, on the dynamic cables that transfer electricity from the turbines to the substation. If this marine growth is not accounted for in the cable design and monitored, it can add considerable maintenance costs over the lifetime of the wind farm due to repeated cleaning and may even result in cable failure if significant build up occurs.
01 Sep 2023
Geo-data providing added value to the property insurance sector
The property insurance sector is increasingly turning to Geo-data for fast, accurate intelligence in the aftermath of destructive weather events. We compare the benefits of this modern, digitised approach with the slower and more resource-heavy ‘boots on the ground’ alternative.
19 Jul 2023
CPT innovations - deeper, safer, faster, better
The basic principles of cone penetration tests (CPTs) on land and nearshore have remained largely unchanged since the digitisation of test data, around 20 years ago. But a revolution is now under way: our ground breaking CPT innovations are achieving dramatic improvements in depth penetration, safety, project timescales and data accuracy.
03 Jul 2023