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DEC 2018

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42 ST | December 2018 Testing of Integrated Subsea Cable Monitoring System An Innovate UK-funded project focused on devel- oping a smart integrated monitoring system for offshore energy subsea cables has drawn to a close following successful tests at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. The novel technology will ultimately lead to better maintenance and repair of underwater ca- bles, reducing costs in the offshore energy sector. The 12-month, Innovate UK-funded CLEMATIS (Cable Lifetime Enhancement via Monitoring using Advanced Thermal and electrical Infrastructure Sensing) project demonstrated the technical and commercial viability of a new multifunctional distributed sensor system for the monitoring of subsea cable infrastructure in the offshore renewable energy sector. Site Investigation of Baltic Eagle Wind Farm Fugro has commenced a marine site characterization program at Iberdrola's Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm in German waters of the Baltic Sea. Fugro will undertake a UXO survey to clear the investigation sites, followed by a geotechnical seabed investigation and borehole drilling. The workscope also includes a program of standard and advanced laboratory testing. The fieldwork is taking place between August 2018 and February 2019 from Fu- gro vessels. Fugro will deploy the proven Geobor-S piggy back drilling system, and its team of geophysical, geo- logical and geotechnical experts will complement and optimize the final deliverables. The data will inform the design of the foundations for the wind turbines and offshore substation, which will be installed in water depths of up to 45 m. With a total capacity of up to 476 MW and spanning an area of 35 sq. km, the Baltic Eagle wind farm is locat- ed 30 km off the coast of the German island of Rügen. Canada Strengthens Support For Marine Renewable Energy The government of Canada has made a major new in- vestment in marine renewable energy at the G7 Summit in Halifax: $29.8 million for a 9-MW tidal stream project in Nova Scotia, under development by Haligonia Tidal Energy Ltd. The project will combine both floating and submerged turbines, incorporating five Andritz Hydro Mk1 1.5-MW seabed-mounted tidal turbines and a single Scotrenew- ables Tidal Power SR2-2000 floating turbine. Both these technologies have successfully generated power in Scot- land. A first of its kind in Canada, the project will demon- strate the capability to extract energy in both shallow and deepwater. At full capacity, the project will generate en- ergy to power more than 2,500 homes and will provide valuable experience managing electricity generation marine renewables Looking for more news from the ocean world? SEA TECHNOLOGY's ® Visit our blog site, where we cover everything from marine technologies to industry, academic and NGO research development. You can comment, like and share posts, and subscribe to receive email updates from the blog. BLOG READ Keep your Sea Technology subscription up-to-date at ARE YOU MOVING?

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