WDT Awarded Contract for SCIB

Monday, September 29, 2003
Wave Dispersion Technologies (WDT) announced today it has received a contract from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the delivery of two WhisprWave® Small Craft Intrusion Barriers (SCIB) to be installed at Dams in separate Illinois’ lake locations. The SCIB is designed to demarcate the marine port and/or dam security zone and impede hostile small crafts from penetrating it. The SCIB's modular construction is engineered to allow its use as a platform to mount a multitude of security technologies including, warning signs, surface detection units, anti-intrusion instruments, fibre optic sensing systems, swimmer detection devices and capture nets both on the surface and underwater. One of the specification requirements, for the USACE contract states that the Barrier must be able to withstand waves of up to five feet high. WhisprWave®’s SCIB design and application allow it to withstand very large waves and sustained winds of more than 80 knots. The Whisprwave®’s strength was recently demonstrated, at Norfolk, Virginia, during Hurricane Isabel, when the SCIB deployed at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek suffered no damage from the Hurricane’s fury even though it was subjected to sustained winds of 80 knots and gusts of more than 95 knots. “We have now received our third contract for the WhisprWave® floating breakwater and barrier technology in the past 30 days and expect to close on additional contracts over the next 60 days. The diversity of the products and the wide range of applications from erosion control to Homeland Security are being validated by the range of customers currently purchasing our products. We are experiencing an especially strong global demand for the marine security applications,” stated CEO Dennis Smith.

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Fugro to Survey off Equatorial Guinea

Fugro has been awarded a contract by Ophir Equatorial Guinea (Block R) Limited for the provision of survey services for the development of large scale assets and

Thyssenkrupp Bids for Australian Sub Contract

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has submitted an offer to the Australian government for a contract to build stealth submarines potentially worth tens of billions of euros,

Torm Orders Four Tankers in $200 mln Deal

Danish shipping company Torm has signed an order for four fuel-efficient LR2 (long-range) product tanker vessels from Guangzhou Shipyard International in China for $200 million.


Indonesia Ferry Hits Trouble, 97 Rescued

Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing towards Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, authorities in the city-state said.

DP World, SCA Pact for Ain Sokhna Port Development

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Red Sea Ports Authority signed an agreement with Dubai Ports World (DP World) and Sonker Bunkering Company for the development of Egypt’s Ain Sokhna seaport,

SCCT Prepares to Boost Vessel Traffic with 24-hour Access

A formal signing ceremony will now enable vessels to transit to Port Said East through a new side channel to be constructed bypassing the Suez Canal’s main entrance.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0762 sec (13 req/sec)